The 3400 volume size (55L) is ideal for weekend, section, or thru hikes where resupply points are less frequent, 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.
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.