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Lowe Alpine Zepton 50

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0
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Awesome comfortable lightweight pack. This pack is…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $95

Summary

Awesome comfortable lightweight pack.

Pros

  • Carries well
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Built very well
  • Durable
  • Minimalist but adequate features.

Cons

  • Hip belt could use a pocket

This pack is very comfortable and carries as well as a full feature pack. It is very lightweight and durable. The lid stretches on the sides and is very easy to cover the top of the main compartment with. Very adjustable waist and shoulder straps.

Compression straps are placed well on the pack and work well. The hydration bladder sleeve is a nice feature, and side pockets fit a 1L Nalgene Wide Mouth soft cantene very well if you take that route like I do. Gear loops and webbing are well placed, and the pole carry setup is very convenient.

My base weight is just under 12 lbs before food and only takes up about half the pack's volume even with my bear boxer contender bear can, so I haven't even come close to the limit of its carry capacity therefore I can't comment on how well it handles a heavy load.

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Light, good features, waistbelt could be improved.

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $87.31

Summary

Light, good features, waistbelt could be improved.

Pros

  • Light
  • Thin straps

Cons

  • Waistbelt padding kep coming out from under
  • Waistbelt

Fit: Could have been a little longer for me, straps were still tight at their longest length.

Comfort: Great ventilation, padding slipped out from under the strap near the buckle.

Capacity: Seems big for a 50l, no outside pickets mean everything is inside though.

Organization & Accessibility: There's no organization. But that makes it light. No outside pocket means you have to take the pack off to access anything.

Ride: Depends on how you pack it. Seemed to be good, but slipped a little on my hips.  I am a tad overweight though so that could affect it.

Compression: Side compression straps cinch it down nicely.

Features: Simplify, and add lightness.

Construction & Durability: Dyneema is built to last, and everything seems well made.

Conditions: Between 75 and 30 degrees over the span of one weekend.

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Lowe Alpine Zepton 50

previously retailed for:
$99.95 - $190.00

The Lowe Alpine Zepton 50 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 5, 2014 at Backcountry.com.

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