Contour Mountain 35


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Contour Mountain 35
Manufacturer Lowe Alpine
Page By bbense
Page Type Aug 5, 2003 / Aug 5, 2003
Object ID 771
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A tough all-round mountaineering and ski touring pack with compression shield for snow shovels and extra gear.

* Die cut padded waist belt and harness

* Chest strap - for load control

* Pockets - top pocket glasses/gps pocket on the harness

* Panel zipper opening

* Contour shaped body gives low center of gravity

* Dual daisy chains, shock cord and attachment points

* Ice axe loops - 2 ice axe loops with lashes

* Wand Pockets - for tent and walking poles

* Ski carry system

* Compression shield for load control and shovel

* Side compression system

* Internal hydration pocket

* Internal mesh pocket


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bbense - Aug 8, 2003 12:28 pm - Voted 5/5

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I picked up this pack on sale at REI this spring and so far I really like. While it does have a fair number of "bells & whistles", I've found them to be very useful. And even with
all these features it weighs just a bit over two pounds.

This pack seems to have addressed many of the complaints about the original Contour Mountain It has a functional belt and carries up to 25-30lbs in reasonable comfort, but it does not have any internal structure beyond a foam backsheet.

It carries ski's very well and the shove-it patch works well. I particularly like the stretch cord on the outside of the shove-it patch. Like the original Contour Mountain, it carries the weight close to your body to make skiing and climbing with a pack easier.

If you don't need to carry skis, shovels, ice axes or other
awkward gear on a regular basis, the features of the pack are probably overkill. The price is fairly reaonsable and if you can get it on sale it's
even a better deal.

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