Kelty Roam

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This is one of those products that you'd like to complain…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25 (on sale)


This is one of those products that you'd like to complain about, but there's really nothing wrong with it. I don't like the rust/gray combo, but I got it on sale, and it's actually an OK pack. Has everything you need for a day trip with the family or maybe even an overnight trip. It's a bit unbalanced because the front pocket is kinda high.


  • Durable
  • Nice, smooth zippers
  • Roomy
  • Several inner pockets in front pocket


  • Ugly (IMO)
  • Slightly unbalanced

This has a ton of room for a daypack. The straps are comfortable and the compartments are pretty well laid out. When it's really packed full, the pack is a little cumbersome to get on and fitting well, but I'd say that's the case with any pack that doesn't have a frame.

One thing that is kind of annoying is that the compression straps block the main zipper when they're clipped, but I don't know how you would avoid that, and lots of other packs have the same annoyance.

It seems to be pretty well made. I've taken it out a dozen times or so, and I haven't had any problems with quality.

It's a bit unbalanced because the front pocket is kinda high. So, when you put stuff in the organizers, it kinda weighs down the front section.

Overall, it's a good value, and I really can't find much to complain about.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

CLOSEOUTS . Roam if you want to ? around campus, the city or the deep woods with the multiple compartments and hydration compatibility of Kelty's Roam backpack. Available Colors: ROSEWOOD RED.

- Sierra Trading Post

Built to hit the road and hang in for the long haul, the Kelty Roam Backpack is a perfect choice for wanderers, transients, vagabonds, drifters, rolling stones, nomads, rovers, travelers, ramblers, walkers, day hikers, and, if you must, school goers.


Kelty Roam

previously retailed for:
$24.95 - $25.97

The Kelty Roam is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 12, 2012 at Sierra Trading Post.

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