Kelty Redtail 30
Size: 1800 cubic"
Number of Pockets: 3 external, lots of internal compartments, including soft spot for glasses
Max. Load Carried: around 20 lbs
Height of Owner: 5' 9"
Price Paid: $70
Great daypack. It's the perfect size for an all day outing, and compatible with the hydration system of your choice. The straps are fully adjustable to custom fit to your torso, which is good for me. I have a pretty short torso and most packs seem too big to me. It carries comfortably.
The downfall, as I found out while hiking in Acadia, is the internal frame. I had the bag adjusted incorrectly, I suppose. The support rod comes down on both sides and is against your back. The ends of the rod were relentlessly trying to skewer my "love-handles," if you will. After some adjustment on the trail I got the bag seated comfortably on back. Great bag, overall.
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Youll love the ample storage and comfortable suspension of the Kelty Redtail 30 Daypack for quick trips into the wilderness or toting your books to class. A large front pocket has the interior organization to keep your essentials in order and with a large panel loading main compartment you can easily access all your gear in the field. Side compression straps let you cinch your gear down for a more stable ride and with padded shoulder straps with a sternum clip and a removable webbing waistbelt youll shoulder your load in comfort. A ventilated backpanel improves airflow and wicks moisture to keep you cool when pushing yourself on a long hard hike. With a hydration system compatible reservoir sleeve and mesh water bottle pockets youll stay well watered on your next adventure.
- Altrec Outdoors
Kelty Redtail 30 Backpack - The Redtail backpack is a lightweight, low-profile, year-round pack that features a webbed waist belt for lighter loads, and plenty of pockets for organization. The Kelty Redtail Pack has plenty of ventilation to keep your back dry and comfortable. The Redtail is hydration compatible making your hiking experience even more enjoyable. If your hitting the trail and want the best all around pack, the Kelty Redtail 30 Backpack is your only option.
The Kelty Redtail Backpack goes from classroom to trailhead with you. Plenty of cargo space holds your textbooks or extra layers. Two side pockets hold water bottles, and a sleeve holds your water bladder. There are lots of pockets so you can keep your phone, keys, wallet and other small items organized whether you are heading to school or out for a day hike.