Lowe Alpine

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Triple Point Ceramic Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This jacket has been used by me downhill skiing for the past 13 years. I retired it and brought back after both my North Face and Marmot jackets were ripped by trees. Bombproof and versatile. I keep looking for a new jacket but none has equivalent features and toughness. Full review

TFX Summit 65+15

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A solid, comfortable pack that is easy to adjust. I won this Lowe Alpine TFX Summit 65+15 (lime green and black version) from a photo contest on Trailspace, way back in 2008. What an awesome prize! At the time, I had purchased just two years prior a Kelty 6700 (110 liters). So the size difference was pretty significant! The weight is pretty comparable to the Kelty, so I have always found myself reaching for the Kelty, which offers more pockets, more capacity, and about the same level of comfort… Full review

Crossbow 70+15

rated 5 of 5 stars Best pack for backpacking/traveling long-term. This pack is awesome! It's been traveling cross country for over five years now. I don't know who the original owner was, but the last owner used this backpack pretty roughly, and it's only suffered minor injuries. I've been adventuring with it for the past two years, sometimes filling it with up to 70 lbs and it's still going strong. All the repairs I have made have held strong. I love this pack, highly recommended Full review

Cerro Torre II

rated 5 of 5 stars Ich war mit mit meinem Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre II früher in Sudamerika, der Türkei und der Wüste in Tunesien unterwegst. Er stand jetzt fast 30 Jahre in der Ecke und wie am ersten Tag begleitet er mich jetzt auf die 2394 Km nach Santiago de Kompostella. [Google Translate: I was traveling with my Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre II earlier in South America, Turkey, and the desert in Tunisia. It was standing in the corner for almost 30 years, and as on the first day, it now took me 2394 km to Santiago de… Full review

Contour IV 90+15

rated 4 of 5 stars It is a very large and tough backpack. I've backed it with heavy loads and it tackles it pretty easily. This pack is a beast! I have literally drug and threw this pack around and it has not ripped or been damaged. I bought it in an auction, two years ago, for about $15.  I would pay a lot more for a pack like this. Even though it was used it works great and is very durable. I love the compression straps that allow you to adjust for different size loads. Because it is so big you should at least… 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