User Review: Kelty Coyote 80
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $89
This pack is one I would buy again in a heart beat. For the low price, you can't find a better quality pack. The versatility and comfort definitely put this pack in the ranks with some of the more spendy pack names out there.
- Two entrees into the main compartment
- Flow thru side pockets
- Pack lid pocket converts into day pack
- Hip belt pockets
- Easy adjustments
- Weight distribution
- I wish the convertible lid had quick release buckles.
I bought this pack new in January and the handful of times I've used it, I have been extremely impressed with it. There are tons of features on the pack that stick out from a lot of other packs.
My favorite feature is the flow thru pockets on either side of the pack. These give you the ability to easily pack fishing poles, a rifle, easy stowage for trekking poles and a just about anything else you can think to put in there.
Another great feature is the packs lid that converts into a day pack. Once you get your camp set up you can remove the lid and use it for small hikes around your camp. The only downside to the lid is that it does not have quick release buckles but rather threaded connections.
While wearing the pack the weight is evenly distributed and rests well on your hips. The padding makes it extremely comfortable to wear and the cloud lock suspension system makes it easy to adjust to to any torso size.
The pack also has two entree points. One at the top and one in the front which makes it easier to grab items stuffed deeper into your pack. On the hip belt, one of the main features I was looking for was the pockets on both sides. These are great for quick grab items like a snack or camera.
Overall I think that the Coyote is an awesome edition to any backpackers gear and it is definitely one that I will recommend to others.