The Z ND (Women's specific) is Lowe Alpine's flagship zip-entry AirZone. This popular design includes large stretch front and side pockets and all the features you've come to expect from Lowe Alpine's hiking range.
Zip Entry offers easy access to all the contents of the pack, it's a doddle to use on the move and keeps life simple so you can concentrate on getting to the top of that hill.
Both compact and lightweight, but big on design features, it comes with the extremely breathable women's specific AirZone back system which allows air to freely circulate whilst carrying the pack. The AdaptiveFit harness personalises the carry further, making it more comfortable then you can imagine.
Stretch mesh pockets on the side and front give you the flexibility to store items that you might need quick access to. Additional features include a rain cover, a bike light strap and walking pole holders, combined this is the ideal multi-function day pack.
Zip entry - allows clear easy-access to the inside of the pack
- AdaptiveFit harness for maximum shoulder comfort
- AirZone breathable back maximising airflow
- Large stretch front mesh pocket for easy access items
- Bike light holder
- Unique walking pole tip grippers for secure storage
- Lash points for additional storage options
- Zippered top pocket for storing small items.
- Sternum strap with whistle
- Hydration compatible
- Key clip
- Side compression
- Stretch mesh side pockets
|BACK SYSTEM:||Fixed Air Zone|
|DIMENSIONS:||48 x 30 x 23cm|
Having a comfortable pack can be a make or break for your trip. No matter if you're carrying 18kg on a multi-day expedition, or just an extra layer and lunch on a short hill day. Fitting your pack properly takes a little time. But we promise it'll be time well spent.
In this guide, we'll look at how to measure your back length and how to fit your pack.
How to measure your back length
You'll need a tape measure and a friend to help you out with this.
- Place your hands on your hips and tilt your head forwards.
- Ask your friend to measure from the bony bit at the back of your neck (the C7 vertebrae) to where your hands sit on your hips.
- This measurement will give you an idea of which back length to choose.
Fitting your pack in 6 steps
- Loosen all the straps.
- Add a little weight into the pack. 3-4 kilos will do it.
- Put the backpack on your shoulders and do up the hip belt. This should sit over your hip bone.
- Check that the pack is sitting well over your shoulders. It should follow the contour of your upper back. If the hip belt is sitting above your hip or pulling down your shoulders, you'll need to lengthen the back. If it is below your hips or really loose over your shoulders, then shorten the back length.
- Once you're happy with the back length, whilst wearing the pack, tighten the shoulder harness so it is just tight enough. If you grab the straps and pull down and back, your hands should not usually pass your waist.
- Make sure the sternum (chest) strap is in the right place for you and clip together. This should only be 'finger-tight'.
And you're good to go.
It's also a good idea to go through these steps every so often to make sure your pack still fits you well.
If you have any questions our pack fitting experts are always here to help