Kelty Pawnee 55
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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The Kelty Pawnee 55 backpack is designed for the overnight backpacker or the day hiker who stays out longer. The top-loading Pawnee keeps you moving in comfort and style. Features include a single aluminum LightBeam II stay and Kelty's PE sheet suspension with ventilating waist belt, backpanel, and shoulder straps.
Key Features of the Kelty Pawnee 55 Internal PackTop loadingSide access featureHydration compatibleSide compression strapsPack cover includedFront pocketKelty Pawnee 55 Internal PackThe Kelty Pawnee 55 Internal Pack� has all the latest features today's hikers are looking to enhance their hiking experiences on the trails! This bag has several pockets to accommodate all your gear and keep it in one place for your demanding needs. The� single aluminum stay directs� the weight to your hips and greatly reduce the stress on your back, while enjoying those long treks you are accustomed to. Its� HDPE frame sheet gives this bag excellent� structural support to provide even weight management and control of the load you are carrying. The load lifter, sternum, and� padded� shoulder straps� maximize comfort, while� carrying this bag on any long hike for hours on end.� Its ventilation back panel� ensures optimum airflow to keep you cool and trekking longer.� Buy the Kelty Pawnee 55 Internal Pack today for a hassle-free trip.
The full-featured Kelty Pawnee Backpack is ready to keep your organized and comfortable on your next overnight or weekend backpacking trip. Techincally, the Pawnee is a mid-size pack, good for two to three days in the backcountry, but it has all the features of an expedition pack as well. A sophisticated suspension system and tons of organizational features make the Pawnee the perfect pack to keep everything running smoothly the next time you head for the woods.
Free Shipping. Kelty Pawnee 55 Pack DECENT 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 The SPECS 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