The DEUTER Guide 40+ SL is a mountaineering backpack specially designed for the female body shape.
The Deuter Guide range has set the benchmark for mountain and hiking backpacks and has become THE indispensable companion for mountain expeditions. For hikers and mountaineers who like pushing their limits, this rucksack is designed to go the distance and has become a benchmark of excellent quality. This robust backpack is extremely practical and carries all your gear and hardware. On tough terrain, the streamlined design, snug fit and ergonomic very flex waist belt guarantee complete control.
The SL Women’s Fit
A shorter back
On average, women’s backs are shorter than men’s. Therefore in order to provide maximum comfort, SL models are a little shorter than the standard Deuter backpacks. As a result, these models are also appropriate for males with shorter backs. The SL model straps also allow transference of weight to the shoulders, in accordance with the female body shape.
Narrow shoulder straps
In accordance with the female body shape, SL model shoulder straps are also tighter and shorter. They also have extra comfortable soft edges, smaller buckles and narrower strap ends to prevent chafing under the arms and compressing of the chest. Likewise, the chest straps have been improved so that they can be worn higher up the body.
Taking into account the narrower width of the female figure (less broad shoulders), SL shoulder straps are closer together to prevent slippage
Conical waist belt
In order for a backpack to fit perfectly on female hips, the waist belt, once closed should form a cone like shape. This conical shape is formed by angling the belt diagonally upwards and by curving the SL waist belt wings. The pull-forward adjustment feature on our larger backpacks hugely simplifies the tightening and loosening of the waist belt.
DEUTER Alpine Back System
Two soft and padded strip cushions provide comfort through 'chimney' effect ventilation as well as providing stability and weight distribution.
Breathable 3D Airmesh used on all points of contact for durability and comfort.
3D Airmesh also lines back straps which serves to maximise comfort.
Adjustable shoulder straps and hip fins make it possible to adapt according to the terrain. Loose adjustments = more ventilation and mobility; tighter adjustments = a more compact fit increase control.
Aluminium X-frame provides fantastic weight carrying ability and flexibility.
Anatomic hip belt for comfort, flexibility and weight transfer
Rise, Freerider Pro & Guide: Pivoting Vari Flex hip fins smoothly adapt to complex body movements, the result being even distribution of weight, freedom of movement and minimised fatigue. Hip fins and waist belt are removable for weight adjustment.
Cruise, Guide Lite & Rise: Flexible, tensioned Delrin® U-shaped frame provides stability and effective load transfer with little extra weight. It follows complex movements easily.