Lowe Alpine Alpamayo 90
Max. Load Carried: 4 days
Height of Owner: 6'0
Price Paid: ?
Not bad pack. Sturdy and durable. Adjustable stays for torso length, back wicking/air mesh keeps back cool. Detachable top doubles as fanny pack for excursions from base camp. Side access, lots of lash points.
Cons: It's heavy, it rides too low on my tailbone no matter how short I make the torso length, and if you use the internal water reservoir with cold or frozen hydration pouch, the condensation gets the rest of your gear wet.
Number of Pockets: 2 (not including a few small side pockets)
Max. Load Carried: about 37 lbs (not incl. weight of pack)
Height of Owner: 6 ft. 0 in.
I've used this pack for about four years now. Those years included many two- or three-day weekend trips. Longest trip was six days in Torres del Paine.
Pros: Comfortable. Plenty of adjustment straps. Side access zipper. Detachable top that doubles as a small lumbar pack. APS allows adjustment to wide range of torso lengths. Hydration bladder. Durable.
Cons: Heavy (7 lbs) by today's standards. Wish it had a large center pocket on back.
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Expedition backpackers, take note-the Alpamayo line from Lowe Alpine offers load-carrying capacity with exceptional comfort. Ergonomic AirCooled? padded back panel and shoulder straps, Crossbow? load compression system and APS?9 adjustable back harness. Main compartment access with top drawcord and convertible waistpack lid. Two compartments with zip-out divider, tool loops and wand pockets, hydration system pocket and port. Noggin Notch?. Nylon. Fits torsos 17-23?. 5500 cu.in. 7 lb. 1 oz. <b>C
- Sierra Trading Post