Kelty Reviews

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Kelty Coyote 4900

rated 4 of 5 stars A bomb proof pack that does it a little on the heavy side. This product is best for 2+ day expeditions in any terrain. I would recommend this…
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Kelty Redwing 50

rated 4 of 5 stars Great materials and craftsmanship, Kelty is very durable in harsh field conditions. Perfect for packing as a carry-on everything you cannot…
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Kelty Acadia 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tent! Lightweight and easy to pack. I am pretty tall, 6'4" and this tent fit me great when I was lying at an angle. Very easy to set up…
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Kelty Super Tioga

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Are YOU a mule? When you need to haul a week's worth of stuff, this pack will do it. I'm not a small guy—6' and 225-230 pounds. I usually…
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Kelty SB 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A quality down bag that is as good as some much higher priced sleeping bags. I bought this bag for backpacking in the Sierras and I have used…
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Kelty Weekender Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars This pad rocks. I have two of them. For the price you can't beat it, I have taken it backpacking four nights on Isle Royale, multiple weeks…
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Kelty Redwing 50 Reserve

rated 4 of 5 stars Kelty’s upscale Redwing 50 Reserve backpack has enough class for city travel and enough toughness to tackle the trail. From its large U-shaped…
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Kelty Cosmic 20

rated 4 of 5 stars Super affordable sleeping bag. It is perfect for a camper/backpacker on a budget. This bag is not only affordable, it's lightweight and compactable.
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Kelty Teton 2

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this tent. It is going to replace my old solo tent. I recently picked up a gently used one, in great shape, and love the tent. The only…
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Kelty Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent sleeps two comfortably. The footprint is a must to keep moisture out. The tent is perfect in weight to backpack camp. Dries quickly…
 
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 4 of 5 stars The Kelty Noah 12 is a great tarp for two hammocks or a lot of room for one. It's roomy and can hold its own in a downpour and keeps you dry…
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Kelty Grand Mesa 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent tent for backpacking, survived four nights in the BWCA in Minnesota, holding up to high winds and rain. Great value for the money.
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Kelty Red Cloud 110

rated 4 of 5 stars Bought this pack for my 14 yo (6' 2") son for a one-week leadership wilderness training. He loves the weight distribution, spaciousness. Neither…
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a well made, durable and easy to pack tarp made of tightly woven silicone impregnated nylon. It is best used as hammock cover, yet can…
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 9

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An inexpensive ripstop nylon tarp appropriate for shade for three to four people or as a shelter for one or two people. I went on a camping…
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Kelty Redwing 32

rated 5 of 5 stars Great Kelty quality, comfortable, and useful pockets various gear. This is the perfect size pack for a day hike or overnighter. It's a bit on…
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Kelty Vortex 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent for bicycle touring. I purchased an early version of this tent around 1998 for about $200 new, and in 2011 found a used Webforce…
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Kelty Yukon 48

rated 3 of 5 stars Great, durable backpack, used from Cub Scouts to present (I'm 30). I've had this pack since I was 12, and save for a couple squirrel holes internally…
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Kelty Salida 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars One-person, free standing, three-season, double walled bathtub style backpacking tent. To start, I have over 600 miles of backpacking in with…
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Kelty Yukon 3200

rated 4 of 5 stars I've had this pack for 15 years now. It's been on week-long canoe trips, overnight whitewaters and getting ready for an A/T thru hike. Awesome…
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Kelty Cosmic 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This bag packs small and keeps you warm. While it isn't the warmest bag on the market, it is a great option for the backpacker on a budget.
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 4 of 5 stars I got this tarp as a rain fly for my hammock, but found many other uses as well. I got this tarp as rain fly for my hammock. Our Boy Scout Troop…
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Kelty Salida 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This product is great as far as airflow, weight, and price point. Larger vestibules area similar to the Sierra Design Flash Lightning and the…
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Kelty SB 20

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent 3-season down bag for the money. Quality made product and impressive customer service. I've turned several people on to this bag.
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Kelty Compression Stuff Sacks

rated 4 of 5 stars I use the large for my Alps Crescent Lake 20 sleeping bag. It's a good sack, as it's pretty durable. The straps put up to a lot of pulling and…
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Kelty Cosmic 20

rated 5 of 5 stars A down bag for $115—it doesn't get better. Got the long from Sierra Trading with deal flyer discount over $100 off retail price. Very nice…
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Kelty Grand Mesa 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars In my short time with this tent, it has satisfied all the needs I require out of this piece of gear. It's easy, simple, and very effective in…
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 16

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great value and good performance in a large tarp. I use this tarp for group rafting trips as a kitchen/gathering shelter when it rains and as…
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Kelty Gunnison 1.3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great solo tent. Bought the Kelty Salida 1 originally, but exchanged it for the Gunnison 1.3 due to the Salida's lack of fly vents. Have used…
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 9

rated 3 of 5 stars This tarp is an excellent beginners tarp, although you will need to replace the guylines and stakes. This tarp is an excellent tarp for a beginner…
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Kelty Sunshade

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great sunshade. As usual Kelty makes a fine product. I got the small from Sierra Trading Post and with Deal Flyer discount cost me about $65…
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great tarp for a decent price and weight. Would recommend. The only reason I give this product four stars is because it has stretched…
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Kelty Mantra 6

rated 5 of 5 stars I love my Mantra 6 and have taken it camping for more than seven seasons now. Most impressed this last weekend when in gale force winds of 30+…
 
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Kelty Tuck 20 / EN 22

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, comfortable bag that performs as rated, with convenient features usually associated with more expensive gear. I paid $89 for the Kelty…
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Kelty Vortex 2

rated 5 of 5 stars 20+ years old and still my favorite tent! Still going strong! I've had this tent for over 20 years and used it in all kinds of weather and it…
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Kelty Redclloud 90

rated 1 of 5 stars Least rugged pack I've ever witnessed. Internal frame will wear through the weakest of nylon and stick out the bottom. Great for a bad back…
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Kelty 50th Anniversary Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I first used this backpack to evacuate from New Orleans the day after Katrina hit. While wading through waist deep water in the street the pack…
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Kelty Cabana

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great roomy shelter that will fit a family of 4. Perfect for the beach. Gets a little stuffy inside if oriented away from air flow. I purchased…
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Kelty Capture 25

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Kelty Capture 25 is a small day pack that includes a unique chest mounted cell phone case that allows you to take video during your outdoor…
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Kelty PK 50

rated 4 of 5 stars Used this pack for a 6-day Boy Scout event and worked beautifully. I didn't have to hike far to the campsite, but it was more than comfortable…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Kelty Cosmic 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Kelty Redclloud 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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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:…
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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…
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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…
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