What is new in 2014?
We get asked that question from the media, friends, and customers all the time. So we thought we would take a moment to give an update on what we’ve been doing at Hyperlite Mountain Gear to make our products even better!
We have rolled out NEW features across our entire pack range in the 2400(40L), 3400(55L) and 4400(70L) sizes. These include taping all of the packs critical seams for improved water resistance, a double-reinforced 150d pack bottom, re-designed hip-belt pockets for improved utility, and extended hip-belt length for better wrap around support allowing improved weight transfer capability from the shoulders to the hips.
Also on our large 4400(70L) sized packs we are building the entire pack from our Cuben/150d Poly hybrid material and we have added an additional back panel frame-sheet allowing an increased carrying capacity of up to 60 lbs.
Remember when ordering a pack to get a measurement of your torso size to ensure the best fit and best performance from your pack.
Take a look at our size chart to make sure you measure right.
All of our gear is designed and tested in the ‘worst conditions’ to ensure it is the best it can be. Our CEO Mike St. Pierre was recently out on an R&D mission to Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park here in Maine. He and the crew he was with endured -30 degree weather to do some skiing and climbing to test new materials that we plan to launch a bit later this year!
Check out this picture from their trip – photo credit Max Neal