Lowe Alpine

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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

Triple Point Ceramic Jacket

rated 1.5 of 5 stars I would not recommend this jacket because the lining has completely flaked off and looks like dandruff which gets on everything. The jacket was bought new and started flaking within one year of only wearing it a couple of times a month. The overall fit is good with convenient, adjustable cuffs and the zipper is of good quality. It is easy to wear layers under this jacket. The downside is that the entire inside lining is completely flaked away and looks like dandruff and gets over everything, making… Full review

Appalachian 60+15

rated 5 of 5 stars Got this used from work the other day and it will now be my primary pack. It is by far better then my North Face, and it was free. Great pack, feels sturdy, holds a ton, looks awsome. Lid pockets on both sides. Integrated tent compresion straps on bottom. Love this pack. Full review

Peak Attack 42

rated 4 of 5 stars The Lowe Alpine Peak Attack is a 42L classic, single compartment mountaineering -inspired pack. With those uses in mind the pack boasts added durability without a weight penalty, weighs 950 grams, and includes glove-friendly features (zipper pulls, buckles and grab loops) and a unique ice tool attachment system. This pack would be best for winter mountaineering, summer backpacking, or as a large day pack for hiking or cragging. Specs (from Lowe Alpine): Volume: 42lt / 2565cu.in Weight: 0.95kg /… Full review

Vision 40

rated 5 of 5 stars A 1-2 night fast and light pack. I am 5'11" 190 and this pack has fit me very well, it is somewhat adjustable.  The hip belts and shoulder straps are very well padded with and the padding has stood up well over time.  I think it truly holds 40L, but is 40L enough for a reasonable amount of gear? If you want to get more than a day hike out of this pack you will have to be very selective about your gear selection for the sake of eliminating bulk. I do believe that you could comfortable carry 35-40lbs… 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