Wednesday, 13 March 2024 10:45

Lowe Alpine Introduces Award-Winning AirZone Ultra Packs for Lightweight Mountain Adventures

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Backpack specialist Lowe Alpine (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.) introduces its latest innovation for Spring/Summer 2024 – the award-winning AirZone Ultra packs for lightweight mountain adventures.

Representing the pinnacle of the renowned AirZone family, the AirZone Ultra are the lightest packs in this series and are available in four different sizes (26, 36, ND26, ND36), with the ND26 variant being honoured with the prestigious ISPO Award. Combining a fabric created from recycled fishing nets with a streamlined, comfortable design, the AirZone Ultra is the definitive pack for fast-hiking and ultralight summer bivis.

Ben Meakin, pack designer at Equip, explains: “The main driving force and focus when developing the AirZone Ultra was to create an ultra-lightweight pinnacle ventilated pack that haloed our entire AirZone range. Carrying less weight enables you to move in the mountains and trails effortlessly with a super comfortable carry system from the moment you put the pack on, until the very last step. We believe this is one of the lightest ventilated packs on the market, showcasing the best in lightweight construction without compromising on carry comfort and features.”

The AirZone Ultra’s ventilated FormKnit™ breathable suspended mesh carry system is built with a knitted construction, giving stability and flex where needed it and encouraging airflow, with a convection channel allowing excess heat to escape.

The packs’ design elements have been applied with the aim of keeping weight and bulk to a minimum. The feature set includes:

  • Ultralight compression straps which help to stabilise the load,
  • Easy-access, simplified drawcord entry with weather flap,
  • Large front stash pocket for stowing in wet gear or an extra layer,
  • Two further stretch mesh side pockets for a water bottle and other essentials,
  • Two handy hipbelt pockets, one zipped and the other open, for keeping snacks within easy reach,
  • Internal zipped pocket provides secure storage for valuables,
  • Fits a 3L water bladder with dual exit options,
  • Attachment points for stashing walking poles,
  • 100D (100% recycled) Ocean High Tenacity nylon ripstop with trishield coating.

“The combination of low weight, high wearing comfort and the consistent use of recycled materials is impressive. Thanks to different backpack sizes, women and men will find the perfect backpack for their specific anatomy.” – ISPO Award jury.

The new AirZone Ultra packs are now available to consumers.

About ND – Narrow Dimensions

Lowe Alpine’s ND Narrow Dimensions packs are built with different proportions to their regular packs, making them ideally suited to anyone with a smaller frame. They’re designed to provide a comfortable and supportive fit for women or men with a narrower build.