Lowe Alpine TFX Summit 65+15
The way I see it, no pack is going to be right for…
Design: top-loading internal frame
Size: 4900 ci
Number of Pockets: 5
Max. Load Carried: 60lbs
Height of Owner: 5'7"
The way I see it, no pack is going to be right for everyone. But this one might come close. It has a few features that I don't use but someone else might. Like the lid can be used as a lumbar day pack. Cool, but I've never used it. The hip belt moves with you very easy, and the pack stays centered really well.
I got mine just about 2 years ago and have used it for everything from backpacking to rock climbing and mountaineering. All and all, go to a pro pack fitter, talk to your local shop, and think about this pack. It could be the one.
I bought this pack for a long trip, which involved…
Height of Owner: 5'11"
Price Paid: £140 (ish)
I bought this pack for a long trip, which involved varying terrain. It served me pretty well throughout, unlike other packs I've used in the past, and was comfortable and balanced well. I think it's quite reasonably priced for what you get as well. For some good pics of it and a detailed spec, check out:
Here's what other sites are saying:
Lowe Alpines TFX Summit is ruggedly designed for the long haul in the woods, on the trail or near the summit. The adjustable back panel will fit a wide range of backs, but Lowe cleverly crafted hidden adjusters and lengthener so everyone will get a great fit.
- Mountain Gear
Lowe Alpine TFX Summit 65+15 Internal Frame Pack - TFX SUMMIT 65+15 - Built for the long haul, the TFX Summit carries expedition loads with ease no matter how intense the pace or terrain. The TFX 9 back with Micro Adjust gives perfectcomfort and load control - Features: TFX 9 adjustable back with micro adjust Radial side compression controls the load and creates stability Extendible lid converts into a beltpack Extendible and removable lid with elasticized insert Reinforced top panel with lash points 3 internal and external zippered lid pockets New molded Noggin Notch for head space Body-shaped harness Harness GPS pocket Sternum strap 2 compartments with zip-out divider Rope compressor Extendible spindrift collar Front and back haul/grab loops Ice-axe/trekking pole attachment allows access to lower compartment Additional lash points Reinforced wand pockets Rain cover Tuck-away mesh water bottle pocket Trekking pole attachment Compression extends across base Hydration system compatible Mitt-friendly zipper pulls SOS panel Key clip
- Massey's Outfitters
CLOSEOUTS . Embedded with an appetite for adventure, Lowe Alpine's TFX Summit 65+15 backpack is equipped to handle larger loads on rugged terrain. Torso Fit Expedition system adjusts for a custom fit Padded hipbelt has a micro-adjust air lumbar pad and built-in air pump to create a custom fit Spindrift collar extends to add 15L of space Removable, extendible lid converts to a waist pack Hydration compatible (bladder not included) Padded back panel, straps, harness and waistbelt Zip divider between the main compartment and lower sleeping bag compartment Body-shaped harness with GPS pocket Dual ice axe/trekking pole loops Sternum strap with whistle Side wand/pole pockets and water bottle pockets Internal frame Fits torsos: 16-23 Waistbelt: Adjusts to 54 Dimensions (HxWxD): 26-1_2x13x11 (33 expanded) Capacity: 4900 cu.in. Weight: 7 lb. 3 oz. Material: Ripstop nylon Made in Vietnam Visit our Backpack Guide
- Sierra Trading Post
Built for the long haul, the TFX Summit carries expedition loads with ease no matter how intense the pace or terrain. The TFX 9 backwith Micro Adjust gives perfect comfort and load control. TORSO FIT The TFX back uses a simple, strong, intuitive system to adjust back length. Accurate back measurement is achieved in store using the Lowe Alpine Torso Fit measuring device or a simple tape measure. Flip up the lumbar pad, loosen the buckle and adjust the back length by extending or cinching the web until the correct Torso Fit color block appears in the buckle. Just re-fit the lumbar pad and you're good to go. Comfort and durability are not incompatible. Materials used to construct our TFX backpacks have been through exhaustive laboratory tests and countless hours of field-testing to arrive at the optimum balance of strength, light weight and durability. Crucially the harness fabrics and construction have been developed and honed to ensure that their instant in-store comfort continues through the length of your trek and the life of the pack. TORSO MOTION Comfort is improved when a backpack accommodates the body's natural movement, and the development of Torso Motion allows TFX packs to flex naturally with the body. The research cantered on finding the perfect interface between allowing the body to flex, yet staying in balance when carrying big loads. The Torso Motion system allows a carefully calculated degree of movement in harmony with your back, yet does not compromise balance. The secret lies in the interaction of hipbelt and internal frame. The hipbelt allow the hips to move relative to the spine, while maintaining stability. At the same time the internal frame is designed to flex and rotate with the natural motion of the torso. TORSO MICRO ADJUST A unique development, the Torso Micro Adjust facility on TFX 9 back systems customizes the back profile to the individual's lumbar curve. This innovative solution adjusts the pack lumbar pad in a similar way to car seats, offering adjustable support. This allows you to custom-fit the pack perfectly to your back, by squeezing or releasing the hipbelt-mounted bulb. It also allows adjustment in action as your body adapts to changing terrain, or as you add and remove clothing.
When you're carrying a rope, sleeping bag, and gear for a mountaineering or backpacking trip, you want your pack to fit well. Thanks to a back and waist-belt system that adjusts and moves with you, the Lowe Alpine TFX Summit 65 Pack feels comfortable every step of the way. The TFX Summit Pack's hipbelt and internal frame both rotate and flex with the motion of your hips and spine, without compromising stability. Compartments with zip-out dividers give you organizing options, while the lid detaches and converts into a beltpack for shorter hikes out of base camp. Lowe Alpine gave this expedition pack an extendable lid so you can pack an extra 900 cubic inches of clothes or food.