bootboywrote a review of Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Porter 55L Backpack on May 26, 2016
I bought this pack directly from hyperlite with the ski carry option for the extra Dyneema on the bottom and the sides. I had desert backpacking and specifically the Grand Canyon in mind. Like magic, Im carrying less stuff since downsizing from an 80L pack. This thing carries 30-40 lbs like a dream and the extra daisies which the other two large packs don't have are nice too. I love the simple, practical construction and the fact that this pack has everything you need, nothing you don't. The roll top is a simple and effective system that, by its design, takes care of extra bulk and material when carrying less. The hip pockets are a little hard to get stuff in and out of but they are a nice touch. The fact that this is made right here in the US is big plus for as well. Its not cheap, but if you spend as much time in the desert as i do, its worth every penny.