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Lowe Alpine - World-Class Carry Systems Since 1967

The Cholatse four-season, all-mountain backpack benefits from an upgraded Air Contour+ Carry system with an adjustable one-piece scapula for a snug, stable fit. NEW CHOLATSE HIKING PACKS

Lowe Alpine - World-Class Carry Systems Since 1967

The Lowe Alpine brand was born from the hearts and minds of one of the greatest climbing families on earth.

A Brief History

Greg, Mike and Jeff Lowe were raised on the move. By their twenties, the Lowe brothers were the leading climbers of their generation, but they hit a wall: the external backpacks available at the time were too heavy and unstable to progress further in the mountains. They realised they needed a new kind of pack that could carry gear more securely, whilst letting them move more freely on demanding terrain.

In 1967, Greg Lowe designed, tested and launched the Expedition pack from Lowe Alpine Systems, a revolutionary backpack that gave climbers more freedom of movement in the mountains. It featured an innovative internal frame, compression straps and other never before seen features. This pack changed the outdoor industry forever, becoming the blueprint from which all modern, technical backpacks are derived.


Today their insatiable desire for progress, for building better packs that help people to push the boundaries of what is possible are reflected in Lowe Alpine's range of rucksacks. The carry systems are designed to move with you; precise, considered ergonomics inform fit and unique features that promote freedom of movement are built into their designs to further improve the carry and ensure you can rely on your Lowe Alpine pack trip after trip, year after year.


Lowe Alpine pride themselves in their unwavering commitment to building durable packs that won't let you down and are also driven to reduce their environmental impact as much as possible. They are proud to now be a Climate Neutral company and are certified by South Pole with the goal to reach Net Zero by 2030.

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