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SB 20

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight 800-fill Dri-Down bag kept me warm and dry. I took this EN20 rated bag on a backpacking trip into the Sangre de Cristo mountains of New Mexico just as the region's "monsoon" season started. Camping above 9,000 feet with rain and overnight temps dropping into the upper 30s and lower 40s had me worried, but the SB 20 handled the soggy conditions without a problem. The waterproof coating at the head and foot kept the bag dry even with heavy condensation inside the tent.  I think the EN… Full review

Yukon 50

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a really nice external frame backpack for adults! I bought this pack at a store and was VERY shocked when I saw online that it was characterized as a "kid" or "youth" pack.  I am a pretty big guy, 6'1", 230 lbs and this pack fits great! In fact I had to telescope the frame down to almost the lowest setting. With all of the external frame there is plenty of room to carry all my gear. For me, personally, I don't want a huge amount of storage because...I'm going to have to carry everything… Full review

Grand Mesa 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Easy setup for a tent, kind of heavy, but overall a great tent. I bought this tent because it was cheaper, but wasn't built cheaper. I have used this tent many times, and it has held up and done what it was made to do. I can set this tent up in less than 4 minutes by myself, which is a big plus. It's a smart design, and it looks good too. Rain fly works good. When I was camping and it was raining it didn't rain too hard though, not sure what it would do if the rain fell hard and didn't stop. Love… Full review

Yukon 48

rated 5 of 5 stars Best for: Taking plenty of heavy gear (for whatever reason) long distances into the backcountry. The pack carries the load quite well and comfortably. It will also stand up to real use and bushwhacking with no durability issues. Recommended: Very much yes. For whom: Folks who want/need to take heavy gear without being concerned with "babysitting" their pack. It can take a beating and will not let you down. I own this pack and the Kelty Trekker (larger but external frame pack as well). This pack… Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, high quality tent with lots of room. The footprint is impossible to find at the moment so either make your own out of Tyvek, or temporarily use a footprint from a similar 2-man tent if you have one (I used my Marmot Limelight footprint - not ideal but it worked). The Kelty TraiLogic TN2 tent is a Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice winner with some good reason. The tent fly rolls up on the head end and is secured at the top of the tent, and can also be closed by 2 people without ever… Full review

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Kelty Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

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

Meet Bill Heiser, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month
Congratulations to Bill Heiser, Trailspace's May Reviewer of the Month! The community rated Bill's gear reviews (and Bill's reputation score) the highest in May. He wins a goodie pack of gear from A3, Ibex, Injinji, Kind, ProBar, and Trailspace. Read more
June 11, 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

Anti-Gear Hero
I like shiny new gear, but my friend Ed Talone has walked more than 4,000 miles with a 1970's Kelty external frame pack. His attitude about gear is a lesson to all of us that sometimes, it's all about the journey. Read more
October 10, 2011


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