Southwest 55


Our preferred pack for backpacking in dense, heavily wooded trails in the roughest, toughest climates.


  • 5-7 Days
  • Dry, Rocky Environments
  • Backpacking & Thru-Hiking




On rugged and tight trails, the 3400 Southwest is a flexible performer that can adapt and handle the way gear volumes change for weekends, sections, 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.


  • MATERIALSWhite: DCH50 (Main Body) & DCH150 (Bottom)
    Black: DCH150 (Main Body & Bottom)
  • INTERNAL VOLUME55L | 3400 cu in.
  • EXTERNAL VOLUME9.8L | 600 cu in.
  • WEIGHTWhite: 2.0 lbs | 31.6 oz | 896 g
    Black: 2.2 lbs | 34.5 oz | 979 g
    *Average weight based on size medium
  • LOAD CAPACITYUp to 40 lbs
  • BACK WIDTH10.5″ | 26.7 cm
  • HEIGHT (FULLY UNROLLED)34.0″ | 86.4 cm
  • TOP CIRCUMFERENCE40.0″ | 101.6 cm
  • BOTTOM CIRCUMFERENCE33.5″ | 85.1 cm
  • MADE INMexico

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 80 × 50 × 10 cm