Kelty Sierra Crest
The Kelty Sierra Crest is a very versatile backpack.
Design: topload and frontload external frame
Number of Pockets: 10
Max. Load Carried: 45 pounds
Height of Owner: 5'5"-6'
The Kelty Sierra Crest is a very versatile backpack. It is good for summer and winter hikes, however it is too heavy for long climbs. The backpack is good for 2-3 days for harsh hikes although I have used it for as many as six days of hiking although that is very difficult and I only recommend it for experienced hikers.
Overall I recommend the backpack for short fast hikes. The backpack should not be used for children under the age of 12, but I highly recommend it for adults.
In my opinion it is the best external frame pack available.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Simple and comfortable, this classic external-frame pack features a telescoping frame and an internal hydration pocket for backcountry adventures. Large packbag with multiple pockets holds gear for trips up to a week long; extension collar and external lash points let you add plenty of extras. Telescoping aircraft-quality aluminum frame in a traditional H-frame design fits a wide range of torsos. Padded, curved shoulder straps with sternum strap and load-lifter straps, and the double-padded conical-cut hipbelt all adjust for a custom fit. Internal pocket is sized to hold a hydration reservoir (sold separately); ports allow drinking tube to thread through back of pack. Features six zippered gear pockets, map pocket, water bottle pocket and separate sleeping bag compartment for keeping gear organized. Constructed of abrasion- and water-resistant shadow ripstop nylon for durability.
- REI refers to the men's version