On rugged and tight trails, the 3400 Southwest 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 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.
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.
Our preferred pack for backpacking in dense, heavily wooded trails in the roughest, toughest climates.
55L PACK, IDEAL FOR
Dry, Rocky Environments
Backpacking & Thru Hiking
White: DCH50 (Main Body) & DCH150 (Bottom)
Black: DCH150 (Main Body & Bottom)
55L | 3400 cu in.
9.8L | 600 cu in.
White: 2.0 lbs | 31.6 oz | 896 g
Black: 2.2 lbs | 34.5 oz | 979 g
*Average weight based on size medium
Up to 40 lbs
10.5" | 26.7 cm
HEIGHT (FULLY UNROLLED)
34.0" | 86.4 cm
40.0" | 101.6 cm
33.5" | 85.1 cmExternal Pockets:
Three external, solid Hardline with Dyneema® pocketsZippered Pockets:
Hardline with Dyneema® zippered pockets on hip belt with #5 YKK zipperInternal Sleeve:
Internal 8" x 14” mesh sleeve for hydration bladderTop Closure:
Roll-Top closure system with side compression straps for vertical compressionHip Belt:
Hardline with Dyneema® dual-density hip belt with 1/8” closed cell rigid foam, 1/4” closed cell foam and spacer meshBack:
Integrated 1/4” foam back panel padLoops:
Grab Loop & Ice Axe loopSide Straps:
Side compression straps for horizontal compressionTop Compression Straps:
Top Y-strap compression -- Designed to secure gearShoulder Straps:
Hardline with Dyneema® shoulder straps with 3/8” closed cell foam and spacer meshSternum Straps:
Adjustable sternum strap with self-tensioning elastic and whistleBuckles/Bungees:
Four exterior triglide buckles for optional pack accessory strapsStays:
Two removable, contoured aluminum staysSealing:
Seam tape on all vertical side seams and behind all sewn-on pack featuresPack Accessory Options:
Shoulder Pocket, Versa, Stuff Sacks & PodsDaisy Chains:
Daisy chains on shoulder strapsWater Resistant:
Pods, Drawstring or Roll-Top Stuff Sacks, Stuff Sack Pillow