Kelty Comal 3500

rated 4.0 of 5 stars (2)

The Comal 3500 has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best weekend packs for 2020.

photo: Kelty Comal 3500 weekend pack (50-69l)


Price Historic Range: $45.00-$90.00
Reviewers Paid: $89.00


2 reviews
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4-star:   2
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1-star:   0

Another great Kelty product! This was my first backpack that I have owned. It has proven itself to be a sturdy piece of equipment. 

I bought it at Academy Monroe, LA. I loaded it in the store with about 35lbs then tried it on. It fit great and was very comfortable. Although I'm sure I looked like an oddball walking around the store with it on. But if you're going to invest in equipment, you have to make sure it performs to  your specifications. 

I have used this pack on about every hike I've been on in the past 3 years. I don't carry more than 20lbs of gear for a 5+ day trip so the 3500 cubic inches of space is more than enough for a lightweight/minimalist's gear list. 

The pack is constructed well with double stitching at all strap terminals. The shoulder and hip pads are more than adequate to make a 15+ mile a day hike comfortable. But with the sturdy construction comes the trade off of weight. The pack weighs in at a beefy 4 lbs plus change. So it is not ultralight (I have a Mariposa Plus for that) but it is ultra-dependable. 

I would recommend this pack as a great starter pack for anyone (male or female) to cut their hiking teeth on.

Price Paid: $89

Great quality. I am a full size man and bought the women's model at Academy not knowing the difference. I just read this review and things are starting to make sense....

Anyways, an amazing deal, Kelty rocks!

Price Paid: $89

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