Versatile pack for mega day hikes or minimalist overnighters
Kelty Redwing packs are tried and trusted trail buddies across the USA, known for their versatility and reliability. This 36-litre version is the perfect size for the biggest day hikes and is even roomy enough for quick overnight bivvies. The U-shaped zip allows easy access to all your gear from either the top or the front of the pack. The front bungee cord is the ideal place to tuck away a jacket or hoodie, and the two wing side pockets provides storage for tent or trekking poles. An internal perimeter frame ensures stability, while a ventilated back panel keeps your back cool and sweat-free. Contoured shoulder straps and an ergonomically designed hip belt provide plush comfort for an easy all-day carry
AMP-Flow ventilated back panel to keep you cool and comfortable
Advanced perimeter frame for superb stability
Shock-cord stash system + small zipper front pocket
Signature wing side pockets with pass-through functionality
Hybrid U-zipper entry for top or panel loading access
Volume: 36 L
Weight: 1.16 kg
Torso Fit Range: One size fits all
Dimensions (L x W x D): 58.42 x 43.18 x 24.40 cm
Body Fabric: Poly 420D Small Back Stafford
Frame Material: Spring Steel + HDPE
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
One of my best travelling companionship ever because of how dependable the quality is.