Kelty Redwing 32
The Kelty Redwing 32 is an excellent day hiking pack.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $105.55
The Kelty Redwing 32 is an excellent day hiking pack. I could even cram two days worth of stuff in it if I really went minimally. I would recommend this to day hikers everywhere for sure! It has a lot of the great features of larger packs, but is still small enough to be perfect for short trips that don't need a giant pack.
- Plenty of space
- Cushioned shoulder straps
- Airflow channels on the back
- 4 cinch straps to compress cargo
- Limited choice of colors
This is an excellent day hiking pack. The straps are comfortable and easily adjusted while on the move. The fabrics, zippers, and clips are all high quality. It is hydration system compatible, and has two outside pockets that easily hold a 32 oz Nalgene style bottle.
The airflow design in the back panel seems to work well, but I haven't worn this pack when it was warm enough to be an issue. It was ventilated enough on my cold weather hikes to keep back sweat to a minimum, which is a great relief!
There are plenty of pockets for those of us who like to keep certain things separate from others, and it also has holes that can accommodate trekking poles if needed. I would say that this pack is a bit of an overkill as a book bag, but it will easily hold an iPad, or laptop as well as lots of textbooks. I don't plan to use it that way, but you could.
For those of us with a bit of extra girth in the waist/belly, the hip belt will easily accommodate larger sizes. Actually, all of the adjustments on all straps are very generous. With everything packed, and compressed with the four compression straps, I haven't noticed any shifting or moving about that would make it a pain to carry.
I'm really in love with this pack! It's another great product from Kelty.
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A tried-and-true workhorse, the Kelty Redwing 32 Pack offers a rugged and comfortable choice for day hiking. It also has excellent organization for urban adventures. Anatomically curved shoulder straps and a padded hipbelt help distribute weight for load-carrying ease. Shoulder straps, hipbelt and ventilated back panel are lined with moisture-moving mesh that dries quickly, helping you stay comfortable in the heat of hiking. Stiff single stay shaves weight compared to traditional stays; HDPE framesheet adds support. Sternum strap and load-lifter straps help balance the load; pulleylike Scherer Cinch makes it easy to tighten the hipbelt. Panel-loading main compartment features an interior reservoir sleeve and tube port for carrying a hydration reservoir (sold separately). Large front pocket contains an organizer panel with a key fob and map pocket. Organize small essentials in 2 zippered side pockets and a small zippered front stash pocket. Attach equipment to the exterior of the pack with a daisy chain and an ice-axe loop. 4 side compression straps help stabilize the load. Kelty Redwing 32 Pack is made with rugged 420-denier polyester and reinforced with 450-denier oxford polyester.
Kelty scaled down its bestselling backpack so you can enjoy the same comforts and convenience with the Redwing 32 Backpack for day hikes or travel. An HDPE framesheet provides lightweight support for quick trips while the Dynamic AirFlow covers the back panel to keep you comfortable. Kelty added some AirMesh to the padded shoulder straps and lumbar to help keep your shoulders and lower back dry. You can tuck the hip-belt away if you don't need it, and Kelty's patented Scherer Cinch system places the majority of your load's weight on your hips when you do need it. Kelty built the Redwing 32 with a lightweight polyester and reinforced it with durable polyester to keep it strong for many years. A full-access U-zipper allows you to access the backpack through the top or the panel for your convenience. Side compression straps make sure your gear doesn't bounce around while you hike. The Redwing 32 also features a hydration-compatible sleeve, two water bottle pockets, a multi-purpose padded sleeve for your valuables, zippered side pockets, an ice-axe loop, and a daisy chain for dirty shoes.
A sized-down version of our best-selling Redwing with all the features and organization needed for around-town travel or a day on the trail. With a full-access U-zipper, the Redwing works both as a top-loader and a panel-loader, adding convenience to any adventure.
- Ramsey Outdoor
A sized-down version of Kelty's best-selling Redwing with all the features and organization needed for around-town travel or a day on the trail. With a full-access U-zipper, the Redwing works both as a top-loader and a panel loader, adding convenience to any adventure. The multi-purpose padded sleeve will protect sensitive items and also doubles as a hydration sleeve. Water bottle pockets and zippered side pockets keep everything you need organized and easy to get to. HDPE frame sheet makes up the frame while the dynamic airflow back panel and AirMesh shoulder straps and lumbar pad keep the ventilation going. Waist belt can be tucked away when not in use. Suspension: One Size. Hydration compatible. Hybrid loading with top or panel loading options. Volume: 1900 cubic inches (32 L). Weight: 2 lb. 8 oz. (1.13 kg).
- Rocky Mountain Trail