Kelty Redwing 32

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The Kelty Redwing 32 is an excellent day hiking pack.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
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.


Kelty Redwing 32 PackThe compact Kelty Redwing 32 Pack offers all the portability of a lightweight daypack without sacrificing the technical features of a larger pack. A full-access U zipper and panel loading make packing and unpacking easy from both the top and the sides. Secure side and stash pockets also make storing smaller items a breeze while on the street or on the trail. This hydration compatible pack includes a large front pocket with organization sleeves, an ice-axe loop, daisy chain and key fob. Side compression straps keep the pack s contents from moving while on the go and a ventilated back panel and AirMesh shoulder, waist and lumbar straps ensure a snug and comfortable fit wherever the Kelty Redwing 32 Pack takes you.

- SunnySports

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.


Free Shipping. Kelty Redwing 32 Pack FEATURES of the Kelty Redwing 32 Pack Hybrid loading Multi-purpose padded sleeve Hydration compatible Water bottle pockets Side compression straps Ice-axe loop Daisy Chain Zippered side pockets HDPE frame sheet Dynamic AirFlow back panel AirMesh shoulder straps and lumbar Tuck-away waist belt Scherer Cinch Padded shoulder straps SPECIFICATIONS of the Kelty Redwing 32 Pack Volume: 1900 cubic inches / 32 liter Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz / 1.1 kg Dimension: 22 x 15 x 11in. / 56 x 38 x 28 cm Body Fabric: 420D Polyester Ball Shadow Reinforcement Fabric: 450D Polyester Oxford

- Moosejaw

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