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3400 Windrider

Starting at $355.00

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 150 reviews
Our preferred pack for backpacking in open, wet and wooded trails.
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OUR ORIGINAL BACKPACKING PACK

The 3400 Windrider has made a name for itself as the ideal Appalachian Trail thru hiking pack with its massive mesh pockets that help to dry wet gear on the move, and its adaptable carrying capacity as supplies accumulate and dwindle along the route. Ideal for weekend, section, or thru hikes where resupply points are less frequent and/or for equipment flexibility. 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.

    IDEAL USES
    • DURATION

      5-7 Days

    • TERRAIN

      Wet, Wooded Environments

    • ACTIVITY

      Backpacking & Thru Hiking

    • SWEET SPOT

      Appalachian Trail

    WHY CHOOSE THE 3400 WINDRIDER?

    WHY CHOOSE THE 3400 WINDRIDER?

    ULTRALIGHT ORIGINAL

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

    WATERPROOF MATERIALS

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

    EXTERNAL POCKETS

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

    FEATURES

    FEATURES

    • External Pockets:Three external, solid Hardline with Dyneema® pockets
    • Internal Pockets:Internal Pockets
    • Zippered Pockets:Hardline with Dyneema® zippered pockets on hip belt with #5 YKK zipper
    • Internal Sleeve:Hydro port and internal mesh hydro sleeve
    • 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: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: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

      5-7 Days

    • TERRAIN

      Wet, Wooded Environments

    • ACTIVITY

      Backpacking & Thru Hiking

    • SWEET SPOT

      Appalachian Trail

    SPECS & DIMENSIONS

    • MaterialsDCH50 & DCH150
    • Internal Volume55L
    • External Volume9.8L
    • White Pack1.98lbs
    • Black Pack2.17lbs
    • 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

    WHY CHOOSE THE 3400 WINDRIDER?

    ULTRALIGHT ORIGINAL

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

    WATERPROOF MATERIALS

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

    EXTERNAL POCKETS

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

    FEATURES

    • External Pockets:Three external, solid Hardline with Dyneema® pockets
    • Internal Pockets:Internal Pockets
    • Zippered Pockets:Hardline with Dyneema® zippered pockets on hip belt with #5 YKK zipper
    • Internal Sleeve:Hydro port and internal mesh hydro sleeve
    • 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: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: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
    average rating 4.9 out of 5
    Based on 150 reviews
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    Reviewed by Bradford J. S.
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    45 - 54
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Backpacking
    • Day Hiking
    What size pack did you order?
    Medium
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Dix Range - 9/17 to 9/19

    I started using an internal frame pack in 2007. I purchased this pack in August 2021 to use for light weight adventuring at Macomb, South Dix, Grace, Hough and Dix. I used it on a couple of training hikes, i.e., I carried my 3L reservoir, some socks, rain gear and lunch to do a 7-mile hike around Hammonasset Lake when it was 100 degrees. Light weight, no problem.

    For the Dix Range trip I packed the following: MSR stove, fuel canister, pot, mug, spoon, twig stove, tarp, stakes, sleeping bag, ground tarp, sleeping pad, 12' of 550 cord, Bic, compass, map, first aid kit, solar battery/charger with cords, 3L reservoir, 2-1L canteens, Katadyn water filtration, multi-tool, headlamp, reading glasses (yep, I'm that old), wool beanie, Tilley, 2-trail shirts, 1-pant, 1-short, 3 pairs wool socks, down jacket, gloves, rain gear, sundries, 2-freeze dried meals, trail mix, camera, and hiking poles. I used 1 large pod for wearables and a stuff sack for the rest. The pack had room to spare. Easy adjustments with three cinch straps and extra straps and buckles if I wanted to lash anything to exterior of pack, e.g., snow shoes, poles, etc. The mesh pouches attached to outside of pack are the best feature of this pack.

    I parked at Elk Lake. Hiked 2.3 miles with full pack. I experienced a little fatigue in my neck and shoulders, which didn't surprise me due to the fact that this pack does not have an internal or external frame. I recognized this at the outset and carefully packed my…

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    Reviewed by Jason K.
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    35 - 44
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    Tall
    Rated 5 out of 5

    I love this pack.

    It took a couple of trips to figure out exactly how it should sit on my hips and shoulders but after I got it dialed and broke in, I love it.

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    Reviewed by Andrew B.
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    55 - 64
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    • Backpacking
    • Thru Hiking
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    Medium
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Perfect for me for 3 season backpacking

    I had already purchased the Windrider 4400 for longer trips between resupply, and my winter trips, but needed something smaller for the rest of the year. One thing that I'm happy about on the new one is the larger more accessible hipbelt pockets.

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    Reviewed by Christopher M.
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    25 - 34
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Backpacking
    What size pack did you order?
    Large
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazing product, fast shipping and who doesn’t love stickers??!!

    The wind rider is perfect from someone who is looking to lighten their load, using it with the pods makes the most out of the space you have in your pack.

    The materials used in the construction are super high quality and durable.

    Wouldn’t mind if they threw in a trucker hat for repeat customers!!

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    Reviewed by Adam P.
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    25 - 34
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    • Thru Hiking
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    Medium
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Love it

    Love this bag. Very well thought out and super light weight. If something happened to it I'd buy another tomorrow.

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