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Lowe Alpine

Lowe Alpine Mens Kulu 55:65 Anthracite

Lowe Alpine Mens Kulu 55:65 Anthracite

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The Kulu is a clever rucksack which is equally as well suited for multi-day backpacking trips as it is for world travel. A stowable hipbelt, included rain/travel cover and series of useful pockets make it ideal for a range of uses. 

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The Kulu is a clever mix; it isn't aimed specifically at one thing. Lowe Alpine have essentially designed the perfect bag for those who love to travel with their life on their back. 

What makes this pack different? Unlike most large packs which are designed to carry heavy loads, the Kulu feaures a hipbelt which can be removed and rotated, stashing it safely out of the way for busy airports, train stations or if you just don't want to use it while walking. Not only does this stash it out the way so it doesn't get damaged, but it also means that the included raincover/travel cover can be pulled over the top for added protection from the rain and other sharp objects. Other travel related features are included such as two front carry handles, lash points to attach extra gear and compression straps to tighten down the contents and pull the weight closer to your back.

Carrying comfort is just as important as travel features. After all, a pack won't get used if it's uncomfortable and lumpy! Lowe Alpine feature an adjustable back system which is quick to adjust with two velcro sections; this allows you to customise the fit perfectly to the user. Covering the entire back system is a section of lightweight foam with triangles cut out to save weight and improve breathability, then on top of that is a thin mesh which further enhances the overall comfort of this brilliant pack. 

No pack would be complete without a series of useful pockets. The Kulu includes a large zippered front panel which gives you easy access into the main section of the bag, two stretch mesh side pockets for water bottles, a zippered entry into the lower of the bag for a sleeping bag or mat, two hipbelt pockets for snacks or a phone and lastly an internal lid pocket for quick access to other bits and bobs. 

If you've been looking for a travel pack, a pack for multi-day treks or something to do both, the Kulu has been designed to make your life that much easier. It combines style, practicality and a tonne of clever Lowe Alpine touches to ensure you spend less time fiddling with your bag and more time enjoying the journey. 

  • Key clip
  • SOS panel
  • Stowable hipbelt
  • Two carry handles
  • Adjustable back system
  • Comfortable back system
  • Stretch mesh side pockets
  • Compression straps tighten the load
  • Sternum strap with built in safety whistle
  • Included raincover which doubles as a travel cover
Care & Advice

Getting the correct fit for your rucksack is as important as getting the fit right for your boots. A badly fitting pack can inflict misery and discomfort and completely ruin your adventure. This guide is designed to help you get the best fit and comfort from your chosen pack so that carrying all your kit becomes a pleasure and not a chore.


If the pack has an adjustable back length, adjust this to your correct level. Your back length is not related to your height but your torso length. Many packs, and specifically the bigger and more technical packs are available in different back lengths or feature adjustable back systems. Contrary to popular belief, your torso length and not your overall height is the key to getting a well fitted pack. Tall people don’t necessarily have long torsos, just as shorter people don’t always have a short torso length.

Your torso length can be found by measuring from your C7 vertebra (the bony protrusion at the back of your neck when looking down) to the height of your iliac crest (top of your hip bones, where you put your hands on your hips). This measurement will give you an idea of which pack back length to choose.

Once you've got the back length sorted, either by selecting the correct size pack or adjusting the back system, you can begin to follow these simple steps to help achieve a comfortable carry.


Before you start fitting the pack, loosen off all the straps as this will make it easier to get the correct tension later.


Fasten the backpack hipbelt, the general position is the same as where you’d put your ‘hands on hips’ This area is called the pelvic girdle, and what you can feel when you rest your hand on the area is the bony protuberance, the iliac crest. The iliac crest can support the weight from a pack comfortably, and for sustained periods. The padded section of the hipbelt should encompass this and fit securely.

Tighten the straps so the hipbelt feels secure and held firmly around your body. Ensure that the lumbar pad is centered to your lower back to give you maximum support. Remember that your hips carry most of the weight of the pack, so this should be firm but comfortable.


Next, adjust the shoulder straps, pull them until they start to become snug, but ensure that they are not too tight as to lift the pack off your hips. Remember tightening them will stabilise the pack but will increase pressure over the shoulders. If the back length of the pack is correct the shoulder straps will be flush to your shoulders whilst the hipbelt sits in place comfortably. The point where the shoulder straps attach to the main body of the pack should be roughly half way down your shoulder blades; this ensures  that the shoulder straps rolls evenly over the top of your shoulders to distribute the weight correctly.


Fasten the chest strap and pull until taut but not tight, the elastic section should not be extended. This helps keep the shoulder straps from catching in your shoulder joints and keeps the stability of the pack when moving over rough ground.


Top tensioner straps link the shoulder straps to the top of the pack. When tightened, their main function is to stabilise the top part of the pack. The optimum angle for these straps in 45º, but they will stabilise the load even when horizontal or at a more obtuse angle. Tighten them until you feel the top part of the pack rest against your pack, over tightening them will create excessive pressure on the front of your shoulders.


Side tension straps are linked to the hipbelt. By tightening these straps you can stabilise the load but reduce the hipbelt flexibility. Where balance is critical tightening them can help you feel more secure. However, if you are striding out over easy terrain it’s better to loosen these straps to allow full hip flexibility.


Side compression straps come next, pulling these tight does two things: firstly, it stabilises the load, secondly it can lift the lower part of the pack, repositioning the load closer to your back.


Following these steps should give you a comfortable but secure fit on your pack. Sometimes adjustments will need to be made on the go depending on the terrain or the load you are carrying. The perfect fit is very much a personal preference so experiment with different tensions on the pack to find what suits you best.

Technical Information

Weight: 1.7kg

Sizing Information

Dimensions: 74 x 37 x 37cm

Capacity: 55 + 10 litres

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The product I bought was competitively priced. The video demonstration of the product assisted me in my decision to purchase the item and was very informative, as it showed all of the features and the fit. I chose "click and collect" which was an efficient and quick process. I would definitely shop here again.

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