Hyperlite Mountain Gear Launches New Ultralight Off-Trail Pack

April 23, 2019

BIDDEFORD, Maine (April 23, 2019) — Hyperlite Mountain Gear announces the release of the NorthRim Pack, a highly durable, ultralight pack designed for backpacking enthusiasts who enjoy exploring unchartered terrain, and for backcountry professionals who demand reliable, abrasion-resistant products for their field work. The NorthRim pack is built using a combination of the strongest Dyneema® Composite Fabrics and is available today at www.hyperlitemountaingear.com.

Key Features:

  • Three fully-woven Dyneema® external pockets, as well as fully-woven Dyneema® hip-belt pockets
  • Fully-woven Dyneema® lumbar panel for added strength in the hip belt attachment points
  • Removable, contoured aluminum stays
  • Roll-Top closure system with side-compression straps for vertical compression
  • Additional compression straps on the side for horizontal compression and a top Y-strap strap for additional compression and to secure gear
  • Body compression straps, ice axe loop, and grab loop made from dependable .75-inch nylon webbing for added strength and durability

Constructed with ultralight Dyneema® Composite Fabrics, originally developed for high-performance sailing and military applications, the NorthRim is designed for adventurers who would prefer to get to their destination the hard way, using off-trail travel methods. Building upon the designs of the trusted Windrider and Southwest packs, the NorthRim uses fully-woven Dyneema® fabric for the bottom, hip belt, and for all external pockets, offering incomparable durability.  If the route description includes words like off-trail, slot canyon, grate, scruff, abrade, rappel, bushwhack, and packraft, the NorthRim pack offers the toughness and resilience needed to succeed.

“A number of our ambassadors and consumers are devoted to travelling in unmarked and seldom-traveled areas where the gear needs to be able to withstand rugged and harsh environments,” says Hyperlite Mountain Gear Founder and CEO Mike St. Pierre. “Using our extensive knowledge of Dyneema® fabrics, our team worked to design a product with the strongest Dyneema® fabric that can withstand more abrasive conditions, perfect for those who spend their time venturing off trail.”

The NorthRim is available in two volumes: 3400 cubic inches (55L) and 4400 cubic inches (70L). The 3400 NorthRim is designed for routes where water and resupply points are moderately accessible. When the full pack is not in use the roll-top design allows the pack to compress as needed. The 4400 NorthRim is designed for use on routes where resupply points are infrequent or nonexistent, where users need to carry more gear for their travels.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear NorthRim 3400 Specifications
Weight: 1.99 lbs
Load Capacity: Up to 40 lbs
Internal Volume: 3400 cu. in. (55L)
External Volume: 600 cu. in. (9.8L)
Body Materials: DCH50
Bottom Materials: DCHW
External Pockets: DCHW
Top Circumference: 40 inches
Bottom Circumference: 33.5 inches
Height (fully unrolled): 34 inches
Back Width: 10.5 inches
MSRP: $410

Hyperlite Mountain Gear NorthRim 4400 Specifications
Weight: 2.4 lbs
Load Capacity: Up to 60 lbs
Internal Volume: 4400 cu. in. (70L)
External Volume: 600 cu. in. (9.8L)
Body Materials: DCH150
Bottom Materials: DCHW
External Pockets: DCHW
Top Circumference: 45 inches
Bottom Circumference: 37.5 inches
Height (fully unrolled): 38.5 inches
Back Width: 10.5 inches
MSRP: $450

Hyperlite Mountain Gear produces the NorthRim, and its full collection of ultralight products, by hand in its Biddeford, Maine, facility, on the banks of the Saco River. Employing more than 75 team members in the redeveloped Pepperell Mill, Hyperlite Mountain Gear has produced minimalist-inspired packs, shelters and accessories for outdoor adventure using Dyneema® fabrics since 2010.

For information regarding Hyperlite Mountain Gear, contact Account Manager Madeline Fones at madeline.fones@rygr.us.

To purchase the NorthRim, visit: https://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com/collections/packs/products/3400-northrim

About Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Hyperlite Mountain Gear is deeply rooted in the pursuit of simple, ultralight and uncomplicated backcountry travel and as such, we count ourselves amongst the customers we serve. We are not guided by trend or profit over product. Our goals, and those of the kindred outdoor enthusiasts we exist for can only be achieved by creating highly refined gear that features precisely what’s needed. And nothing more. www.hyperlitemountaingear.com

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