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THE Windrider

The Windrider

OUR ORIGINAL BACKPACKING PACK

There’s a kind of classic image that comes to mind when you hear the word “hiking.” Dense green and brown forests with meandering rugged root-strewn trails lead to awe-inspiring hill and mountain panoramas, and rivers and streams lull tired explorers to sleep at the end or strenuous but rewarding days.

Ultralight Original

Our original backpacking pack with external mesh pockets provide ample room for gear without having to open your pack and dig.

WEATHER RESISTANT

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

Optional Accessories

Featuring four exterior triglide buckles for adding pack accessory straps or a shoulder pocket, making your pack system more robust and functional.

Roll-Top closure system

Three external mesh pockets -- Makes it easy to see what's in your pockets and allows gear to dry faster.

Zippered pockets built with Hardline with Dyneema® and #5 YKK zipper

Hardline with Dyneema® shoulder straps with 3/8” closed cell foam and spacer mesh

IDEAL USES

The Windrider is our preferred pack for backpacking in open, wet and wooded trails.

  • Wet, Wooded Environments
  • Backpacking and Thru Hiking
  • Appalachian Trail
  • Pack System with Pods, Shoulder Pocket, and Versa

Overall the best pack I've ever purchased. Very strong, durable, lightweight material, I'm anticipating years of heavy use won't phase this pack. I found hyperlite after a cheap lightweight pack I purchased began to fall apart after less than 100 miles. I'd so much rather pay a little more for rugged gear than skimp and be frustrated with cheap junk!

Anna D.

I used my Hyperlite 2400 Windrider for 14 days of sole hiking in the Great Smokeys. Lots of rain and mud, the backpack held up great, back home and easily cleaned by now. It felt good around hips and shoulders, I like the velcro closure, easy to semi-close during rain without having to roll up. Great simple design, all that is needed, and nothing that is not/ The bottom is double-layered, thus nicely reinforced. I look forward to using the 2400 Windrider for years to come. Thanks for a great product!

Andre D.

I love this thing! For how minimalist it is, it is very comfortable and the perfect size for the trips I take. I've done 20+ mile days in the mountains of Montana loaded with around 30lbs and have no complaints. The hip pockets are perfect for a few snacks and the mesh pouches on the outside are great for a few quick access essentials and drying out clothes while hiking. Definitely recommend!

Jesse

My new 3400 Windrider is a big improvement, perhaps the biggest in the more than 70 years I have been hiking /camping/ climbing - the reduction in weight compared to many other packs I have owned got me started in reducing the weight of every piece of gear I use regularly - clothing, ice axe, boots, ropes... at age 77 it is now critical for me to go hyperlite to just keep going and going and going. Great gear from HMG. Highly recommend, with no reservations.

Robert P.

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Suggested Use: 1-4 days in the backcountry, wet, wooded environments, backpacking and thru hiking, Appalachian Trail. This pack is best used with a pack system including Pods, Shoulder Pocket, and Versa.

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Suggested Use: 5-7 days in the backcountry, wet, wooded environments, backpacking and thru hiking, Appalachian Trail. This pack is best used with a pack system including Pods, Shoulder Pocket, and Versa.

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Suggested Use: 7+ days in the backcountry, wet, wooded environments, backpacking and thru hiking, Appalachian Trail. This pack is best used with a pack system including Pods, Shoulder Pocket, and Versa.

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Suggested Use: Put technology like phones or GPS, or items like sunscreen within reach with this accessory that attaches to the shoulder straps of our packs and others. One more great way to keep the tools you need for a successful day within reach.