About Us: World-class carry systems since 1967

World class carry systems to help you make the most of life on the move.

We are challengers

Lowe Alpine is an independent backpack specialist dedicated to creating world-class carry systems for life on the move. We began as pioneers: our first pack revolutionised the outdoor industry and became the blueprint from which all modern, technical backpacks are derived. Our passion for the outdoors drives us to keep striding forward, challenging perceptions and pushing the boundaries of backpack innovation with improvements in carry system design, men’s and women’s fit, material choice and product features. We’re not afraid to tread a different path to ensure our packs deliver incredible freedom of movement with a stable and comfortable carry, ultimately helping more people to get moving.

Our design philosophy

Whether you’re hiking a trail, heading up a mountain, or travelling to the other side of the world, our packs are designed to excel in motion. From pivoting hip belts to bespoke female-specific fit, every element of our design process answers one simple question: will it improve your life on the move?


Our carry systems are designed to move with you. Precise, considered ergonomics inform fit and unique features that promote freedom of movement are built into our designs. We have an insatiable desire for progress, for building better packs that help people to make the most of life on the move. We push the boundaries of what is possible so that you can do the same, enjoying a world-class carrying experience.


We understand that your world is in your pack, so we work to make sure your kit is carried safely and securely, wherever your adventure takes you. To reach the peak, you have to start from the ground up, moving harder, faster, higher. Our pack designers consider material choices, space organisers, entry systems, pockets and kit organisers to create products that excel at transporting your gear from A to B.


Building durable products that last the test of time is the third cornerstone of our design philosophy. We only use high quality components and robust manufacturing techniques. We have an unwavering commitment to building better packs that won’t let you down, so you can rely on Lowe Alpine trip after trip, year after year, wherever your life on the move takes you.

World-class carry systems since 1967

The Lowe Alpine brand was born from the hearts and minds of one of the greatest climbing families on earth.
Greg, Mike and Jeff Lowe were raised on the move, spending their childhood climbing, skiing, hunting and hiking. By their twenties, the Lowe brothers were the leading climbers of their generation, but they hit a wall: the external backpacks available to them at the time were too heavy and unstable to progress further in the mountains. They realised that they needed a new kind of pack that could carry gear more securely, whilst letting them move more freely on demanding terrain.

In 1967, Greg Lowe designed, tested and launched the Expedition pack from Lowe Alpine Systems, a revolutionary backpack that gave climbers more freedom of movement in the mountains. It featured an innovative internal frame, compression straps and other never before seen features. This pack changed the outdoor industry forever, becoming the blueprint from which all modern, technical backpacks are derived.

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