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Lowe Alpine Mens AirZone Trail 30 Dark Olive

Lowe Alpine Mens AirZone Trail 30 Dark Olive

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The simply designed Airzone Trail 30 from Lowe Alpine is your go to all-rounder day pack. The ventilated back system is the technological heart to this day pack providing maximum airflow and comfort.

Description

Season : 2019W

Code : FTE-71-DO-30

Weight : 0KG

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What is the AirZone Trail 30?

The simply designed Airzone Trail 30 is your go to all-rounder day pack. Updates on this new model include a softer material around the shoulders and back and a redesigned ventilated backsystem which increases airflow and breathability. The logo has changed too, if that matters to you!

What is it made from?

The main bulk of this fantastic pack is made using a super durable 210D nylon with a DWR. Essentially, it's super tough, water resistant and abrasion resistant, allowing you to ditch those worries about ripping it on a branch or bramble. 

What is the backsystem?

The ventilated back system is the technological heart to this day pack, providing maximum airflow and minimum body contact via the Airzone mesh suspension backpanel that, unlike similar systems, does not intrude on the internal capacity of the pack. All contact areas are faced with a high wicking fabric and two supportive lumbar pads distribute the weight perfectly across your lower back. The breathable Adaptive fit shoulder harness fits a wide back length range and allows maximum ventilation whilst the load bearing split construction hip belt wraps your body contours evenly distributing weight without restriction.

What are the features?

Additional storage is provided by a large organiser front pocket, which can easily take an OS map and two side mesh pockets which store 500ml water bottles. There is also a zipped lid pocket for you to pop your GPS into or for stowing all the items that you need to keep close to hand. Walking poles can be easily stored on the outside of the pack using Tip Grippers and an elastic bungee system. This useful pack is completely hydration compatible with a large internal bladder sleeve, right hand side pipe port and shoulder harness mounted tube trap. A raincover is also included as the pack is not guaranteed waterproof and you have a handy LED clip for bike/safety lights.

Summary

This super breathable, tough and reliable pack is perfect for day trips up the mountains, on the trails or just about anywhere with a hot climate. You really have to try one on to get the full experience!

  • Breathable AirZone backsystem
  • Clean design
  • Walking pole attachment
  • Hipbelt pockets
  • Light loop
  • Included raincover
  • Sternum strap with whistle
  • Supportive hipbelt

 

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.

ADJUSTING THE BACK LENGTH

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.

LOOSEN OFF ALL STRAPS

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

TIGHTENING THE HIPBELT

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.

ADJUSTING THE SHOULDER STRAPS

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.

FASTENING THE CHEST STRAP

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.

ADJUSTING THE TOP TENSIONERS

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.

ADJUSTING THE SIDE TENSIONERS

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.

ADJUSTING THE SIDE COMPRESSION STRAPS

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.

ADJUSTMENTS ON THE GO

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

Technical Information

Weight: 1.12kg

Fabric: 210D Ripstop / hydroshield

Sizing Information

Volume: 30 litres

Back length: 46cm

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