User Review: Lowe Alpine Contour Mountain 40
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $40
The Lowe Alpine Contour Mountain 40 is the best day pack ever designed. It's my favorite! I have two. I use it everyday. I use it for biking, hiking, day trips, skiing, grocery shopping, traveling, anything!
- Comfortable: ergonomically correct and falls forward
- versatile: switches sizes easily
- Holds a lot!
- Designed to be repaired
The Lowe Alpine Contour Mountain 40 is a wonderful day pack. I would recommend it it anyone. It is designed to fit regular sized women to big men. The fit has quite a large range. The harnesses are comfortable and easy to adjust. On a hot day, with a lot of activity, my back does get pretty sweaty.
The CM40 supposedly holds 40 litres, but is my suspicion that its capacity is much greater. This pack holds a lot and can carry great quantities of weight. The CM40 is designed to fall forward so it rides very close to the body. This makes any size load easy to manage. The compression straps are long, so it transforms from a very small pack to a pretty big pack easily. The shovel flap comes in handy for more than just the shovel. It is durable, because it is constructed with 500D Cordura and tightly knit webbing.
Lowe Alpine packs are designed to be repaired and come with a lifetime warranty, so when the zippers wear out, Lowe Alpine will repair them quickly, at no cost to the customer. I have had my CM40's for many, many years and I continue to use them everyday.