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Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Windrider 55L Backpack

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    Ultralight and still feels right.

    At two pounds, Hyperlite Mountain Gear's 3400 Windrider Backpack is one of the lightest backpacks equipped to handle weekend trips. 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, back panel, 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, back panel, 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 #HMG0005

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Dyneema
    Volume
    55L (3356cu in)
    Support/Suspension
    Dyneema Hardline, removable aluminum stays, padded back panel
    Shoulder Straps
    sewn-in spacer mesh, 3/8-inch foam
    Waist Belt
    yes
    Hydration Compatible
    yes
    Reservoir Included
    no
    Access
    roll-top
    Pockets
    3 external mesh, 2 zippered waist belt
    Ice Axe Carry
    yes
    Compression
    yes, top and sides
    Claimed Weight
    [white] 2 lb, [black] 2 lb 1 oz
    Recommended Use
    ultralight backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Bomber and versatile

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this pack without a whole lot of expectations. Turns out to be the closest thing I've ever found to the old-school do-everything mountain rucksack. The roll-top keeps out rain and snow, as well as the occasional sand-storm. It also has the unexpected benefit of letting it scrunch down into a great day pack, and then expand all the way up to a decent backpacking pack. It's the truest do-anything pack that I've used in a very long time.
    You definitely lose convenience from being a top-loader, but for me the simplicity and water resistance make up for it. The external mesh pockets hold more than you'd think, and aren't as delicate as I'd feared. They've put up with some pretty rough treatment and so far so good.
    It's not 100% waterproof, since there are two tiny drain holes in the bottom, but I've used it in the rain and things stayed bone dry. Dropped it in the Shaksgam River and nothing got in during that brief dunk. Have used it in the Sierras, Trinity Alps, and most recently a full month in the Chinese Karakoram. So far, so good. I'm totally satisfied.

    Great design

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is my first ultralight pack, and hopefully my last. Made from a very light weight , high tech material (Cuben Fiber) it's seems quite tough. The roll top closure is a smart design that ensures its waterproof. Hyperlite's moto is everything you need and nothing that you don't , I feel that's a perfect way to describe this pack. The padded hip belt is minimal, but works well. I carried 23 lbs about 40 miles and have no complaints, other than I should have gone ultralight sooner !! I would highly recommend this pack.

    My Ultralight go to

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

    I'm thrilled with this pack. I switched to Ultra lite backpacking with this pack is awesome! I switched from. Gregory Baltoro 75L which I'll keep for my heavy hauler, but this pack handles big loads but at 2lbs instead of 5lbs your packweight & back will be thanking you. If your fear is going to the big name packs cause ultralights don't have a frame. This one carry's as well as they do because of the aluminum stays in the bag act as the frame & put the weight on your hip belt. Super comfortable! I loaded the bag up of 30 and 40 pounds it carries like a champ can't wait to go out to Zions with 20 lbs of my new lighter gear

    Wowow!

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

    Hyperlite continues to impress me with their craftsmanship and attention to detail.

    True to it's brand name, this backpack is the lightest 55L pack I've ever lifted. I am 5'7" and the Medium frame fits me well. Hip straps are comfortable, and I love that the chest strap placement can be changed with little effort. I have yet to take it on a longer backpacking trip, but I am looking forward to it after a few weekend getaways!