3400 Southwest Pack

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3400 Southwest Pack

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A variant of HMG’s award-winning Windrider pack, the 3400 Southwest is a 55 liter, 31.4 oz. (890 gram) pack featuring durable Spectra Hardline exterior pockets for adventurers who prefer solid exterior pockets instead of mesh.  Designed specifically to avoid snagging in the rough scrub brush and rock crags of the American southwest, this pack is ideal for the hiker, backpacker, or mountaineer needing additional pack volume.  With the extra volume, this 3400 cubic inch version becomes an ideal ultralight pack for thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail or the Continental Divide Trail where re-supply opportunities are less frequent, or for winter adventurers who are carrying more gear.  The 3400 Southwest can also accommodate most bear canisters vertically.  

Constructed from our Cuben/50d Poly hybrid fabric, the 3400 Southwest is lightweight, durable and designed to ride on your back with extreme comfort.  The pack includes a roll-top closure, Y-strap top compression, four side compression straps, an internal mesh hydration sleeve, hydration port, removable internal aluminum stays, sternum strap, and the three external solid hardline pockets for ease of reaching supplies without having to open the pack.

New features for 2014 include fully sealed side seams for improved water resistance, a double-reinforced 150d pack bottom, re-designed hip-belt pockets for improved utility, and extended hip-belt length for better wrap around support and improved weight transfer capability from the shoulders to the hips.

Recommended carrying capacity range of the 3400 Southwest is 20-40lbs and as with all HMG packs, a rain cover is not required, however we highly recommend Cuben fiber stuff sacks to compartmentalize your gear and provide an added layer of water resistant security.

2.0lbs : 32.4oz : 918g

  • Interior Storage Volume: 3400 cubic inch main compartment.
  • Exterior Storage Volume: 600 cubic inch Spectra Hardline outer pockets (300 cu in main pocket; 150 cu in side pockets).
  • Weight = 2.0 lbs (31.4oz.) (890g)
  • Includes two removable, shaped aluminum stays.
  • Main body material is made from a durable, 100% waterproof, rip-stop Cuben/50d Polyester hybrid material.
  • Three mesh outer pockets on sides and back of pack.
  • Cushioned antimicrobial hip belt with a wide, 1ݝ webbing belt.
  • Two water resistant hip pockets for snacks or electronics.
  • Roll-top storm closure with Velcro to keep closure aligned and easy to roll closed.
  • Top Y-strap compressor system  designed to also hold sleepΩng pad, jacket or other gear.
  • Side compression straps to tighten pack load and to stow trekking poles when not in use.
  • Ice axe loop.
  • Thicker padded shoulder straps with moisture wicking, antiέicrobial mesh spacer fabric allowing for both cushion and maximum air flow.
  • Adjustable sternum strap with self-tensioning elastic.
  • Internal hydration sleeve with hydration hose port.
  • Double reinforced Cuben/150d Poly pack bottom.
  • Bar tack reinforcements on all stress points.
  • Fully sealed main body seams.
  • Stitched with Spectra Fiber thread and a bonded tex 69
  • Handcrafted in Maine, USA
  • Additional straps to store snowshoes or other equipment, sold separately.
  • Dimensions
  • Top Circumference - 40" or 101.6cm
  • Bottom Circumference - 33 1/2" or 85.09cm
  • Height Fully Unrolled - 34" or 83.36cm
  • Back width - 10 1/2" or 26.67cm

Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

Wow... It can't be that light! Review by RobS
Wow. I haven't hit the trails yet with this pack as it only came today but from the moment the postal worker handed me the box the pack came in, I was thinking "surely it can't be this light!"... And not only is it light, it's incredibly well made. I work for a big outdoor retailer here in Australia that makes it's own packs as well and I have to say, it's easily on par with the packs we retail at $600 or more Australian dollars. But it's less than a third of the weight and it's waterproof too! I can't believe I used to carry around a 3.5kg (7lb) pack before, just because it was tough & waterproof (canvas). But not anymore... Now to plan some adventures with Tan! Thanks HMG... And Mike, keep on innovating and bringing out quality products. You've definitely got a following!

(Posted on 2/25/2015)

Excellent Pack Review by John
This is my first lightweight pack. I just finished using it on a four-day climbing trip in the North Cascades Washington. Our round-trip was about 40 miles, and we average about 4 to 5000 feet of vertical a day.. I am 5 foot 11, and weigh 180 pounds. My pack all in with food, ice axe, helmet, trekking poles, and water came in just under 35 pounds. Minus food, climbing gear, and water, the pack was in at just under 20 pounds. It was very comfortable and easy to adjust and wear all day. What I also liked on this particular trip, was the fact that I could collapse the pack to almost nothing, making it a great summit pack. Nice work on the design!

(Posted on 7/9/2014)

Love this Pack!! Review by Coolio
Admittedly, bought it on a whim, secondary to hearing murmurs regarding HMG. Figured I'd use it occasionally for light hikes, but NEVER freight it up (just feels like it wouldn't withstand a heavy load). I now use it for everything!! I routinely load it up with 30-38 pounds, and it withstands a beating!! Super comfortable. External pockets are deceptively accommodating. I love this pack. And the folks at HMG are extremely amicable and really easy to work with. My HMG wish list is growing...

(Posted on 10/9/2013)

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