Best ultralight pack: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Summit 30, NY Times

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 153 reviews

Summit 30

$199.00

SKU: 3-10030-1

A low-volume, technical approach bag, this frameless 30L pack is stripped-down with external daisy chains, shock cord lacing, and a roll-top closure.

DESIGNED FOR: Technical Summit Push
GOOD FOR: Day Hiking, Peak-bagging, Everyday Use
WEIGHT: 13.5oz | 383g (White), 15.8oz | 448g (Black)

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PRIMARY FEATURE SUMMARY

The Summit 30 is a mini-version of our Porter, but simpler, and frameless. Attachable external mesh Stuff Pocket is available separately. Primary features include: 

  • Four external vertical daisy chains
  • Removable 3/4” webbing hip belt
  • Minimalist shoulder straps appropriate for up to 20lb load
  • Roll-top closure with vertical compression straps
  • Dual Ice axe loops and single grab loop
  • Shock cord lacing for easy access to rain gear or a puffy
  • White pack is 50-denier DCH fabric, Black pack is 150-denier
PRIMARY FEATURE SUMMARY

WHY CHOOSE THE SUMMIT 30?

WHY CHOOSE THE SUMMIT 30?

Key Feature

ROLL-TOP CLOSURE 

Provides flexibilty for load volumes

Key Feature

SHOCK CORD LACING

For additional gear carrying capacity - carry a rain shell or puffy jacket on the outside of the pack, or other gear you want to easily grab

Key Feature

ADJUSTABLE SHOULDER STRAPS

For comfort with different load weights


FEATURES

  • External Pockets:Use the optional Stuff Pocket for secure storage.
  • Top Closure:Roll-Top closure system with side compression straps for vertical compression
  • Hip Belt:Ultralight 3/4" webbing hip belt
  • Loops:Grab Loop, Ice Axe Loops
  • Top Compression Straps:Removable vertical compression straps
  • Shoulder Straps:Minimalist shoulder straps with spacer mesh
  • Sternum Straps:Adjustable sternum strap with whistle
  • Buckles/Bungees:Comes equipped with shock cord for additional gear storage.
  • Sealing:Seam tape on main body seams
  • Daisy Chains:Four external daisy chains for attaching gear or Stuff Pocket. Daisy chains on shoulder straps for attaching the Shoulder Pocket.
  • Water Resistant:Yes
Rated five stars
Solid and Well Built
This pack made me realize that I didn't need all of the bells and whistles I had been paying for with other brands. HMG keeps it simple. All you need are porter water bottle holders and a versa and you're good to go
Sean D.
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Rated five stars
Strikingly Simple
I have been using the Summit (white) and the Stuff Pocket for about 6 months now. Great all around pack, that adapts well to most all outdoor single day adventures. So simple, yet really thought out.
Jim
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Rated five stars
Day Pack Glory
Holds everything to get me thru a day indoors or out. No fussiness just a simple roll-top that’s super light, and after a few months of wear, seems up to the job. Would definitely buy again.
Mend P.
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SPECS & DIMENSIONS

  • MaterialsWhite: DCH50
    Black: DCH150
  • Internal Volume30L
  • WeightWhite (DCH50): 13.5oz | 383g
    Black (DCH150): 15.8oz | 448g
  • Load CapacityUp to 20lbs
  • Back Width10.0" | 25.4cm
  • Height (Fully Unrolled)27.0" | 68.6cm
  • Top Circumference32.0" | 81.3cm
  • Bottom Circumference31.0" | 78.7cm
  • Made InMexico

WHY CHOOSE THE SUMMIT 30?

Key Feature

ROLL-TOP CLOSURE 

Provides flexibilty for load volumes

Key Feature

SHOCK CORD LACING

For additional gear carrying capacity - carry a rain shell or puffy jacket on the outside of the pack, or other gear you want to easily grab

Key Feature

ADJUSTABLE SHOULDER STRAPS

For comfort with different load weights


Features

  • External Pockets:Use the optional Stuff Pocket for secure storage.
  • Top Closure:Roll-Top closure system with side compression straps for vertical compression
  • Hip Belt:Ultralight 3/4" webbing hip belt
  • Loops:Grab Loop, Ice Axe Loops
  • Top Compression Straps:Removable vertical compression straps
  • Shoulder Straps:Minimalist shoulder straps with spacer mesh
  • Sternum Straps:Adjustable sternum strap with whistle
  • Buckles/Bungees:Comes equipped with shock cord for additional gear storage.
  • Sealing:Seam tape on main body seams
  • Daisy Chains:Four external daisy chains for attaching gear or Stuff Pocket. Daisy chains on shoulder straps for attaching the Shoulder Pocket.
  • Water Resistant:Yes

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Rated 5 out of 5

5 Stars

I really wanted to love this backpack but it would be great if there is an option for cushioned shoulder straps.

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Reviewed by Ivo Z.
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What activities did you use this product for?
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Other
  • Day Hiking
Rated 5 out of 5

Great for bike + board days!

The other day I rode Whistler Creekside Peak t-bar etc. on my board and then in the afternoon I rode the just open bike park Fitz lift.

Conditions were whiteout and some scanty pow up top, lower wet slush / rail and lowest mud. Pack had snacks + drink, extra layers: puffy, gloves, goggles, hat, snow + bike tools, lip balm, etc. This pack was great!

I added the optional back stuff pocket, the phone pocket, the bottle holder, and a vice versa on the hip belt for a very flexible system and reconfigured on the fly. Highly recommend!

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What activities did you use this product for?
  • Day Hiking
  • Thru Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Packrafting/Paddle
Rated 4 out of 5

Light and Tough

My first date with this bag was Vietnam journy.

Lightness is fit for my purpose and I like shoulder straps are thin. Very simple to use, I added detachable stuff pocket as needed.

And if you don’t use this bag, it is foldable!!!!

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Rated 5 out of 5

Practical and useful

Very light weight

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  • Day Hiking
  • Alpine/Ice Climbing
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Rated 5 out of 5

Summit 30

Great little backpack made for its name. Gets very compact to bring when travelling with bigger luggage.

Very high quality what I can see and lots of possibility to attach stuff on the outside. Fits well and you’r back will be warm😄

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