Kelty Pawnee 55

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Weight 3 lb 10 oz / 1.6 kg 3 lb 10 oz / 1.6 kg
Capacity 3300 cu in / 54 L 3300 cu in / 54 L
Width 14 in / 36 cm 14 in / 36 cm
Length 32 in / 81 cm 32 in / 81 cm
Height 14.5 in / 37 cm 14.5 in / 37 cm
Suspension Fixed Fixed
Torso Fit Range 14.5 - 18.5 in / 37 - 47 cm 17.5 - 21 in / 44 - 53 cm
Body Fabric 420D Polyester Ball Shadow 420D Polyester Ball Shadow
Reinforcement Fabric 420D Polyester Oxford 420D Polyester Oxford



This thing is so comfy! It fits snugly around the…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Sales Rep at REI)


This thing is so comfy! It fits snugly around the waist and has killer back support. One of the best packs for the price!


  • Amazing support around the waist, shoulders and spine
  • Lots of compartments to keep you organized
  • Somewhat water resistant


  • A little on the pricy side
  • It's "unisex" -- what does that even mean? (JK)

This is a solid backpack. For those who are bumming around Europe for the summer, going on 1-2 night adventures in the backcountry, or even just camping out of the car, this pack will save on space! Pack all your things into it and enjoy the amazing support.

There's a bar down the middle (aluminum maybe) that is bent in just the right spot to support ideal walking posture. It helps distribute some of the weight up high (shoulders) and down low, on the lower back and waist.

My only complaint really would be the price, but I actually received it as a prize for a contest, so I can't exactly complain. Personally, I'm a little cost sensitive so if I were on the market for a pack I probably couldn't afford this beast. Since I won the unit, I'm infinitely stoked on its performance and features.

The number of compartments and zippers on this thing is nuts. Put your sleeping bag up top and fill in any other light gear in the top compartment. Then pile on the heavy stuff in the mid and low section to keep your load from hurting your back--and from tumbling head over heels! I'm DYING to see exactly how much alcohol would fit into the extra space in here on a weekend journey, but that's a topic for a later day!

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Kelty's Pawnee 55 page.

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Here's what other sites are saying:

The Kelty Pawnee 55 Pack is sized just right for overnights and weekend trips. This pack is a roomy, easy-access answer to hauling all the backcountry essentials. Keltys Lightbeam suspension system ensures outstanding support and comfort under heavy loads. And when weather turns bad, and integrated rain cover is always close at hand.


Lightweight and primed with pockets and load-adjusting straps to keep you comfortable on the trail, with the Pawnee 55 in your gear closet, weekend trips and treks are just a few zips away.


For the overnight backpacker or the day hiker who goes long, the top-loading Kelty Pawnee Backpack keeps you moving in comfort and style.

- Altrec Outdoors

Free Shipping. Kelty Pawnee 55 Pack FEATURES of the Kelty Pawnee 55 Pack Top loading Side access into pack Hydration compatible Pack cover included Ice-axe loop Daisy chain Hipbelt pocket Large front pocket with organization Key fob 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 SPECIFICATIONS of the Kelty Pawnee 55 Pack Torso Fit Range: 14.5 - 18.5in. / 37 - 47 cm Volume: 3100 cubic inches / 52 liter Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz / 1.6 kg Length: 28in. / 71 cm Width: 12in. / 33 cm Depth: 11in. / 28 cm Body Fabric: 420D Polyester Ball Shadow Reinforcement Fabric: 450D Polyester Oxford Suspension: Lightbeam Fixed Suspension System

- Moosejaw