Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Porter - is 55 liter, 33 oz. (918 gram) ultralight pack is fifteen liters smaller than Porter 4400 but includes all the same features including four vertical daisy chains for lashing paddles, snowshoes, or a helmet. This model also has great pack volume for traveling in areas where you need to carry a bear canister.
With its streamlined design plus a multitude of attachment points, the Porter 3400 gives mountaineers, hikers, multi-discipline adventurers and day-tripping packrafters a variety of options providing the capability for trip-specific customization.
The Porter 3400 includes a Y-top compression over the roll-top closure, two vertical compression straps, six side compression straps, removable shaped aluminum stays, an internal zipper pocket, a double-reinforced 150d bottom, and features a padded wrap-around hip belt that keeps the pack snug to your waist and allows the load to rest on hips rather than shoulders.
New features for 2014 include fully sealed side seams for improved water resistance, a more durable double-reinforced 150d pack bottom, added hip-belt length and re-designed hip-belt pockets for improved utility. Constructed from our Cuben/50d Poly hybrid fabric, a rain cover is not necessary, particularly when used with Cuben fiber stuff sacks as an added layer of water-resistant security. Recommended carrying capacity range is 20-40 lbs.
Hyperlite Mountain Gear manufactures a line of ultralight backpacks designed for everything from a quick day trip to an extended expedition. HMG backpacks are made of 100% waterproof Cuben Fiber materials with tape stitch lines. When used with ultralight Cuben Fiber stuff sacks, their gear provides a rainproof system for your excursion. Combined with ultralight shelter systems, you will feel like you can fly. Cushioned shoulder straps and hip belts, padded lumbar support and shaped aluminum stays, provide a super-comfortable fit. HMG lightweight Cuben Fiber packs have been specifically designed for backpacking, mountain climbing, and ice climbing, but are suitable for cycling, pack rafting, day hiking or just getting around town.
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How to Choose a Pack Size
Your torso length, not your height, determines your pack size. We recommend the following to determine yours:
Tilt your head slightly forward to locate the bony bump at the base of your neck. (This is your 7th cervical (or C7) vertebra).
Using a flexible tape measure, have someone measure starting at that spot and running down along the curve of your spine.
Place your hands on your hips so you can feel your iliac crest, which serves as the “shelf” of your pelvic girdle. (It’s the first hard thing you feel when you run your fingers down from the sides of your ribcage.) Position your hands so your thumbs are reaching behind you.
Have your friend finish measuring at the point where the tape crosses an imaginary line drawn between your thumbs. This distance is your torso length.
Small (15.0” - 17.0” torso) -> 38cm - 43,18cm
Medium (17.0” - 19.0” torso) -> 43,18cm - 48,26cm
Large (19.0” - 21.0” torso) -> 48,26cm - 53,34cm
Tall (21.0”+ torso) -> 53,34cm
If your measurement falls right in between sizes (for example, if you have a 17.0” torso, so you are right on the line between a Small and a Medium), we suggest you choose the larger torso size.