Lowe Alpine AirZone Active 18 Backpack
The AirZone Active is a simple yet ingenious little pack designed primarily for hiking but will also work as a lightweight, comfortable travel and commuting pack thanks to its AirZone Lite carry system.
Crafted from super tough, yet lightweight, 210D ripstop nylon with a HydroShield water-resistant coating for an ultra lightweight, durable and weatherproof backpack that won't weigh you down or hold you back. This backpack has been engineered with Lowe Alpine's AirZone Lite system, a highly ventilated, comfortable and simple design that has been taken and simplified from their larger packs. It uses a layer of mesh suspended around an inch away from the actual body of the pack, resulting in a gap which air can continuously pass through to keep you feeling cool and fresh during wear. This not only increases ventilation but stops items in the pack jabbing you in the back and hurting the wearer. The shoulder straps feature a similar mesh on the inside for added grip and comfort whilst a chest strap and lightweight hip belt keep the pack securely in place during movement. This pack is not only incredibly comfortable and lightweight, but also has plenty of useful features to make your hikes and commute infinitely easier. The pack has ample storage, including as a front stash pocket, stretchy side water bottle pockets, a zipped top pocket, an internal zipped security pocket and a hydration sleeve for storing a water bladder. Other features include a key clip to keep your keys secure when taking things in and out of your pack, a light loop, a raincover, secure TipGripper walking pole attachment points, a safety whistle on the chest strap and some reflective graphics next to the logo – making this backpack a total all-rounder for convenience and comfort.
About Lowe Alpine
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.
210D Ripstop Nylon with a HydroShield Water-resistant Coating – For lightweight, durable, weatherproof use.
AirZone Lite – A layer of suspended mesh protects the back and allows for optimum ventilation.
Shoulder Mesh and Chest and Wait Straps – Mesh on the shoulders provide grip and comfort during wear.
Plenty of Pockets and a Key Clip – For secure storage on the go.
Hydration Sleeve – Stores a water bladder.
Light Loop – Ideal for low light movement.
Raincover For total, waterproof protection.
TipGripper Walking Pole Attatchement Points – Allow for walking poles to be attached easily on the go.
Safety Whistle – Can be used to alert others to your whereabouts in an emergency.
Reflective Graphics – Keeps you safe and seen in low light conditions.
Weight – 765g
Volume – 18 litres
Back Length – 46cm
Brand: Lowe Alpine products