New for 2014! The streamlined Lowe Alpine Cholatse II 55:65 pack offers lightweight performance for overnight adventures or short duration backpacking trips. A fixed back style suspension system allows you to choose the pack with the correctly proportioned shoulder harness and hipbelt size that best fits your body, allowing you to carry loads of up to 40 pounds with maximum comfort.
The Cholatse II 55:65's back system consists of an AdaptiveFit shoulder harness with breathable mesh-covered padding that works in tandem with the deeply channeled air-mesh backpanel to provide excellent support for load hauling while maximizing airflow by minimizing the contact areas against your back. Aiding in load stabilization, extra foam has been added to the lumbar region of the Cholatse II 55:65’s back panel to give the right level of support when hauling heavier loads.
The standard capacity of the Cholatse II 55:65 is 3355 cubic inches, increasing by 610 cubic inches with the use of an integrated volume expansion feature. Side compression straps keep the contents of the Cholatse II 55:65 balanced and secure. Top and front entry points offer easy access to the packbag. A large lower entry point on the front of the pack features a zip out divider for versatility in storing gear.
Additional features found on the Cholatse II 55:65 include an elastic front gear attachment system with Spider Plate, unique trekking pole tip grippers that don’t get in the way of lower compartment access, an ice axe loop, zippered hipbelt pockets and an integrated raincover. An SOS panel is included inside the lid to provide instructions for emergency situations. Stretch mesh side pockets keep water bottles at the ready, and a lined internal sleeve and exit port make the Cholatse II 55:65 compatible with hydration systems (sold separately).
The Lowe Alpine Cholatse II 55:65 backpack is available in your choice of color options.
Colors available: Black/Pumpkin, Denim/Sand
Lowe Alpine part numbers: FMP-28-BL-55, FMP-28-DE-55