Everything you need, and nothing you don't.
For many years, female mountaineers and climbers simply had to make do with buying the smaller versions of mens' packs. It turns out, women aren't simply smaller versions of men. Lowe Alpine created the women-specific Mountain Attack ND 35:45 Backpack with all the great bells and whistles you'd expect from a top-of-the-line pack, but with a back panel, harness, and hip belt that are shaped specifically for the female body. Glove-friendly buckles and zipper pulls ensure that you don't have to risk frostbite trying to dig out your multi-tool to fix that busted crampon again, and the movable crampon and rope holder under the lid allows you access the top of your pack without the hassle of constantly having to remove your stowed rope or crampons. The removable internal frame allows you to adapt your pack to the specific demands of the day, from lighter, single-day pushes to longer and more load-intensive endeavors. Extra gear loops on your hip belt give access to essential pieces of protection so you don't have to fumble around during the most challenging portions of your climb. The award-winning HeadLocker ice axe attachments let you securely strap on even the most newfangled of ice tools. Let's be honest, the last thing you want to think about when throwing that heel hook over the crux is whether or not your axe is going to snag on something and drag you back down. When you're lying in bed mentally checking off your gear for the next day's climb, fall asleep happy knowing that the Mountain Attack has got you covered, and the only thing you need to worry about is that 3 a.m. wake-up call.
- Glove-friendly pulls and buckles
- Women-specific AdaptiveFit harness
- Removable internal frame
- Rope or crampon strap under lid
- Gear loops
- Chest strap
- Double HeadLocker ice axe attachment system
- Item #LWA000L
- Q & A
so? this may be a stupid question, but how is the pack 2135-2745cu? Does the cu change with removal of the frame?
As far as I can tell, they're referring to the compression straps. I'm guessing that when the pack is fully compressed, its volume is 35L, and when it's uncompressed it's 45, hence the name. Lowe Alpine's website doesn't clear it up much, but I hope that helps.