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Lowe Alpine Snow Attack 50 (2007 model)

Lowe Alpine Snow Attack 50 (2007 model)

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Object Title: Lowe Alpine Snow Attack 50 (2007 model)

Manufacturer: Lowe Alpine

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Page By: delmarco

Created/Edited: Feb 23, 2008 / Mar 29, 2008

Object ID: 4829

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Product Description





Meet the perfect pack for ski mountaineering, touring and alpine climbing - the Lowe Alpine Snow Attack 50 - with a full range of features and the comfortable Torso Fit System.
Quick, secure “lasso” ski attachment
Removable snowboard webbing
Integrated front expansion pocket handles various-size shovels
Adjustable, ventilated back for custom fit
Extendable lid
Two loops for ice axe and ski poles
Wand and probe pockets
Lightweight Load Locker alloy buckles
Hydration compatible (bladder not included)
For 18-21” torsos
Approx. 28 x 12 x 10”
3100 cu. in with 600 additional cu. in. expansion capability
4 lb. 12 oz.
Polyester and nylon
Closeouts. Vietnam



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delmarcoGreat Pack After Six Fun Years!

Voted 5/5

This pack has outlived many others that I've accumulated over the years and it remains one of my favorites and most versatile packs that can comfortably replace a day pack for alpine ascent or it can man up and take on serious winter weekenders.
I love that you can carry rope and all your climbing hardware and tools for ice climbing in addition to Skis, Snowshoes and Crampons at the same time without losing interior space or load stability. Also the fit is small-medium torso friendly and very easy to modify on the fly. I don't usually like lids since they add weight to packs but I love this one. It is removable and if you are as flexible as me (and that is not saying I'm flexible at all) you can reach over your head into the top pocket and pull out lip balm, cameras, etc... without stopping during your hike and removing the pack.
Although the pack is 4 lbs it doesn't seem bulky/heavy at all when wearing it and most of the weight is traded off for the superior quality/construction of this pack.
One feature I did find useful unique to this pack (for the 2005-2007 model) is the factory hip belt comes off and you can attach the pack directly to your climbing harness to stabilize the load on you hips during steep ascents where a harness and paired anchoring is required. This is very useful when carrying heavy gear and want to have your harness on and ready when you get to the climb or need to use your harness during the ascent.

The rest of the pack is designed to be simple and classic alpine without the useless frills and thrills that come and go each year on what I call fad packs.

The Snow Attack also sports an insulated hydration pocket, bivy mat and color coded tabs for the interior pockets, so it does have some modernized traits which for under $150 makes it even more of a bargain.

Lowe Alpine also makes a version for females in addition to the male specific version which is even better.

BOTTOM LINE: 5 stars for this easy to use, comfortable classic alpine/snow ascent pack.

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Posted Feb 23, 2008 11:44 pm

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