We all have that one friend. Your forever wingman, who lives for last-minute road trips and day-of concert tix. Who always gets an extra order of nachos “for the table.” Who just plain gets YOU. We can’t imagine an adventure that wouldn’t be better by bringing your Bestie. Finished with super-soft fabrics on both sides, it’s great over rough rocks or pokey grass...around the campfire or the park...as an extra layer over or under your sleeping bag...or a gift for your BFF, IRL.
Kitten-soft fabrics on both sides- brushed Polyester Pongee and Poly Taffeta
Sized for lounging around the campfire—or anywhere
Stuff it and keep it in the car- sack included
Cloudloft Synthetic Insulation
Perfect size for lounging around the campfire
Stuff sack included with carry handle
Dimensions: 192 x 107 cm
Packaged dimensions: 19.6 x 32.5 x 19.6 cm
Weight: 700 g
Shell Fabric: 190T Printed Polyester Taffeta
Fill Type: Cloudloft
Liner: 190T Brushed Polyester Pongee
You’ll probably find a Kelty pack or tent at every trailhead and campground in the 50 states, from Alaska to New Mexico. They’re one of the biggest and best-loved US outdoor gear brands.
In fact, American entrepreneurial spirit is in Kelty’s DNA. Just as Henry Ford is forever associated with the Ford Motor Company, Kelty is closely associated with its founder, Asher ‘Dick’ Kelty. A tireless inventor and passionate outdoorsman, Kelty developed a host of innovations in outdoor gear, including the first aluminium frame backpack, the first waist-belt, the first padded shoulder straps and the first zippered pockets. Those are all design elements that are still found on almost every quality trekking pack sold today.
In the 1960s and 70s, these technical advances were so ground-breaking that Kelty packs were carried on expeditions to Everest, K2, Cholatse and Antarctica. But just as importantly, Kelty’s affordable and widely available packs encouraged thousands of Americans to explore the backwoods and mountains of their own country. National Geographic Explorer Nick Clinch even wrote that he blamed Kelty for overcrowding the wilderness. “By taking the weight off the hiker’s shoulders and putting it on the hips, he took the misery out of the sport”, he explained. “[Kelty] made it enjoyable for people to go backpacking.”
Today, Kelty is still dedicated to getting everyone outdoors, with a wide range of sleeping bags, tents and other outdoor equipment – including, of course, its iconic packs. Even today Kelty still manufacture traditional external-framed packs, based on original Dick Kelty designs, alongside their modern internal-framed rucksacks. It’s a little nod to their founder and his part in America’s enduring love affair with the great outdoors