We have established a female team of professional athletes and designers for the development of our SL packs (SL stands for Slim Line). The team controls the development of the SL backpacks. This is why they are not just "colored" models of unisex backpacks, but also their supporting system is perfectly adapted to the female anatomy, as compared to men, women have...
...a narrower shoulder width
Therefore, the SL shoulder straps that are both narrower in width and shorter in length, with tapered ends and smaller buckles to avoid chafing in the armpits and eliminate pressure points in the chest area. Also, the shoulder straps are set closer together so they stay in place and don’t slip off the shoulders.
...a more sensitive chest area
This is why the SL shoulder straps also have an S-shape and feature softly lined edges on both sides, allowing them to curve around sensitive areas, reducing chafing.
Yes! The SL packs were designed to fit the average athletic female build. However, since not everyone fits the norm it is likely that standard models also fit female users perfectly well and vice versa. SL models also fit younger guys or men with...
...slim builds away from the unisex fit
...with long legs since they have a shorter torso
...with small or medium (S/M) confection size
The exact fit of the backpack on the back of the wearer is decisive for the optimal wearing comfort. This is why it is essential to try on a backpack packed with weights at a Deuter retailer.