Rated 4.9 out of 5
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Headwall 55

$449.00

SKU: 3-10955-1

Our ultralight backcountry ski pack with all the safety, none of the constraints. Designed with ski legend, Cody Townsend.

55L PACK, IDEAL FOR

  • Snow
  • Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
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UPWARD MOBILITY. UNLIMITED DOWNTIME.

Take it to and from the top with the Headwall 55! The "ideal day" is a moving target in the backcountry, based on the conditions in play. Flow with whatever the mountain is throwing at you with the ultralight, durable, and weather resistant properties of Dyneema® Composite Fabrics, all sewn up in a proven pack design that features everything you need without ever being in the way. Securely store your safety essentials in the easy-to-use exterior pocket. Reinforced side panels allow you to carry skis and snowboards without worry about abrasion and wear. And a customizable hip belt allows you to tailor your setup for the demands and joy ahead. Get down, Powder People!

UPWARD MOBILITY. UNLIMITED DOWNTIME.

WHY CHOOSE THE HEADWALL 55?

WHY CHOOSE THE HEADWALL 55?

Key Feature

ULTRALIGHT MATERIALS, HEAVYWEIGHT CAPABILITIES

Dyneema Composite Fabrics and a decade of design experience join forces to create a new, super light, incredibly rugged option for backcountry purists

Key Feature

EXTERNAL DUAL CLOSURE AVALANCHE POCKET

The 21" x 11" pocket with an internal organizational sleeve locks shut with strong Hook and Loop closure and is further secured by an over-the-top Y-strap

Key Feature

DESIGNED WITH INPUT FROM CODY TOWNSEND

When Cody reached out with suggestions, we listened and got to work. Because, Cody Townsend

FEATURES

  • External Pockets:21" x 11" Avalanche pocket, featuring DCH150 internal sleeve for shovel handle and probe
  • Internal Pockets:Internal 8" x 8” zippered pocket
  • Zippered Pockets:Hardline with Dyneema zippered pockets on removable hip belt with #5 YKK zippers
  • Top Closure:Roll-Top closure system with removable 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 & Dual Ice Axe Loop
  • Side Straps:Six dual-adjustable side compression straps for attaching skis or splitboard in A-frame carry
  • 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
  • Stays:Two removable, contoured aluminum stays
  • Sealing:Seam tape on all vertical side seams and behind all sewn-on pack features
  • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps, sides of bag, and front center of bag
  • Compatible With:All Hyperlite Pods and Stuff Sacks and Hyperlite Mountain Gear Removable Hip Belts

SPECS & DIMENSIONS

  • MaterialsFully Woven Dyneema (High-Abrasion Points and Bottom of Bag), DCH150 Main Body, Dyneema Stretch Mesh Pocket
  • Internal Volume55L | 3400 cu in.
  • External Volume7L | 433 cu in.
  • Weight2.60 lbs | 41.6 oz | 1180g
  • Load CapacityUp to 40 lbs
  • Back Width10.5" | 26.7cm
  • Height34.0" | 86.4cm
  • Top Circumference40.0" | 114.3cm
  • Bottom Circumference33.5" | 95.3cm
  • Made InMexico

WHY CHOOSE THE HEADWALL 55?

Key Feature

ULTRALIGHT MATERIALS, HEAVYWEIGHT CAPABILITIES

Dyneema Composite Fabrics and a decade of design experience join forces to create a new, super light, incredibly rugged option for backcountry purists

Key Feature

EXTERNAL DUAL CLOSURE AVALANCHE POCKET

The 21" x 11" pocket with an internal organizational sleeve locks shut with strong Hook and Loop closure and is further secured by an over-the-top Y-strap

Key Feature

DESIGNED WITH INPUT FROM CODY TOWNSEND

When Cody reached out with suggestions, we listened and got to work. Because, Cody Townsend

Features

  • External Pockets:21" x 11" Avalanche pocket, featuring DCH150 internal sleeve for shovel handle and probe
  • Internal Pockets:Internal 8" x 8” zippered pocket
  • Zippered Pockets:Hardline with Dyneema zippered pockets on removable hip belt with #5 YKK zippers
  • Top Closure:Roll-Top closure system with removable 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 & Dual Ice Axe Loop
  • Side Straps:Six dual-adjustable side compression straps for attaching skis or splitboard in A-frame carry
  • 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
  • Stays:Two removable, contoured aluminum stays
  • Sealing:Seam tape on all vertical side seams and behind all sewn-on pack features
  • Daisy Chains:Daisy chains on shoulder straps, sides of bag, and front center of bag
  • Compatible With:All Hyperlite Pods and Stuff Sacks and Hyperlite Mountain Gear Removable Hip Belts

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Reviewed by Griffin D.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Awesome light weight pack

Used this to hike Section H of the PCT this summer. The bugs were horrible but the pack was a dream. Super light weight and carried everything I could ask for and more.

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Reviewed by James M.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Perfect for Splitboarding

It's been great for both day touring and overnight snowcamping missions. Plenty of space and straps for all the gear. Love this pack.

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Reviewed by Russel G.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Better than expected

I used the headwall this season for some overnight trips to the Cascades and day trips in Colorado. Super impressed! I've found a pack to last many years.

What I like: It's simple, and comfortable! I can fit days worth of winter gear for objectives requiring glacier travel and steep snow climbing, including carrying skis/board/boots on the pack. I was around 60+ lbs for the approach on multiple days and never had shoulder or hip pain. The pack compacts really well for day/peak tours and fits tight to the back for good maneuverability on the ski out. I have had 11 days with this pack in all weather conditions and it had held up really well, and I really don't take it easy on my gear.

What I don't like: Access to the internal compartment takes a tad longer, especially when loaded. One solution is to plan your layers wisely and carry a small water bottle on the exterior. Definitely not a deal breaker, especially when considering how weather resistant the packs are.

The Fit: I am a large and have a 20+ ish torso. When it arrived, it seemed just a touch big, but when loaded its just right. Remember that these packs are meant to be overloaded relative to their size, so a 55 will carry more than you think. Trust the chart, give HMG a call if you have questions.

100% would recommend to friends, family, and any mountain enthusiast.

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Reviewed by Shane A.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Awesome pack

Fits everything you need a multi day ski tour. The seperate avi kit pocket is key and hard to find on larger volume packs. Can also use on single day tours.

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Rated 5 out of 5

The finest backcountry ski pack I've ever own , and I've had quite a few stretching clear back to 1970 .

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