Why We Chose The Lowe Alpine Revolt 35: Versatile, durable, spacious
After being in the backpack-making game for nearly 53 years, it’s fair to say that Lowe Alpine knows a thing or two about making a decent backpack. This is certainly true with their ski touring packs. We were impressed with last year’s Descent 35, but they’ve managed to take things up a notch with this – the Revolt 35.
The Revolt series comes in two different sizes; 25 or 35 litres. This 35-litre version is designed for multi-day hut-to-hut ski touring missions, or trips where you may be carrying glacial safety equipment, such as a harness, rope, crampons, axe and crevasse rescue equipment. The 25-litre will make for a great single day pack where only basic ski touring gear is required.
The majority of this capacity is found within the main compartment, which can be accessed by opening up the back panel. Once you’re in the compartment, you’ll find plenty of space. Thanks to the back panel entry, it’s easy to open out the pack like a suitcase (no need to fumble around blindly for equipment as we’re so often left doing with standard top loading packs).
“Lowe Alpine knows a thing or two about making a decent backpack”
The avalanche safety compartment sits in front of the main compartment. It features sleeves to house your probe and shovel handles separately, and plenty of space for your shovel head and a saw. The avalanche compartment has three zips for incredibly easy access. We’re big fans of the long tags on them which make for glove-friendly access.
The versatility of the pack is further boosted through the use of compression straps on the side, letting you sinch in any unused space.