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Choosing The Right Backpack For A Hiking Holiday

With the nation embarking on their long-awaited holidays and socially distanced outdoor trips being more popular than ever before, it’s important to get the essentials right for your first trip post-lockdown.

Getting off the beaten track and going for a hike is a great way to get out and about while avoiding the crowds.

Every good hiker knows when planning an outdoor adventure, picking the right backpack to carry your gear in is essential.

Lowe Alpine’s new range of AirZone Pro backpacks have been designed with the summer in mind.

Featuring state of the art breathable FormKnitTM technology, the AirZone Pro is the perfect backpack for walkers on active outdoor adventures over the warmer months.

Whether it’s a UK staycation to the Yorkshire Dales or a two-week trek through the Alps, this ultimate summer backpack from the experts in outdoor kit will serve you well on any adventure.

Designed to keep walkers’ comfortable no matter the conditions and with adjustable straps catering to all heights, the latest addition to Lowe Alpine’s popular AirZone range features an ultra-breathable suspended mesh back panel which conforms to the hiker’s shape.

The Lowe Alpine AirZone Pro 35:45 – men’s ventilated hiking backpack, £130

Light and comfortable, the ventilated AirZone Pro 35:45 is the perfect backpack for lightweight trekking and hillwalking over the summer and includes trail-friendly features such as an integrated rain cover, additional mesh pockets for maps, jackets and water bottles and an extendable lid for an extra 10 litres of packing for those longer treks.

The AirZone Pro 35:45 has a 35 litre capacity, with the ability to extend to 45 litres, and is available from all major outdoor retailers and online at The backpack is priced at £130 and available in three colourways – navy, auburn and black

The Lowe Alpine AirZone Pro ND33:40 – women’s breathable hiking backpack, £130

Designed with women in mind the AirZone Pro 33:40 is the ultimate ventilated backpack for summer hikes and hillwalking.

The 33-litre capacity backpack boasts handy features, such as an integrated rain cover, large capacity top pocket to provide easy access to essentials and an additional seven litres of expandable lid volume – this is the only backpack you’ll need to power through the toughest of trails this summer.

The AirZone Pro ND33:40 is available from all major outdoor retailers and online at

The backpack is priced at £130 and available in two colourways – Mediterranean and Black.

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