Lowe Alpine AirZone Centro 30Z
Great access to main compartment; comfortable; adjustable.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $59.95
Great access to main compartment; comfortable; adjustable. Keeps your back dry. Excellent for overnight trips
- Excellent zippers
- Big main compartment with full access
- Good for urban use too
- Great for carrying my flyrod tube
- No pockets in bottom belt
I use the Airzone Centro for flyfishing: in Chile's Andean streams you have to walk a lot in rocky terrain, carry clothing, some food, fly boxes, etc. With this backpack you do not need a fishing vest.
The Airzone Centro has adjusting straps. I am male, 5'9", and fit is excellent. It has hip and chest belts (very light, no pockets).
The airzone system keeps the backpack separated from your back. This prevents perspiration to condense.
I have not put a lot of weight in it (I'd say 12 pounds). Harness is more focused in breathability than cushioning so I guess there are better backpacks if you want to carry weight.
Fabric is ripstop. Zippers are top notch and are covered with a rubberlike material.
On top it has a pocket for documents, phone, etc. I'd say its volume is about 16 fl oz
I also use this backpack for overnight trips to visit mining clients in northern Chile. I pack clothes for the next day, a safety helmet, leather gloves, 2 pairs of safety glasses and breathing mask, plus my personal gadgets.
The Airzone Centro has a bottom pocket containing a rain cover. I have never used it.
In summary I am very pleased with this backpack.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The AirZone Centro 30z Backpack by Lowe Alpine is a daypack designed to carry all your food, extra clothing, water and the essentials in absolute comfort and stability. With 30 liters of space you can get all you need for a couple days out while giving you plenty of comfort and storage. The Centro 30z is made with the AirZone back system that minimizes the contact areas for maximum breathability, which in turn keeps you from getting dehydrated and tired during the hike. The Torso Fit Centro system provides a backpack with easy adjustment with its centrally adjusted buckle that doesn't slip. The system depends on color blocks that when seen through the opening of the buckle, can be adjusted securely. Easy to fit and awesome to carry.
Lowe Alpine AirZone Centro 30Z A 3 or 4 season zip-entry day hiker's pack, fully adjustable and superbly comfortable. Key Features and Benefits: * AirZone breathable back maximising airflow. * Torso Fit Centro adjustable back length - ensuring the perfect fit and hence most comfortable carry. * Versatile front elastic stowage cradle. * Zip entry - allows clear access to the inside of the pack. Additional Features: Raincover, sternum strap with whistle, side compression, internal and external zippered pockets, secure ice axe/ walking pole attachment system, hydration compatible, key clip, large mesh side pockets, removable waistbelt. Volume: 30lt/1800cu.in. Load Zone: 5-10kg / 11-22lb
- River Sports Outfitters
Description of Lowe Alpine Airzone Centro 30Z Backpack3-4 season hikers day pack.Features:Volume: 30 L / 1800 cu in Load Zone: 11 - 22 lbs / 5 - 10 kg Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz / 1 kg 78 g Torso: 16 - 21 inches / 41 - 54 cm Back Panel: Centro Adjustable Airzone back 16 - 21" Access: Front Storage Grouping: 1 Compartment / 5 Pockets Hydration Compatible: Yes Rain Cover: Yes Frame: Internal Compression Straps: 2
- US Outdoor Store