Lightweight options for ski touring, winter day hiking or alpine climbing, Deuter Cruise Series packs combine storage capacity, multiple ski/snowboard carry options and comfortable, load-carrying suspension systems.
A lightweight (2 lb, 11 oz) option for ski touring, winter day hiking or alpine climbing, the Deuter Cruise 28 SL Women’s pack has 1710 cubic inches of storage capacity, multiple ski/snowboard carry options and a comfortable, load-carrying suspension system.
Ensuring that female users receive an appropriate fit, the Cruise 28 SL Women's pack incorporates ergonomic, anatomical design features. The hipbelt has been given a more conical shape to provide a proper fit and the shoulder straps have been set closer together, are narrower and shorter in length, and have smaller buckles and narrower tapered strap ends to prevent chafing under the arms and eliminate pressure points in the chest area.
The Cruise 28 SL Women’s pack utilizes Deuter's Alpine Back System. Comprised of two vertical padded foam strips and a Delrin support rod, the Alpine Back System offers stability and comfort while providing a "chimney" at the spinal column for ventilation. The suspension comfortably accommodates torso sizes ranging from 15"-20" in length. A fully padded hipbelt and anatomically contoured shoulder straps enhance flexibility, comfort and fit. Ventilated pads in the back, shoulder straps and hipbelt help to keep you cool and comfortable on your adventures. Load-lifter straps and a sternum strap work in tandem with the shoulder and lumbar padding to effectively distribute weight throughout the pack, further ensuring stability and comfort.
A lidded, top-accessed packbag provides the Cruise 28 SL Women’s pack with 1710 cubic inches of storage capacity. The lid protects contents and also houses a zippered valuables pocket. A cinch-closure spindrift collar beneath the lid adds further protection for the contents of the Cruise 28 SL Women’s pack. Zippered access in the backpanel provides additional access to the packbag without the need to unlash gear. Stretch side pockets are ideal for water bottles or other small items.
Integrated attachment points give you the option of carrying skis vertically or in an A-frame position. Wrap-around side compression straps help secure gear externally and a zippered shovel and probe pocket offers easy access to tools. There are also integrated ice axe and trekking pole attachments on the front of the pack. A built-in tube exit point makes the Cruise 28 SL Women’s pack hydration compatible (hydration system not included).
- Alpine back system
- Full back-entry hemispherical zipper
- Wrap-around side compression straps
- Wide ski slot for A-frame ski carry
- Vertical snowboard carry
- Ice axe and trekking pole attachments
- Under lid valuables pocket
- Hydration compatible
- Easy access zippered shovel and probe pocket
- Spin drift collar
- Women’s specific fit
Access Top Loading w/ Rear Panel Access Recommended Use Ski Touring, Snowshoeing, Winter Hiking and Alpine Pursuits Warranty Lifetime Volume 1710 cu in Type Ski/Snowsports Pack Sternum Strap Yes; Adjsutable Position Other Foam Backsheet doubles as a sitting mat Maximum Weight 22 lbs Material Microrip Nylon and Ripstop 210 Item Weight 2 lb 11 oz Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Delrin Fits Torso 15"-20" Dimensions 24" x 12" x 7.1" Detachable Daypack n/a
Likes: Comfortable. Hugs body. Has numerous features (everything you would ever want in a winter day pack--carries skis, snowboard/snowshoes, ice ax, entry from front and rear, room for hydration system, easy emergency supply access, and room for other essentials). Built to fit a woman. Appears well made. Bought it on sale for a very low price. Nice color.
Dislikes: Capacity could have been bigger.