Kelty Reviews

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Kelty Tuck 20 / EN 22

rated 4 of 5 stars Great bag at a great price. Just received it. I also own the Kelty Mistral 20 degree bag. The Tuck is 11 ounces lighter, and compresses to fit…
photo: Kelty Tuck 20 / EN 22
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Kelty Loveseat

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Quality, comfort—great for cuddling up by the campfire :) We love this for sitting by the campfire. Best for car camping of course. It sits…
photo: Kelty Loveseat
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Kelty Trail Dome 4

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a relatively spacious tent, easy to setup, below average fly design, a bit on the heavy side, but overall a decent quality. First of…
photo: Kelty Trail Dome 4
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Kelty Cosmic Down 4°

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Son is in an Active Boy Scout Troop that camps 11 months of the year. I hate the cold and had relied on two 30 degree sleeping bags, all my…
photo: Kelty Cosmic Down 4°
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Kelty TN2

rated 3 of 5 stars Upgrade over big heavy tent, but not what I was expecting from Kelty. I had a three-man Wal-Mart special 'backpacking' tent that weighed in…
photo: Kelty TN2
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Kelty Trekker 3950

rated 4 of 5 stars You can still find well-made Trekkers in like-new condition online if you're a smart shopper. Before Kelty switched to polyester materials and…
photo: Kelty Trekker 3950
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Kelty Salida 1

rated 3 of 5 stars Well made, good materials. Very nice looking. Just received it and set it up indoors. Very easy to pitch. A major complaint: no fly vent. With…
photo: Kelty Salida 1
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Kelty Flyway 43

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is the Kelty Flyway 43, which is a travel friendly daypack based off of the popular Kelty Redwing 44 pack. Like the Redwing pack, the Flyway…
photo: Kelty Flyway 43
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Kelty Camp Pillow

rated 4 of 5 stars Have two. Very comfortable. A very good low priced pillow. Takes up a bit of room even when in stuff sack. The less bulky option is an inflatable…
photo: Kelty Camp Pillow
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Kelty Trekker 65

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very well finished and sturdy. The load lifter shoulder straps are a big deal and make this pack work for you. Back ventilation is second to…
photo: Kelty Trekker 65
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Kelty Impact 30

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack for long day hikes. I use this pack for all day hikes. I also use it for all my winter hiking/snowshoeing trips. The panel loading…
photo: Kelty Men's Impact 30
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Kelty Red Cloud 90

rated 4 of 5 stars Overall this pack fits the niche very well. For me it's a great pack to store my supplies plus supplies for the group. This bag is well constructed…
photo: Kelty Red Cloud 90
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Kelty Continental Divide 5300 (External)

rated 4 of 5 stars Some people will look at this pack and say it has an identity crisis. It is basically an internal frame bag attached to a narrow external frame.
photo: Kelty Continental Divide 5300 (External)
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Kelty SB 20

rated 5 of 5 stars Testing the SB20 down to 13 degrees. After an exhaustive search for a shoulder season bag, I stumbled across the SB20 on sale and couldn't…
photo: Kelty Men's SB 20
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Kelty Mistral 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great bag, at a great price. Very warm. I bought this bag from Sierra Trading with the deal flyer discount, and it came in under $100. A very…
photo: Kelty Men's Mistral 20
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 4 of 5 stars The Kelty Noah 12 is a huge tarp perfect for year round use, if you are not worried about weight. It can be set up in many different configurations…
photo: Kelty Noah's Tarp 12
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Kelty TN2

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Great design, but smaller than advertised. This appears to be a well-constructed tent, and the stargazing fly is a genius idea. When I did a…
photo: Kelty TN2
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Kelty Grand Mesa 4

rated 4 of 5 stars It's a solid tent. It has perform great in the rain and cold, and has great ventilation during hot weather. There's plenty of room for four…
photo: Kelty Grand Mesa 4
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Kelty Ignite DriDown 28

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This sleeping bag is designed for warmth even in damp conditions. The DriDown technology keeps the cold out and dries fast. I bought this bag…
photo: Kelty Ignite DriDown 28
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Kelty SB 20

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight 800-fill Dri-Down bag kept me warm and dry. I took this EN20 rated bag on a backpacking trip into the Sangre de Cristo mountains…
photo: Kelty Men's SB 20
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Kelty Yukon 50

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a really nice external frame backpack for adults! I bought this pack at a store and was VERY shocked when I saw online that it was characterized…
photo: Kelty Yukon 50
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Kelty Grand Mesa 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Easy setup for a tent, kind of heavy, but overall a great tent. I bought this tent because it was cheaper, but wasn't built cheaper. I have…
photo: Kelty Grand Mesa 2
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Kelty Yukon 48

rated 5 of 5 stars Best for: Taking plenty of heavy gear (for whatever reason) long distances into the backcountry. The pack carries the load quite well and comfortably.
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Kelty TN2

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, high quality tent with lots of room. The footprint is impossible to find at the moment so either make your own out of Tyvek, or…
photo: Kelty TN2
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Kelty SB 20

rated 5 of 5 stars I would highly reccomend this sleeping bag. It was warm, and the head and foot box will always be dry. Dri-Down is an excellent advantage over…
photo: Kelty Men's SB 20
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Kelty TN2

rated 4 of 5 stars Easy to use, not very heavy backpacking tent. It comes with the star gazing rain fly which is great! Setup is super easy with this tent. Kelty…
photo: Kelty TN2
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Kelty Acadia 4

rated 4 of 5 stars Nice tent for car camping. Easy setup with good protection from cold and rain. Cool when needed. Best for two or three people. Excellent product…
photo: Kelty Acadia 4
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Kelty PK 50

rated 3 of 5 stars Innovative new design has promise, but needs refinement. I really wanted to like this back because of its innovative design, lack of any zippers,…
photo: Kelty Men's PK 50
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Kelty TN2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great two-person tent. Very lightweight yet spacious. Recently bought the Trailogic TN2 and used it to to do some car camping in the Tetons…
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Kelty Red Cloud

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Comfortable shoulder straps, lots of space and pockets to store all your hiking needs. Have had issues with the side pocket zippers failing.
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Kelty Trekker 4300

rated 5 of 5 stars I got my first Kelty in 1968, and still use it for day hikes. In addition to the 'orginal' Kelty, I have the Trekker 4300 and the Tioga 5500. …
 
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Kelty Mijo

rated 3 of 5 stars Good for short distance hikes. Seems a little rickety for lack of a better word. When on long hikes becomes very uncomfortable. I don't know,…
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Kelty Eden 4

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a nice roomy tent that has been used in all four seasons. It has been a good value. Setup is simple if you follow the directions. The…
photo: Kelty Eden 4
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Kelty Domolite 4

rated 3 of 5 stars No longer made; good room for two guys and lots of stuff. Kind of heavy with the f'glas poles; alum poles make it much better. OEM was all f'glas…
photo: Kelty Domolite 4
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Kelty Redwing 50

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best all around pack I've ever owned. It's versatile enough to use as a gym bag, a school bag, then turn around and do a weekend…
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Kelty Red Cloud 5600

rated 4 of 5 stars Durable backpack. I literally live out of this pack now. At the beginning of the year I got rid of everything that couldn't fit inside of this…
photo: Kelty Men's Red Cloud 5600
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Kelty Impact 30

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good day pack, extra light, comfortable and adjustable. Good for a single day of hiking. The Agile Suspension system on this pack is the highlight…
photo: Kelty Men's Impact 30
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Kelty Lakota 60

rated 5 of 5 stars It holds a lot of gear. I have a bad habit of overloading the pack, but the compression straps hold everything tight. And after you fit it to…
photo: Kelty Lakota 60
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Kelty Coyote 80

rated 4 of 5 stars Big pack but not like strapping a bus to your back. Very durable and a great price point. After trying many packs it was tough to find the right…
photo: Kelty Coyote 80
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Kelty Salida 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Kelty Salida 2. 3 seasons. 2 persons. 1 door. Side-release tent/fly connection. My wife and I love this tent. It's packed with value. Light,…
photo: Kelty Salida 2
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Kelty Gunnison 1.1

rated 4 of 5 stars Quick/easy setup, great 1-person backpacking tent, sturdy in wind. I bought this tent new to replace a two-person tent and have used it several…
photo: Kelty Gunnison 1.1
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Kelty PK 50

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, 50 ltr or converts to a 35 ltr backpack. Compartmental design with built-in rain cover. At first I was unsure if I could fit all…
photo: Kelty Men's PK 50
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Kelty Salida 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Surprisingly warm and breathable. Easy to set up and gear fits better than I thought it would. This tent is awesome. The first time we used…
photo: Kelty Salida 2
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Kelty Ignite DriDown 16

rated 5 of 5 stars I worked on a conservation corps trail crew and we camped whenever we were working on a trail, so I used this sleeping bag heavily. It is lightweight…
photo: Kelty Ignite DriDown 16
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Kelty Trekker 65

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought to replace my first and last internal pack that I will ever own. I bought this pack after jumping on the internal bandwagon and being…
photo: Kelty Trekker 65
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Kelty Go Pillow

rated 3 of 5 stars Not a bad pillow, but there's no easy way to remove/replace the batting! Do NOT leave it folded and packed in its bag. Thinking that I deserved…
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Kelty Gunnison 3.1

rated 4 of 5 stars Great value and very comfortable for two people! My husband and I took this tent along with us while we were backpacking along the Great Glen…
photo: Kelty Gunnison 3.1
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Kelty Trail Dome 4

rated 4 of 5 stars It's lightweight. Pretty durable. Easy setup and take down. Overall a pretty good product. Not badly priced. Easy to set up and take down. Stands…
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Kelty Pawnee 40

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent backpack for a long single day hike or weekend overnight. Feels great carrying 20 pounds of gear on your back and you hardly notice…
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Kelty Redwing 2650

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This pack has some great features! It is versatile and there are plenty of pockets and organization. It will hold all you will need for an overnighter.
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Kelty PK 50

rated 5 of 5 stars Maybe because this is the first real pack I've owned I love it. I forgot I was wearing it! Zero load on my shoulders and tons of room. I just…
photo: Kelty Men's PK 50
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Kelty Gunnison 3.1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My husband and I are campers, but we wanted a tent that was larger than a 2 sleeper to keep our gear dry and close. I'm thrilled we chose the…
photo: Kelty Gunnison 3.1
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Kelty Grand Mesa 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Highly recommend this backpack for budget minded backpackers. Just a little over 4 pounds and $120. Lots of floor space and can survive bad…
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Kelty Tempest 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very affordable three-season tent with good durability and easy setup. This is a great three-season tent for those who don't have a fortune…
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Kelty Salida 4

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tent, easy to set up, stable, well-designed. Used this on a camping trip to rugged desert mountain country. Held up very well. Was cold…
photo: Kelty Salida 4
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Kelty Redwing 32

rated 5 of 5 stars 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…
photo: Kelty Redwing 32
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Kelty Kashmir 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great 3-season tent. Setup is easy. It's stable due to 4-pole design. Ventilation is good/ceiling mesh is great for stargazing. Very roomy:…
photo: Kelty Kashmir 2
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Kelty Coyote 4750

rated 4 of 5 stars This was my first internal frame pack and it has worked great for me. I haven't done anything too rugged with it, just a few weekend trips so…
photo: Kelty Men's Coyote 4750
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Kelty Trail Ridge 3

rated 4 of 5 stars Family sized tent light enough for backpacking without being crazy expensive. Well designed for easy set up despite the size and handles weather…
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Kelty Redwing 50

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome pack! I just picked up a new version of the Redwing 50. My stepson got my older version of the pack cause he needed one to. These packs…
photo: Kelty Redwing 50
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Kelty Red Cloud 5400

rated 5 of 5 stars 13 years, I love this thing. I've had this pack for 13 years. I got it when I was young, and didn't know much about packs, and have become quite…
 
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Kelty Lakota 60

rated 5 of 5 stars Love this pack. Get it, you will love it too. Nice and roomy. Fits the women's shape. I got this pack after researching the net and really love…
photo: Kelty Lakota 60
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Kelty Yukon 50

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for adults too, don't worry about the fit. Smaller capacity than the Trekker, but works well for shorter range trips. 2-3 day backpacking…
photo: Kelty Yukon 50
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Kelty Parthenon 8

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Room for two adults, child, and a portable baby crib, gear with room to spare. I can stand up fully in it. Wife is pleased. What more does one…
photo: Kelty Parthenon 8
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Kelty Kite Daypack

rated 4 of 5 stars Great size and excellent features. Particularly like the straps and basic padding. This replaces an Osprey day pack I've had for years. Excellent…
photo: Kelty Unisex Kite Daypack
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Kelty Coyote 80

rated 3 of 5 stars The Kelty Coyote 80 is a sufficient pack for most light-duty, overnight applications. At the comparatively lesser price point compared to other…
photo: Kelty Coyote 80
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Kelty Red Cloud 5000

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great big hauler starter pack. This was my very first "women's" pack, and I purchased it back in 2008.  It was a great starter pack but way…
photo: Kelty Red Cloud 5000
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Kelty PK 50

rated 4 of 5 stars The Kelty PK 50 is a near perfect backpack for someone new to backpacking who is looking for one versatile, all-round pack. The ability to strip…
photo: Kelty Men's PK 50
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Kelty Ignite DriDown 16

rated 5 of 5 stars If you look for a sale, you can get this down bag for an incredible price! It's accurately rated to 16° F (men's EN lower limit). It's a high…
photo: Kelty Ignite DriDown 16
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Kelty Coromell Down 40

rated 5 of 5 stars Versatile bag for 3-season use. Lightweight and small size when packed. This is my first down bag. I can't believe it was only $110. Great deal…
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Kelty Grand Mesa 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Light and easy, quick setup. I spend a lot of my time in the North Cascade mountains of Washington state all year. I have taken this tent with…
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Kelty Gunnison 2.1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great, durable, economic tent. Being a larger sized guy I went with this tent so  I would have a little extra room for myself and gear esp.
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Kelty Streamside 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've had my Streamside for over 10 years. The only problem is - currently - one of the poles splintered. Otherwise, light, easy to set up, great…
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Kelty Weekender Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars I've slept on air beds, and cots, but this sleeping pad beat everything by a mile. It self inflates in 30 min or so. if you can't wait, you…
photo: Kelty Weekender Pad
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 5 of 5 stars One of my car camping staples (and I've even taken it backpacking a few times when we needed extra shade or protection from rain). The 12' size…
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Kelty Cosmic Down 20°

rated 4 of 5 stars Purchased this bag for my daughter to use this past summer. We went backpacking a couple of times and with the temps getting down to around…
photo: Kelty Women's Cosmic Down 20°
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Kelty Coyote 80

rated 4 of 5 stars Outstanding workhorse pack for the price, will not let you down. I have been using this pack heavily for the better part of 4 years now and…
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Kelty Recluse 2.5i

rated 5 of 5 stars Best sleeping pad I've used so far. At 52 years old, 6'3" and 210 lbs I was ready to move up from my trusty old Therm-a-Rest to something a…
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Kelty Domolite 4

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good, 3-season tent with lots of room. This is an older-model tent. The mesh sides/ceiling are great for star gazing and ventilation. It has…
photo: Kelty Domolite 4
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Kelty Acadia 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tents as with any product from Kelty. I bought several of these tents from an online vendor for my scout troop. The tent works great and…
photo: Kelty Acadia 2
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 4 of 5 stars Works as advertised. Recommend buying 1 or 2 of the Kelty adjustable poles to make it work in any location. As sold, it is dependent on proper…
photo: Kelty Noah's Tarp 12
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Kelty Orbit 15

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Just bought it last week and took it up Camels Hump in VT. It has lots of nice little features (ice ax loop, rain cover), but the two best for…
photo: Kelty Unisex Orbit 15
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 9

rated 4 of 5 stars A nice option if you don't want to pitch a tent, and a great choice to keep stuff dry. I bought this with my REI dividend in 2010.  My wife…
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 9

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's not the lightest or largest option out there, but it's one of the best. This tarp was one of those semi-impulsive purchases that turned…
photo: Kelty Noah's Tarp 9
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Kelty Gunnison 2.1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best tent ever!!! Not ultralight but great for any other use. Setup is as easy as putting the poles in the tabs and clipping the tent to them…
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Kelty Cosmic Down 20°

rated 3 of 5 stars This bag is a good deal if you are looking for down, but aren't willing to pay a hefty price. It doesn't pack down quite as small as I would…
photo: Kelty Women's Cosmic Down 20°
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Kelty Gunnison 3.2

rated 4 of 5 stars This a great all around tent for dual service car camping and backpacking. It held up well in strong wind, in hard rain and in hail the size…
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Kelty Domolite 4

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent tent in all weather, real easy setup, great ventilation. Excellent tent in all weather, easy setup,ventilation is superb, very roomy,…
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Kelty Coyote 4750

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great worry-free pack for first time backpackers. It's fairly light and easily adjusts for different heights and load bearing styles. I bought…
photo: Kelty Men's Coyote 4750
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Kelty Redwing 50

rated 5 of 5 stars Extremely durable bag. The main compartment is large enough to hold all your gear for a multi-day hike. It weighs only 3.9lbs empty. Lots of…
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Kelty Coyote 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's like being hugged by a green friend. Very much adjustable to fit YOU. Top and front loading for easy filling and access. Sweet side pockets…
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Kelty Coyote 80

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great pack with lots of features. I would rate it higher if only it had a rod holder and built-in rain cover. Prior to this pack I…
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Kelty Pawnee 50

rated 4 of 5 stars Great overnight backpack! Overall I have been very happy with this bag. I am new to backpacking and this provided me with all of the bell and…
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Kelty Trail Dome 4

rated 4 of 5 stars Just used this tent 5 days on the Arkansas River. Had wind, rain, heat and cold in the Colo mountains. Sets up fast n nice, plastic fly poles…
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Kelty Crestone 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Love this tent for a 1-2 person backpacking tent. The rain fly provides complete coverage from the wind and rain leaving good vestibule space…
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Kelty Sage 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nice 2+ person tent. This is one of the few 3-person tents out there. We wanted it to have a little extra room with a kid on the way. It sleeps…
 
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Kelty Tioga 5500

rated 3 of 5 stars Huge! You could pack everything you'd ever need in the wilderness into this bag. It's monolithic. it's actually a little too big for me personally,…
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Kelty Cosmic Down 20°

rated 5 of 5 stars Warmth and packable. I own a sea kayak guide business and was looking for a warm packable sleeping bag for my guests. "Packablity" is a huge…
photo: Kelty Men's Cosmic Down 20°
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Kelty Red Cloud 110

rated 5 of 5 stars It has excellent adjustability for different body types. Well built design. Excellent quality, was easy to carry. I would highly recommend it.
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Kelty Coyote 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pack is one I would buy again in a heart beat. For the low price, you can't find a better quality pack. The versatility and comfort definitely…
photo: Kelty Coyote 80
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