Best Hiking Backpack – Lowe Alpine Air Zone Pro Review

In this video I tell you about my backpack for hiking that I have had for several years (since 2013), the Lowe Alpine Air Zone Pro. It’s a great video to see what elements you should look for when purchasing a backpack.

Quick rundown of some of the things I talk about in my Lowe Alpine Air Zone Pro review:

  • Pockets – EVERYWHERE! Starting at the top, there are 2 pockets that have clasps inside where you can attach important things such as your keys. There are interior mesh pockets on the side, pockets on the shoulder, 2 on the hip belt (perfect size for your phone).
  • Load of useable fittings – specific trekking pole holder, ice axe loop
  • Webbing – After 6 years it is still in perfect condition. Webbing is on the front (where you can put your helmet) and is used for the trekking pole holder. I’ve also attached ski’s and ice axes to this webbing.
  • Features – it’s set up to be used with a hydration pack, the lid is a floating lid meaning it can expand as you add items. Side entry is extremely useful.
  • Hip Belt – quality & comfortable
  • Air Zone section – designed so that air passes behind your lower back.

Usability 9.5/10
Durability 6/10 – fabric has started to wear, zip at the side is broken (they do offer repairs)

It’s clear that this backpack has been designed by people who spend time in the mountains.

Watch the video below for the full review.

This is not a sponsored post and I purchased this backpack. My endurance reviews are about reducing my consumption, repairing, reusing and recycling. Textile waste takes a long time to breakdown, alot of it ends up in landfill. Every purchase you make is so important because it reduces your individual environmental footprint.

 

 

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If you’re purchasing a new backpack Lowe Alpine have useful guides on how to fit your backpack & how to find your back length.

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