Ultralight and ultra-reliable.
Hyperlite Mountain Gear's 2400 Windrider 40L Backpack weighs barely over a pound, yet still has a enough capacity for minimalist overnighters. Despite its ultralight weight, the Windrider is surprisingly comfortable and durable for long hikes. Its Dyneema Hardline suspension system includes spacer mesh foam at the shoulder straps and waist belt, and there are supportive aluminum stays that you can remove for even less weight.
Hyperlite Mountain Gear made this pack out of the same Dyneema rope fabric used to catch climbers when they fall, so you know it will last for seasons. The Windrider also has a roll-top closure and taped seams for reliable protection in wet weather. There's an internal sleeve styled for hydration reservoirs, and a loop designed for ice axes. The Windrider also has external mesh pockets, zippered waist belt pockets for valuables, and top and side compression straps for a secure load.
- Dyneema Hardline suspension system
- Removable aluminum stays
- Padded, spacer mesh shoulder straps and waist belt
- Roll-top closure
- Fully taped seams
- Hydration compatible sleeve and port
- Ice axe loop
- External mesh pockets
- Zippered waist belt pockets
- Top and side compression straps
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- Q & A
not a single complaint
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Simple; superlight; durable; waterproof. This was my pal for numerous training hikes and then an 7 night adventure in the Smoky Mountains. When I crammed 32+ lbs in it the lack of structure started to have a comfort impact. If you are committed to getting light, this will work with/for you.