Hyperlite Mountain Gear
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3400 Southwest

Starting at $379.00

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 337 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.

OUR CLOSE QUARTERS TRAIL PACK
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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Reviewed by Christer L.
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Tall
Rated 5 out of 5

Amazing pack!

I am a bit afraid of abrasions piercing the bottom of the backpack as I lift it from the ground from sharp mountains and rocks. I am very careful not to drag it accross any surface, always lift. Love the pack! Can't wait for more adventures!

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Small
Rated 5 out of 5

Like a glove

It isn’t the lightest ultralight, nor the cheapest, not the most versatile. But if you are looking for SIMPLE, High Quality, and still ULTRA LIGHT than this is your pack. Expensive sure, but you get every dollar worth out of it. This pack also fits your back like a glove. Take the time to measure yourself and you won’t miss those load lifters.

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Reviewed by Teddy A.
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Medium
Rated 5 out of 5

Love this pack

I think these are the best packs out there. The external pockets are perfect for 5 liters of water (using Smartwater bottles,) the built-in waist-band pockets are perfect, it's super comfortable right out of the box, and the velcro at the top actually makes a big difference in making it super easy to do a quick closure so stuff doesn't fall out, even when you're not ready to totally seal it. I also like the strap system across the top. Most of all, it's lightweight and there are no extras!

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Large
Rated 5 out of 5

Durable lightweight pack

Nice pack. I have packed it a couple of times, but have not taken it out of any major hikes yet.

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  • Day Hiking
  • Thru Hiking
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Rated 5 out of 5

3400 Southwest

Superb backpack. It’s all I need for long distance hikes, even in day hikes. Very versatile pack, the right size for me considering ultralight backpacking.

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