User Review: Kelty Coyote 80
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150
I loaded this bad boy up with 55 pounds of food and gear for a week long trip in Utah's Uinta Mountain range. Based on the cost, I was a little worried about how well it would stand up to that kind of load and even more concerned after losing the trail and bouldering and bushwhacking 5 miles on the first day of our trip. That evening in camp, I carefully checked all the seams thinking I'd definitely have to do some repairs. The pack still looked like it came straight out of the box and I feel like I got the deal of a lifetime!
While not the lightest pack on the market, you can count on this workhorse to stand up to heavy loads and terrain that would shred most other packs. With an adjustable suspension, wicking mesh back panel, and dual density foam hip belt, you'll be able to comfortably carry up to 50 pounds without splitting seams or feeling like you fell off a mountain at the end of the day.
Finally, for under $200 you're getting a terrific value without spending what the big name guys want.