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All the features you need in a light, adaptable package.

The Lowe Alpine Lightfire 25 Backpack provides 25 liters of carrying capacity with absolutely minimal weight. The well-designed layout is a dream for light hikers, fast-packers, and adventure racers, and its sleek profile and suspension make it suitable for navigating small spaces easily, too.
  • Padded hip-belt and removable foam back pad stabilize your load and add comfort
  • Panel-loading port makes accessing your gear easy
  • Lightweight design and materials help keep weight down without unnecessarily sacrificing durability
  • Three zip pockets, two large mesh pockets, and two removable bottle pockets on the shoulder straps give you a huge variety of organizational options
  • External elastic compression straps let you attach lightweight gear to the outside of the pack and adjust the pack's volume to fit your load
  • Reflective trim adds safety to nighttime missions

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great ideas... could be improved

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

This pack is super light. The water pouches on the shoulder straps will accommodate a mid-size telezoom lens, but you'll want to equally weight the two pouches. There's a keep-it-from-flapping waist strap, but not a weight-bearing hip belt. The bungee grid on the back it cool, as is the routing system for hydration.

Very adjustable... but the adjustments are all a bit fussy. If you like to set things once, it's fine, but if you (like me) find yourself changing things on the fly, you might be frustrated. For example, the chest strap can be moved up and down... but you can't just slide it, you must remove the straps, and reinsert them into different attachment points.

The outside zip pocket is about 9" deep but only 4" wide at the bottom. The access to the main area is a trapezoid that's narrower at the top and seems less friendly than a rectangular opening, but it's not bad.

Feels like a small 25L... my everyday "bookbag" backpack feels more roomy.

I filled it with 16 lbs of rice. It carried well (lots of weight on my shoulders but I was able to adjust it so some weight was sitting on my iliac crest (I just looked up the name for that bony plate on my lower back).

Recommended for small loads when you might get rained on while dayhiking or mountain biking. But feels small for a weekend photographer's pack. (I'm leaning toward the Outdoor Research Ridge Sack)