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Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Windrider 40L Backpack

$310.00 - $330.00

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    7 Reviews


    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
    • Item #HMG0001

    Tech Specs

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

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    Game changer

    • Familiarity: 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.

    Call ahead to get the NEW model Pockets

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This pack rocks! Tough, simple, but has had one flaw. The hipbelt pockets were laughably small , so much that they are even hard to find when you're wearing it. Backcountry is not letting people know which model they are receiving. I ordered mine in Sept 2018 and received the old model. Not cool. I did get a good price but nothing better than i would have paid for the updated version with larger hipbelt pockets. So the pack is great but not liking the way HMG and Backcountry are handling the stock. Buyers should let backcountry know if they ship the small pocket version without letting you know, its going right back to them.

    Wrong model year

    • Familiarity: 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.


    • Familiarity: 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.

    Lightweight, versatile, and well-built

    • Familiarity: 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.

    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.