User Review: Kelty Red Cloud 5400
Size: 5400 c.i.
Number of Pockets: several
Max. Load Carried: 35 lbs
Height of Owner: 6'2"
Price Paid: $150
I have been very high on Kelty gear in the past but I returned this product. During a test hike I had a feeling that one of the shoulder straps was shorter than the other, and closer examination at home proved I was correct. Should you want to look at one, check the attachment of the shoulder straps to the framesheet carefully. It looked kinda cheesy to me, the mesh area cut unevenly and the upper attachment points for the shoulder straps offset vertically a full centimeter as a result. Not a lot, but enough to be noticable during use.
On the plus side, under a moderate load it proved to be at least fairly stable and with plenty of room, it appeared to be well constructed (apart from the flaw in the shoulder straps) and it would fit a wide range of torso lengths.