Lowe Alpine

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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

AirZone Quest 27

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best daypack I have ever owned. It actually works well for a person with a longer torso, and no other trampoline suspension backpack I have tried is as comfortable or as stable. A great scrambling pack as well as hiking pack. I'm repeating what I said on SunnySport's website in response to another buyer's questions. I chose this pack because it had an excellent combination of carry comfort, slim profile, and side portal access for carrying a DSLR. It turned out to be one of the best packs I've ever… Full review

Axiom Alpamayo ND55:75

rated 3 of 5 stars Features upon features upon features! For the right person, this pack can handle up to 70 pounds. Its feature-rich design can handle the weekend warrior to the expert expedition-er. This pack offers over 5,000 cubic inches of room. If the pack will fit your frame, the hiker can carry grandma, the rocking chair, and the campstove. The bummer — can be hard to dial in the fit, the only reason the pack garnered only 3 stars. Features: I so very much wanted to like everything about this pack. The pros… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars Though this is no lightweight pack it is a comfortable pack that can easily handle loads well north of 80 lbs. It has lots of straps to help manage loads, a floating top lid, and the well known and liked Torso fit system for adjustability for torso length. Tough and durable and well made to give decades of use. The Lowe Alpine Saracen is now discontinued but can be found on the net and eBay for fair prices. They are a high end pack with some excellent features that make packing a comfortable experience. 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

James McEnaney Wins Kelty Gunnison 3.2 Tent
Congratulations, James McEnaney! For sharing your review of your Lowe Alpine Airzone 35, you've won a Gunnison 3.2 tent, thanks to Kelty (worth $250). Read more
June 24, 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


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website: www.lowealpine.com
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Lowe Alpine USA
685 South Arthur Ave, Ste 5
Louisville, CO 80027

website: www.lowealpine.com