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Lowe Alpine Edge II 18 Dark Jade

Lowe Alpine Edge II 18 Dark Jade

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The Edge II 18 from Lowe Alpine is a small pack that's up for big things. With its walking pole attachment, accessory loops and padded back system this versatile pack is an ideal choice for any day trip.

Description

Season : 2019W

Code : FDP-66-DJ-18

Weight : 0KG

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The Edge II 18 from Lowe Alpine is a small versatile pack that's up for big things and features a channelled foam back for ventilated comfort. With its walking pole attachment, accessory loops and padded back system this pack is an ideal choice for any day trip.

The large top zip opening allows for easy packing and unpacking of kit and the useful compression straps will keep the contents of your pack controlled even if its half full; therefore making you more stable on your feet. There are walking pole tip grippers that can accommodate poles with or without the rubber tips, and the easy to use Velcro straps secure the pole shafts for quick attachment and deployment.

The 2 large mesh pockets can comfortably house an OS map or water bottle, while the front zipper pocket is great for items you need quick to hand like your phone or a headtorch. A zipped internal security pocket is a great place to stash your wallet and keys for the duration of your outing. To finish it all off, the Edge II 18 is also hydration system compatible.

  • Easy-access main compartment
  • Generous mesh side pockets
  • Internal zipped security pocket
  • Front zip pocket for quick access / storage
  • Reflective LED light loop
  • Channelled comfortable foam back system keeps you cool
  • Compression straps minimise volume and maintain internal stability of items
  • Chest strap with whistle
  • Removable hip belt
  • Hydration compatible
  • 2 reinforced lash points
  • Key clip
  • Walking Pole Attachment
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: 520g

Fabrics: 420D Dobby and 420D Polyester w/ Hydroshield

Sizing Information

Dimensions: 45 x 29 x 21cm

Volume: 18 litres

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