User Review: Lowe Alpine Contour Mountain 40
Size: 2400 c.i.
Number of Pockets: Main plus smalltop pocket and shovel pocket
Max. Load Carried: 30 pounds
Height of Owner: 5'8"
Price Paid: $45
I think this is a great pack. I've used it as a weekender a number of times and have had it out twice for about 5 days at a time. I've carried around 30 pounds on the longer trips, and was able to carry tent, sleeping pad, ground cloth, alcohol stove, a change of clothes, rain gear, food and water, etc. Very nice compression system. At its heaviest the pack was a little uncomfortable on the shoulders, but after eating a day or two worth of food it was fine.
This pack has been in the Grand Canyon, Tetons, on the AT, China, Thailand, Colombia, and other places. It's held up very well, and when clean looks like new. It makes a great carry-on bag. You can put a lot in it and still fit it under the seat, and when you get off the plane you can make tracks. A very useful pack, and money well spent.