Constructed from strong ripstop nylon with zoned reinforcements, it blends an advanced feature set with our new Air Contour+ carry system for serious all-mountain performance. The comfort, fit and stability are outstanding, thanks to an adjustable back, a one-piece scapula - which runs on internal aluminium rails for superior load transfer - and a variety of compression straps and tensioners. A soft polyurethane sponge lumbar with softer foams in the hip belt and harness gives instant comfort without compromising stability and the back panel mesh is slightly trampolined away from the moulding to aid breathability and airflow.
Perfect for easy access to you kit when bivvying for travelling hut-to-hut, it features a wraparound front zip which enables you to open it like a duffle bag. With secure attachment points for an axe and walking poles, plus daisy chain lashing points, stretch mesh side pockets and a large front-stash pocket that’s perfect for a waterproof shell, the Cholatse 52:57 is the ideal year-round pack for mixed, multi-day mountain adventures.From summer alpine treks to Scottish winter hillwalks, the Lowe Alpine Cholatse 52:57 is built with comfort and stability in mind.
- Extendable lid adds 5 litres to volume
- Hydration compatible
- Rain cover
- Forward pull hipbelt adjustment
- Zipped hipbelt pockets
- Daisy chain lash points
- Zipped front entry for easy access
- Internal zipped divider panel
- Adjustable back-length with easy to use hook and loop backsystem
- Front stash with large zipped pocket
- HeadLocker axe attachment system
- Secure TipGripper walking pole attachments
- Large stretch mesh side pockets
- External zipped lid pocket
Weight : 1.85kg; L-XL 1.9kg
Volume : 52 + 5 Litres
Back Length : 48-53cm | L-XL 53-58cm
Back Length : 48-53cm | L-XL 53-58cm
How to measure your back length
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.
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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