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Helium V5 40

Ultralight pack with custom fabric for strength and durability
Adjustable torso length and comfortable harness for a smooth carry
Diagonal full-length zipper for easy access to belongings
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An ultralight and durable pack that is preferred by extreme expedition adventurers and normal hikers alike.


Bergans’ ultralight favorite celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021. Helium v5 is the latest generation in a family of packs that’s been to all corners of the world (including all three poles) - a family that is preferred by extreme expeditions and normal hikers alike. For this fifth generation of the Helium pack we pulled all the stops and made our own custom fabric, from high-quality Nylon 66 and Black Dyneema® ripstop. It offers incredible strength and durability. Just because the pack is ultralight does not mean it skimps on carrying comfort. Adjustable torso length, a triple-density harness and an articulating hip belt all combine to a smooth carry. The weight is still among the lowest ... compared to packs of the same size and carrying comfort. Helium V5 40 is also designed in a way that allows it to be stripped down to a simpler and far lighter version of itself. And if you really want to carry light, you can detach the hip belt and the Lid and combine them into a hip bag. Brilliant and easy! Another difference from earlier versions is the diagonal full-length zipper that provide you with super easy access to your stuff. Apart from that, Helium is still the versatile and highly functional outdoor pack it has always been through its 20-year long career.
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Volume: 40 L

Weight: 910 g

Back length: 45 - 56 cm

Hip belt, length: 85 - 140 cm

Recommended pack weight, up to: 15 kg

External dimensions, packed (HxWxD): 60x26x25cm

Quality: Nylon 66 with Dyneema® Ripstop

Attachment Points: Ice axe, Sled, Trekking poles, Key hook

Top lid: Detachable top lid (saves 55 g in weight). The lid is also height adjustable with one big external pocket with key hook. It is possible to make a small hip pack if you remove the hip belt and the lid and combine the two pieces.

Carrying system: Bergans QuickAdjust™ PRO, adjustable torso length. Multi position load lifters. Soft, comfortable and ventilating air mesh at harness and hip belt. Dual density shoulder harness foam.

Pack: Classic top opening with Spindrift collar combined with a diagonal zip opening in front, ensures hassle-free access to pack content. Double side compression straps on each side. Durable, comfortable and tough Nylon 66 in combination with ripstop made of the strongest, lightest and most versatile fiber in the world Dyneema®.

Pockets: Generous open side mesh pockets. Big external pocket in top lid.

Hip belt: Hip belt with a wide range of motion. Comfortable dual density foam with Iliac Press Relief. Pull Forward hip belt adjustment system. Sledge attachment points. Stabilizing straps that improve stability by pulling the pack closer to the body. The hip belt is detachable removing it saves 165 gr.

Additional functions: Hydration system compatible. Adjustable sternum strap. Grab handle at top. Key hook. Plenty of attachment points for item such as ski, hiking poles and ice axe. Bergans PLUS modular attachment points. Two pieces multifunction PLUS straps are provided with the pack. 4703 PLUS Daypack fits to the pack. Attachment point for 4685 Hip Belt Pocket. YKK zippers. Product contains bluesign® approved fabrics and trimmings.


  1. Bergans PLUS™
  2. Bergans Iliac Crest Relief™

Bergans PLUS™

Lightweight, flexible modular system for attaching additional loads to your backpack using a custommolded rotating toggle.

Bergans Iliac Crest Relief™

Anatomically shaped hip belt with recess that ensures comfortably iliac press relief.


  1. Dyneema®


Nylon 66 with Dyneema ripstop. Together with our partners Dong Jin and DSM Dyneema, we spent 2.5 years developing a perfectly balanced ripstop fabric. Made with a blend of carefully selected Nylon 66 and Black Dyneema yarns, with PFAS free water repellency. The Dyneema ripstop represents a perfect combination of low weight/cost and high tear-/tensile-/abrasion resistance.

Fabric is bluesign® APPROVED.

PFAS free DWR treatment: Avoiding harmful chemicals for water-repellent finishing.

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Helium V5 is the latest generation in a backpack family that has ventured to all corners of the world (including the three poles) – a family that is the top choice for both experienced polar explorers and regular hikers. Helium V5 features an incredibly robust, ultra-lightweight, and durable material.

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