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Haute Route
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Haute Route

Haute Route

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Haute Route

Manufacturer: Lowe Alpine

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Page By: kovarpa

Created/Edited: Nov 22, 2007 / Nov 22, 2007

Object ID: 4297

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Product Description

Two-compartment mountain pack for Hut Touring, Ski Touring or long winter routes: Torso Fit Duo adjustable back system: Back panel with 3D Spacer Mesh back panel: Lightweight corrugated aluminum staves: Die-cut 3D Spacer Mesh padded harness: Padded waistbelt: Load Wing waistbelt stabilization system: Chest strap: Two compartments with zip-out divider: Extendible lid with dual fastening Weatherlock drawcord closure: Extendible Lid with external and internal zippered map pocket: Two ice axe loops with lashes: Wand pockets for tent poles etc: Hypalon quick release ski grabber carrying system: Removable shovel flap with mesh pocket for wet skins: Top/rope compressor: Noggin Notch for head space: Internal hydration system compatible. VOLUME: 50It/3000 cu.in. WEIGHT: 2.2kg/4.85lb
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Voted 3/5

if it wasn't for the adjustable Torso Fit system, this would be my most favorite pack. The buckles of the Torse Fit system rub my back when the pack is loaded because they are too thick and also stick out of the padded area.
Other than the stupid torso fit system, I absolutely love this pack - just the right size for a weekend to week long trips, climbing and backpacking, versatile openings, pockets and straps without being too much. It also carries skis well and a bear can fits just right into the bottom. Durable fabric without making the pack too heavy.
Maybe if I figure out a way to get rid of the torso fit buckles...
Posted Nov 22, 2007 3:50 pm

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