TV emailed that he would like to see the reports with the info for the 65:85, so I think your extra digging was worthwhile. It appears that you have not incorporated the edits from the prior round, so I will append the appropriate ones at the bottom since most of these things still need to be fixed (there may be some repeats). If something has already been changed, please disregard.
Thankssee you in 2 months.
Comment re: products specs: In your table, you seem to suggest that the pack is 65 L with a lid of 15 L. For the redesign, shouldn't it be 65 + 20?
EDIT: This year's model is lighter but with increased functioinality
EDIT: thereby accomodating the body's natural movement
Comment: In its 2010 product catalog, Lowe Alpine states: "TFX back systems offer superb carrying comfort because they can be tailored precisely to each individual user and have been built to the highest quality. The pack designs are driven by function, designed by enthusiasts, and only have features that bring benefits to the end users. The quality of materials/components and construction methods are the very best and have been tried and tested in the world's harshest environments--these are packs you can trust."
>>>I'm not sure that including this whole paragraph of propaganda is necessary. I mean, what are they going to say? "Our products are decent but someone else's are better"? I'd recommend taking it out but the choice is yours.
Edit: In that regard, Lowe Alpine touts itself as "comfort engineers."
>>>I know I mentioned this before, but it still sounds awkward to me. How about the following: "Lowe Alpine touts itself as *company of* "comfort engineers."
EDIT: The objectives of the redesign, according to the company, was to "lighten the weight
>>>were (instead of was)
Edit: I will attempt, in this initial report, to describe in word and photographs some of the major features of the CT.
>>>I suggest using EITHER singular (word and photograph) or plural (words and photographs) but not mixing.
EDIT: The CT also uses the new TFX 10 system which Lowe claims
>>>Lowe Alpine (here and in a few other places
Edit: Because I own and have extensively used another Lowe Alpine pack with the TFX systems, I am very familiar with this system.
>>>Is TFX a system (I have used another pack with the TFX system and I am familiar with this system) or a set of systems (I have used another pack with the TFX systems and I am familiar with these systems)?
EDIT: Shoulder Straps: The shoulder straps are formed to fit the body. I found a removable zippered GPS/camera/cell phone pocket in the detachable lid. This pocket can be attached to either shoulder strap (see photograph above).
>>>The photo is below, at least on my browser
Comment: According to Lowe, the CT, has a 4,000 + 900 cubic inch (65:85 L) pack bag with lid and collar extension.
>>>As with the table of specsthis needs to be updated for the 65:85, right? (20 L = 1200 cu in)
Edit: I would like to thank Lowe Alpine and BackpackGearTest for giving me the opportunity
>>>I believe we should use BackpackGearTest.org to refer to ourselves, right?
INITIAL EDITS BELOW
Edit: After removing the Cerro Torre from the box, for the most part, it looked
like what I was expecting after viewing Lowe Alpine's web page.
>>>This also sounds awkward. How about "I removed the Cerro Torre from the box,
and for the most part
EDIT: The Frame: Lowe uses two 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum stays
>>>I think Lowe Alpine should be used for the company name, here and elsewhere
in the report.
Comment: The stays are pre-bent and the user will want to check the stays to
determine if the shape works with the shape of his or her back.
>>>I find this to be dangerously close to projecting. Why not just rephrase and
say "The stays are pre-bent and need to be checked to see if they conform to the
shape of the back" OR use the first person version "The stays are pre-bent and I
will make sure to check
EDIT: A handheld radio made by Motorola fit snuggly
Edit: into the pocket but couldn't be zipped closed all the way because the
antenna was too long.
>>> I understand what you are saying, but you have dangling phrases (you don't
zip a radio!). How about: "A handheld radio
fit snugly into the pocket, but
then I couldn't close the pocket because the antenna was too long" or something
EDIT: The thickness of the padding varies but is generally between 1/2 inch (1
cm) to 1 inch (2.5 cm).
>>>between ½ *and* 1 inch
EDIT: Lowe Alpine apparently tests it buckles
Pack Bag Capacity and Accessibility: According to Lowe,
EDIT: the Cerro Torre, has a 4,000 + 900 cubic inch (65:85 L) pack bag
>>>I think this needs either to read "the Cerro Torre has a 4000 + 900 cu in
>>>"the Cerro Torre is a 4000 + 900 cu in pack bag
>>>See what I mean?
Edit: with lid and collar extension.
Edit: The user can insert a 32 ounce (1,000 ml) Nalgene water bottle into each
>>>#1 I think the consensus of the powers that be is that everyone knows what a
1 l Nalgene is, and that US and metric volumes are not needed for this.
>>>#2 I am not crazy about your use of "The user", as it is skirting the line
about projecting, as noted above. Why not just say "I"?