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Lowe Alpine Wildfire (2014)

£260.00

FeaturesThe Wildfire is the latest release from the reintroduction of Lowe Alpine clothing. It features three external chest pockets with an additional zipped internal pocket and an internal stretch mesh pocket. The third chest pocket is small though and won’t take an OS map. There are pit zips for ventilation, while the hood gets a wired peak, as well as ...

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Lowe Alpine Meron (2014)

£130.00

A weight of 359g with a price tag of £130 and some good hill walking features makes the Lowe Alpine Meron very appealing. It is built from Lowe Alpine’s Triplepoint fabric in a 2.5-layer construction. This keeps weight down but does not handle condensation as well as 3-layer fabrics. The front zip is a good water-resistant design with a stiff ...

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Lowe Alpine Triplepoint Pant (2014)

£80.00

Using Lowe Alpine’s well-established Triplepoint Ceramic fabric, these trousers offer top-level waterproofness and breathability at a good price. They have a mesh lining as well to mask any condensation and improve comfort. That lining does mean you need more care when putting them on, though, as it tends to snag more than unlined alternatives. In terms of design you get ...

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Lowe Alpine Teton (2103)

£200.00

The Teton signals Lowe Alpine’s return to the clothing sector of the outdoor industry. The jacket is made from Triplepoint Eco, a 3-layer laminate with a recyclable Sympatex membrane inside to keep the rain out. This has a robust feel, which protects the user well in wind and driving rain. The jacket is slightly longer than average (though the Berghaus ...

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First test: Lowe Alpine Teton (2013)

£200.00

It’s been a topsy-turvy few years for Lowe Alpine, with changes of ownership resulting in the brand ditching its clothing while maintaining its well-established range of rucksacks. The Teton marks the brand’s return to the waterproof clothing market; but with so many manufacturers’ products in outdoor shops across the country, does this jacket have the staying power? The Teton is ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Lowe Alpine Storm

£140.00

A nicely styled jacket made from Lowe Alpine’s own Triplepoint XC fabric. The fairly roomy cut covers the hips easily and there’s a high collar to bury your face into in bad weather. It’s mesh-lined throughout, which adds weight and bulk, but improves breathability and offers some insulation too. The hood is excellent – nice and big, with a full ...

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Lowe Alpine Flash 2010

£200.00

Lowe Alpine’s Triplepoint Dynamic appeared in the autumn of 2009, and now it is pretty well-established as a great fabric. It has antimicrobial properties too, therefore it should not get so smelly when left damp in a rucksack. It is also very soft and flexible. But the real bonus of the Lowe Alpine Flash is the price, as this makes ...

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Lowe Alpine Velocity 2010

£90.00

The Velocity multi-activity jacket makes use of Lowe Alpine 2.5-layer Triplepoint fabric, which is rated as very waterproof and very breathable. The style is short, which is ideal for running and biking, while the double stormflap over the front zip helps to lock out driving rain – and this is a feature that very few jackets have these days. The ...

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Lowe Alpine Storm 2010

£140.00

The Lowe Alpine Storm general-purpose jacket weighs 672g (size M); 2-layer Triplepoint XC with mesh lining; two hip and two chest pockets; map pocket under main zip stormflap; main zip gets double stormflap; hood with wired peak rolls to collar; longer body than some. But pricier fabrics offer better performance; mesh pockets can allow leakage; hood movement is not quite ...

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Lowe Alpine Mtn Gaiter 2010

£30.00

Much like the Berghaus GTX Gaiters, the Lowe Alpine Mtn Gaiters have the more modern tapered design to give as close a fit as possible – however these are cut slightly more generously. The Velcro front fastening with a press stud keeps them firmly in place once fitted, and securing the lace hook to my boots presented no problems. I ...

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Lowe Alpine Omega

£70.00

breathable and waterproof Triplepoint XC fabric. The fairly roomy cut covers the hips easily, and there’s a lovely high collar. It’s mesh-lined throughout, which improves breathability and offers some insulation too. The hood is ample in volume, but the peak has no stiffness and there’s not enough adjustment. The pockets are mesh-lined for venting, and are just about large enough ...

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Lowe Alpine Omega 2010

£60.00

The Omegas are quite heavy due to a mesh lining, but this aids breathability, adds a bit of insulation, and even makes them comfortable enough to wear against the skin. The waistband is elastic with a drawcord, and they come in three leg lengths. The three-quarter length leg-zips make them easy to slip on over your boots. And the zips ...

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Low Alpine Flash 2010

£200.00

Lowe Alpine has used more waterproof and breathable fabrics than most other brands put together. My first Lowe Alpine Mountain Cap back in the early Nineties was made of Gore-Tex. Next Lowe made everything from Triplepoint, before switching to eVent for a couple of seasons. Then they swapped back to Gore-Tex again while retaining some Triplepoint waterproofs within their range. ...

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Lowe Alpine Velocity 2009

£90.00

The Velocity is a popular low-priced, lightweight multi-activity jacket that is made from Lowe Alpine’s own Triplepoint 2.5 layer material. The fabric is rated as very waterproof and very breathable, and it doesn’t have an annoying mesh lining to snag and get in the way. The style is short, which is ideal for running and biking. There is a full-length ...

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Lowe Alpine Wilderness 2009

£220.00

All the most important features of a functional general-purpose jacket are built into the Lowe Alpine Wilderness. Firstly it is made from Gore-Tex Performance Shell fabric, so it has high performance levels. There is a mesh lining inside for extra comfort too. The jacket is relatively long in the body so it provides better protection in wet weather than many ...

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Lowe Alpine Velocity

£90.00

Despite its reasonably low weight, and very decent pack-down size, the Velocity is a longish jacket, with a rugged main zip and good storm flap. It has a great hood: deep with plenty of adjustment and a stiff wired peak; and the pockets, which double as vents, are well-placed and plenty big enough to take a map. The cuffs are ...

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LOWE ALPINE CHAMONIX

£220.00

Review: We really liked the soft feel of the two-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric, which is mesh-lined. The hood isn’t as deep as some but it’s easily adjustable and comfortable and doesn’t rustle too badly. The lower pockets are covered up by a rucksack belt, the top ones are a bit high for easy access and there’s no map pocket. ...

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Lowe Alpine Arête 2009

£200.00

While fashion says shorter jackets are the ones to be seen in, if you want to stay dry a longer jacket is best. The Lowe Alpine Arête is longer than most jackets here so you are well protected. It has four external pockets too so there is plenty of storage space. Add on a helmet-compatible Swivel Hood and this could ...

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Lowe Alpine Peak 2008

£120.00

The Lowe Alpine Peak  lightweight jacket weighs just 436g (men’s L); low price; Triplepoint is very waterproof and very breathable; Napoleon chest pockets are map-sized; back-of-arm vents; hood with stiffened peak rolls to collar; comfy collar lining; front zip gets double stormflap But Napoleon pockets cannot be used to warm hands; very high chin protection obscures vision.

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Lowe Alpine Arete

£200.00

Good high collar and fleece chinguard, while the waist drawcord ensured a close fit. Adjustable peaked hood is great. The Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric was a bit rustly, though. Although fairly heavy, the Arete was a joy to walk in. Four outer pockets means you can stow hat and gloves easily, while still having room to keep your hands warm. ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
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Lowe Alpine Velocity 2008

£80.00

The Lowe Alpine Velocity multi-activity jacket replaces the Lowe Alpine Rush jacket, which was very popular in previous years. The new jacket weighs in at 366g (men’s L), which makes it light enough to pack in a rucksack. The fabric is a 2.5 layer material (like Gore-Tex Paclite) and is rated as very waterproof and very breathable. The style is ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Lowe Alpine Climb Pro 2008

£270.00

Designed specifically for Alpinism, the Lowe Alpine Climb Pro winter jacket packs down to just 560g so you won’t mind carrying it in your rucksack or wearing it while climbing. It’s built with Gore-Tex Pro Shell, so it is about as good as it gets for condensation control. You get a pair of large chest pockets that can be easily ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Lowe Alpine Chamonix 2008

£220.00

The Lowe Alpine Chamonix is the sort of general-purpose jacket that many people want as it is comfortable, practical and you can throw it on and forget about it. It is built around 2-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell, which is superb in terms of breathability and waterproofness while the mesh lining adds welcome comfort. It’s built for wild weather too with ...

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Lowe Alpine Peak

£120.00

A good fit, but a very short hem, and fiddly pockets, too. The hood is a useful size and fabric is soft and rustle-free. Kept nasty weather at bay, not as breathable as some, and short of venting it was hot when working hard.VITAL STATSColours: Black/gunmetal, ruby/true red, patriot blue/royal blueSizes: S-XXLFabric: 2.5 layer Triplepoint XCMain features: Watershed seamless shoulders, ...

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Lowe Alpine Fusion

£220.00

The Lowe Alpine Fusion comes with good adjustments and the Gore-Tex Pro Shell feels good. It is well-specced to cope with pretty foul weather, yet still feels light and compact in a rucksack. Excellent hood and air vents at the back of the upper arm. 

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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