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Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Windrider 40L Backpack


2400 Windrider 40L Backpack

Hyperlite Mountain Gear's 2400 Windrider 40L Backpack weighs barely over a pound, yet still has a enough capacity for minimalist overnights. 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 to reduce weight further.

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.

  • A lightweight, weatherproof pack for minimalist backpackers
  • Dyneema fabric endures well against the rough and wild backcountry
  • Aluminum stays add support but can be removed to save weight
  • Padded spacer mesh delivers a comfortable carry as you hike
  • Roll-top closure defends against rain and lets you adjust pack size
  • Fully taped seams and waterproof fabric keeps your gear safe and dry
  • Assorted pockets help you organize smaller need-to-reach items
  • Top and side compression straps help consolidate your load
  • Item #HMG0001

40L (2441cu in)
Dyneema Hardline, removable aluminum stays
Shoulder Straps
sewn-in spacer mesh, 3/8-inch foam
Waist Belt
1/8-inch foam, 3/8-inch foam, spacer mesh
Hydration Compatible
internal sleeve with port
Reservoir Included
3 external mesh, 2 zippered waist belt
Ice Axe Carry
Trekking Pole Carry
Rain Cover
waterproof by design
yes, top and sides
10.66 x 10.5 x 30in
Claimed Weight
[white] 1lb 12oz, [black] 1lb 13oz
Recommended Use
ultralight backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Game changer

I've put it through the wringer

For years I have been using full suspension packs that weigh up to 8 pounds completely empty. This pack weigh less than 2 pounds. Full suspension is unnecessary unless you are packing an unusual amount of weight for example hunting. I have used this pack in an array of environments and it suits them all. I have flipped my packraft and chased this pack downstream while it was completely sumbmerged for minutes and nothing in the pack got wet. Hyper lite is a small company that employs some really sweet people who replaced panels on my old beat up pack a week before a trip and rush delivered it back to me on time. These packs are bomber and will last years longer than other brands with a million zippers and pounds of unneeded material. I gave away an Arcteryx Bora goretex pack because I know I will never use it over my hyperlite. Sometimes when I am hiking with my pack I whisper to myself about how much I love my pack and smile contently. A backpack is arguably the most important item in backpacking, next to a positive attitude.

>Rating: 4

One of the Best

I've used it several times

This pack rocks! Tough, simple, yet has a couple areas that could improve. First its highly water resistant and is proven to be great investment piece. For areas that see a lot of precipitation this pack should be on your radar. Areas that could be improved: The velcro at the top could be completely removed (i removed mine and replace with a couple cam snaps, perfect). And a slight tweak to the way the straps wrap the exterior side pockets. It would be nice to have just a few lash loops for attaching things. And I think load lifters would help with fitting it perfectly. Overall though its a stellar pack. And as note, do not hesitate to go for the 3400. Extra room provides space to not need an engineering degree to load and unload your pack. So dont go for the bare minimum space you think you'll need.

>Rating: 1

Wrong model year

I returned this product before using it

Ordered the 2400 in black, was assured it's the new 2018 model with larger hipbelt pockets, received older model year with the tiny hipbelt pockets. The backpack tags are conveniently not dated with the year it was manufactured, so no one would even notice unless you're familiar with the feature improvements in 2018. Seems pretty shady to me.

>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer

I used this pack on a PCT thru hike in 2017. It was one of my most dependable pieces of gear and one that you really don't need to baby. After hiking over 2500 miles with it and using it for various frontcountry trips, it's easily in good enough condition to do another thru-hike. The only signs of wear are some discoloration and a cosmetic tear on the lower back where the zipper on my shorts rubbed it. This pack is also very comfortable. I was a little worried about the lack of load lifters but didn't really find that to be an issue. My total pack weight was between 18-30lbs, with the occasional 30-36lbs carry with extra water. I did notice some tugging on the shoulders that could have been solved with load lifters, but that was really only when I was carrying 35lbs. Overall, if you generally carry 20-35lbs and want a crazy durable pack that has some style, this is a great option and worth the extra money. If you often carry more or less weight or if you don't want to pay extra for durability and style, there are better options out there for you.

>Rating: 5

Fast and Light in the Eastern Sierra

I've put it through the wringer

Email me directly with all your HMG questions - jelam@backcountry.com


Does this pack ride well when used for fastpacking/running? Does it bounce a lot? Thanks!

>Rating: 5

Lightweight, versatile, and well-built

I've put it through the wringer

My dad introduced me to Hyperlite four or five years ago. He picked up one of the first iterations of the Windrider.. Hyperlite's packs look a bit like trash bags in comparison to most of the bags in the same category, but they are probably the lightest, most durable, and most comfortable packs on the market. Dyneema's strength to weight ratio is nearly 15 times that of steel, and the frame supporting the bag equalizes/distributes weight better than any other pack I’ve worn.

>Rating: 5

not a single complaint

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.


Is this the 2018 model with larger hipbelt pockets?