Deuter Cruise 30: Day Backpacks Review

Backcountry Staple

At three pounds, the Cruise is light enough for quick tours and sidecountry laps, but at 30 liters there's also just enough space to load up for a full day in the backcountry. An external shove-it pocket is the perfect size for climbing skins or a lightweight down jacket. The reinforced A-frame ski straps can be adjusted to carry snowshoes or a snowboard. Inside, the back panel's piece of (removable) open-and-closed-cell foam pulls double duty, adding a bit of suspension and also insulating your back from your hydration bladder. Our only gripe: We love the quick and easy access through the back panel's U-shaped zipper, but the actual zips should be beefier—ours were catching after a week of use. 3 lbs;

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