About Lowe Alpine TFX Tundra 65+15 Backpack - Internal Frame
Closeouts. The Lowe Alpine TFX Tundra 65+15 backpack adjusts to varying torso lengths for better load distribution and comfort. A feature-loaded pack for multi-day adventures, mountaineering, alpinism, climbing and hiking.
TFX Torso Adjust system customizes the harness to your individual body size
Main compartment has top, front and bottom access with zip sub-divider
Reviewed by SPWhite24 from Bucyrus, OH on Friday, July 8, 2011
I am very happy with this pack. I used it on a recent backpacking trip for the first time. We even got rained on and all was dry inside. It was very comfortable. I think the only thing I can say I would change at this point is I wish it had a few more outside pockets. Other than that its a deal especially for those wanting good gear but needing to watch their $$$$
Best Uses: Extended Hikes, Heavy Loads, Wet Weather
Describe Yourself: Casual Adventurer
Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good Padding, Good Suspension, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity, Lightweight
Reviewed by Presto from Michigan... for now on Saturday, May 7, 2011
I have only found one major downfall with this pack - it's heavy as a tank as far as backpacks go. A minor flaw to add is no hook for a hydration bladder. That's why it didn't make 5 stars.
However... the other features more than make up for it.
First, if you have any comfort issues, you're either distributing weight improperly, or you're pack isn't adjusted right. When adjusted and packed correctly, the pack is so solid it feels like an extension of your body. This is very nice when you are in highly rugged terrain, and have to deal with obstacles on a trip.
Also, being 6'5", packs that will fit me are hard to find, especially at a price like I paid for this.
Having done lots of backpacking on rough rocky surfaces, I came to appreciate the ruggedness of the materials used. My bag has yet to show any wear and tear even after being repeatedly tossed onto the ground.
The rain fly has come in handy in several occasions as well, and not just for covering up my pack.
Best Uses: Extended Hikes, Heavy Loads, Light Loads, Wet Weather
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
Pros: Easy To Load, Good Padding, Good Suspension, Highly Adjustable, Tough as nails
Reviewed by Brick from Fayetteville, NC on Friday, January 14, 2011
I purchased this pack back in December of 2009. This pack has accompanied me on 8 weekend hikes and 2 weeklong hikes. My pack has yet to show any wear (I am ritualistic in the care of my gear). All zippers continue to work as advertised and the fabric shows no signs of rips, tears, hole, etc. The pack is a little on the heavy side, but given that lighter packs are 3 pounds lighter I can take the trade off. The compression straps allow a zipper busting heavy load or minimal light load to be compress well without the pack moving all over the place during your excursions. I have sat in stores contemplating buying a smaller pack for smaller loads, but I cannot find a reason to purchase another pack when this pack serves every need I have. You won't be dissatisfied with this pack.
Best Uses: Day Hikes, Extended Hikes, Heavy Loads, Light Loads, Travel
Cons: Heavy, Water Bottle Pockets Poor
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
Pros: Comfortable, Easy access to gear, Easy To Load, Good Padding, Good Suspension, Highly Adjustable, Large Capacity
This back pack does not have ski specific loops on it, it is intended for backpacking. You could perhaps work a system to get the skis attached in an A-frame with addition webbings straps. Otherwise this is a great pack for backpacking though it isn't the lightest. Enjoy your trip!
Answered on 3/30/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post