Weight  31oz VX21 - 34oz X42

Capacity 50L total (40L Internal/10L External)

Carrying capacity 40lbs or less


Check out our sizing information.


This is the same as our standard Long Haul 40, but the main body is made out of either VX21 or X42 fabric, which makes the pack much more durable.


A new addition to our line of Ultralight packs, the long over due 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 pack is for those who want something just a bit bigger than the 35L pack, but who don't need all of the capacity of the 50L pack. This pack will fit the bill for anyone looking for a pack that is suitable for almost any trip long or short. 


This version of the 40l pack comes with a fully padded/sewn-in hip belt and a full frame system making it capable of carrying loads of up to 40lbs comfortably. The frame consists of two removable aluminum stays and a foam back pad. The padded hip belt is sewn-in which provides the best possible transfer of weight to the hips.


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.


This pack is constructed out of very durable materials. You can pick from either VX21, or X42. The VX21 is a great option for thru-hiking, or if you just want your pack to last a bit longer and aren't worried about a few extra oz.


The X42 has a rugged 420 denier face fabric, which makes the fabric very durable. This would be a good option for regular bush wacking or any other application where your pack will take a lot of abuse. The X42 fabric is a bit different than the other x-pac fabrics that we use in that it does not have an inner scrim fabric. It will be green on the inside of the pack. The X42 fabric will add about 3oz to the estimated weight of this pack. 


We also have a variety of additional features to add to your pack. They can be found here: Backpack Custom Options and Accessories.


This pack is big enough to fit a large bear canister inside vertically.


Our packs are hand-made by us right here in Michigan and are constructed using the finest materials and the best construction methods. All seams are flat felled and double stiched, with select seams being triple stitched. These packs are ready to handle anything you can throw at them, and will give you thousands of miles of use.


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. Now made with shock cord cinch top closure
-Ultra comfy S shaped shoulder straps made with 3D spacer mesh, 3/8 closed cell foam, and 400D diamond grid ripstop nylon.

-Load lifters
-Fully padded sewn-in hip belt with lumbar pad for the best possible load transfer. Hip belt wings made out of 400D diamond grid ripstop nylon, spacer mesh and 3/8" foam.
-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
-Foam Back Pad and Removable Aluminum Stays



Average pack weight with all removable items removed 24oz

aluminum stays 4.5oz

hip belt pockets 1oz each

sternum strap .4oz

front shock cord lashing .5oz

trekking pole loops .1oz per pair

average weight with all removable features attached 33oz


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"


Check out our sizing information.


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.

Rugged - Long Haul 40 - Internal Frame

Main Body Color
Side Pocket color
Torso/Hip Belt Size
Bottom color
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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