Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 163 reviews

3400 Windrider

From $379.00

SKU: 3-10155-1

Our preferred pack for backpacking in open, wet and wooded trails.

55L PACK, IDEAL FOR

  • Wet, Wooded Environments
  • Backpacking
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OUR ORIGINAL BACKPACKING PACK

The 3400 Windrider has made a name for itself as the ideal Appalachian Trail thru hiking pack with its massive mesh pockets that help to dry wet gear on the move, and its adaptable carrying capacity as supplies accumulate and dwindle along the route. Ideal for weekend, section, or thru hikes where resupply points are less frequent and/or for equipment flexibility. When the extra volume is not in use, the 3400’s top can roll down enough to make the overall size of the pack similar to the 2400, but that additional space can come in pretty handy when you need it.

    OUR ORIGINAL BACKPACKING PACK

    WHY CHOOSE THE 3400 WINDRIDER?

    WHY CHOOSE THE 3400 WINDRIDER?

    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
    • Internal Pockets:Internal 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 and whistle
    • 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, REpack, 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
    My Go To Pack for Camping and Backpacking
    I love this thing! For how minimalist it is, it is very comfortable and the perfect size for the trips I take. I've done 20+ mile days in the mountains of Montana loaded with around 30lbs and have no complaints. Definitely recommend!
    Jesse
    Verified Buyer
    Rated five stars
    Comfy and Oh So Light!!
    My friend convinced me to buy this bag based on the lightweight feature. It took a little convincing as it's just changing your mindset to a giant stuff sack vs a pack with a million pockets and features - that ultimately add weight! Used it for the first time on a 5 day backpack and fell in love. I honestly had MANY people ask me during that trip about the pack - I raved about it. Thank you!
    Amanda W.
    Verified Buyer
    Rated five stars
    Perfection
    I love my Windrider. The pack is comfortable, durable, and lightweight. The mesh is surprisingly durable and convenient. On top of loving my pack, Hyperlite went above and beyond in making sure my order arrived in time for my planned weekend excursion.
    Tracy B.
    Verified Buyer

    SPECS & DIMENSIONS

    • MaterialsWhite: DCH50 (Main Body) & DCH150 (Bottom)
      Black: DCH150 (Main Body & Bottom)
    • Internal Volume55L | 3400 cu in
    • External Volume9.8L | 600 cu in
    • WeightWhite: 2.0 lbs | 31.6 oz | 896 g
      Black: 2.2 lbs | 34.8 oz | 985 g
      *Average weight based on size medium
    • Load CapacityUp to 40 lbs
    • Back Width10.5" | 26.7 cm
    • Height (Fully Unrolled)34.0" | 86.4 cm
    • Top Circumference40.0" | 101.6 cm
    • Bottom Circumference33.5" | 85.1 cm
    • Made InMexico

    WHY CHOOSE THE 3400 WINDRIDER?

    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
    • Internal Pockets:Internal 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 and whistle
    • 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, REpack, 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 | Windrider

    Product Reviews and Questions

    average rating 4.9 out of 5
    Based on 163 reviews
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    98% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
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    Rated 3 out of 5
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    Reviewed by David K.
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    Age Range
    45 - 54
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Backpacking
    • Thru Hiking
    • Other
    • Day Hiking
    What size pack did you order?
    Large
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Not just for hiking

    I love this backpack.

    I purchased the 3400 Black Windrider a couple of years ago and have hiked hundreds of miles in it without any issues, mostly in the High Sierras and in the Cascades. I went with the black as we tend to hike some fairly rugged terrain (in some cases entirely off-trail). My nephew did get a small hole in his white Windrider 3400 on a particularly rugged draw. Other than snagging a small piece of my outer netting at some point, I haven’t had any issues.

    Where this pack has unexpectedly shined for me though is with regular travel. Combined with the Hyperlite Pods, the backpack becomes highly modular and is able to meet the rigid carry-on restrictions for travel in Europe. Water proof, modular, light, easy to carry, it’s the perfect bag for carry-on travel.

    So, whether for hiking or general travel, this bag pretty much goes wherever I do.

    As for customer service, my only experience has been tangential. An Appalachian Trail through-hiker broke a strap. We were able to arrange for Hyperlite to send a replacement pack to our house in Roanoke, Virginia, and they got it to us before she arrived. What might’ve been a complicated transaction for some companies (as we were a third party) went very smoothly.

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    Reviewed by Mike B.
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    Age Range
    55 - 64
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    • Backpacking
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    Large
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Pack

    Outstanding product. Lite weight and comfortable.

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    Reviewed by Kenny F.
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    Age Range
    55 - 64
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Backpacking
    • Day Hiking
    What size pack did you order?
    Medium
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Winner!

    My second HMG pack. Big fan!

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    Reviewed by Melanie A.
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    Age Range
    25 - 34
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Backpacking
    • Day Hiking
    • Thru Hiking
    What size pack did you order?
    Medium
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Lightweight and just perfect

    I can’t wait to take in on the AT next year!

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    Reviewed by Kym S.
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    Age Range
    35 - 44
    What activities did you use this product for?
    • Thru Hiking
    • Packrafting/Paddle
    • Skiing/Snowboarding
    • Other
    What size pack did you order?
    Small
    Rated 3 out of 5

    Great lightweight pack.

    I really like the weight and durability of this pack. It would be great to have more up front pockets to be able to reach food, gear. It also sits on a previously broken collar bone a bit painfully which I can't adjust as there is little room to adjust the top strap. It would be good to be able to slide this strap up and down a bit more and cinch it in a bit tighter.

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