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Sierra Crest

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this pack! I have had this pack since 2003. It has seen probably 1,000 trail miles, in all weather conditions. It was one of the few packs at the time I could find for a person with an extra-small torso height, narrow shoulders, and size DD chest that actually worked with the chest strap and arm straps not digging in. Plus, I love the way an external frame pack feels on my body... seems to shift more of the weight to my hips rather than my shoulder tops. At the time (2003), no other packs… Full review

Noah's Tarp 12

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent versatile tarp that is extremely rain and wind resistant. Every camper/backpacker should own at least one of these! I own this tarp in the 12' and 9' size and love them so much. They can be set up in so many different ways. There are guide loops along one diagonal seam if you want to string a rope through them. There are also loops along the edges to create a shelter in any situation. There are poles that can be purchased separately to prop up one or two corners to create a raised shelter… Full review

Acadia 4

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Overall great tent to have for 2-3-days long hiking or backpacking trips. I purchased this tent about two years ago and since then I have used this 4-person tent in more than 15 trips including 10-day practicum in Samegrelo, Georgia (the country), near Tobavarchkhili Lake. One thing I can tell about this tent is that it is really 3-season tent. These trips included rains and storm but this tent stood still and kept me from getting wet. All the parts did well: floor, fly, and sides. Ventilation couldn't… Full review

Red Cloud 90

rated 4 of 5 stars A heavy hitter. This is my main pack for short or long trips into the wilderness and you will find this pack on my back up until this year. The weight is 5lbs, but was never a problem. Great for hunting, multi-day to multi-week long trips. Comfortable with plenty of detail. This was my fourth or so pack and I was very pleased with this pack. The weight is 5lbs, but was not felt when hiking around on the Appalachian Trail. This pack easily suits the needs of week or multi-week long trips. The pockets… Full review

Red Cloud 6650

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A comfortable pack that never seems to run out of space! I would recommend this pack (or one of its smaller sibling packs) for backpackers who prefer comfort over light weight (both in the pack itself and with the gear they take). The Kelty 6650 is a high-capacity loader and allows me to take anything and everything! I've been using it for more than 10 years now. While I don't generally have the opportunity to go on more than one backpacking trip per year, the trip is normally for 3-4 days, and… Full review

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Kelty Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

James McEnaney Wins Kelty Gunnison 3.2 Tent
Congratulations, James McEnaney! For sharing your review of your Lowe Alpine Airzone 35, you've won a Gunnison 3.2 tent, thanks to Kelty (worth $250). Read more
June 24, 2013

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win a Kelty Tent
We're giving away a Gunnison 3.2 tent to one lucky reviewer next week, thanks to Kelty. Review your outdoor gear by Sunday, June 23, to be entered to win a new tent ($250 value). Read more
June 16, 2013

Review Your Outdoor Gear to Win 3-Person Kelty Tent
Have you shared your review yet? Review your outdoor gear by Sunday, June 23, and you're entered to win a Gunnison 3.2 three-season, freestanding tent, thanks to Kelty. Read more
June 9, 2013

Win a Kelty Gunnison 3.2 Tent by Reviewing Your Gear
Review your outdoor gear now through June 23 and you could win a Gunnison 3.2 three-season tent, thanks to Kelty ($250 value). The Gunnison could be sheltering you and two friends in the backcountry this summer, thanks to your gear review. Read more
June 3, 2013

A Flood of Water-Repellent Down for Sleeping Bags
Down that keeps you warm, even when wet? A flood of hydrophobic DownTek, DriDown, and Q.Shield Down insulation promises to repel water while maintaining loft, insulation, and breathability, even when wet. Read more
July 24, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Kelty lights, vintage packs, pads
Kelty introduces its first ever line of lights for spring 2011, along with vintage-inspired day packs, and new sleeping pads. Scott Kaier showed us the goods. Read more
August 4, 2010


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