Weekends in the desert.
Minimize your weekend warrior adventures by hiking the desert with all your camping gear in Hyperlite Mountain Gear's 3400 Southwest Backpack. Despite its ultralight weight, the Southwest is surprisingly comfortable and durable enough 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 Southwest also has a roll-top closure and taped seams for reliable protection in wet weather. There's an internal sleeve styled for hydration reservoirs (not included), and a loop designed for ice axes. The Southwest also has external, snag-free 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, back panel, and waist belt
- Roll-top closure
- Fully taped seams
- Hydration compatible sleeve and port
- Ice axe loop
- External Dyneema pockets
- Zippered waist belt pockets
- Top and side compression straps
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- Q & A
Awesome new pack
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have used this pack a few times now. A few day trips and one overnight backpacking trip. The things I like about it. It can go from day pack size to backpack size due to it fold down top and strapping. I found it very comfortable when fulling loaded. The material seems much more durable then my heaver pack. The main reason why I bought it was for the weight savings and it's high water resistance. No need to carry a back cover and mess with that. This will be my go to back for all occasions.