Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre 65:85 Pack
By S. Dee Davis
The Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre is an excellent choice if you’re just getting into backpacking. Cost-effective, reasonably lightweight, and smaller than other models, it’s great for getting a taste of backpacking trips. We like that it has a fully adjustable back panel and includes a zipper divider between the main compartment and sleeping back compartment. That makes it much easier to organize your gear. You’ll save some cash up front, but the Alpine Cerro Torre is just as durable and well-built as its more-expensive competitors—but available for as low as $199.
Key specifications (for large-sized backpack):
- Capacity: 1220 cubic inches
- Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz
- Exterior pockets: 5+ main
- Access points: Top/front/bottom
- Perfect for a trip to: Rim-to-rim of the Grand Canyon in three days.
Reasonably lightweight for beginner backpackers
Good value given the capacity and features
Includes an easy-to-remove rain cover
Easy to hook items to the outside of the pack thanks to strong lash points
Good storage space with convenient front pockets to reach important items
Doesn’t hold as much as more-expensive backpacks
|As an avid golfer and tennis player for most of his life, he enjoys researching the latest in golf and tennis technology as well as analyzing his own game. He has been a writer and reviewer for a dozen years… See more about S. Dee Davis