Lowe Alpine

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Netherworld 90

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack!!!!! I bought this pack used but in great condition about 6 years ago. It has been virtually indestructible. I have been on at least 70 overnighters and weekend trips with it and it is still going strong. I love all of the outside pockets and it has enough room to go on long hauls. It has not had a tear once and I have gone under and through some fairly thick stuff. The only thing I didn't like about this pack was there is no padding above the waistbelt. During the summer this was actually… Full review

Contour IV

rated 5 of 5 stars Have used on numerous treks in all seasons. Multiple adjustment strap system, built-in yoke strap, and padded waist belt were the convincing points for purchase in early 1990s for a tall, narrow waist male. Bought the Alpine IV in early 1990s, has been used in multiple treks, trips on weekends and summer. Holds as much as you want it to, sometimes too much. Chose this pack for its stability factor and ability to adjust various straps (belt, should) to ventilate or adjust CG while descending or ascending… Full review

Contour IV

rated 5 of 5 stars Durable, stable, comfortable, durable, easily adjustable (older version, not the new one). Bought the old one barely used maybe 20 years ago. Used to go to the Alps every year. Never had a single thing break on it but the waterproofing died years ago. Looked at all the new ones last year, probably some that were better, ended up getting another Contour IV (much newer model) barely used for $45 this fall. Added a homemade double loop thumbstrap to the sternum strap so I'd have a place to hook my… Full review

Triple Point Ceramic Jacket

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I own three of these TPC jackets. All different styles. All three have failed with the lining flaking off. These are not jackets to count on for long term use. I have a Gortex jacket that I bought 26 years ago. It has lived in my pack in Europe, South America, and Africa. Still my jacket of choice.  The TPC worked, but wetted out after a week on the trail. Lowe Alpine recoated the outside. Now the lining is flaking off, as are the linings of the other two I own. None of these has gotten a tenth… Full review

Netherworld 90

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've had this pack since the early '90s and it has served me well. I ended up getting Deuter's Act Lite 65+10 and shaved off about 3 pounds but that pack is already worn through in a few places. I have used the Lowe in the Sierras with 45-50 pounds and in the snow with snow shoes and it seems indestructible. The fit was adjustable with the help of the store personnel. The volume was wonderful. The separate compartment on the bottom served as another storage area without having to go into the main… Full review

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Backstory

Lowe Alpine was founded in Boulder, Colo., by Greg Lowe in 1967. By 1970, the Lowe brothers — Jeff, Greg, and Mike — had combined efforts and poured their energy into innovating, producing, and marketing technical climbing apparel and packs.

The brothers sold the brand in the '80s and ended all affiliation with the brand by 1988.

In 2011, Equip Outdoor Technologies, which also owns Rab, Integral Designs, and Podsacs, bought Lowe Alpine. In 2012, Lowe Alpine named Jeff Lowe its Honorary Brand President.

Lowe Alpine Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

2650-Mile Socks, Shapeshifting Shoes, and Packs that Adjust on the Fly
A pack whose torso length can be adjusted without taking it off, a shoe with a unique body, and socks built to endure 2,650 miles of pounding. Day one of Outdoor Retailer brought a parade of wonders. Read more
July 31, 2013

Outdoor Retailer Gear Show Highlights
Here are a few packs, sleeping bags, and other gear highlights we spotted from Lowe Alpine, Mountain Equipment, Gregory, Backpacker's Pantry, Jetboil, The North Face, and more. Read more
August 6, 2012

A Peek Back, Inside Jeff Lowe's Pack
New, shiny, whizbang gear tends to get the most attention. But often it's the rusty, frayed, and oxidized gear and apparel that deserves a second look. We checked out climber Jeff Lowe's 20-year-old gear at last summer's Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 17, 2012

Lowe Alpine names Jeff Lowe Honorary President
Lowe Alpine has announced that Jeff Lowe, iconic alpinist and industry pioneer, will once again join the brand, this time in an non-executive role as Honorary Brand President. Read more
January 4, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Tent, Pack, and Bag Lines Expand
While tents keep lightening up, not all manufacturers are giving up space or vying to be lightest of the light. Also, brands debut new tent, sleeping bag, and tent lines from stateside and the U.K. Read more
August 2, 2011

Rab-parent company Equip acquires Lowe Alpine
Equip Outdoor Technologies, parent company of Rab, Podsacs, and Integral Designs, has agreed to the purchase of the Lowe Alpine brand and all its associated assets for an undisclosed amount. Read more
July 14, 2011

Contact

Lowe Alpine Ltd
Ann Street
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 6AA
UK

phone: 44 1539 740840

website: www.lowealpine.com
email: info@lowealpine.co.uk

Lowe Alpine USA
685 South Arthur Ave, Ste 5
Louisville, CO 80027
USA

website: www.lowealpine.com