Rated 4.8 out of 5
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Headwall 55

$449.00

SKU: 3-10955-1

Designed for multi-day ski touring and prioritizing avalanche tool access, this 55L pack helps you reach more remote terrain than you’ve ever skied before.

DESIGNED FOR: Multi-Day Ski Touring
GOOD FOR: Travel in Avalanche Terrain, Professional Use, Hut-to-Hut Traverses
WEIGHT: 41.7oz | 1182g (Medium)

PRIMARY FEATURE SUMMARY

This multi-day ski touring pack is meant to get you deep into the backcountry. With highly prioritized avalanche tool access, safely access those remote lines for incredible descents, a first descent, or maybe just your first descent. Primary features include:

  • Exterior avalanche tool pocket holds wide range of tool size
  • Six side compression straps for A-Frame ski or split board carr
  • Two traditional ice tool loops
  • Removeable hip belt with pockets
  • Reinforced with Fully Woven Dyneema in high-abrasion areas
PRIMARY FEATURE SUMMARY

WHY CHOOSE THE HEADWALL 55?

WHY CHOOSE THE HEADWALL 55?

Key Feature

ULTRALIGHT MATERIALS, HEAVYWEIGHT CAPABILITIES

Dyneema Composite Fabrics and a decade of design experience join forces to create a new, super light, incredibly rugged option for backcountry purists

Key Feature

EXTERNAL DUAL CLOSURE AVALANCHE POCKET

The 21" x 11" pocket with an internal organizational sleeve locks shut with strong Hook and Loop closure and is further secured by an over-the-top Y-strap

Key Feature

DESIGNED WITH INPUT FROM CODY TOWNSEND

When Cody reached out with suggestions, we listened and got to work. Because, Cody Townsend

FEATURES

  • External Pockets:21" x 11" Avalanche pocket, featuring DCH150 internal sleeve for shovel handle and probe
  • Internal Pockets:Internal 8" x 8” zippered pocket
  • Zippered Pockets:Hardline with Dyneema zippered pockets on removable hip belt with #5 YKK zippers
  • Top Closure:Roll-Top closure system with removable 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 & Dual Ice Axe Loop
  • Side Straps:Six dual-adjustable side compression straps for attaching skis or splitboard in A-frame carry
  • 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
  • Stays:Two removable, contoured aluminum stays
  • Sealing:Seam tape on all vertical side seams and behind all sewn-on pack features
  • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps, sides of bag, and front center of bag
  • Compatible With:All Hyperlite Pods and Stuff Sacks and Hyperlite Mountain Gear Removable Hip Belts

SPECS & DIMENSIONS

  • MaterialsFully Woven Dyneema (High-Abrasion Points and Bottom of Bag), DCH150 Main Body, Dyneema Stretch Mesh Pocket
  • Internal Volume55L
  • External Volume7L
  • Weight41.7oz | 1182g *Average weight based on size Medium
  • Load CapacityUp to 40lbs
  • Back Width10.5" | 26.7cm
  • Height (Fully Unrolled)34.0" | 86.4cm
  • Height34.0" | 86.4cm
  • Top Circumference40.0" | 101.6cm
  • Bottom Circumference33.5" | 85.1cm
  • Made InMexico

WHY CHOOSE THE HEADWALL 55?

Key Feature

ULTRALIGHT MATERIALS, HEAVYWEIGHT CAPABILITIES

Dyneema Composite Fabrics and a decade of design experience join forces to create a new, super light, incredibly rugged option for backcountry purists

Key Feature

EXTERNAL DUAL CLOSURE AVALANCHE POCKET

The 21" x 11" pocket with an internal organizational sleeve locks shut with strong Hook and Loop closure and is further secured by an over-the-top Y-strap

Key Feature

DESIGNED WITH INPUT FROM CODY TOWNSEND

When Cody reached out with suggestions, we listened and got to work. Because, Cody Townsend

Features

  • External Pockets:21" x 11" Avalanche pocket, featuring DCH150 internal sleeve for shovel handle and probe
  • Internal Pockets:Internal 8" x 8” zippered pocket
  • Zippered Pockets:Hardline with Dyneema zippered pockets on removable hip belt with #5 YKK zippers
  • Top Closure:Roll-Top closure system with removable 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 & Dual Ice Axe Loop
  • Side Straps:Six dual-adjustable side compression straps for attaching skis or splitboard in A-frame carry
  • 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
  • Stays:Two removable, contoured aluminum stays
  • Sealing:Seam tape on all vertical side seams and behind all sewn-on pack features
  • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps, sides of bag, and front center of bag
  • Compatible With:All Hyperlite Pods and Stuff Sacks and Hyperlite Mountain Gear Removable Hip Belts

Packup Video | Headwall 55

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Reviewed by Oliver M.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Phenomenal Carrying Ability

Carries FAR better than anticipated given the weight with zero shoulder issues, fully loaded for multiple 5 day traverses. Compared to the Patagonia Ascentionist it’s a different league. Face fabric is slightly less durable than imagined but hole did not rip and was easily patched with tenacious tape. Beware ice axes…

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Rated 3 out of 5

3 Stars

Light and comfortable but needs a side access zipper. Annoying to unroll top to get into main compartment. Heard you can install a side zip if you find a pack co to retrofit it.

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Reviewed by Christopher P.
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Rated 4 out of 5

Worth it

Well designed, extremely light and tough. So far so great. I have used this pack for about two months now and it is very versatile. It cinches down for day tours but had plenty of room for a two night hut trip. Able to easily carry all that I need and like that everything is contained. The avy took pocket is large and fairly expandable. The y top strap is incredibly useful and I can’t get over how light it is. Only pain is using the roll-top, especially if you close it and then forget to take out or put in something. Other than that small inconvenience, it’s totally worth it. Don’t see why I wouldn’t use it this summer for backcountry camping.

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Reviewed by John H.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Great Winter SAR Pack

Holds all my winter SAR gear with room to spare, separate pocket for avy tools is nicer, belt pockets hold snacks and small items, very comfortable and durable. Probably will be my summer pack to!

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Reviewed by Aaron L.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Excellent pack

The exterior avy gear and tools pocket is essential. The expandability and flexibility of the pack are top notch.

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