Historic Range: $109.95-$189.95
Reviewers Paid: $89.99
Overall pretty nifty pack. Similar to the Gregory Z55 in some ways. More options and pockets, however I don't think it is as "bomb proof" as the Gregory. The padding is a bit less, the straps and buckles have less of a quality feel than the Z55.
I would not want to carry more than ~30 lbs with the Lowe Alpine. I don't think the frame could handle anymore. That is where I think the Z55 would be better.
But the Z55 is not as adjustable as the Lowe Alpine. The Airzone Centro is infinitely adjustable so I sold my Z55 and went for the Lowe Alpine.
Design: Top Loading Internal Frame
Number of Pockets: several
Max. Load Carried: 30
Height of Owner: 5'10
Price Paid: $89.99