Hyperlite Mountain Gear
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Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 29 reviews

5400 Porter

$475.00

SKU: 3-10385-1

Our preferred pack for multisport adventures.

85L PACK, IDEAL FOR

  • 7+ Days
  • Any Expeditions + Packrafting
  • Alaska
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OUR SIMPLE, HIGHLY VERSATILE MULTISPORT PACK

The 5400 Porter is designed for explorers that want to do all the things. With added capacity for clothing, dry suits, additional days’ worth of food, or supplementary equipment like boats, paddles, or ropes, this pack is crucial for the multi-est multisporter. Ideal for four-season, extended trips into the backcountry where resupply points aren't available and/or bulkier cold weather gear is required

We designed the Porter for the expert ultralight backpacker or climber who moves fast, goes far and travels light. It’s ideal for shorter-duration adventures, where you’re sharing gear with your partner. Made from 100% waterproof Dyneema® Composite Fabrics (formerly Cuben Fiber), this backpack is highly durable and weatherproof. Use it with our Stuff Sacks for a nearly perfect waterproof kit.

    OUR SIMPLE, HIGHLY VERSATILE MULTISPORT PACK

    WHY CHOOSE THE 5400 PORTER?

    WHY CHOOSE THE 5400 PORTER?

    Key Feature

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    Designed for the ultralight explorer who moves fast, goes far, and travels light with gear needs for a variety of activities

    Key Feature

    WATERPROOF MATERIALS

    Pair with our Stuff Sacks for a buttoned up, nearly waterproof kit

    Key Feature

    DAISY CHAINS

    Four external, vertical daisy chains for attaching a Porter Stuff Pocket, Porter Water Bottle Holders, or extra gear for trip-specific customization. Ability to stow two ice axes on daisy chains

    FEATURES

    • Internal Pockets:Internal 8" x 8" zippered pocket
    • Zippered Pockets:Hardline with Dyneema® zippered pockets on hip belt with #5 YKK zipper
    • Top Closure:Roll-Top closure system with side compression straps for vertical compression
    • Hip Belt:Hardline with Dyneema® dual-density hip belt with 1/8” closed cell rigid foam, 1/4” closed cell foam and spacer mesh
    • Back:Integrated plastic-reinforced 1/4” foam back panel pad
    • Loops:Grab Loop
    • Side Straps:Six side compression straps for horizontal compression
    • Top Compression Straps:Top Y-strap compression designed to secure gear
    • Shoulder Straps:Hardline with Dyneema® shoulder straps with 3/8” closed cell foam and spacer mesh
    • Sternum Straps:Adjustable sternum strap with self-tensioning elastic
    • Stays:Removable, contoured aluminum stays
    • Sealing:Proprietary seam tape on all side seams and behind all sewn-on pack features
    • Pack Accessory Options:Compatible with the Porter Stuff Pocket and Porter Water Bottle Holder
    • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps, four external, vertical daisy chains for attaching extra gear for trip-specific customization and allows two ice axes to be carried.
    • Water Resistant:Yes
    • Compatible With:Pods, Drawstring or Roll-Top Stuff Sacks, Stuff Sack Pillow
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    Quality Construction and Engineering
    Sometimes when you get a new piece of gear you can just tell.. this is something I’m going to use forever. Was blown away at the simplicity, materials, and functionality of this pack. A+ guys!
    Eric G.
    Verified Buyer
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    The Best Expedition Pack I've Ever Used
    Excellent quality and materials. Strong. Well-built. Easy to pack. Versatile. Well-designed, with no un-needed features. Oh, and very lightweight!
    David H.
    Verified Buyer
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    Great Pack
    Lightest pack made at this size. Beautifully made and has everything you really need, and nothing you don’t need which is sometimes harder to figure out. Not cheap, but worth every cent. Nothing else compares.
    Mark P.
    Verified Buyer

    SPECS & DIMENSIONS

    • MaterialsDCH150 (Body) + DCHW (Bottom)
    • Internal Volume85L
    • Weight2.7 lbs | 42.4 oz | 1200.5 g
    • Load CapacityUp to 60 lbs
    • Back Width10.5" | 26.7cm
    • Height (Fully Unrolled)40.8" | 103.6cm
    • Top Circumference48.5" | 123.2cm
    • Bottom Circumference40.5" | 102.9cm
    • Made InMexico

    WHY CHOOSE THE 5400 PORTER?

    Key Feature

    BLANK CANVAS

    Designed for the ultralight explorer who moves fast, goes far, and travels light with gear needs for a variety of activities

    Key Feature

    WATERPROOF MATERIALS

    Pair with our Stuff Sacks for a buttoned up, nearly waterproof kit

    Key Feature

    DAISY CHAINS

    Four external, vertical daisy chains for attaching a Porter Stuff Pocket, Porter Water Bottle Holders, or extra gear for trip-specific customization. Ability to stow two ice axes on daisy chains

    Features

    • Internal Pockets:Internal 8" x 8" zippered pocket
    • Zippered Pockets:Hardline with Dyneema® zippered pockets on hip belt with #5 YKK zipper
    • Top Closure:Roll-Top closure system with side compression straps for vertical compression
    • Hip Belt:Hardline with Dyneema® dual-density hip belt with 1/8” closed cell rigid foam, 1/4” closed cell foam and spacer mesh
    • Back:Integrated plastic-reinforced 1/4” foam back panel pad
    • Loops:Grab Loop
    • Side Straps:Six side compression straps for horizontal compression
    • Top Compression Straps:Top Y-strap compression designed to secure gear
    • Shoulder Straps:Hardline with Dyneema® shoulder straps with 3/8” closed cell foam and spacer mesh
    • Sternum Straps:Adjustable sternum strap with self-tensioning elastic
    • Stays:Removable, contoured aluminum stays
    • Sealing:Proprietary seam tape on all side seams and behind all sewn-on pack features
    • Pack Accessory Options:Compatible with the Porter Stuff Pocket and Porter Water Bottle Holder
    • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps, four external, vertical daisy chains for attaching extra gear for trip-specific customization and allows two ice axes to be carried.
    • Water Resistant:Yes
    • Compatible With:Pods, Drawstring or Roll-Top Stuff Sacks, Stuff Sack Pillow

    Product Reviews and Questions

    average rating 4.8 out of 5
    Based on 29 reviews
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    93% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Reviewed by Madalynn Gavigan M.
    Verified Buyer
    Age Range
    25 - 34
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Backpacking
    • Alpine/Ice Climbing
    • Skiing/Snowboarding
    What size pack did you order?
    Small
    Rated 4 out of 5

    Muy Bueno

    This is my first Hyperlite pack and I'm sold. I've used many other multi-day packs from Deuter, Gregory, REI, Mystery Ranch, among others. I loved the simplicity, weight, and hip belt design of this pack. My gripe was that the weatherproof fabric really only was "nearly waterproof" the first few days of use. So, more trash bags next time! Otherwise, grade A pack.

    Plug for some packs with a torso length smaller than 15". I'm a 14", and like many other products in this industry, will just live with the "it fits pretty good" approach.

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    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Reviewed by K A.
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    Age Range
    65+
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Backpacking
    • Packrafting/Paddle
    What size pack did you order?
    Small
    Rated 3 out of 5

    Would not recommend for women

    I recently used my Porter 5400 for the first time, on a combination backpacking/packrafting trip for 16 days. I had a pretty heavy load (no idea; didn't weigh it beforehand); we had a re-supply along the way. The waistbelt immediately cut into my hipbone and within a couple days, even after placing socks on my hips between my skin and pants, my hips were swollen and sore from the waistbelt. I'm pretty disappointed and wondering how I can beef up the padding in some way. It was a lot of money to pay for a product that doesn't work for me.

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    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Reviewed by Kit
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    Age Range
    25 - 34
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Skiing/Snowboarding
    • Alpine/Ice Climbing
    What size pack did you order?
    Large
    Rated 3 out of 5

    Light but not durable

    Love the pack, but it doesn't seem to be designed to live up to it's name. Porters are strong. This pack isn't. 85L and it's meant to carry additional gear on the outside, and it's rated for 60 pounds. I'm not sure who has multiple days/weeks of food, clothes, and technical mountaineering gear that's under 60 pounds. You can easily load it with 70 to 80+ pounds if you want to go splitboard mountaineering in Alaksa. It should be designed as such. The shoulder and gear carry straps could use beefier stitching pattern. I think most people are going to use this pack for longer duration trips. Weight lifters on the shoulder straps would be worth the minimal weight penalty. I also wish the side straps were a bit longer. Highly recommend the optional outside pocket for quick access to avy gear/jackets. I also got the shoulder pocket and love it for snacks and phone. It is a great pack for shorter, lighter trips but doesn't seem tough enough for the adventures it was seemingly designed for. The additional carry straps work well, but would be better if they were burlier and maybe had an option to be rubber coated to resist ski/snowboard edges.

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    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Reviewed by Stuart W.
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    Age Range
    45 - 54
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Backpacking
    • Day Hiking
    • Thru Hiking
    What size pack did you order?
    Medium
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Holy Backpack, Batman!

    "Porter" implies a big, empty sack that can store things well over your head. The 5400 is just that. For a Scout event, I carried 50 pounds about a mile. No problem with seams or straining. The straps weren't an issue. I attached a Hyperlite carabiner to each of the four loops to improve versatility (it will hold clothing clips, for instance). If you fill beyond 9 inches or so from the top, you won't be fully successful using the roll top and Y-strap.

    Because there is only one pocket, I would recommend color-coded, stuff- and dry sacks for everything. Reaching into a bag that's 4 feet deep is not fun; you pretty much have to pour the contents out if what you're searching for is not on the top.

    My load: 2 tents (3 lbs, 5 lbs), REI camping chair (12 lbs), three 20° sleeping bags (4 lbs each), 3 sleeping pads (6 lbs total), 1 sleeping pillow, 1 bag liner, 6L of clothes in dry sack ( 11 lbs total).

    That perfectly fit into the 5400 Porter with the camping chair sticking out a foot. I'm 5'8" and ordered a medium which fit perfectly. The balance is excellent. The only disadvantage compared to an exterior frame is the amount of space in the back, so you get a little sweaty. Do not wear with cotton. Use a merino wool or synthetic top.

    The Dyneema fabric is completely waterproof under normal conditions.

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    Reviewed by Matt S.
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    Age Range
    25 - 34
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Skiing/Snowboarding
    • Backpacking
    • Alpine/Ice Climbing
    What size pack did you order?
    Large
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Great backcountry ski bag

    In AK some of the approaches to good skiing base camps are 15-30 miles and to have a 3lb 85 liter bag to carry camp in is awesome. On these trips every lb counts so the lighter the better. It has plenty of room for camp gear and ski gear. The weather proofness of the bag keeps your mind at ease if it starts snowing or raining. I highly recommend this bag for long trips in any conditions.

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