Weight - 18oz

Capacity - 50L total (40L internal/10L external)

Carrying capacity 20-25lbs


Now comes with a top V strap!


Check out our Sizing Page for information on sizing.


A new addition to our line of Ultralight packs, the long awaited 40L backpack. This is a great mid-size pack for ultralight loads, suitable for anything from a thru-hike to weekend trips with friends. This pack has 40 liters of internal volume, and about 10 liters of external volume making for a total of 50L when the pack is filled to the brim inside and out.


This is the frameless verison of the Superior 40 but this version of the pack has a fully padded hip belt. The addition of the fully padded hip belt to this pack ups the comfortable carrying capacity to about 25lbs or so.


This pack has the same padded belt as our packs with suspension, and is in our opinion the most comfortable belt on any frameless pack that is on the market today. The belt has a fully padded lumbar area, which means that the belt is padded all the way around from wing to wing. The wings of the belt are also set in a couple of inches from the sides of the pack which makes them wrap around your hips very nicely.


All of our packs have the same S-shaped shoulder straps which work great for both men and women. Our shoulder straps are about 2.75" wide and are made using high quality 3/8" foam, 1/8'' spacer mesh, and a 400D diamond grid ripstop Nylon material. This makes for a very comfortable 1/2" thick shoulder strap. Our shoulder straps and hip belt wings are both reinforced for extended life.


Like all of our packs in the Superior line, it is constructed out of tough 4.8oz VX07 X-Pac material for the main pack body, and uses 6oz VX21 for high-wear areas. X-Pac material is fully waterproof, very durable, and yet still ultralight making it a great all around backpack fabric.


This pack is big enough to fit a large bear canister inside vertically. It has 40 liters of internal capacity, and 10 liters of external capacity, bringing the total to 50 liters.


Our packs are hand-made by us right here in Michigan and are constructed using the finest materials and the best construction methods.


We also have a variety of additional features to add to your pack. They can be found here. Backpack custom options


This pack comes fully loaded with: 
-Large front mesh pocket, made from strong 100D pocket mesh. 
-Two Side water bottle pockets big enough for two 1L water bottles each made out of VX21 
-Ultra comfy S shaped shoulder straps made with 3D spacer mesh, 3/8 closed cell foam, and 400D diamond grid ripstop nylon
-Removable sternum strap 
-Side compression cord -Can be reconfigured or fully removed, including hardware
-1 pair Trekking pole/Ice axe loops 
-Front shock cord lashing 
-Roll-Top/Dry-bag style top closure with top snaps for easy rolling 

-Top V Strap for storing extra gear
-Haul loop 
-Waterproof material
-Sewn in hip belt for best load transfer. Hip belt wings made out of 400D diamond grid ripstop nylon, spacer mesh and 3/8" foam.

-Fully padded lumbar area


Average weight-18oz 
Optional hip belt pockets 1oz each

side compression cord/hardware .5oz

sternum strap .4oz

front shock cord lashing .5oz

trekking pole loops .1oz per pair

Weight of the pack with all optional items attached about 21.5oz


40L Internal Capacity 
10L External Capacity

50L total capacity

Front/back panels 10.5"

Bottom circumference: 33"

Top circumference: 37"

Height when fully unrolled: 34"


While our packs are highly waterproof, they are not seam sealed, so the use of a pack line/waterproof stuff sacks is recommended. We recommend using a trash compactor bag, as they are cheap and very durable.


All of our packs are made to order, see our home page for current lead times.

Superior 40 HB - Frameless

Main Body Color
Side Pocket color
Bottom color
Torso/Hip Belt Size
Hip Belt Pockets
  • After a custom order has been placed, it can not be changed. If you would like to change your order it will need to be canceled and reordered which will reset your place in the lead time. If you have any questions shoot us an email at superiorwildernessdesignsllc@gmail.com.

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