For four-season ascents.

You have to move fast if you're going to make it to the alpine and back in a day. It helps if your skimo and climbing setups are light and packed in Lowe's Alpine Ascent 40:50 Backpack. With a straightforward, simple, versatile, and lightweight design, the Alpine Ascent is more than suitable to assist you whether you're ski mountaineering in winter or alpine climbing in summer. It boasts carry systems for climbing ropes, crampons, hydration reservoirs, and more, including Lowe's Head Locker ice axe carry system for extra security when you're carrying sharp tools. The back panel sheds snow when you're skiing pow, and it's removable for accommodating harnesses on rock climbs.

  • Technical daypack for four-season alpine mountaineering
  • Removable back panel and stowable waist belt for versatile support
  • Carry systems for climbing ropes, crampons, and ice axes
  • Internal sleeve and port for hydration reservoir and tube
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Alpine pack - Fast & Light: spot on

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Excellent quality with thoughtful considerations. The separate rope strap under the lid, minimal/light webbing, and slim feel are all examples of this. When loaded with 35lbs of gear the pack still feels trim and does not impede movement. The storable hip belt is useful in that is truly is out of the way when wearing a harness. My only negative is that I wish it had an emergency whistle integrated into the sternum strap. This pack is suitable for 3-season alpine climbs, two maybe three days in duration; or one/two day cold weather climb. Superb backpack.