Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 55
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 55
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 55
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 55

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 55

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On rugged and tight trails, the Southwest 55 is a flexible performer that can adapt and handle the way gear volumes change for weekend, section, or thru hikes. Ideal when resupply points are less frequent and/or for equipment flexibility is needed. When the extra volume is not in use, the 55’s top can roll down enough to make the overall size of the pack similar to the 40, but that additional space can come in pretty handy when you need it.

When the route is thick with vegetation, requires the occasional up and over immovable objects, and calls for “suck in your gut and shimmy through” type moves, the Southwest is the backpack you want up-close and personal. This pack family is made specifically for tough adventures that would rip most other ultralight-style packs to shreds.

Internal volume:  55l
External volume:  9.8l
White pack:  1.98 lbs.
Black pack:  2.18 lbs.
Load capacity:  up to 40 lbs.
Size:  up to 40 lbs.
Back width:  10.5" | 26.7cm
Height (fully unrolled):  34" | 86.4cm
Top circumference:  40" | 101.6cm
Bottom circumference:  33.5" | 85.1cm

External Pockets:  Three external, solid Hardline with Dyneema® 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
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:  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
Buckles/Bungees:  Four exterior triglide buckles for optional pack accessory straps
Stays:  Two removable, contoured aluminum stays
Sealing:  Proprietary seam sealing on all 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