Hyperlite Mountain Gear
Accessibility Statement

3400 Southwest

Starting at $355.00

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 332 reviews
Our preferred pack for backpacking in dense, heavily wooded trails in the roughest, toughest climates.
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 when resupply points are less frequent and/or for equipment flexibility is needed. 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

    Backpacking & 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 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 1/4” foam back panel pad
  • Loops:Grab Loop & 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 and whistle
  • Buckles/Bungees:Four exterior triglide buckles for optional pack accessory straps
  • Stays:Two removable, contoured aluminum stays
  • Sealing:Proprietary seam tape on all side seams and behind all sewn-on pack features
  • Pack Accessory Options:Shoulder Pocket, Versa, 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

    Backpacking & Adventure Travel

  • SWEET SPOT

    Continental Divide Trail

SPECS & DIMENSIONS

  • MaterialsWhite: DCH50 (Main Body) & DCH150 (Bottom)
    Black: DCH150 (Main Body & Bottom)
  • Internal Volume55L | 3400 cu in.
  • External Volume9.8L | 600 cu in.
  • WeightWhite: 1.98 lbs | 31.7 oz. | 899g
    Black: 2.18 lbs | 34.9 oz. | 989g
  • Load CapacityUp to 40 lbs
  • Back Width10.5" | 26.7cm
  • Height (Fully Unrolled)34" | 86.4cm
  • Top Circumference40" | 101.6cm
  • Bottom Circumference33.5" | 85.1cm
  • Made InMexico

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 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 1/4” foam back panel pad
  • Loops:Grab Loop & 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 and whistle
  • Buckles/Bungees:Four exterior triglide buckles for optional pack accessory straps
  • Stays:Two removable, contoured aluminum stays
  • Sealing:Proprietary seam tape on all side seams and behind all sewn-on pack features
  • Pack Accessory Options:Shoulder Pocket, Versa, 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
average rating 5.0 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5

Nice features

A very comfortable and flexible pack

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Rated 5 out of 5

Best Gear Choice I've Made!

I bought the southwest to replace my much heavier pack. I've used this several times now and each time I marvel at how light it is, but even more how well it carries weight. Additionally, the customer service was great when I was looking at sizing. I ended up being at the very top edge of the small/bottom edge of the medium (17"), and they suggested I go with the small. Spot on. Can't wait to put a ton more miles on this thing.

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Rated 5 out of 5

軽い

とても軽。容量も大きく使いやすいと思います。

背負った感じは、今までのザックの中で一番しっくりきました。

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Reviewed by Bluebird
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Rated 5 out of 5

Awesome Product

I'm a avid backpacker and section hiker , my husband and I both switched out our gear to Hyperlite gear and shaved a ton of weight off out backs . He got the Southwest 4400 and I the Southwest 3400 Very pleased with the construction of these packs , will the roll down top you can convert to a day pack size and weight for shorter trips . Very Very comfortable right out of package ! After much research we are pleased with our decision and expect many years with this gear

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Rated 5 out of 5

3400 Southwest is great for trips where a modest amount of "stuff" is needed.

This Southwest 3400 pack is lighter than my 4400 Southwest by 8-9 ounces, for hikes on which I don't need a bunch of cold weather gear, or those of a lesser duration (say week long trips) than a thru hike.

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