Recently my trusty daypack died (can't complain though, two years for something that only cost about 40 CHF is alright, I guess), so I was in the market for a new one. I shopped around a bit, and then found a Deuter Gröden 30 SL, which is a bit, well, more expensive. But! I have had very good luck with Deuter backpacks - indeed, my bigger backpacks are all from Deuter, and I've been using them for years.
Only to find out, at home, that deuters SL line is for girls. Oh the humanity! Seems that SL stands for SlimLine, and Deuter says that this line is specifically constructed for the female anatomy, most notably with narrower shoulder straps. And I bought it because it was the most comfortable backpack I could find! What does this say about my manly broad shoulders? Don't answer that, that was a rhetorical question.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go do something manly, to try and salvage what's left of my masculinity.
2 weeks ago