Lowe Alpine

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Contour IV 90+15

rated 4 of 5 stars Solid VERY large pack. Great for extended use or winter camping/hiking. I picked my pack up from a buddy for 25 bucks used about 10 years ago. GREAT deal. I'm a bigger guy and was looking for a large pack for extended trips and winter camping/packing. This pack is very well made and is constructed of a heavier nylon Cordura. Great in that it is tear-proof and holds up, but it makes it a little heavy by today's standards. The pack is designed for a larger person. I'm 6'1" 250# and I have no trouble… Full review

Contour IV 90+15

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great price, tough pack. I am a big guy and long waisted to boot. I wanted a big pack when I got back into backpacking and this is the one I bought new (I picked up a second at Goodwill for less than $4). My older three-season sleeping bag is a synthetic fill and it is bulky, as is much of my older gear. The suspension is well designed, the waist belt is wide and comfortable, it rides about as well as any pack this size could. The lumbar pad is awesomely thick and comfy. But...this is more pack… Full review

Peak Attack ND 38

rated 4 of 5 stars Very convenient, suitable for hiking and the climb after (say I hike in the Alps until I can climb, for both it's fine). Feel nothing when I need my arms. Very light, one does not feel it. No rain cover, but astonishingly no water comes in. Sufficiently spacious for multi-day hiking. It's designed for women, so am I. It fit well to my back, even though the length is not adjustable (I am a small woman, 1.67cm). Hip-belt is fine, sufficient, other straps are easy to wear also (do not cut into my arms… Full review

Contour IV 90+15

rated 5 of 5 stars Outstanding pack at a great value. Would absolutely buy another, if mine ever fails that is. I purchased this pack in the year 2000 from Campmor. It has literally traveled the world with me, from New Zealand to Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, and ultimately to Alaska. I have done everything from 12-day backpack trips to epic moose and caribou hunts. I have packed out two moose and two caribou with this pack. The internal frame sustained a load of nearly 175 pounds over several miles (possibly more). Full review

Sirocco Classic

rated 4 of 5 stars Great all-purpose camping/backcountry hiking backpack. Has held up over a decade with multiple people using it on overnight to 30-day trips. A bit heavy compared to what's available today. Padding is comfortable but hot. This pack has been a great pack for the family. Has held up over a decade of backpacking and intercontinental trips (as a checked bag with flight cover) and has been loaned out to friends over the years. (Each person adjusting for their size.) Loved it as a great all purpose family… Full review

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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


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

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