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Kelty Pawnee 55

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Kelty Pawnee 55 weekend pack (50-69l)


Price MSRP: $135.95
Historic Range: $71.73-$169.95
Weight 3 lb 10 oz / 1.6 kg 3 lb 10 oz / 1.6 kg
Capacity 3300 cu in / 54 L 3300 cu in / 54 L
Width 14 in / 36 cm 14 in / 36 cm
Length 32 in / 81 cm 32 in / 81 cm
Height 14.5 in / 37 cm 14.5 in / 37 cm
Suspension Fixed Fixed
Torso Fit Range 14.5 - 18.5 in / 37 - 47 cm 17.5 - 21 in / 44 - 53 cm
Body Fabric 420D Polyester Ball Shadow 420D Polyester Ball Shadow
Reinforcement Fabric 420D Polyester Oxford 420D Polyester Oxford


1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

This thing is so comfy! It fits snugly around the waist and has killer back support. One of the best packs for the price!


  • Amazing support around the waist, shoulders and spine
  • Lots of compartments to keep you organized
  • Somewhat water resistant


  • A little on the pricy side
  • It's "unisex" -- what does that even mean? (JK)

This is a solid backpack. For those who are bumming around Europe for the summer, going on 1-2 night adventures in the backcountry, or even just camping out of the car, this pack will save on space! Pack all your things into it and enjoy the amazing support.

There's a bar down the middle (aluminum maybe) that is bent in just the right spot to support ideal walking posture. It helps distribute some of the weight up high (shoulders) and down low, on the lower back and waist.

My only complaint really would be the price, but I actually received it as a prize for a contest, so I can't exactly complain. Personally, I'm a little cost sensitive so if I were on the market for a pack I probably couldn't afford this beast. Since I won the unit, I'm infinitely stoked on its performance and features.

The number of compartments and zippers on this thing is nuts. Put your sleeping bag up top and fill in any other light gear in the top compartment. Then pile on the heavy stuff in the mid and low section to keep your load from hurting your back--and from tumbling head over heels! I'm DYING to see exactly how much alcohol would fit into the extra space in here on a weekend journey, but that's a topic for a later day!

Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Sales Rep at REI)

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