Kelty Tioga 4500
Design: external frame top load
Number of Pockets: 4 outside 1 top seperate bag quarters
Max. Load Carried: 60 lbs
Height of Owner: 6 ft
Price Paid: $80 on ebay
I don't know what all the "hoopla" is about internal frame packs! I had one for years as a ski rescue patrol/ avalanche control and found it fine, but for 90% of the casual backpackers this Kelty cannot be beat. Excellent distribution plenty of room and tough as hell. I have fallen and slid literally hundreds of feet on this thing and it is tough! Call me old style but I promise you will not be disappointed owning one.
Max. Load Carried: 62 lbs
Height of Owner: 5' 10"
I have been backpacking numerous times, but really put it to the test for two weeks at Philmont Scout Ranch. The first eight days we had rain. No problem. We traversed rocky terrain. After learning various ways to adjust the pack, the internal users had nothing on me. I seemed to have more versatility on the pack exterior. Super pack...super price!
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The Kelty Tioga External Frame Backpack is the original external frame. Not just Keltys original, but everyones.
- Backcountry Outlet
The Kelty Tioga 4500 backpack is equipped with an adjustable external 50th Anniversary frame suspension that utilizes alloy tube formed into a unique, contoured, hourglass shape to allow gear to ride close and high for unhindered arm motion. The pack includes a sleeping bag compartment, a zip out divider and an internal slab pocket to help you organize your gear.
- FogDog Sports