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rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good pack, versatile and sturdy. Puts up with most abuse. This is a good bag that I had for years. Unfortunately, after my teenage years this bag became more and more uncomfortable for those of us with a longer torso. The main body strap sat up too high, so to cinch it down the shoulders had to loosen and then those adjusters sat high on my ribs and rubbed really uncomfortably. I just outgrew it. The shoulder straps could be more comfortable, but honestly if the bag is packed right, they aren't… Full review

Yukon 48

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is the pack that I always return to. Easy to pack and to carry. Durable and adaptable. Excellent for smaller adults. This review pertains to the older version of this pack, which has somewhat less heavily padded and shaped hip belt and shoulder straps, no sternum strap, no provision for a water bladder, and lashing tabs on the top flap and back pocket, rather than a daisy-chain. Conditions: I have used this pack for eight years, for several trips annually of one to seven days.  Construction… Full review

Gunnison 2.3

rated 3 of 5 stars Good tent for the young and agile, not so much for the rest of us. I really just wanted to add to the reviewer who said that he found getting into and out of this tent too much of a challenge for his 60+ year old frame. At about the same age, that was the biggest reason I took this back to REi after its one night test run. Fortunately, or un-, depending on your point of view, that one night in the Smokies in late winter (i.e. mild temp., strong rains), showed me just about everything I needed to… Full review

Salida 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Low cost, high quality, two-person tent. Best budget relatively low weight 2-person tent out there. A free standing dome tent that is easy to pitch, and break down. An excellent two-person, budget-friendly tent that comes in at about 4 lbs. The weight savings are made through one door, instead of two, and no vents. Below the tent with seven guy lines attached on Halfway Island, Saranac Lake, N.Y. Due to the lack of vents the tent must be guyed out to prevent condensation from running down the walls… Full review

Cosmic 4

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Kelty Cosmic 4 is a great sleeping bag that's snug even on cold winter nights. It's puffy. It's comfortable at 19 degrees Fahrenheit and up. I'd recommend it if you want a warm cozy night. The Kelty Cosmic 4 is a very warm 4-degree bag that's comfortable at 19 degrees. It is 6 feet long, has lots of hood room, and plenty of foot room for me. So overall it is very comfortable. The bag is easy to get in and out of since it has a wide hood (as long as it is tightened). The bag doesn't let in moisture… Full review

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Kelty Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

James McEnaney Wins Kelty Gunnison 3.2 Tent
Congratulations, James McEnaney! For sharing your review of your Lowe Alpine Airzone 35, you've won a Gunnison 3.2 tent, thanks to Kelty (worth $250). Read more
June 24, 2013

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win a Kelty Tent
We're giving away a Gunnison 3.2 tent to one lucky reviewer next week, thanks to Kelty. Review your outdoor gear by Sunday, June 23, to be entered to win a new tent ($250 value). Read more
June 16, 2013

Review Your Outdoor Gear to Win 3-Person Kelty Tent
Have you shared your review yet? Review your outdoor gear by Sunday, June 23, and you're entered to win a Gunnison 3.2 three-season, freestanding tent, thanks to Kelty. Read more
June 9, 2013

Win a Kelty Gunnison 3.2 Tent by Reviewing Your Gear
Review your outdoor gear now through June 23 and you could win a Gunnison 3.2 three-season tent, thanks to Kelty ($250 value). The Gunnison could be sheltering you and two friends in the backcountry this summer, thanks to your gear review. Read more
June 3, 2013

A Flood of Water-Repellent Down for Sleeping Bags
Down that keeps you warm, even when wet? A flood of hydrophobic DownTek, DriDown, and Q.Shield Down insulation promises to repel water while maintaining loft, insulation, and breathability, even when wet. Read more
July 24, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Kelty lights, vintage packs, pads
Kelty introduces its first ever line of lights for spring 2011, along with vintage-inspired day packs, and new sleeping pads. Scott Kaier showed us the goods. Read more
August 4, 2010


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