Ultra-light, Ultra-tough

The Most Rugged Bags Available, Made in the USA

June 27, 2017 Sports and Outdoors By Photo by Hyperlite, Gear Patrol

We cover many, many outdoor bags — everything from adventure-ready duffles, to multi-day trekking packs to packs built to survive a caving expedition. And almost every time we do, we include a Hyperlite Mountain Gear pack.

Based in a former mill in Biddeford, Maine, Hyperlite specializes in making ultra-light, ultra-durable packs and shelters from Dyneema, the strongest material in the world according to strength-to-weight ratio. The brand makes everything from 30-liter day packs to gear-gobbling 140-liter duffel bags. Best of all, each HMG piece is made by hand in Maine to exacting specifications. Hyperlite makes such good products that some pro athletes have been known to carry them despite being sponsored by other brands. If it’s enough to make a pro athlete put down the freebies and pay out of pocket, it’s probably enough for any adventure you’ve got planned.

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