4400 Southwest

$390.00

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 133 reviews
Our preferred pack for backpacking in dense, heavily wooded trails in the roughest, toughest climates.
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OUR CLOSE QUARTERS TRAIL PACK

If you’ve got a four-season trail habit, the 4400 Southwest has the volume needed for bulkier cold weather gear, food and fuel for a week, or additional travel tools like a packraft. Ideal for four-season, weekend, section, or thru hikes where resupply points are less frequent and/or bulkier cold weather gear is required.

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

      7+ Days

    • TERRAIN

      Dry, Rocky Environments

    • ACTIVITY

      Adventure Travel

    • SWEET SPOT

      Continental Divide Trail

    WHY CHOOSE THE 4400 SOUTHWEST?

    WHY CHOOSE THE 4400 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

      7+ Days

    • TERRAIN

      Dry, Rocky Environments

    • ACTIVITY

      Adventure Travel

    • SWEET SPOT

      Continental Divide Trail

    SPECS & DIMENSIONS

    • MaterialsDCH50 & DCH150
    • Internal Volume70L
    • External Volume9.8L
    • White Pack2.45 lbs
    • Black Pack2.45 lbs
    • Weight2.45 lbs
    • Load CapacityUp to 60 lbs
    • SizeUp to 60 lbs
    • Back Width10.5" | 26.7cm
    • Height (Fully Unrolled)38.5" | 97.8cm
    • Top Circumference45" | 114.3cm
    • Bottom Circumference37.5" | 95.3cm
    • Made InMAINE, USA

    WHY CHOOSE THE 4400 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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    average rating 4.9 out of 5
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    Rated 3 out of 5
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    Reviewed by Richard W.
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    35 - 44
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Backpacking
    • Alpine/Ice Climbing
    What size pack did you order?
    Large
    Rated 5 out of 5

    First thoughts

    Product came quickly, (uk based) I love the look and feel of it. Very well made. It’s huge and just what I wanted for winter trips. Looking forward to getting out and using.

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    Reviewed by Bob
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    Rated 4 out of 5

    Pros and Cons

    I've used this pack on a handful of winter trips since purchasing it last fall. Generally, I'm happy with it, but there are some pros and cons.

    Pros:

    - The build quality is excellent. I expect this pack to last a long time.

    - I like the fact that I can cinch down the pack to accommodate the load I'm carrying through the combination of the roll top and external straps.

    - The capacity is more than generous. I can't imagine ever needing to fill the main compartment.

    - Considering the burly construction and extra straps and features, the pack is very light.

    Cons:

    - The hip belt and shoulder straps are extremely difficult to adjust. I have literally had to take the pack off to adjust them before putting it back on. I hope they will loosen up some over time.

    - The generally unstructured nature of the back panel makes it necessary to be careful about how to pack things that will be in contact with my back. There's really no airflow, so I expect this pack to be hot in warm weather. I don't think either of these things are unique to this HMG pack, but they are differences I've noticed compared to my other backpacks.

    Overall, I'm a happy customer.

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    Reviewed by Michael H., from United States
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    Rated 5 out of 5

    The company fixed the issue with my pack

    The spacing was off originally with the shoulder straps. I sent it back and they built me a new 4400 Southwest. No complaints after.

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    Reviewed by Minu C., from United States
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Best pack ever

    I have taken this pack into the mountains and canyons leading groups of students for 2-4 weeks. The accessibility, weight, comfortability, and durability is top of the class. I don't think I'll switch to any other pack for a long time. Keep up the excellent work!

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    Reviewed by Ronald B., from United States
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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Great pack

    This pack is amazing. Very high quality and very light. The quality is excellent. Haven’t actually used it , but had it on walking around the neighborhood.

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