Kelty Lakota 65

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


Weight 4 lb 1 oz / 1.8 kg 4 lb 1 oz / 1.8 kg
Capacity 4000 cu in / 67 L 4000 cu in / 67 L
Width 14.5 in / 37 cm 14.5 in / 37 cm
Length 34 in / 86 cm 34 in / 86 cm
Height 15 in / 38 cm 15 in / 38 cm
Suspension Fixed Fixed
Torso Fit Range 14.5 - 18.5 in / 37 - 47 cm 17.5 - 21 in / 44 - 53 cm



Great pack for the price! This is a great pack. It…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $110


Great pack for the price!


  • Durable
  • Single stay molds well.


  • No bells or whistles, this is a basic pack.

This is a great pack. It is durable and the single stay molded well to my back. The hip belt sat a little high and began to weight heavy on my hips after mile 20 of a recent trip into the Ozarks. However, that pack had plent of room, I got it for a great price, and stood up well.


It is a good pack. I used mine for a 2 week ramble in August 2012 into the Lassen area, 40 pound loadout - it worked really well. Kelty designs their packs to ride a little high, which for me is fine. The key is to strike the right balance between shoulders and hips and as you mentioned to bend the stay to the optimal shape for your back. Once you get the lumbar pad to ride perfectly the hip pressure will be reduced as the belt can be worn a little looser.

2 years ago

This is a great fitting pack, with plenty of support.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift
Price Paid: $165


This is a great fitting pack, with plenty of support. I've used other brands of packs, but wasn't completely satisfied until I found this one. I also love the belt pocket feature. I'd recommend it to anyone.


  • Great fit
  • Plenty of support


  • One more exterior pocket would be great.

This is a great backpack. The fit was perfect for me, and support is great too. If you pack it correctly, the load is great as well. Easy to use, great features. Well worth it.

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Manufacturer's Description

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Kelty Lakota 65 PackThe Kelty Lakota 65 Pack ia a great choice for all your outdoor trips to the mountains, lake and preferred camp sites. It is built for lasting endurance, with a 420D polyester ball shadow material and reinforced 450D polyester Oxford fabric. This pack has a sleeping bag compartment that sets you up for a perfect weekend away and give you the flexibility to sleep just about anywhere the night catches up with you and your companions. The side access feature allows you to easily reach for your things when you need them, while on the move and during any emergency. Strategically positioned straps on the side, hip belt, shoulder, and sternum help to balance out the weight and reduce unnecessary strains to your back and waist, by aiding in load-lifting and weight division functions. Get the Kelty Lakota 65 Pack and enjoy all your adventures.

- SunnySports

On Sale. Free Shipping. Kelty Lakota 65 Pack FEATURES of the Kelty Lakota 65 Pack Top loading Sleeping bag compartment Side access into pack Hydration compatible Lower compression and pad straps Pack cover included Ice-axe loop Hipbelt pocket Large front pocket with organization LightBeam single aluminum stay Dynamic AirFlow back panel AirMesh shoulder straps, waist belt, and lumbar Dual density foam waist belt Hipbelt stabilizer straps Scherer Cinch (US Pat#5,465,886) Padded shoulder straps Load-lifter/stabilizer straps Sternum strap SPECIFICATIONS of the Kelty Lakota 65 Pack Torso Fit Range: 14.5 - 18.5in. / 37 - 47 cm Volume: 3900 cubic inches / 64 liter Weight: 3 lbs 10 oz / 1.6 kg Length: 30in. / 76 cm Width: 12in. / 30 cm Depth: 12in. / 30 cm Body Fabric: 420D Polyester Ball Shadow Reinforcement Fabric: 450D Polyester Oxford Suspension: Lightbeam Fixed Suspension System

- Moosejaw

The Lakota lives for long weekends. Able to pack enough gear for multiple nights on the trail, the Kelty Lakota 65 Pack supports heavy loads with a single LightBeam II aluminum stay and PE framesheet. Built-in rain cover and easy main compartment side-access allows for quick reaction based on ever changing conditions.


Big enough to pack enough gear for multiple nights on the trail, the Lakota supports heavy loads with a single LightBeamTM II aluminum stay and PE framesheet.