Kelty Yukon 48
Design: external frame top load sack
Size: 2900 ci
Number of Pockets: 7 pockets
Max. Load Carried: have carried 50 lbs. but prefer 17 lbs.
Height of Owner: 5 ft 10in
Price Paid: $65
1. The pack is adjustable for comfort, putting the weight mostly on the belt and off the shoulders and back.
2. The convenience of the pockets is great.
3. The extra weight is offset by the overall comfort and back ventilation.
4. Water is easy to transport either in camel back pouch, side pockets, or top of pack.
5. For lite carriers, I've had no problem going less then 20 lbs. and hiking comfortably.
Update: September 20, 2009
I hiked the first 500 or so miles of the Appalachian Trail five years ago with this pack. I loved its comfort after a lady hiker showed me how to adjust the frame so that the weight was on the belt and not the shoulders (that occurred two days out of Damascus, Va.).
I loved the convenience of the pockets, the way that the sweat wasn't on the backpack but rather the back stays fairly cool and comfortable, the durability is excellent, the color is woodsy, the compatibility with water storage.
I've tried "lighter backpacks" and have found that the ultra factor is not comfortable or convenient. I'm sticking with the best - Kelty.
Where to Buy
Here's what other sites are saying:
When you can't quite fit into an adult pack, but a junior pack doesn't cut it for you either check out the Kelty Yukon Backpack. A favorite among scouts, this durable transitional pack has a large main compartment for your gear, plenty of pockets for your small essentials, and an easy to get to sleeping bag compartment so you don't have to dig for your bag after a long day on the trail.
The Yukon is popular with scouts and young adults as they transition into a full sized pack. Expect the same great features from our full sized packs including ample pockets for keeping necessities in reach and great ventalation to keep cool.
- Ramsey Outdoor
The Kelty Yukon is popular with scouts and young adults as they grow and transition into a full sized pack. Expect the same great features from our full sized packs including ample pockets for keeping necessities in reach and great ventalation to keep cool. PRODUCT FEATURES: Packbag Features: Hydration compatible Top loading Sleeping bag compartment Zippered side pockets Reservoir sleeve Mesh water bottle pockets Spindrift collar Ice-axe loops Daisy Chain Lash tabs Key fob Large front pocket Hold-open bar Suspension Features: Adjustable suspension External Frame Dual density foam waistbelt Removable waistbelt Padded shoulder straps Sternum strap Scherer Cinch Dimensions: Length: 22.5 in / 57 cm Width: 23 in / 58 cm Depth: 11 in / 28 cm Volume: 2900 in3 / 48 L Weight: 4 lb 13 oz / 2.2 kg Suspension: External Torso Fit Range: 13 - 19 in / 33 - 48 cm
- Appalachian Outdoors
The Kelty Yukon 2900 (Regular) Backpack is popular with scouts, and it's the perfect transitional pack when junior sizes are too small and adult sizes are still too large. It's designed for shorter torso lengths.
- Altrec Outdoors