Kelty Impact 30
Good day pack, extra light, comfortable and adjustable.
Source: received it as a personal gift
Good day pack, extra light, comfortable and adjustable. Good for a single day of hiking.
- Suspension system
- Lack of organization inside
- Hydration compatability
The Agile Suspension system on this pack is the highlight of its capabilities. The system is supposed to shift weight off your shoulders and onto your hips. I can honestly say that it works.
I hiked a 9-mile day hike with the family and I carried most of the water and all of the food while barely feeling it. The mesh back panel and HDPE lumbar pads helped to keep the pack away from my back and allowed the air to flow in between. The waist belt was a little higher than I would like and was not really adjustable but it did work well once I tightened it up.
The outer shell is a durable polyester fabric which stood up to abuse of scrambling over rocks and through the brush. The included rain cover is a nice feature although I have not had to use it yet.
Although this pack is listed as "Hydration-compatible" for housing your water bladder I had a tough time putting my Platypus 3.0 Hoser bag into the provided slot. The 'arch' built into the back made it almost impossible to put the filled bladder into the slot.
There are several zippered pockets on the waist belt and on the outside of the backpack but I would have liked to see a divider or two inside the pack to help organize things better. It lists a bottom sleeping-bag compartment but I have not used that yet, and it looks a bit small for anything but a lightweight bag. The two water bottle pockets on either side of the pack use a stretchy 'spandex' like material, which I like a lot better than the standard mesh that most packs use.
Overall this is a good lightweight pack that works well for your average day hike.
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Ideal for cargo-heavy day hikes or lightweight overnight trips, the Kelty Impact 30 Daypack features Kelty's Agile Suspension System to support your load without impeding mobility. Durable poly fabric stands up to a little bushwhacking, and the air mesh shoulder straps offer great ventilation on warm days.
Kelty Impact 30 Backpack - With a wide panel loading body and separate sleeping bag compartment the Impact 30 Backpack from Kelty is streamlined for quick backcountry escapes. This hydration compatible pack has an integrated pull-out raincover, stretchy mesh water bottle pockets, side compression straps, as well as load stabilizing straps. Engineered for breathability, fit and comfort the Impact 30 is designed for versatility and performs exceptionally for a quick overnight backpacking trip or a long adventurous day out in the wilderness. The Impact features the Agile Suspension System, a lightweight, butterfly-shaped aluminum stay that transfers weight directly to the hips while allowing the pack to move with you. A spring-loaded back panel with molded lumbar and scapula pads adds support and multi-directional airflow for additional comfort. The Kelty Impact 30 Backpack is the pack for your next quick nature getaway!
CLOSEOUTS . Keltyand#39;s Impact 30 backpack is perfect for the extra-prepared day hiker or the light- packing overnighter. The Agile suspension system offers superior weight transfer, and Air Mesh-padded shoulder straps and waistbelt ensure comfortable carrying. Available Colors: WINE, GRAPHITE.
- Sierra Trading Post
Featuring the Agile suspension system, which can only mean lightweight comfort every step of the way, the Kelty Impact 30L Backpacking Pack is the perfect solution for quick backcountry getaways. Need to be out it the fresh mountain air and sleeping beneath the stars for an evening or two? The Impact is certainly equipped to help you do just that, with hydration compatibility, a separate sleeping bag compartment and a multitude of zippered pouches and pockets for stowing all sorts of maps and overnight essentials. And just so you can keep things breathing and cool while out wandering the woods, the Kelty Impact 30L Backpacking Pack comes fully equipped with a ventilated backpanel, as well as airmesh shoulder straps, waistbelt and lumbar area. Go ahead, pull on the Impact and set off and into the hills.
- Altrec Outdoors
Kelty's Impact 30 features: A wide panel-loading body and separate sleeping bag compartment the is streamlined for quick backcountry escapes. Engineered for breathability, fit and comfort the Impact is designed for versatility and performs exceptionally for a quick lightweight overnight backpacking trip or a long adventurous day out in the wilderness.