Besides bears, the worst thing to discover in the wilderness is a clunky, poorly fitting pack. Now, Lowe Alpine doesn't promise to steer you clear of Griz, but it will help you carry your weekend backpacking gear in sleek, streamlined comfort with the Eclipse 45:55 Backpack. The 45:55 has a slightly different design than smaller packs in Lowe's Eclipse line, with a wire frame to complement the breathable molded back panel for extra support, and top pocket for some additional storage space. It has a side zipper as well as top access, so you'll never have to unpack to pull out that buried fleece, and a padded waist belt and sternum strap to take the stress off your shoulders.
The Eclipse makes it easy to stay organized, with approximately 17,000 pockets, including a phone pocket on the shoulder strap and stretch pockets on the waist belt, and has a stowable pole and ice axe carrying system, as well as multiple lash points that let you load up even more gear. Even taking the included raincover into account, the whole package weighs just 2.5 pounds, so it's as good for long, lightweight weekend trips as it is for lazy overnights, travel, and days at the crag.
- Breathable, molded back panel and wire frame
- Easy-access side and top entry
- Padded waist belt and sternum strap
- Lash points and stowable axe/pole carry system
- Front and side stretch pockets
- Waist belt and shoulder strap pockets
- Hydration compatible