Weight  15oz

Capacity 48L total (40L Internal/8L External)

Carrying capacity 18-20lb


Now comes with a top V strap!


Check out our sizing information page for info on sizing.


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 thu-hike to weekend trips with friends. This pack has 40 liters of internal volume, and about 8 liters of external volume making for a total of 48L when the pack is filled to the brim inside and out.


This is the frameless hip beltless verison of the Superior 40. Our frameless packs that have no padded hip belt are capable of carrying about 18-20lbs comfortably all day.


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 quality1/2" foam, 1/8'' spacer mesh, and a 420D Robic Nylon material. This makes for a very comfortable 5/8" thick shoulder strap. Our shoulder straps and hip belt wings are both reinforced for extended life.


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. VX42 is a great option for the bottom of the pack if you would like a bit of extra abrasion resistance on the bottom of the pack. 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. 


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


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
-Ultra comfy shoulder straps 
-Removable 1" Webbing Hip Belt 
-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



Average pack weight 15oz

removable 3/4" webbing belt 1oz

sternum strap .4oz

front shock cord lashing .5oz

trekking pole loops .1oz per pair

average weight with all removable features attached 17oz


40L Internal Capacity 
8L External Capacity

48L 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 liner/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 - Frameless

  • 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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