Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 73 reviews

4400 Windrider

From $425.00

SKU: 3-10170-1

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

70L PACK, IDEAL FOR

  • Wet, Wooded Environments
  • Backpacking, Thru Hiking, and Packrafting
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OUR ORIGINAL BACKPACKING PACK

For multisport weekends, or early or late season backpacking trips where gear and clothing is bulkier or resupply points are less frequent, the 4400 Windrider accommodates changing needs.  

    OUR ORIGINAL BACKPACKING PACK

    WHY CHOOSE THE 4400 WINDRIDER?

    WHY CHOOSE THE 4400 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
    • 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 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, 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
    What an Incredible Pack...!
    My 4400 Windrider exceeded all expectations during a 9 day trek on the John Muir Trail. It's by far my most treasured item of gear. Logical layout, weighs nothing, performs like it is made of iron. Fantastic!!!
    Sim K.
    Verified Buyer
    Rated five stars
    Amazing Pack!!!
    I have to say….I’m very impressed with this pack. I was looking for a way to drop my base weight but the pack had to be durable and reliable. This pack…..just wow:) It’s ultra lightweight, durable, and an over all sweet ride!
    Johnny B.
    Verified Buyer
    Rated five stars
    So Happy I Got This
    It is SUPER comfortable. I love the fit for me, love the ample pockets on the belt, and I love how it works for everything. I've carried it climbing with just a fraction of its capacity, and love it for that as well.
    Kevin G.
    Verified Buyer

    SPECS & DIMENSIONS

    • MaterialsDCH150 (Main Body & Bottom)
    • Internal Volume70L | 4400 cu in.
    • External Volume9.8L | 600 cu in
    • Weight2.4 lbs | 38.3 oz | 1085 g
      *Average weight based on size medium
    • Load CapacityUp to 60 lbs
    • Back Width10.5" | 26.7 cm
    • Height (Fully Unrolled)38.5" | 97.8 cm
    • Top Circumference45.0" | 114.3 cm
    • Bottom Circumference37.5" | 95.3 cm
    • Made InMexico

    WHY CHOOSE THE 4400 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
    • 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 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, 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

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    Reviewed by Richard B.
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    65+
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    • Backpacking
    • Day Hiking
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    Large
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Great Pack

    I carry gear for myself and my dog. This pack is very convenient for me.

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    Reviewed by Karen Delos S.
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    35 - 44
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    Small
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Best backpack ever

    I completed a thru hike of the Foothills Trail in South Carolina wearing this pack and it is the best backpack I’ve owned. Everything makes sense on this pack and it is super comfortable. The dyneema protected all of my gear on several rainy days. I have no complaints at all. I feel like I hit a gold mine! I’ll be taking this pack on our thru hike attempt of the AT in March 2024. Thank you HMG!!

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    Reviewed by Hoyt Y.
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    45 - 54
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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Tough!

    Recently hiked the Athens- Big Fork Trail in Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas. Working on the Backpacking merit badge with my son and his Scout Troop. My first time using the Windrider. My first long distance multi day backpacking trip. The pack weighed in at 47 pounds with five days food and four liters of water. My equipment isn’t all lightweight but food was the heaviest thing carried. The pack surprised me at how tough and and balanced it was. The material made me question it since the pack can fly away empty in a lite breeze. The material felt strong when loaded down and survived plenty of abuse. It doesn’t have a scratch or mark on it. After a few hours the straps started to dig in the shoulders when it was at its heaviest. The hip belt worked perfectly. I got the large size, my height is 5’9”. I also bought the versa Fanny pack and had it attached to the hip belt. I found it aggravating to fumble with and put it in the back webbing after the first day. I used it as an extra small pack for trips to the river and messing around after base camp set up. The versa is just big enough to carry the safety and comfort essentials. It will go with me in the future but I did not like attaching it to the belt or chest straps as it would get tangled up taking the pack on and off. The web back and side pockets hold quite a bit of gear. Being able to see it makes all the difference in grabbing what you need quickly. The only issue I had was the Scouts could see my…

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    Reviewed by William R.
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    65+
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    Large
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer Service

    I ordered the pack on-line to take advantage of the sale. The pack was delivered earlier than expected. I have examined the pack and also took it to REI to check the fit. The fellow at REI commented on how well made it was (he had invited me to do knowing I was ordering it online because this store doesn't carry the Hyperlite brand). The pack felt great before that, but I wanted professional advise. I followed that up with a question to Hyperlite. The response was almost immediate. Everything so far about the experience has been great. Will be doing shakedown hikes soon and expect it to live up to its record.

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    Reviewed by bo w.
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    45 - 54
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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Awesome backpack

    I’m really pleased with my new windrider. It Carrie’s great and is weatherproof. Carried it in heavy rain with 50mph winds and everything stayed dry. Couldn’t be more pleased.

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