Lowe Alpine Frontier 75+15
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Torso Fit APS % back system gives superb comfort Twin compartments with zipped divider Rain cover to keep out the rain Expansion side pockets assist packing Side compression straps to stabilise load Wand pockets for tent poles Ice axe/walking pole loops Front bungee cord panel for stowing wet items or a snow shovel
Lowe Alpine Frontier 75+15 Reviews
Reviewed by Robert Walker (Thirsk) on 2006-03-05:
General comments: I have had this expedition rucksack for roughly four years now and have used it in a variety of situations including Scotland, Greenland, The French Alps and in Russia. The rucksack has been used in a variety of types of expeditions from shorter trips to longer expeditions lasting a month in Greenland and the rucksack has performed impeccably in all situations. The rucksack has two large compartments with a zipped divider separating the main compartment with the lower compartment providing ample space for your kit. At seventy five litres the rucksack provides plenty of space for the majority of expeditions and has an additional 15 litres at the top which can be expanded to provide additional space if required. The rucksack also consists of a large pocket at the top of the bag which provides good space for any equipment that needs to be accessed quickly and easily. The rucksack has an APS back system and when combined with the waist belt ensure that the rucksack sits comfortably on the hips which is particularly important given the amount of kit which could be held in the rucksack. Overall I am pleased with the performance of this rucksack and have no complaints with my purchase and whilst not offering anything radical this rucksack has all the features required and offers a solid performance for the money
Pros: Everything required in a rucksack at an affordable price
Reviewed by Jason Moffat (Edinburgh) on 2008-01-31:
General comments: Excellent general usage pack, jack of all trades and master of none.
This is an excellent substantial pack with all the extra's you would expect from Lowe Alpine.
First off the pack has a comfortable customisable support frame for short backs or long. When you get it set up properly you can carry a lot of weight on your hips.
The pack can be filled from the top or from the bottom which is helpful when trying to find something buried at the bottom.
There are expandible side panels which compress away when not in use but offer a lot of extra space when expanded.
The lid has a handy key holder and additional zipped panel within it for documents etc.
The elastic cord on the front are essential when walking in hot climes and you need to take a layer of quick.
I have used this touring the med and it served me well, it handles knocks and bumps well due to durable construction
Pros: Great capacity.
V durable due to heavyweight construction.
Plenty gadgets and pockets.
Well laid out.
Great holiday pack for island hopping or staying in multiple places when dragging a suit case would be impossible.
Cons: A little heavy and not suitable for climbing due to the bulky non removable waist band.
Reviewed by Duncan Smith (Reading) on 2008-04-08:
General comments: This is an extremely good rucksack that has served me well in a number of environments. I've had the pack for about fours years now and have taken it travelling round Europe and South East Asia, and walking in the USA (3 months on the A.T.) and UK (various). So far there are zero signs of any wear and tear and there have been no breakages or problems with it at all.
Its large capacity means that you can safely fit all your kit inside without resorting to strapping items to the outside where they are easily damaged or lost. It is well made from a very tough material and although not 100% waterproof can definately withstand a shower or two without soaking all your gear. The side pockets are actually big enough to fit stuff in unlike several other pack I have experience of and the lid pockets are also capacious and secure. The lide is also extremely adjustable and can be bodily removed from the pack and used to strap very bulky items on the top of the pack. The lattice of bungee on the front is also usefull and I have used it a number of time to just tuck something in etc. Also worth mentioning are the mesh pockets under the side pockets which I normally keep a drink/map/camera in depending on the activity. They are jsut about reachable when wearing the pack.
Pros: Extremely tough, hard wearing and capacious pack. It is also comfortable and has all the necessary adjustment to properly fit it to the user.
Cons: Could be considered heavy for some uses.