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Lowe Alpine Walkabout Air 25

£49.00

LFTO rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 3.5

This 25-litre daysack from Lowe Alpine is a good-fitting rucksack, and the new Pure Air Zone back system is both comfortable and cool. The shoulder straps are well contoured and padded, and the plain webbing hip belt works fine, despite looking a little basic. The back system offers much of the cooling of the concave airflow systems, but holds the load a lot closer to your back, making for a more stable ride. It has good side pockets – big enough for a flask or water bottle – but would benefit from compression straps. The elasticated lid makes the pocket on the lid awkward to pack.

Verdict: A stable and comfortable pack, perfect for hill walking and tough enough to take a few knocks. It’s quite expensive, though, and would definitely benefit from compression straps and lid pockets that are easier to access.

Capacity: 25 litres

Main compartment: Drawcord/lid

Back system: Pure Air Zone (concave)

Other features: Waist belt, body-shaped harness, two side pockets and lid pockets, pole holder, front mesh pocket, rain cover, hydration system-compatible

Colours: True red/brownstone, cobalt/slate grey, crocodile green/brownstone

Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com

User's Reviews

  • Good, well built daybag

    Will McCann

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    IE

    User's Overall Rating rating is 4

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    Performancerating is 4
    Build qualityrating is 4
    Value for moneyrating is 4

    I have had this daybag for 3 years now. it's a good fitting daybag. Room is not really and issue but it's a daybag not a rucksack.

    (Written by: willmccann)

    25 February 2011 10:59

  • Walkabout Air 45

    David Williams

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    User's Overall Rating rating is 3

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    Performancerating is 3
    Build qualityrating is 3
    Value for moneyrating is 4

    I have the 45 litre version of this. There's certainly plenty of room inside although I find the back system eats up a little too much space when packing. The larger size is ideal for Winter walking and I can carry all the usual gear plus extra Winter kit with no problem. Unlike my Berghaus Freeflow, the back system comprises of a metal frame which can restrict movement when wearing a full pack. Having said that, I find this a little more balanced and stable when full compared to some other packs I have used. As the review above says, it could do with compression straps. I also think it needs better (and extra) pole/ice axe attachments. The current ones aren't stable enough and my poles/ice axe swing about a little too much. I'm giving it 4 out of 5 for value as I picked it up in a sale at half price, otherwise it's a bit overpriced. David

    (Written by: Wilko)

    23 March 2008 16:35

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