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Who says carrying a load has to hurt? The Catalyst 80 backpack is designed to ensure every day is as comfortable as the last when you're on longer adventures.


Kelty's Catalyst 80 Backpack boasts fully adjustable comfort for big loads on week-long adventures. Its PerfectFit suspension adjusts the sturdy back panels to rest perfectly on your lumbar and below your shoulders. This comfortable suspension system also includes lumbar support, dual hollow aluminum stays for stability, two-layer padding at the waist belt and shoulder straps, air mesh at the back panel, and stabilizing straps at the top and belt. As if a massive 80 liter capacity isn't enough for your weekend, Kelty added a removable front compartment for an extra 10 liters of space, just in case you want to spend an extra day out there. Kelty also equipped the top-loading Catalyst with a main packbag access zipper that opens wide for speedy packing. Hydration-compatibility pairs your own reservoir with the Catalyst so you can hydrate on the trail. There are also multiple pockets for snacks, water bottles, layers, and ice axes or trekking poles.

- Backcountry.com

Get a perfect-fitting backpack without all the hassle. Keltys Catalyst 80 Backpack boasts an on-body adjustable torso suspension system that delivers an accurate fit on all body types. The fact that it quickly and easily adjusts while being worn eliminates the need for retail-aided measurements and ensures an extremely accurate and comfortable fit. This supportive, stable and groundbreaking system also boasts two hollow aluminum stays, lumbar support, an HDPE framesheet, an HDPE-reinforced waistbelt, a padded waistbelt, padded shoulder straps, load-lifter straps and belt-stabilizer straps. Pack design also includes a removable 10-liter day pack that can act as a front backpack compartment for clothes or separate it and use it as a day pack. The top-loading and hydration-system-compatible main pack boasts stretch-mesh water bottle and belt pockets. Generous interior can be accessed through the top lid and a main zipper. Equipped with a side-access sleeping bag compartment. Other features include ice axe or trekking pole loops, spindrift collar and carry handle. Made of 420-denier polyester ball shadow, reinforced with 450-denier polyester oxford. Imported. Size: 34 x 13 x 16. Color: Regal. Gender: Unisex. Type: Hiking Back Packs.

- Cabela's

On Sale. Free Shipping. Kelty Catalyst 80 Pack FEATURES of the Kelty Catalyst 80 Pack Top loading Top lid Main packbag access zipper Stretch mesh belt pockets Stretch mesh waterbottle pockets Ice axe / trekking pole loops Key fob Hydration compatible Spindrift collar Carry handle Perfect fit adjustable suspension Dual hollow aluminum stays HDPE framesheet HDPE reinforced waistbelt Lumbar support Two layer padded waistbelt and shoulder straps Load lifter straps Belt stabilizer straps Side Access Sleeping Bag Compartment Front Clothing Compartment Converts to Removable Daypack

- Moosejaw