In 1952, Colorado carpenter Dick Kelty began making backpacks in his home garage as gifts for friends. Wool carpeting had to do for padding and wife Nena chipped in with the sewing. Soon these handmade gems were turning a profit and the Kelty brand was incorporated.
Sixty years later, Kelty remains a hiking and backpacking industry frontrunner. Their packs have remained popular, thanks to classic, proven designs and features such as stability-enhancing adjustment and suspension padding.
Kelty has the whole family loving the outdoors with pack versions for men, women and kids. And their award-winning child carriers are engineered with particular care to keep parent and baby secure and comfortable during hikes.
Family and car camping is made easier still, thanks to Kelty's tents and shelters. Spacious protection from the elements and easy setup are just a few of Kelty tents and sheltersâ attractive features.
Kelty even has your back when you sleep. Their down- and synthetic-filled sleeping bag options have the muscle for 0-degree conditions or hot summer nights. And double, mummy and rectangular silhouettes let men, women and kids choose the fit and warmth they prefer.
At REI, you'll find top-rated and top-selling camping and hiking gear from Kelty, plus plenty of sale and clearance bargains.