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Kelty Redwing 50 Pack


    Kelty Redwing 50 Pack

    The Kelty Redwing 50 pack is a tried-and-true workhorse. This rugged and comfortable pack is a great choice for day hiking and also has excellent capacity and organization for urban adventures. See details

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    The Kelty Redwing 50 pack is a tried-and-true workhorse. This rugged and comfortable pack is a great choice for day hiking and also has excellent capacity and organization for urban adventures.

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    The Kelty Redwing 50 pack is a tried-and-true workhorse. This rugged and comfortable pack is a great choice for day hiking and also has excellent capacity and organization for urban adventures.

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    The Kelty Redwing 50 pack is a tried-and-true workhorse. This rugged and comfortable pack is a great choice for day hiking and also has excellent capacity and organization for urban adventures.

    • Anatomically curved shoulder straps and a padded hipbelt help distribute weight for load-carrying ease
    • Shoulder straps, hipbelt and ventilated back panel are lined with moisture-moving mesh that dries quickly, helping you stay comfortable in the heat of hiking
    • Stiff single stay shaves weight compared to traditional stays; HDPE framesheet adds support
    • Sternum strap and load-lifter straps help balance the load; pulleylike Scherer Cinch makes it easy to tighten the hipbelt
    • Roomy, panel-loading main compartment features an interior reservoir sleeve and tube port for carrying a hydration reservoir (sold separately)
    • Large front pocket contains an organizer panel with a key fob and map pocket
    • Organize small essentials in 2 zippered side pockets and small zippered front stash pocket
    • Attach equipment to the exterior of the pack with a daisy chain and an ice-axe loop
    • 4 side compression straps help stabilize the load
    • The Kelty Redwing 50 pack is made with rugged 420-denier polyester and reinforced with 450-denier oxford polyester


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    Kelty Redwing 50 Pack Specs
    Best use
    52 liter49 liter
    3,100 cubic inches3,000 cubic inches
    3 lbs. 5 oz.3 lbs. 3 oz.
    1.6 kilograms1.5 kilograms
    17.5 - 21 inches14.5 - 18.5 inches
    28 - 50 inches28 - 50 inches
    Ripstop polyester/polyester oxfordRipstop polyester/polyester oxford
    Top / PanelTop / Panel
    Top / frontTop / front
    5 + main compartment5 + main compartment
    26 x 16 x 12 inches24 x 15 x 12 inches
    Frame type
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Weight - metric
    Adjustable torso
    Fits torso
    Fits waist/hips
    Frame material
    Number of stays
    Suspended mesh back panel
    Pack loading
    Pack access
    Number of exterior pockets
    Sleeping bag compartment
    Raincover included

    Kelty Redwing 50 Pack

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    Kelty Redwing 50 Pack is rated 4.5625 out of 5 by 32.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pack Great pack. My favorite thing about it is its versatility. I use this every weekend for one thing or another. If I'm going to the resort, it fits ski boots, pants, jacket, goggles, gloves, and skis. Its so great to have this and not have to worry where everything is and to have your hands free walking from the car to the resort. I would buy this pack just for that reason. I've used it on day hikes, overnight hikes, and a three day camping trip. I think anything over three days would probably be pushing it for space. Great durability as well. All of the clips, straps, and zippers still work great. No tears or rips in the fabric. Excellent pack for any type of outing under 4 days
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't dream of a better pack. I have owned the previous version of this pack for almost four years now. I could never have asked for anything better. I used this pack everyday as a college pack for textbooks and laptops. On the weekends, I would take it to the grocery store (about .75 mi away) and load it full of groceries for the week. During the summer I would use it for 1-2 day trips into the mountains. It was also my primary carry-on for traveling stateside and abroad (Note: fully loaded with a week's worth of clothes it will push the limits of fitting into an overhead bin but if your are careful and use the compression straps you wont have a problem). This pack has gone everywhere with me. 3 continents, dozens of states, and all kinds of wilderness. The only breakdowns I have had is 1) minimal wear and tear on the base of the pack from being dragged around 2) the sternum strap came off of the shoulder strap due to overloading 3) the stitching on the base of the shoulder strap broke about a year into use (fixed it with simple stitching of my own but I always carry needle and thread in the side pocket just in case). Can't recommend this pack enough. 4 years of use and still going strong, no need to replace it yet, but I do look forward to investing in the next generation in the future. I always say, If I'm traveling somewhere for < 1 week and I cant find a way to fit everything I need inside this pack, then I just need to reevaluate my packing priorities.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Do-It-All Backpack for World Travel After 34 years of military service, I recently retired having used dozens of different backpacks over the years to travel around the world from a metropolis to deep jungles. Each pack had it pros and cons, but it was only after I retired that I found THE backpack that could do it all. The Kelty Redwing 50 is that backpack!! This pack can carry all the things I need day-to-day, fit in the upper storage of any airplane, organize all my "things and trinkets" allowing me to find things in the dark, and is comfortable for as long as I need to carry it. Superb backpack, which is why it has been around this long. Perfect!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Travelling Back Pack The main pack area opens up like a suitcase, so it is easy to access everything. There are two useful side pockets, two water bottle holders. Front and top outside pockets are well designed with inner soft pockets that can be used to separate small items. The straps are easy to adjust while wearing the pack. The upper chest strap can be moved up or down on sliders for comfortable positioning. Was able to travel in Europe for a month with just this pack.
    Date published: 2014-04-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect if you pack light. I used this pack on a multi-day, high altitude hike in Glacier. It held up well, and was generally comfortable, but has a few issues for heavy loads. The Good; This pack has a great deal of space in the main compartment, and it is a breeze to get to everything inside since it opens up like a suitcase. There are a ton of pockets and the organizer is set for an adventurer that packs a lot of maps, guides and other materials to navigate. The construction is sturdy, and it seems that a lot of thought was put into the general layout and material selection of this pack. The Molle Straps on the hip pads are excellent, and make attaching things like bear spray or a knife easy. The Issues; The only real downside is that it can really sag or bog-down with more than 15-20lbs of gear. The soft bottom flexes a lot, and it puts a lot of the weight of the main compartment low, and pulls on your shoulders. There is a compartment for hydration, but the hook-straps are a bit too low in the pack, putting the weight of your water too low, making the issue of weight distribution a little worse. Without the hydration pack, the weight distributes a bit more evenly. With it, you get a lot more pull on your shoulder straps, making it a bit uncomfortable after a while. If the hydration could strap to the top of the compartment, and if the bottom of the bag was rigid, it would be pretty tough to beat.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go To Pack This is my go to pack for every occasion for five years. If it does not fit in the Redwing, I leave it at home. Fifty liters sustains me for three days hiking or five days on the road. I traded out a 70 liter UL pack that did not have as much support for the comfort and adjustability of the Redwing. This added a little over a pound with the added benefit of accessibility (front loading), pockets (fits all my rain gear in half a pocket), tent pole pockets (awesome), and attachment points (pad), which extend the capacity of the pack. I have travelled across the continent with this pack and easily put it in the overhead, strapping coat on top to quickly get from gate to gate and down the aisle of the plane.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite do-everything pack I bought this bag at REI in Boulder CO in 2005, and it has been my main backpack for just about everything. It is great for winter day hikes with room for extra clothing, food, etc. For summer it is fine, but not particularly cool compared to well-ventilated bags. It is quite comfortable with a small load too, and the side cinch straps do a good job tightening things down. I have also been around the world with it, travelling for 2-3 weeks at a time, and this bag has been great to travel with. I have always carried it on with no problem, and it is pretty comfortable to walk long ways while fully loaded. It finally started showing wear about 2 years ago, with the internal separator between the 2 side pouches and the main compartment splitting at the top seam, but this has little effect on function, and is the only sign of wear so far. The zippers have been perfect.
    Date published: 2014-04-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Practical Daypack I own the old-style Redwing 44 which is fine for a summer hike when extra supplies and clothing are not necessary. The RW50 is a better option for packing a bit more stuff, especially in the Rockies where you do need to plan ahead. I wasn't sure about the new design; I miss the outer/inside pockets BUT the larger pocket on top of the pack makes up for it. I can store rainwear/first aid/etc without having to open the main compartment...that is nice. I tried the Osprey Kestrel (my first choice) and others. The Kelty just fit me right and that's the main thing. So, comparatively, it lacks a few bells and whistles but it feels right. For an overnight hike I'd go with a larger pack.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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