Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter 5400 (85 Litre)
This is fast becoming the lightweight backpack for Packrafting. The 5400 Porter, like all HMG packs is stripped down to the essentials only. This 85 litre pack can easily fit all you packrafting gear inside and carries a load well.
Just like the standard Porter, the 5400 uses HMG mayhem-tested 150-Denier Poly-Dyneema Composite Fabric Hybrid for the main body of the pack but adds more protection to the base of the bag with a 375-Denier layer. Like other HMG packs, this one pairs exceptionally well with HMG Stuff Sacks.
Add a Porter Stuff Pocket for some extra storage on the outside of the pack.
Weight: 1387grams (Weights may vary slightly by torso size).
Load capacity: Up to 35kgs
- Made in Maine
- Four external, vertical daisy chains for attaching a Porter Stuff Pocket, Porter Water Bottle Holders or 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
- Body: DCH150
Volume: 5400 cu. in. (85L)
- Top Circumference: 114.3cm
- Bottom Circumference: 95.3
- Height (fully unrolled): 97.8cm
Back Width: 26.7cm
How to Choose a Pack Size:
Your torso length, not your height, determines your pack size. We recommend the following to determine yours:
- Tilt your head slightly forward to locate the bony bump at the base of your neck. (This is your 7th cervical (or C7) vertebra).
- Using a flexible tape measure, have someone measure starting at that spot and running down along the curve of your spine.
- 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.
- 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 (38 – 43cm torso)
- Medium (43 – 48 torso)
- Large (48 – 53 torso)
- Tall (53 + torso)
- If your measurement falls right in between sizes (for example, if you have a 43cm torso, so you are right on the line between a Small and a Medium), we suggest you choose the larger torso size.