One night is nice, but two are always better.
The Lowe Alpine Cholatse 45 Backpack is the pack you'll want when you're headed out for a quick overnight peak-bagging trip or making the most of the weekend with a two-night trip. The Cholatse has been a staple in the Lowe Alpine line for awhile now, but it got a face lift over the winter with the addition of a hook-and-loop adjustable back length, padded air mesh back panel, and a soft contact mesh hip belt—all of these additions make the pack more comfortable on the trail and allow you to dial in the perfect fit to match your torso length.
The Cholatse has certainly been improved, but its basic design remains intact, which is definitely a good thing. The large front panel access point makes accessing buried gear a lot easier than dumping your pack out on the trail just to get a rain shell, and its durable ripstop fabrics resist wear when you're spending a good amount of time exploring trails below treeline or making your own through dense sub-alpine brush in order to visit a rarely-climbed peak. You'll be ready for rain thanks to the integrated rain cover, and the ice axe loop and the two side pockets will secure your ice tool and water bottles when you're venturing into the alpine.
- Adjustable back length
- Air Mesh back panel
- Front panel access
- 210D Triple Hex ripstop fabric
- Integrated rain cover
- Sleeping bag compartment
- Hydration system compatible
- 1 top, 2 side, 2 hip pockets
- Ice axe loop
- Item #LWA004M
- Q & A
How many pockets does this pack have?