Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 170 reviews

Windrider 40

Formerly '2400 Windrider'
From $349.00

SKU: 3-10140-1

This 40L pack is designed for on-trail, off-trail, and all-season environments, with mesh exterior pockets for content visibility, ventilation, and quick-drying of damp gear.

DESIGNED FOR: All-purpose backpacking
GREAT FOR: Any on-trail or off-trail backcountry activity
WEIGHT: 29.9oz | 848g (Med/White), 32.4oz | 919g (Med/Black)

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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 Southwest/Junction but with mesh 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
  • White pack is 50-denier DCH fabric, Black pack is 150-denier
PRIMARY FEATURE SUMMARY

WHY CHOOSE THE WINDRIDER 40?

WHY CHOOSE THE WINDRIDER 40?

Key Feature

ULTRALIGHT ORIGINAL

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

Key Feature

WATERPROOF MATERIALS

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

Key Feature

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 mesh 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
  • Buckles/Bungees:Four exterior triglide buckles for optional pack accessory straps
  • Stays: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
The Best Backpack You've Come to Expect!
I've always wanted it, but I finally got it this time. By using the hardness of the main body, it becomes easier to get used to and use. It is an item that you want to use for a long time.
Osamu N.
Verified Buyer
Rated five stars
Hands Down Best Pack I've Ever Owned
Overall the best pack I've ever purchased. Very strong, durable, lightweight material, I'm anticipating years of heavy use won't phase this pack. I found Hyperlite after a cheap lightweight pack I purchased began to fall apart after less than 100 miles. I'd so much rather pay a little more for rugged gear than skimp and be frustrated with cheap junk!
Anna D.
Verified Buyer
Rated five stars
2400 is Perfect
The bag is very well made and sits perfectly on my body (5’10” 205). This was my first time buying a bag without trying it first so i was little nervous. Took it over the weekend at a section at AT (25 miles). No issues or complaints.
Otar V.
Verified Buyer

SPECS & DIMENSIONS

  • MaterialsWhite: DCH50 (Main Body) & DCH150 (Bottom)
    Black: DCH150 (Main Body & Bottom)
  • Internal Volume40L
  • External Volume9.8L
  • WeightWhite: 29.9oz | 848g
    Black: 32.4oz | 919g
    *Average weight based on size Medium
  • Load CapacityUp to 40lbs
  • Back Width10.5" | 26.7cm
  • Height (Fully Unrolled)30.0" | 76.2cm
  • Top Circumference37.5" | 95.3cm
  • Bottom Circumference33.5" | 85.1cm
  • Made InMexico

WHY CHOOSE THE WINDRIDER 40?

Key Feature

ULTRALIGHT ORIGINAL

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

Key Feature

WATERPROOF MATERIALS

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

Key Feature

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 mesh 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
  • Buckles/Bungees:Four exterior triglide buckles for optional pack accessory straps
  • Stays: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 | Windrider

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average rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 170 reviews
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Reviewed by Dani
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45 - 54
What activities did you use this product for?
  • Backpacking
  • Thru Hiking
  • Day Hiking
What size pack did you order?
Large
Rated 5 out of 5

Still in love after 5 (6?) years together ❤️

Best purchase of my LIFE. Wish this could be shrunken down to a 20 L size for day trips. (Can it?) Everything is right where I need it, the hipbelt pockets are roomy and reachable - and I can also reach my side pockets. (I’m 5’ tall and have short arms!), I can fit a whole-*** bear can in it (don’t like it on the top of the pack) and it is COMFORTABLE.

Just buy it if you’re on the fence 👍

It is expensive, but it is SO worth it. I am rough on my gear and have had zero issues. Except for where a chipmunk chewed a hole in on of my hipbelt pockets.

Also - paired with a Nylofume liner, my down quilts have stayed dry in some of the worst thunderstorms I had no business hiking in :)

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  • Day Hiking
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Large
Rated 5 out of 5

Windrider

Very Useful & Good!

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Reviewed by kunihiko y.
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Medium
Rated 4 out of 5

Good!

I bought it after seeing many Japanese campers and hikers using it.

It was a good product that lived up to the reviews.

I use it for camping, so I'd like to be more creative with my packing.

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Rated 5 out of 5

5 Stars

I have this same pack in the white version. Hiked the pct and Colorado trail with it and loved it so much that I bought it again. Went with the black because I wanted the thicker material. 3000 miles on the first pack that is still usable but maybe not as water proof as it once was. Excited to see how many miles I can get out of this pack.

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Reviewed by Kevin K.
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What activities did you use this product for?
  • Backpacking
  • Day Hiking
  • Thru Hiking
  • Fly Fishing
What size pack did you order?
Large
Rated 5 out of 5

Waited for the best

Jist got it...already has 50 AT miles on it and I LOVE IT!!! Rides well on my back...my carry weight is around 23lbs and I didnt feel any discomfort anywhere after a 25 mile day. The only things I found not perfect was tightening of the hip belt sucks and the hip pockets would not convenient to get in and out of . Overall....I LOVE IT

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