3400 Southwest

Starting at $355.00

Rated 5.0 out of 5
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Our preferred pack for backpacking in dense, heavily wooded trails in the roughest, toughest climates.
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OUR CLOSE QUARTERS TRAIL PACK

On rugged and tight trails, the 3400 Southwest is a flexible performer that can adapt and handle the way gear volumes change for weekend, section, or thru hikes. Ideal for weekend, section, or thru hikes where resupply points are less frequent and/or for equipment flexibility. When the extra volume is not in use, the 3400’s top can roll down enough to make the overall size of the pack similar to the 2400, but that additional space can come in pretty handy when you need it.


When the route is thick with vegetation, requires the occasional up and over immovable objects, and calls for “suck in your gut and shimmy through” type moves, the Southwest is the backpack you want up-close and personal. This pack family is made specifically for tough adventures that would rip most other ultralight-style packs to shreds.

IDEAL USES
  • DURATION

    5-7 Days

  • TERRAIN

    Dry, Rocky Environments

  • ACTIVITY

    Adventure Travel

  • SWEET SPOT

    Continental Divide Trail

WHY CHOOSE THE 3400 SOUTHWEST?

WHY CHOOSE THE 3400 SOUTHWEST?

SOLID & SECURE

Three easily accessible external pockets to store and protect your gear

DURABLE ABRASION PROTECTION

External Hardline with Dyneema® side pockets keep your gear protected and free from any unwanted snags or abrasion

WATERPROOF MATERIALS

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

FEATURES

FEATURES

  • External Pockets:Three external, solid Hardline with Dyneema® pockets
  • Zippered Pockets:Hardline with Dyneema® zippered pockets on hip belt with #5 YKK zipper
  • Internal Sleeve:Internal 8" x 14” mesh sleeve for hydration bladder
  • Top Closure:Roll-Top closure system
  • 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 1/4” foam back panel pad
  • Loops:Ice Axe loop
  • Side Straps: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
  • Buckles/Bungees:Four exterior triglide buckles for optional pack accessory straps
  • Stays:Two removable, contoured aluminum stays
  • Sealing:Proprietary seam sealing on all side seams and behind all sewn-on pack features
  • Pack Accessory Options:Shoulder Pocket, Versa, REpack, Stuff Sacks & Pods
  • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps
  • Water Resistant:Yes
  • Compatible With:Pods, Drawstring or Roll-Top Stuff Sacks, Stuff Sack Pillow

IDEAL USES

  • DURATION

    5-7 Days

  • TERRAIN

    Dry, Rocky Environments

  • ACTIVITY

    Adventure Travel

  • SWEET SPOT

    Continental Divide Trail

SPECS & DIMENSIONS

  • MaterialsDCH50 & DCH150
  • Internal Volume55L
  • External Volume9.8L
  • White Pack2.0 lbs
  • Black Pack2.18 lbs
  • Weight2.18 lbs
  • Load CapacityUp to 40 lbs
  • SizeUp to 40 lbs
  • Back Width10.5" | 26.7cm
  • Height (Fully Unrolled)34" | 86.4cm
  • Top Circumference40" | 101.6cm
  • Bottom Circumference33.5" | 85.1cm
  • Made InMAINE, USA

WHY CHOOSE THE 3400 SOUTHWEST?

SOLID & SECURE

Three easily accessible external pockets to store and protect your gear

DURABLE ABRASION PROTECTION

External Hardline with Dyneema® side pockets keep your gear protected and free from any unwanted snags or abrasion

WATERPROOF MATERIALS

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

FEATURES

  • External Pockets:Three external, solid Hardline with Dyneema® pockets
  • Zippered Pockets:Hardline with Dyneema® zippered pockets on hip belt with #5 YKK zipper
  • Internal Sleeve:Internal 8" x 14” mesh sleeve for hydration bladder
  • Top Closure:Roll-Top closure system
  • 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 1/4” foam back panel pad
  • Loops:Ice Axe loop
  • Side Straps: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
  • Buckles/Bungees:Four exterior triglide buckles for optional pack accessory straps
  • Stays:Two removable, contoured aluminum stays
  • Sealing:Proprietary seam sealing on all side seams and behind all sewn-on pack features
  • Pack Accessory Options:Shoulder Pocket, Versa, REpack, Stuff Sacks & Pods
  • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps
  • Water Resistant:Yes
  • Compatible With:Pods, Drawstring or Roll-Top Stuff Sacks, Stuff Sack Pillow

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Reviewed by Angie S.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Hyperlite 3400 Southwest Delivers!

Have taken this backpack out on trail, half full, and have been working up my strength for longer distances. What usually gives me much back pain using other backpacks, I am not experiencing with this backpack. I have been pleasantly surprised by its comfort and how it forms to my body.

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Passing It Along

I just purchased this Southwest 3400 for my son, I’ve had my own for about three years now, and absolutely love it!! My son and I backpack every 2 to 3 months in the Carolina Mountains, 2 to 3 day trips. He’s had a granite gear crown 60, but has been eyeing my Southwest every trip, LOL. I just surprised him with his own Southwest 3400, we will be breaking it in next month on another backpacking trip in the Roan Highland Mountains, can’t wait.

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Reviewed by simon c.
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A pack to get the hike done right - a through-hikers choice

Purchased the 3400 Southwest (Tall), meets the required size to weight requirements, will save on weight without losing the required volume of pack size.

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Reviewed by Gene S., from United States
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Rated 5 out of 5

Just used my new 3400

Just used my new 3400 SW, for the first time, on a two week thru of the Ozark Highland Trail. I really liked it, it felt good, very comfortable, gave me a wide range of adjustability and versatility, and of course, delightfully light weight.

I would suggest that you look at whether the straps that connect the rool down top closure could be re-located to a point between the large back pocket and the two side pockets. The present location of them, which is in front of the two side pockets, gets in the way of accessing the side pockets while wearing the pack. As in, when reaching for something in the side pockets, or even more, replacing something in the side pockets, like my water bottle or map, the straps got in the way of easy access.

But again of all a great product. I highly recommend!

Gene Sparling, Hot Springs AR

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Reviewed by Nick D., from United States
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Rated 5 out of 5

Awesome packs

This is my third pack. First one still works great. Just some minor normal wear and tear. Anyway packs are amazing. Make wearing a pack really effortless. Would strongly recomend any hyperlite product.

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