Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Windrider
Size: 70 litre
Weight: 1051 grams in small
Bag material: 150D Dyneema/Poly hybrid
Frame: Internal plastic frame sheet
Main compartment: No divider
Pockets: 3 mesh pockets (9,8 L, 2 hip belt pockets
Back length: Fixed
+ Ultra light weight
+ Simple and clean design
Δ Lack of airflow on the back
Comparison between HMG 4400 Windrider and Klättermusen Grip 60L
Size and weight
HMG 4400 Windrider – 70 litres and just over 1051 grams.
Klättermusen Grip 60 – 60 litres and just over 2150 grams.
Type of opening
HMG 4400 Windrider – Roll top. You first close it with a velcro before you roll it and fix it with a buckle to itself or along the side. The velcro makes the closing perfect every time but it also makes me irritated when it scratch my hand and shirt. The roll top is 100 % regardless of amount packed in the bag.
Klättermusen Grip 60 – Roll top closed by buckle to itself or along the side. There is a small pocket with a zipper that will end up on front or top of the bag when closed. I like the pocket for all small items I will have access to, but if you don’t fill the bag entirely, the fit of the pocket is not great.
HMG 4400 Windrider – Soft and comfortable. The size of the carrying system is fixed, so you have to order the bag according to your size.
Klättermusen Grip 60 – Wide comfortable shoulder pads and a fully adjustable carrying system made to carry a heavy load.
HMG 4400 Windrider – Minimal ventilation.
Klättermusen Grip 60 – Allows some air to ventilate your back.
HMG 4400 Windrider – This bag is water proof and has taped seams so no rain cover is needed.
Klättermusen Grip 60 – No rain cover should be needed, but the feel of the material makes me want to bring a rain cover on a longer trek just to be sure.
The look and feel
HMG 4400 Windrider – Simple design and no unnecessary items on the bag. This is the bag if you count your grams but still want something to carry heavy and will last on your longer treks.
Klättermusen Grip 60 – The look is durable and I like the design.