Lowe Alpine can trace it's pack making history back to 1967 when the Lowe 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.
That first Expedition Pack was pretty revolutionary. Before then, backpacks used external frames and were stiff, painful and carried like a torture device. Greg’s design featured the first internal frame, first adjustable back system, first side compressors, first sternum strap and first load stabilizers. All now considered industry standards, but back then truly groundbreaking.