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Old 02-20-2019, 01:09 PM   #1
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Lowe Alpine backpack adjustment

I recently picked up an older Lowe Alpine backpack (unused).
Can anyone remember the steps to adjust it for height?
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Old 02-20-2019, 02:08 PM   #2
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You basically measure your torso, then remove the velcro inverted U shaped piece of padding, then fish the shoulder straps out of the horizontal slot (if it's like my old one, there are a series of horizontal slots) and move it up or down depending on your torso length.

Snagged this from an old website:

OK, Sounds like you have a pack that is around 10 years old.
When you say white lines, you mean each of the adjustment sleeves or sections where the harness slides into on the back of the back (the part that sits against your back).

So I have a 19" inch torso and just checked my old C-IV. I am 3rd from the top. you can get much more technical though - This is how we used to measure folks.

1. find your C7 Vertebrae between your shoulder blades, it is the bump in your back when you lean your head forward (google it further if you are unsure)

2 Measure from here down to a spot on your back level with your hipbones (your illiac crest - if you aren't some freak)

3. This measurement - within an inch or so, should be what your torso is.

4. Now to get the pack to fit, find a spot on the backpack that is midway between the top and bottom of the hip-belt. From here measure up your torso length (21.5 in your case) and then the white line (or sleeve) closest to it is where the harness slides into and then down to the bottom where it is buckled.

This is the major adjustment you may have to fine tune it one sleeve up or down to get it just right.

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Old 02-20-2019, 06:08 PM   #3
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Thank you!
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:26 PM   #4
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1. find your iliac crest between your shoulder blades

If you find your iliac crest between your shoulder blades...

a) seek immediate medical attention, or
b) sign a multi-million dollar contract with a freak show.

I don't think Lowe Alpine anticipated a backpack adjustment for that particular condition.
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:31 PM   #5
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If you find your iliac crest between your shoulder blades...

a) seek immediate medical attention, or
b) sign a multi-million dollar contract with a freak show.
Ha! Yes. I noticed that too...I went back and edited it. That's what I get for cutting and pasting. A bad anatomy lesson!
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