The Cerro Torre doesn’t just come as this mega 80:100 litre pack. You can also get it in a 60:80 version for women and a 65:85 for men, and they all feature the same stabilising load transfer bar, hip fins and VT Flex adjustable back to promote natural, flexible movement.
The fabric they’ve used across the Cerro Torre range is super tough TriSheild combined with an even tougher 500D nylon base. What’s more, you actually get two packs for one here, because the top lid can be inverted and turned into a handy little 10 litre backpack for any short forays from your basecamp or bunkhouse.
“The brief for every Lowe Alpine product is to look at the requirements of the user.”
Lowe Alpine’s designers also had longevity in mind when they designed this pack. In fact, this is now a principal focus for the brand across their entire backpack collection.
“As manufacturers, the most positive environmental impact we can have is to reduce consumer consumption by delivering products that last as longer,” he says. “The brief for every Lowe Alpine product is to look at the requirements of the user, the frequency of product use, what will be carried and where it will be used. From this we then develop a design and testing programme that results in a final product we feel happy lives up to our Keep Moving Guarantee. This guarantee is based around a repair not replace philosophy to reduce consumption and we know very few of our customers ever need to call on it. However when they do, we have repair facilities throughout the world helping to keep our customers moving normally within a few days.”
“This new Cerro Torre has been received really positively and it’s been good timing as we recently launched our Click & Fit scheme,” Jim tells us. “This allows a customer to order one or more packs online and have them delivered into a Click & Fit store for free, where they can get a bespoke fitting experience. When it comes to selecting a large pack like a Cerro Torre, getting the perfect fit is crucial, the last thing you want is to get days into a trek and realise you’ve got an unsupportive or ill-fitting pack.”
The complete Cerro Torre range is currently available on the Lowe Alpine website with the full size 80:100 Cerro Torre priced at £250, the 65:85 and ND60:80 at £240.
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