Balancing performance and affordability the Lowe Alpine Atlas 65 internal frame backpack incorporates a trail-worthy set of features easy-to-use adjustability and storage capacity for overnight or multi-day trips and does so at a budget-friendly price.
The Axiom 2 adjustable back system provides support cushioning and a broad range of adjustability for backpackers of varying torso lengths. Simply pull on the Axiom straps and the harness rises or lowers to deliver a custom fit for torsos ranging from 17”-22” in length. Twin aluminum stays provide rigid strength for heavy loads and extensive padding on the backpanel provides comfort. Additional padding on the contoured shoulder straps and hipbelt further enhances comfort and a sliding sternum strap and load lifter straps allow you to dial in fit.
The Atlas 65 has a storage capacity of 3965 cubic inches. The main compartment is accessed from the top beneath the integrated lid. An additional lower compartment with front entry is designed to stow sleeping bags. A zippered divider between the two main compartments allows for organization of wet and dry gear. When hauling longer items or in need of access between the two chambers you can unzip the divider and convert the pack to a single large compartment. Bellows side pockets a top lid pocket and a small zippered front pocket offer additional gear storage and organization. The hipbelt also includes two pockets for easy access to essentials on the trail.
Other features found on the Atlas 65 include stowable ice axe loops trekking/ski pole tip grippers side mesh water bottle pockets gear lash points accessory straps and a key clip. A lined internal sleeve makes the pack hydration system (sold separately) compatible. A removable rain cover offers extra protection against the elements.
The Lowe Alpine Atlas 65 backpack is available in your choice of colors.
- Axiom adjustable suspension system
- Bellows side pockets
- lash Straps
- Accessory Straps
- Hip belt pockets
- Sleeping bag compartment with zip out divider
- Hydration compatible
- Stowable Ice ax loops
Best Use Backpacking Access Top access, bottom sleeping bag access Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume 3965 cu in Type Internal Frame Backpack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes Other Rain Cover Included Material 300D Nailhead Item Weight 4 lb 15.7 oz Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso 17-22"
Real Customer Reviews
- Awesome Pack!
Likes: First off I have to say that this is the second item I've purchased from Backcountry Edge and they are wonderful. Stellar customer service. On to the pack, first off I love the colors. I love the attention to detail that Lowe Alpine put into this pack. The craftsmanship is flawless. All zippers and buckles are YKK brand and strong. Plenty of compression straps to cinch down your loads, roomy sleeping bag compartment, huge top loading compartment and smartly designed pole and ice pick loops. I love the placement of the zipper on the lid (brain). Its more centered to the top instead of the back so when opening things stay in place instead of spilling out. Multiple strong loops on the body of the pack to attach carabiner's or you can use the extra tie down straps that ARE included. The included rain cover is detachable if you need to let it dry before repacking in its own pocket and its roomy to help accommodate additional items that may be attached to the outside of the pack like a sleeping mat. The Axion2 suspension system is truly the cats meow. Adjust on the fly and it really does work. When you first get the pack, the mechanism will be a little stiff and hard to move however after I played with it for a few hours on a practice hike, it smoothed right out. With 35 pounds of gear in the pack on my break-in hike I never got the feeling that the Axiom2 System would slip or fail. Strong as an anvil. I retired my Osprey pack and will be taking this pack on the Appalachian Trail this spring and I'm confident it will last to Maine. I would buy this pack again and recommend it to my friends. I feel good about Backcountry Edge providing great customer service on the trail this year too if the need arises. Lets hope it doesn't!
Dislikes: Ok..... not too many dislikes but there are several. First off the pocket for the hydration bladder is small. I figure a 2 liter platy is about the biggest you can fit in it. This is probably fine for most but just a heads up. Second, the lid (brain) is permanently attached at the back (non floating) so this might restrict some hikers. Also, its funny but the product info/advertisement tag that came attached to my pack showed a safety/emergency SOS diagram printed on the underside of the lid (brain). However mine was blank. No biggie, certainly no deal breaker. Third and lastly, one of the zipper pull strings broke on the first pull. I inspected it and deemed it as a manufacturing defect. Every zipper has one and all the other pull strings are solid. I'm not blaming this on Lowe Alpine, Backcountry Edge and of course the zipper still functions as it should. I will probably attach my own sting on it. I am truly proud to own this pack. Thanks for reading and HIKE ON!
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