User Review: Deuter Guide 45+
Design: top and side loading with internal partitioning
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 15kilograms
Height of Owner: 6,1
Price Paid: $130
I purchased the older model because it has much more straps to fasten additional gear on the pack, compared to the new model. It does not have a raincover probably due to the manufacturer's claim that the pack is waterproof. I have not tested that one yet, instead I went ahead and purchased a separate raincover.
It's a very well designed, sturdy and handsome pack. Alpine back system distributes the weight evenly on your back. If you do not pull the stabilizers so tight, the ventilation on your back is relatively decent, but if you do, forget about it.
It has lots of buckles and straps everywhere, they are very useful indeed; hydration system compatible, removable sitting mat. There is no side water pockets; no need for them though, the pack's interior is very spacious. Sleeping bag compartment can be reached from outside and again relatively roomy.
All in all, it is a great bag.