Lowe Alpine

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Lowe Alpine
Company typeSubsidiary
Industry Mountaineering equipment
Founded1967;57 years ago (1967)
FounderMike Lowe, Greg Lowe and Jeff Lowe
Parent Equip Outdoor Technologies
Website rab.equipment/lowe-alpine-backpacks

Lowe Alpine is a US outdoor equipment manufacturer founded in Utah in 1972 by brothers Mike, Greg and Jeff Lowe. Today it is owned by Rab.



In 1967 Greg created a back pack, named the Expedition Pack, with internal phenolic resin laminate stays, later revised to 6061 aluminium flat bar, being a frame which facilitated the carrying of heavy loads and a unique chest strap designed to attach to a haul rope while still wearing the pack. This sturdy specially chest strap was changed to a chest-compression strap as well as the use of 6061 frame bars during the manufacturing period at High Touring, in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1972 Mike borrowed $3,000 to register Lowe Alpine Systems as a manufacturing business.

The brand was sold to Rab in 2011, and in 2014 it was announced that Lowe Alpine would stop making clothing. [1]

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  1. McHale, John (2014-05-30). "Lowe Alpine clothing production to end again as Rab range extended". grough.