User Review: Lowe Alpine Contour Mountain 40
Number of Pockets: 1
Max. Load Carried: 44lb, 20kgs
Height of Owner: 1.7m
Price Paid: $89
This is a great pack. Had it for 5 years and it never let me down. It's comfortable - carried loads of 20kg (44lb).. it was heavy, and hurt a bit, but not too bad, considering that load. Needless to say, the pack itself shows no signs of distress, even after having slid down rocky mountain sides and used by Lowe as an emergency brake!
The side pockets are really useful for water bottles and tent poles. Contour shape fits snug, and keeps weight lower down, making for better stability.
Pros: Tough, side compression straps, wand pockets, ski-carry system for that extra gear you can't leave behind...
Cons: The waist belt is not padded... but i see they've fixed this in the latest model!