Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 201 reviews

Southwest 70

Formerly '4400 Southwest'
From $425.00

SKU: 3-10270-1

This 70L pack is designed for on-trail, off-trail, and all-season environments, with solid-fabric exterior pockets to eliminate snag risk, protect stowed gear, and provide privacy when resupplying in towns.

DESIGNED FOR: All-purpose backpacking
GREAT FOR: Any on-trail or off-trail backcountry activity
WEIGHT: 39.3oz | 1114g (Medium)

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PRIMARY FEATURE SUMMARY

One of our three all-purpose backpacking models, this workhorse is designed for almost any backcountry activity, from on-trail hiking to the most demanding off-trail and all-season environments. Primary features include:

  • Identical to Windrider/Junction but with solid-fabric exterior pockets
  • Two over the pocket compression straps for load security
  • D-shaped flat bottom keeps pack upright while loading/unloading
  • Roll-top closure with internal mesh sleeve & hydroport
  • Added frame sheet suspension for greater load carry
  • Both White & Black packs are 150-denier DCH fabric
    PRIMARY FEATURE SUMMARY

    WHY CHOOSE THE SOUTHWEST 70?

    WHY CHOOSE THE SOUTHWEST 70?

    Key Feature

    SOLID & SECURE

    Three easily accessible external pockets to store and protect your gear 


    Key Feature

    DURABLE ABRASION PROTECTION

    External Hardline with Dyneema® side pockets keep your gear protected and free from any unwanted snags or abrasion

    Key Feature

    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 plastic sheet with dual-density 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
    • Buckles/Bungees:Four exterior triglide buckles for optional pack accessory straps
    • Stays:Two removable, contoured aluminum stays
    • Sealing:Seam tape on all vertical 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
    Rated five stars
    Crazy Light
    I knew this would be light but was still blown away. You could easily fit 7-10 days worth and still have room to spare. Also really like the Velcro enclosure for added security. Upgraded from an old pack and I’m never looking back.
    Paul R.
    Verified Buyer
    Rated five stars
    The One
    I never believed i could get so excited about a backpack. It truly is amazing. The comfort, the weight handling, the huge side and back pockets, the weight of the pack….the fit to my back…its just perfect!! My Southwest 4400 and I will have many km of stories to tell.
    Daniel T.
    Verified Buyer
    Rated five stars
    Same Great Quality
    These packs never disappoint me. The balance of weight and functionality are unrivaled. I have used a lot of packs over the years and always use my Hyperlite packs as the measure of quality.
    David T.
    Verified Buyer

    SPECS & DIMENSIONS

    • MaterialsDCH150 (Main Body & Bottom)
    • Internal Volume70L
    • External Volume9.8L
    • Weight39.3oz | 1114g *Average weight based on size Medium
    • Load CapacityUp to 60lbs
    • Back Width10.5" | 26.7cm
    • Height (Fully Unrolled)38.5" | 97.8cm
    • Top Circumference45.0" | 114.3cm
    • Bottom Circumference37.5" | 95.3cm
    • Made InMexico

    WHY CHOOSE THE SOUTHWEST 70?

    Key Feature

    SOLID & SECURE

    Three easily accessible external pockets to store and protect your gear 


    Key Feature

    DURABLE ABRASION PROTECTION

    External Hardline with Dyneema® side pockets keep your gear protected and free from any unwanted snags or abrasion

    Key Feature

    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 plastic sheet with dual-density 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
    • Buckles/Bungees:Four exterior triglide buckles for optional pack accessory straps
    • Stays:Two removable, contoured aluminum stays
    • Sealing:Seam tape on all vertical 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

    Product Walkthrough Video | Southwest

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    average rating 4.8 out of 5
    Based on 201 reviews
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    99% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Reviewed by Vegar A.
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    45 - 54
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Backpacking
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    Medium
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Awesome pack

    Love it!

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    55 - 64
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    • Thru Hiking
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    Tall
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Next Level

    Southwest is the perfect pack!!

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    Reviewed by Misty B.
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    45 - 54
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    • Backpacking
    • Day Hiking
    • Skiing/Snowboarding
    • Thru Hiking
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    Tall
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Great all around pack

    Simple, well designed pack. Great material. Love it.

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    Reviewed by David P.
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    55 - 64
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    • Backpacking
    • Thru Hiking
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    Large
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Finally found my pack!

    Love this pack. Went on a short over night hike. Packed light but I can tell that I will be able to load this pack up and stay out for several days. Fits perfect and is very well made! I like the pockets on the hip belt and the way the top Y strap has 2 ways to cinch it down. Simple and functional...what more do you need?! I hate to admit this but I have been looking at this pack for a couple of years now. I bought a couple of different brands and gave them an honest try before ordering this one. As soon as I got it I loaded it up just like I was going on a 4 day/3 night excursion and I thought to my self...."why the h-ll didnt I buy this one first!!" Like my ol' grand pappy would say "as long as you don't stop learning you'll be ok!" Live and learn. Buy a Hyperlite!!!

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    Reviewed by Robert L.
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    55 - 64
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    • Thru Hiking
    • Backpacking
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    Medium
    Rated 5 out of 5

    New pack

    It’s very big I think I will have plenty of room. Can wait to use it

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