For spring 2011, Kelty is introducing its first-ever line of lights. Five models include a personal aluminum model for backpacking trips and a 360-degree pivoting lantern for basecamp. Scott Kaier showed us the goods:
The Kelty Mockingbird with leather accents, metal hardware, exposed zippers, and 500D Cordura fabic
If you're feeling nostalgic for your vintage Kelty pack or just want to go retro, you'll soon be able to buy a 1960s or '70s replica pack, based on designs from the Kelty archive.
The line of vintage-designed packs, including the Mockingbird rucksack (at right) with removable side pockets, is largely for urban use. Organizational updates have been made, meaning you'll be able to fit your latpop and stow away your cell and other non-retro gadgets in specific pockets.