Here at 53 Degrees North we are seriously proud of our Lowe Alpine collection. We have a large range, at the best prices. Whether you're looking for a hat, gloves, trek gaiters or a backpack from Lowe Alpine, we have it all.
The Lowe Alpine story starts with Ralph Lowe, whose life-long love of the mountains was a passion he passed down to his children; especially to his three sons Mike, Greg and Jeff. In 1956, Ralph took Mike (then aged 10), up the Exum Ridge of the Grand Teton in Wyoming. In 1958 he returned to do the same route with his younger sons Greg (aged 9) and Jeff (aged 7), making Jeff at the time the youngest person to complete the climb. As the Lowe brothers’ climbing skills grew, so did their interest in creating new equipment. For Greg in particular, designing things had been an interest since childhood. Back in 1967, the brothers had started making backpacks out of their Utah basement. Greg wanted a mountain pack that could carry the loads needed for alpine-style winter climbing, with good balance and weight distribution.
Lowe Alpine’s objectives stay true to the Lowe brothers’ vision: to create innovative, practical outdoor products using exacting levels of design and materials. Their backpacks and clothing are built to cope with any outdoor situation, to defend and protect you from the worst conditions in the world.