Kelty Beat

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Weight 1 lb 7 oz / 0.6 kg
Capacity 1600 cu in / 26.2 L
Width 15 in / 38 cm
Length 18 in / 46 cm
Height 11.25 in / 28 cm



Almost a great product. The size is perfect for my…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars

Almost a great product. The size is perfect for my daily commute to school, and the laptop sleeve works great. There's more bells and whistles than I use.

However, I have some minor complaints. 1) The zippers often come apart, though it's easy to correct by just zipping back over it. 2) The chest strap sometimes comes off the wire that is sewn into the shoulder strap. 3) The wires in the shoulder strap are squeaky.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Outdoor technical features and the "Beat" of modern electronics make this sporty and sleek pack the right choice - wherever you're headed.

- Altrec Outdoors

The beat of modern electronics combined with outdoor technical features makes this sporty and sleek pack ideal for everyday use.Internal laptop and book sleeve with padded base.Fits up to 14" x 11" x 2" laptops.Airmesh, padded curved shoulder straps.Electronic sleeve on shoulder strap.Releasable compression system.Padded no sweat backpanel with venting channels.Removable webbing waistbelt.Adjustable sternum strap.Fully taped seams.Cord management system.Stick grip zipper pulls.Carry handle and key clip.Two mesh water bottle pockets.Two external zippered pockets and one main pocket.Shove-it pocket stores items on the go.Attic pocket with cord port.Padded internal organization with zippered pockets.Number of pockets: 8.Made of 210 denier nylon Mini Diamond Ripstop.Size: 20" x 14" x 12.5".Wt. 1 lb. 9 oz.Capacity: 2000 cu. in.

- Campmor

Kelty Beat Outdoor technical features and the ?Ç£Beat?Ç¥ of modern electronics make this sporty and sleek book bag the right choice?Çöwherever you?ÇÖre headed.

- Rocky Mountain Trail

Schlep your books and electronics in style and comfort with the Kelty Beat Backpack. Tuck your laptop into the Beat Backpack's padded top sleeve and walk to class. This Kelty backpack's padded, curved shoulder straps and padded back panel make that 40 pounds of homework you're lugging around seem less of a pain. The Beat Backpack's internal pocket and outside stash pocket keep all your electronics, pens, pencils, and random accessories organized and secure.

- Backcountry Outlet

Kelty Beat


The Beat has been discontinued. It last appeared in Kelty's 2010 product line.


The Kelty Beat is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 15, 2012 at Altrec Outdoors.

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