WHAT DOES SL STAND FOR?
WHAT DOES SL STAND FOR?
SL STANDS FOR SLIM LINE
Responsible for the development of our women's SL line is a team of designers and top athletes. Maybe it's a "professional disease" that our experts never want to stand still. For them it is always going on - also in the development of the products - and this since 2006.
the deuter sl bracelet
So that you can immediately recognize the SL models, they are marked with a yellow label. The label is attached to the backpack with our new bracelet.
The bracelet is made of 100% sustainable, bluesign® certified material.
As you can probably tell from the figure eight knot, the design is reminiscent of a climbing rope. Because climbing knots are essential for survival for mountaineers!
On the other hand, the knot in the rope symbolizes the figure eight, which stands for the circle of life, for connectedness, for infinity, for infinite strength. And that's exactly why the new bracelet fits especially well with deuter, with all female mountaineers, nature lovers - with all strong women.
the sl fit
THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURE: A SHORTER BACK
SL models have a shorter back: Women usually have a slightly shorter back than men. Our SL carrying systems are therefore adapted to the female anatomy and cut shorter. The fit of our backpacks is based on the average athletically built person. Since not everyone conforms to the norm, women's models can certainly fit men well and men's models can be comfortable for many a woman.
narrower shoulder straps
The SL shoulder straps have a pronounced S-shape and soft edges all around. In addition, the ends of the straps taper off narrowly - for a perfect fit in the shoulder area. Close straps are designed to fit the narrower female shoulders.
Conically shaped hip fins
The closed SL hip fins form a cone to fit the female anatomy perfectly. This conical shape is created by the upwardly converging lugs and the anatomically adapted design of the SL hip fins. The fins nestle seamlessly to the female hip.
MÉLISSA LE NEVÉ, PROFESSIONAL CLIMBER FROM FRANCE
MÉLISSA IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO CLIMB THE ACTION DIRECTE (9A)
Mélissa started climbing at the age of 15 and since then the sport has been an essential part of her life. After having successfully competed in competitions, she now focuses on projects on the mountain.
Her philosophy: "Believe in yourself and push yourself to the limits!"
What before only the men had managed to do, Mélissa has now achieved: she climbed the Action directe (9a) in the Frankenjura. She had trained for six long years until her dream finally came true.
MELISSA ABOUT THE SL SERIES
"In the SL series the (shoulder) straps are centered/the straps are closer together and are adapted to the female anatomy. Backpacks that are not adapted can easily pinch a nerve. The carrying system is slightly more centred and adapted to my bone structure.
At deuter, every backpack has its own very special characteristics, which are adapted to the respective sport. The Gravity Motion is very interesting for sport climbing or bouldering, for example, because the closure is centred. This makes it very easy to get hold of your material. On 250-300 meter high walls the Haul Bag allows me to easily get to my stuff. Here the sides are reinforced so that nothing can tear. Or the Guide Lite, with which you can easily explore the surroundings, because it is very light and has very practical pockets - like here for a mobile phone".
Interview with Mélissa Le Nevé
GERLINDE KALTENBRUNNER, EXTREME MOUNTAIN CLIMBER
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is one of the most successful high altitude climbers in the world. She was the third woman to succeed in climbing K2 without additional oxygen - making her the first woman to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders without additional oxygen.
Gerlinde has been in our development team for the SL series since 2005 and supports us with her experience and expertise
23RD AUGUST 2011: K2 SUMMIT REACHED!
K2 WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING MOUNTAIN I HAVE EVER CLIMBED
"It is the eight-thousand-metre peak that has shaped me most over the years. It is also the one that has given me the widest range of experiences. Many wonderful moments, great positive experiences, and also very difficult and sad moments. The K2 is very difficult to climb from all sides and the danger of falling rocks and ice is always considerable. It was only on my seventh attempt that I was able to reach the summit with three of my team colleagues via the very rarely climbed and extremely demanding north pillar, and most importantly, we returned to base camp together again, safe and sound"