ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKS

Ultralight Backpacks

Our collection of ultralight backpacks are designed for a variety of both all-purpose backpacking and specific backcountry activities. They are designed to be used hard. More importantly, they are designed to last. While intentionally not the lightest, our philosophy is to strike the optimal balance between durability and weight. It’s why one pack can last 8,000-miles through a full Triple Crown hike. It’s why our packs have been used on every continent and almost every mountain and trail in the world. It’s why our packs are selected by a wide-range of customers for a wide-range of backcountry activities. From day hikes to the longest trails, from the deepest canyons to the highest mountains, Hyperlite Mountain Gear represents a better way towards a better experience in the backcountry.
Halka 55
Halka 55
$425.00
Halka 70
Halka 70
$499.00
Waypoint 35
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 20 reviews
Waypoint 35
$359.00
Elevate 22
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 58 reviews
Elevate 22
$249.00
Southwest 40
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 269 reviews
Southwest 40
From $349.00
Southwest 55
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 437 reviews
Southwest 55
From $379.00
Southwest 70
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 202 reviews
Southwest 70
From $425.00
Junction 40
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 109 reviews
Junction 40
From $349.00
Junction 55
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 221 reviews
Junction 55
From $379.00
Windrider 40
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 171 reviews
Windrider 40
From $349.00
Windrider 55
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 202 reviews
Windrider 55
From $379.00
Windrider 70
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 86 reviews
Windrider 70
From $425.00
Porter 40
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 35 reviews
Porter 40
From $359.00
Porter 55
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 44 reviews
Porter 55
From $389.00
Porter 70
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 71 reviews
Porter 70
From $425.00
Ice Pack 40
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 34 reviews
Ice Pack 40
$359.00
Ice Pack 55
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 29 reviews
Ice Pack 55
$389.00
Ice Pack 70
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 52 reviews
Ice Pack 70
$425.00
Crux 40
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 9 reviews
Crux 40
$499.00
Summit 30
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 151 reviews
Summit 30
$199.00
Stuff Pack 30
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 59 reviews
Stuff Pack 30
$129.00
Daybreak 17
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 325 reviews
Daybreak 17
$229.00
Porter 85
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 43 reviews
Porter 85
$475.00
NorthRim 55
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 31 reviews
NorthRim 55
$450.00
NorthRim 70
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 47 reviews
NorthRim 70
$475.00
Prism 40
Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 72 reviews
Prism 40
$425.00
Headwall 55
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 29 reviews
Headwall 55
$449.00
Unbound 40
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 100 reviews
Unbound 40
From $369.00
Unbound 55
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 25 reviews
Unbound 55
From $399.00
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The Southwest

Great for any environment and almost any backcountry activity, the only difference from the Windrider and Junction is three solid fabric exterior pockets. Solid pockets are snag-free, protect stowed gear and supplies from dirt, dust, and snow, and provide full privacy when resupplying in town. Available in 40L, 55L, and 70L volumes.

Great for any environment and almost any backcountry activity, the only difference from the Windrider and Junction is three solid fabric exterior pockets. Solid pockets are snag-free, protect stowed gear and supplies from dirt, dust, and snow, and provide full privacy when resupplying in town. Available in 40L, 55L, and 70L volumes.

    DESIGNED FOR: All-purpose Backpacking
    GOOD FOR: Any backcountry activity and more
    WEIGHT: 29.9oz to 39.3oz (depending on volume/color)

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THE JUNCTION

Great for any environment and almost any backcountry activity, the Junction is a mashup of the Southwest and Windrider with two side solid pockets to eliminate snag risk and one center mesh pocket for content visibility, ventilation, and quick-drying damp gear. Available in 40L and 55L volumes.

Great for any environment and almost any backcountry activity, the Junction is a mashup of the Southwest and Windrider with two side solid pockets to eliminate snag risk and one center mesh pocket for content visibility, ventilation, and quick-drying damp gear. Available in 40L and 55L volumes.

    DESIGNED FOR: All-purpose Backpacking
    GOOD FOR: Any backcountry activity and more
    WEIGHT: 30.3 oz to 34.4 oz (depending on volume/color)

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THE WINDRIDER

Great for any environment and almost any backcountry activity, the only difference from the Southwest and Junction is three mesh exterior pockets. Mesh exterior pockets provide content visibility, ventilation, quick-drying wet or damp gear, and are 100% field repairable with something as simple as dental floss. Available in 40L, 55L, and 70L volumes.

Great for any environment and almost any backcountry activity, the only difference from the Southwest and Junction is three mesh exterior pockets. Mesh exterior pockets provide content visibility, ventilation, quick-drying wet or damp gear, and are 100% field repairable with something as simple as dental floss. Available in 40L, 55L, and 70L volumes.

    DESIGNED FOR: All-purpose Backpacking
    GOOD FOR: Any backcountry activity and more
    WEIGHT: 29.9oz to 39.7oz (depending on volume/color)

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The Waypoint

Our lightest and lowest volume internally framed pack, the Waypoint is designed for on-trail or off-trail backpacking for a range of users and trips. At 35L and with integrated shoulder strap pockets, this pack is suitable for long trails for the more experienced ultralight hiker, short overnights for those still working toward lower volume kits, and technical pursuits when 40L is just too much. Available 35L volume only.


Our lightest and lowest volume internally framed pack, the Waypoint is designed for on-trail or off-trail backpacking for a range of users and trips. At 35L and with integrated shoulder strap pockets, this pack is suitable for long trails for the more experienced ultralight hiker, short overnights for those still working toward lower volume kits, and technical pursuits when 40L is just too much. Available 35L volume only.


    DESIGNED FOR: Long trails for the More Experienced UL Hiker
    GOOD FOR: Fastpacking, Peak-bagging, Backpacking with a low-volume kit
    WEIGHT: 23.5oz | 666g (Medium)

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Unbound 55L Pack

UNBOUND

Designed specifically for on-trail backpacking, the Unbound prioritizes mobile storage and accessibility for the hiker on the go. Incorporating the latest on-trail features like dual-entry front pockets, large, easy-to-reach side pockets, and a bottom stash pocket with trash port, this pack is great for the on-trail hiker or the sunup to sundown thru hiker walking all day to devour miles and reach the terminus. Available in 40L and 55L volumes.

Designed specifically for on-trail backpacking, the Unbound prioritizes mobile storage and accessibility for the hiker on the go. Incorporating the latest on-trail features like dual-entry front pockets, large, easy-to-reach side pockets, and a bottom stash pocket with trash port, this pack is great for the on-trail hiker or the sunup to sundown thru hiker walking all day to devour miles and reach the terminus. Available in 40L and 55L volumes.

    DESIGNED FOR: Thru hiking, On-the-go Accessibility
    GOOD FOR: On-trail backpacking, section-hiking
    WEIGHT: 29.6oz to 34.1oz (depending on volume/color)

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THE HEADWALL

The Headwall 55 is specifically designed for multi-day ski touring deep into the winter backcountry. This 55L pack includes dual ice axe loops and prioritizes external avalanche tool carry. With A-frame carry for skis or splitboards, the Headwall has all the features you need to reach deeper terrain than you’ve ever skied before–whether it leads to a first descent or your first descent.

The Headwall 55 is specifically designed for multi-day ski touring deep into the winter backcountry. This 55L pack includes dual ice axe loops and prioritizes external avalanche tool carry. With A-frame carry for skis or splitboards, the Headwall has all the features you need to reach deeper terrain than you’ve ever skied before–whether it leads to a first descent or your first descent.

    DESIGNED FOR: Ski Touring
    GOOD FOR: Travel in Avalanche Terrain, Professional Use, Hut-to-Hut Traverses
    WEIGHT: 41.7oz (Medium)

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Crux 40
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Crux 40
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Crux 40

THE CRUX

The Crux 40 is a ski mountaineering pack designed to efficiently reach peaks, safely transition to skis or snowboard at the top, and successfully make the descent. This 40L pack, collaboratively designed with ski legend Cody Townsend, includes zippered back panel access and prioritizes access to technical ice tools in high-exposure environments. Accommodates A-frame and diagonal ski carry options.

The Crux 40 is a ski mountaineering pack designed to efficiently reach peaks, safely transition to skis or snowboard at the top, and successfully make the descent. This 40L pack, collaboratively designed with ski legend Cody Townsend, includes zippered back panel access and prioritizes access to technical ice tools in high-exposure environments. Accommodates A-frame and diagonal ski carry options.

    DESIGNED FOR: Ski Mountaineering
    GOOD FOR: Ski Touring
    WEIGHT: 44.1oz (Medium)

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The Porter

The Porter is our most stripped-down and modular pack designed for multi-sport athletes and multi-discipline adventures. With a sleek body and four vertical external daisy chains, this pack is a blank canvas for lashing gear and accessories to meet the equipment demands of any adventure. Its only limitation is your imagination. Available in 40L, 55L, 70L and 85L volumes.

The Porter is our most stripped-down and modular pack designed for multi-sport athletes and multi-discipline adventures. With a sleek body and four vertical external daisy chains, this pack is a blank canvas for lashing gear and accessories to meet the equipment demands of any adventure. Its only limitation is your imagination. Available in 40L, 55L, 70L and 85L volumes.

    DESIGNED FOR: Multi-discipline Adventures
    GOOD FOR: Multi-sport, Bushwhacking, Packrafting, Climbing, Mountaineering, Skiing, Expeditions, Off-trail Backpacking
    WEIGHT: 29.7oz to 42.0oz (depending on volume/color)

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THE NORTHRIM

The NorthRim is identical to the Southwest, Windrider and Junction models except that the bottom, exterior pockets, and hip belt pockets are made from our most durable fabric. Built to withstand the toughest, most abrasive conditions, this pack holds up in terrains notorious for shredding gear. These packs outlast alternatives in places like the Grand Canyon–or for less demanding use–the NorthRim could be the last pack you ever buy. Available in 55L and 70L volumes.

The NorthRim is identical to the Southwest, Windrider and Junction models except that the bottom, exterior pockets, and hip belt pockets are made from our most durable fabric. Built to withstand the toughest, most abrasive conditions, this pack holds up in terrains notorious for shredding gear. These packs outlast alternatives in places like the Grand Canyon–or for less demanding use–the NorthRim could be the last pack you ever buy. Available in 55L and 70L volumes.

    DESIGNED FOR: Hard Use, Most Grueling Terrain
    GOOD FOR: Canyoneering, Expeditions, Packrafting, Bushwhacking, Off-trail, Winter Overnighting
    WEIGHT: 34.9oz to 38.6oz (depending on volume)

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The Ice Pack

The Ice Pack is a stripped-down yet full-featured technical winter pack. With availability in 40L, 55L, and 70L volumes, it is all-purpose with low-profile crampon and easy-access ice tool carry systems making it great for alpine climbing, water ice, or multi-day winter mountaineering.

The Ice Pack is a stripped-down yet full-featured technical winter pack. With availability in 40L, 55L, and 70L volumes, it is all-purpose with low-profile crampon and easy-access ice tool carry systems making it great for alpine climbing, water ice, or multi-day winter mountaineering.

    DESIGNED FOR: Ice Climbing
    GOOD FOR: Alpine Climbing, Mixed Climbing, Mountaineering, All-purpose Winter Pursuits
    WEIGHT: 34.0oz to 41.5oz (depending on volume)

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The Prism

Designed for alpine climbing, the Prism 40 is also ideal for ice climbing, mixed climbing, and mountaineering. This 40L pack includes an external diamond pocket to lock two technical axe heads in place, low-profile side sleeve pockets for wands/pickets, and drawstring closure with floating lid.

Designed for alpine climbing, the Prism 40 is also ideal for ice climbing, mixed climbing, and mountaineering. This 40L pack includes an external diamond pocket to lock two technical axe heads in place, low-profile side sleeve pockets for wands/pickets, and drawstring closure with floating lid.

    DESIGNED FOR: Alpine Climbing
    GOOD FOR: Ice Climbing, Mixed Climbing, Mountaineering
    WEIGHT: 34.6oz (Medium)

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THE HALKA

The HALKA is built for the biggest bucket-list goals whether you’re an expedition mountaineer or in the role of a guide, with just the features required to safely summit and return to the realms where the rest of us live.


DESIGNED FOR: Mountaineering
GOOD FOR: Climbing, Expedition Ice Climbing, Guiding
WEIGHT: 42.5oz to 52.6oz (depending on volume/size)

The HALKA is built for the biggest bucket-list goals whether you’re an expedition mountaineer or in the role of a guide, with just the features required to safely summit and return to the realms where the rest of us live.


DESIGNED FOR:Mountaineering
GOOD FOR: Climbing, Expedition Ice Climbing, Guiding
WEIGHT: 42.5oz to 52.6oz (depending on volume/size)
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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Elevate 22
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Daypacks

The Day Pack Collection covers a broad range of single-day activities whether it’s a few hours outside, all day off-trail excursions, peak-bagging, bikepacking, summit pushes, or your day-to-day adventures between home and work and back. Consisting of the Elevate 22, Daybreak 17, Summit 30, and Stuff Pack 30, features range from complete simplicity to those needed to accomplish creative, technical missions.

The Day Pack Collection covers a broad range of single-day activities whether it’s a few hours outside, all day off-trail excursions, peak-bagging, bikepacking, summit pushes, or your day-to-day adventures between home and work and back. Consisting of the Elevate 22, Daybreak 17, Summit 30, and Stuff Pack 30, features range from complete simplicity to those needed to accomplish creative, technical missions.

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