Kelty Reviews

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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…
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…
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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Kelty Grand Mesa 2

rated 4 of 5 stars My first impressions are very positive on the Grand Mesa 2. Roomy, well-made and while not the lightest tent out there at all, it has an excellent…
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Kelty Yellowstone 6

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Used this tent for two dogs, the wife and myself. Fit a pair of cots in their and everyone had plenty of room. Nice for having a little indoor…
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Kelty Gunnison 2.1

rated 5 of 5 stars My Kelty Gunnison 2.1 has served me very well for the past three years. I've spent many nights in it and it is still in great condition. It…
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Kelty Ouray 3

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is easy to set up and lightweight. Totally recommend Kelty tents to everyone.The two doors are great feature. This tent is great.
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Kelty Red Cloud 5000

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for hauling larger loads. Very comfortable and lots of organizer pockets. Overall I really like this pack for long hauls. It holds a lot…
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Kelty Recluse 2.5i

rated 5 of 5 stars Nothing more important than how you sleep at night on the trail. The Recluse 2.5i has been perfect, even at 6'2"and 210lbs it has been extremely…
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Kelty Villa 6

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great tent for the family. Numerous times — in terrible rain — we have stayed dry. It even accommodates 2 full size mattresses!
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Kelty Storm 3600

rated 4 of 5 stars Nice for the price. I've been using this pack for about 3 years. At my age (51) I don't backpack like I used to. This pack is a less costly…
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Kelty Go Pillow

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Too lumpy, not supportive, and too small. On top of that, it doesn't pack down well. The upsides: lightweight and doesn't carry an odor after…
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Kelty Gunnison 4.1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought this tent for easy setup and take down, no tricks. Made to sleep four adults cozy, or three adults roomy. High quality brand name tent…
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Kelty Gunnison 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This thing does it all. This was my first major backpacking purchase way back in 2004. Everything up to this tent was found at yard sales, bought…
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Kelty Gunnison 2.1

rated 5 of 5 stars Very well designed, easy to use # season tent. I've been using and working with the Gunnison 2 since this model first came out about 8 years…
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Kelty Light Year Down 20

rated 5 of 5 stars I have taken this bag backpacking in March when the nights got down in the high 30s. I was nice and warm, but even with the compression bag…
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Kelty Double Wide Basecamp Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars Comfortable, well made, and decently priced. This is a great product. Instead of having two separate pads that slide out from under you at…
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Kelty Grand Mesa 2

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is extremely durable and lightweight. I would recommend this tent to anyone who does any type of camping. From camping in the back…
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Kelty Grand Mesa 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This tent is overall a good option if you need a lightweight 3-season but are not willing to spend much. This tent is overall a good option…
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Kelty Lakota 65

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great fitting pack, with plenty of support. I've used other brands of packs, but wasn't completely satisfied until I found this one.
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Kelty Recluse 3.0i

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Ruffing it without ruffing it. Super comfortable and large—the two outside baffles keep you center all night and warm. This pad has wonderful…
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Kelty Salida 4

rated 4 of 5 stars If you're looking for a larger tent, this one is near-perfect for casual campers. Backpackers may wish to keep looking. But whoever you are,…
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Kelty Red Cloud 110

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable HUGE rucksack that you hardly notice on your back. This pack fits extremely well for the size. The way the internal frame is designed…
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Kelty Windfoil Ultralight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Mine is still going strong since 1997 through heavy use and a fair amount of neglect. It's kept me bone dry except for the times the ground…
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Kelty Coyote 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A lot of quality and more features than the price could tell. Kelty is all about quality and small prices. The Coyote is my very first pack…
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Kelty Super Tioga

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Carries Heavy Loads Great. Good for packing with younger ones, where the burden is on you. Hunters, fisherman, young family backpacker daddies,…
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Kelty Crestone 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Love this tent. Bulletproof. Affordable. This tent is probably my favorite backcountry piece of gear I own.   It is very easy to set up. It…
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Kelty Trekker 65

rated 4 of 5 stars A great pack. Just needs some time to be adjusted correctly to fit your needs. This is about as good of an external frame pack as you can find…
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Kelty Gunnison 1.1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Bought this to replace an old Coleman single person tent I've had since the mid-90s. This is last year's model that I bought from the Kelty…
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Kelty Vista 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Close to perfect for canoe camping in the Canadian wilderness. Forget Kelty's semi-apology to backpackers about weight. Roomy, very workable…
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Kelty Light Year XP 20

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This bag is a good deal for the budget conscious. It's a bit bulky for a backpack, but if you're concerned about staying warm and cozy, it'll…
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Kelty Avocet 30

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack for longer day hikes or if extra gear is needed — Streamlined and good tight fit to your body. OVerall I was very happy with this…
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