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White Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter 5400 Backpack

$430.00 $370.00

This is one of the only backpacks on the market designed for packrafting!  And it is the backpack of choice for most packrafters who choose to purchase a pack specifically for packrafting.  It has the capacity for week + trips and it is still light and made of 100% waterproof material.  The 5400 is designed for all this and more with added capacity for bulkier cold weather clothing or dry suits, additional days’ worth of food, or supplementary equipment needed when throwing packrafting, climbing, or bikepacking into the mix. Just like the standard Porter, the 5400 uses our mayhem-tested 150-Denier Dyneema® Composite Fabric Hybrid (DCH150) for the main body of the pack but adds more protection to the base of the bag with a 375-Denier layer (DCHW).

Please note- while the material itself is water-proof, the seams are not sealed to keep out water so water can seep in through where the straps are attached if the pack is submersed for any length of time.

 

In stock (can be backordered)

Torso Length (please see instructions at the bottom for sizing)
Small (15.0” – 17.0” torso)
Medium (17.0” – 19.0” torso)
Large (19.0” – 21.0” torso)
Tall (21.0”+ torso)

Please note- while the material itself is water-proof, the seams are not sealed to keep out water so water can seep in through where the straps are attached if the pack is submersed for any length of time.

WEIGHT

3.06 lbs | 48.96 oz | 1387g
Weight may vary slightly by torso size.

FEATURES

  • Made in Maine
  • Four external, vertical daisy chains for attaching extra gear for trip-specific customization
  • Removable, contoured aluminum stays
  • Hardline with Dyneema® shoulder straps with 3/8” closed cell foam and spacer mesh
  • Internal plastic frame sheet for added back panel support
  • 1/4” foam back panel pad
  • Compression System
    • Roll-Top closure system with side compression straps for vertical compression
    • Six side compression straps for horizontal compression
    • Top Y-strap compression — Designed to secure gear
  • Internal zippered pocket
  • Hardline with Dyneema® dual-density hip belt with 1/8” closed cell rigid foam, 1/4” closed cell foam, plastic stiffener, and spacer mesh
  • Hardline with Dyneema® zippered pockets on hip belt with #5 YKK zipper
  • Adjustable sternum strap with self-tensioning elastic
  • Ability to stow two ice axes on daisy chains
  • Proprietary seam sealing on all side seams and behind all sewn-on pack features

Sizing:

Your torso length, not your height, determines your pack size. We recommend the following to determine yours:

  1. Tilt your head slightly forward to locate the bony bump at the base of your neck. (This is your 7th cervical (or C7) vertebra).
  2. Using a flexible tape measure, have someone measure starting at that spot and running down along the curve of your spine.
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
    • Medium (17.0” – 19.0” torso)
    • Large (19.0” – 21.0” torso)
    • Tall (21.0”+ torso)
  5. 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.

 

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