Hyperlite Mountain Gear: Best Deals of the Day for Backpackers

In celebration of the Appalachian Trail’s annual Trail Days festival, Hyperlite Mountain Gear will be offering special one-day-only deals on backpacks, shelters, stuff sacks, and accessories today through Sunday, May 21.

Famous for their iconic DCF backpacks and shelters, HMG isn’t known for their bargain-basement pricing. But if you want quality ultralight gear for your next thru-hike, they’re one of the biggest names in the business.

Savvy thru-hikers wait for sales to invest in top-shelf items (into which category falls almost anything made of DCF), so this weekend is your chance to level up your gear list without murdering your budget. The daily deals from Hyperlite Mountain Gear are as follows:

Take advantage of these deals online at HyperliteMountainGear.com.

Best Deals of the Day From Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Today is Thursday, which means that today you can get 15 percent off HMG packs. Trail Days hasn’t even started yet, so these deals are exclusively online. Other than the brand-spankin’-new Elevate 22 pack, a sleek number geared toward ultralight minimalists and day hikers, all other Hyperlite packs are on special.

HMG’s three iconic packs, the Southwest, Windrider, and Junction, differ primarily in the configuration of the external pockets. The Windrider features all-mesh outer pockets for maximum visibility and ventilation, while the Southwest features all-solid pockets made of durable and abrasion-resistant material for maximum protection in rough terrain. The Junction sits between the two with solid side pockets and a mesh exterior middle pocket.

The Southwest

MSRP: $349 – $425
Sale Price: $
Weight: 31 – 39 ounces
Volume: 40 – 70 liters

Named for a region emblematic of the challenging environments the pack was made for, the Southwest is made with rugged materials to help it withstand snags and abrasion from thorny vegetation and rough rock.

The pack is available in three sizes: the 2400 accommodates 40 liters of gear, the 3400 accommodates 55 liters, and the 4400 accommodates 70 liters.

Shop the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest

The Windrider

MSRP: $349 – $425
Sale Price: $
Weight: 30 – 38 ounces
Volume: 40 – 70 liters

For those who want a quality ultralight pack but also don’t want to overthink their gear list, the Windrider is a great all-around backpack. As HMG’s original pack, it excels in wet and wooded conditions like the Appalachian Trail, where you’ll always have sodden gear that needs to dry on the outside of your pack.

Like the Southwest, the Windrider is available in 40-liter, 55-liter, and 70-liter sizes.

Shop the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider

The Junction

MSRP: $349 – $379
Sale Price: $
Weight: 31 – 34 ounces
Volume: 40 –55 liters

Equipped with two durable and abrasion-resistant side pockets and a large central mesh pocket, the Junction is ideal for hikers who expect to traverse a range of environmental conditions. The Junction is essentially a compromise between the Windrider and the Southwest, so if you can’t decide between the two of them, this may be the pack for you.

It’s available in 40-liter and 55-liter sizes.

Shop the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Junction

The Unbound

MSRP: $369 – $399
Sale Price: $
Weight: 30 – 31 ounces
Volume: 40 –55 liters

HMG’s first pack designed exclusively for thru-hikers, the Unbound features enhanced external storage options, including daisy chains, a dual-entry front pocket, and a stretchy bottom pocket. External storage is convenient and saves you from digging inside your pack for incidentals throughout the day. The hipbelt is removable, as are the ultralight shock-cord compression straps.

Available in 40-liter and 55-liter sizes.

Shop the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Unbound

HMG makes several other packs for activities other than hiking. If you’re a multisport outdoor person, check out their purpose-built packs for backcountry skiing, canyoneering, climbing, mountaineering, and more.

Shop All Hyperlite Mountain Gear Backpacks

Don’t forget to check back throughout the weekend, as a different product category will be on sale every day through Sunday. As a reminder, you can save 15 percent on tents tomorrow, stuff sacks and pack pods on Saturday, and accessories on Sunday.

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