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Big adventures require even bigger packs and Lowe Alpine's Cerro Torre ND60:80 delivers a premium women’s hiking pack design for the serious hiker. It is tough enough to carry the heaviest loads with ease and capacity to comfortably carry everything you’ll need.
It has an extendable lid which increases the volume by an extra 20 litres and also has a removable lid which converts to a 10 litres daypack. It is made with tough TriShield fabric, a hard-wearing Nylon base, and fully equipped to handle the weight of extensive expedition kit.
- Integrated drawcord cover for when lid is removed
- Removable lid converts to 15lt daypack with front stash
- VT FLEX™
- Extendable hipbelt with dual pivot hip fins and a stabilising load transfer bar
- HeadLocker axe attachment system
- Internal and external load compression straps
- Side zipped bellow pockets
- Lash points to allow additional external carry
- Front stash and zipped front pocket
- Zipped front and lower entry with internal zipped divider panel
- Forward pull hipbelt adjustment with zipped hipbelt pockets
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
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