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Deuter SL Pack System: The Best Fit Of All Womens Hiking Backpacks

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Are you tired of searching for a hiking or backpacking pack that actually fits you? Most packs are designed for men’s bodies and women often have difficulty finding one that feels just right, but the importance of a perfect fit increases as trips lengthen and weight loads increase. No one should ever feel like they can’t find the right gear for their favorite adventures, so Deuter went the extra mile and made back systems specifically for the female figure. Now women, kids and smaller guys don’t have to work so hard to find the perfect pack for their figure.

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Deuter SL (Slim Line) backpacks in Tahoe.

What’s different about Deuter’s ‘Slim Line’ SL pack system?
Torso lengths are shorter (and ridiculously easy to adjust, as with most Deuter backpacks) and the SL hip belt is slightly more cone-shaped to accommodate a woman’s hips and a greater arch in the spine. The hip belt also has slits to make room for a woman’s sharper, more pointy hip bones. Shoulder straps are closer together, narrower and anchor to the pack a bit lower. This helps avoid underarm chafing and prevents uncomfortable pressure on the chest. Their S-shape keeps them in place them on your shoulders and a soft exterior lining makes them more comfortable on skin during big days on your feet. Since they’re so simple to adjust on-the-fly, anyone can find a Deuter pack that fits them well.

Not sure if your body fits a standard pack or SL pack? First, measure your torso length. Start at the C7 vertebrae – the bump on your spine at the back of your neck – and measure to your iliac crest (bump on your lower spine, between the top of your hips). SL packs are meant to fit torsos 13-to-20 inches long. If you measure greater than 20 inches, go with a standard back system. If your torso length qualifies you for SL packs but you’ve got more broad shoulders or a thicker build, you may still find more comfort in a standard Deuter system. The best suggestion I can make when fitting a pack is to come into Tahoe Mountain Sports, or your own local Deuter pack dealer, and try a few on for yourself. Add weight to the packs before you try them on and move around with them. See if they bug your underarms or if they ride too low on your waist. With so many styles and technologies in Deuter’s quiver, there’s no reason to blindly buy a backpack. If you can’t physically try your pack on before purchasing, be sure to take measurements and do sufficient research.

Here’s a good instructional video on how to fit your Deuter backpack:

**Deuter SL packs are not just for women. Slim guys and young men (smaller torsos/frames) also find their perfect fit with SL systems, just as some women might find a better fit in regular Deuter backpacks. *When trying on packs, be sure to fill them with at least 20-lbs of filler to help you better determine whether or not they’re right for you.

 

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Want a free Deuter backpack? Until July 31 you can win a Deuter pack of your choice by simply entering your email address and creating a password at http://www.activejunky.com/giveaway. If you happen to be randomly drawn from the pool of entries you’ll get to pick out any pack you want! Choose from day hiking packs, ski and mountaineering packs, overnight haulers and thru-hikers, racing and hydration packs and even larger Deuter packs ideal for overseas travel and the longest excursions away from home.

Here’s a rundown of some of the more popular Deuter hiking backpacks. Yes, you can choose any of these packs if you win the giveaway:

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How To Pick A Backpack: Which Deuter Back System Is Best For You?

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

 

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Over the past century Deuter back systems and technologies have been re-designed time and time again. The brand is centered around three core principles: quality, innovation and sustainability. Their packs: function, fit and ventilation. Since Deuter has a handful of different back systems designed for all sorts of disciplines, we thought we’d make the shopping process a bit easier to help you choose the best pack. Since we have such a great relationship with Deuter here at TMS, even if you don’t see the pack you want on our website, or it’s currently out-of-stock, go ahead and give us a call. We’ll order it immediately and Deuter will drop-ship it straight to you!

After reading, click here to visit our YouTube page where we have numerous videos detailing specific Deuter backpacks.

 

 Deuter SL systemSL – Women’s Fit
Deuter’s SL packs (Slim Line or Short Length) are designed specifically for ladies or smaller, slender guys. The shoulder straps are set closer together and are more narrow with softer edges. The back/torso length is shorter and the hip belt has a conical shape (like a cone) for a more anatomical fit. As a testament to the fact that they fit smaller guys better, the youngest person to climb Mt. Everest was 13-year-old male Jordan Romero, and he did it wearing the ACT Lite 60+10 SL. Any pack with a VariQuick torso adjustment is compatible with SL shoulder straps (sold separately), so you can customize an SL fit without having to buy a new pack. Examples of  Deuter SL packs: ACT Trail 20 SL, Quantum 55+10 SL. For the taller hikers, this fall you’ll be able to get packs with a new Deuter EL back system. EL stands for Extended Length, and Deuter EL packs will be perfect for guys taller than 6 feet or with extra long torsos.

 

 

Deuter aircomfortDeuter Aircomfort
The Aircomfort system is a little different on several packs, but they all share one important feature: sweat reduction. It reduces perspiration up to 25%, thus greatly improving your performance and comfort. With 3-way ventilation, one at either side and one at the bottom, you’ll feel good hauling your pack load all day long (comfortable up to roughly 40 lbs.), even in hotter temps and damp climates. Examples of Aircomfort packs: AC Lite 22 , Futura Vario Pro 50+10, AC Aera 30 & AC Aera SL

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Deuter Air contactDeuter Aircontact
Aircontact systems spread the weight of your load evenly and keep your pack’s center of gravity close to your body’s center of gravity. These systems reduce perspiration up to 15% by leaving an air chamber between the breathable back padding and allowing warm air to escape and be replaced by cool, refreshing air. The Aircontact system is used in Deuter’s larger backpacking backpacks, and is meant for loads heavier than 40 lbs. Examples of Aircontact packs: ACT Zero 50+15ACT Lite 45+10 SL

Deuter Aircontact

 

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