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Kelty Flyway 43-Liter Backpack, Indigo

by Kelty
38 customer reviews
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  • Torso Fit Range: One Size
  • Volume: 2600 in3 / 45L
  • Weight: 3lb 6oz / 1.5kg
  • Packed Size (L x W x D): 22" x 16" x 11" / 56cm x 41cm x 28cm
  • Suspension: Light beam Fixed Suspension System

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Technical Details

Product Description

If you prefer to travel light, then the Flyway is for you. Based off of our Kelty Redwing, which has been a favorite of travelers for decades, this backpack is travel-friendly with features like a separate compartment for shoes or dirty clothes and a pack cover that protects shoulder straps when checked. The Flyway carries easily and fits enough gear for a long weekend away-no matter what part of the world you are travelling to. And given all the necessary electronics we carry, a padded sleeve protects your laptop or tablet, while making it easy to remove at security. The Flyway is also easy to load and unload with it's hybrid loading design. Keep the straps at the top of the pack clipped and it will work like a true top loading design. Unclip the top and it will convert to a panel load design, given you easy access to everything inside. Organization is key when travelling and the Flyway has you covered with the two zippered side pockets, large front pocket with organization inside it for small items, such as pens and thumb drives, and mesh water bottle pockets on the side. And while the features are nice, this pack won't carry itself through the airport unfortunately. To ensure that it wears comfortably, the Flyway is designed with a single Light Beam(tm) aluminum stay and HDPE frame sheet to keep the weight centered on your hips. The Air Mesh shoulder straps, waist belt, lumbar pad, and dynamic Airflow back panel, will keep you cool if you are moving fast between connections. Finally, the load-lifters/stabilizer straps, hip belt stabilizer straps, sternum strap, and Scherer Cinch(tm) buckle keep the load from shifting while wearing it-keeping it comfortable all day, every day.. Body Fabric: 420D Polyester Ball Shadow. Reinforcement Fabric: 450D Polyester Oxford. Suspension: Light Beam(tm) Fixed Suspension System.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 15.8 x 2.4 inches ; 3.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B009R66XS6
  • Item model number: 22614913IN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,867 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By brockbier on August 13, 2013
Size: One SizeColor: Blue Verified Purchase
Kelty hits the mark by paying attention to the details of making your trip easier by including conveniences in their Flyway backpack.

- Front panel loading gives much easier access to contents than top loaders and allows for an extra internal mesh pocket on the back of the front panel
- Fabric separating the dirty clothes compartment is cut generous enough to fill the compartment when not in use. This also expands the other way when needing more room for dirty and less room for clean clothes.
- Side compartments create a pass-through sleeve between the enclosed pocket and the main pack for umbrellas, walking sticks, etc.
- Hip belt straps can be tucked away
- Travel pack cover protects shoulder straps, but leaves the front handle exposed for easy carrying. Tucks away in its own compartment when not in use.
- Carry-on friendly dimensions
- Fits 3 eBags packing cubes (1-lg, 1-md, 1-sm) and an extra pair of shoes perfectly.
- Padded laptop sleeve
- Front compartment has organization pockets including a lined cell phone/camera compartment with velcro strap
- Compression straps
- Water bottle pockets

- No clothing compression straps
- Not hydration compatible, but could be with a bit of tailoring
- No hip belt pockets

I recently took this pack on a 5 day trip and was really happy I ditched the rolling suitcase. Having your suitcase on your back makes hopping on trains and bumming around until check in much easier.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A.B.S. on April 9, 2013
Size: One SizeColor: Green Verified Purchase
Bought this in hopes that it would function both in the woods and on the streets of the City - well, it covers both quite well.

This is a larger pack - but not unreasonable. I am 6'1" and the length from the waist belt to the top of the pack seems adequately long enough. This is a well made and well thought out piece of gear with all of the features of packs costing significantly more. This has organization for all of my smaller office gear as well as a very clever bottom access pocket for an extra pair of shoes.

There is room enough to travel with this pack (if you pack light and know what you are doing) to travel comfortably for several days on business or casual. In the woods - as an ultralight camper - a couple of nights or more if you are careful.

All in all - this pack is EXACTLY as advertised and more - Kelty has hit a home run. Amazon service was amazing - ordered on SUNDAY arrived MONDAY - unreal.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 9, 2013
Size: One SizeColor: Black Verified Purchase
When looking to replace my Redwing 44, i was hoping to get another. Unfortunately the Redwing 44's only fit a max 18.5" torso length. So taking a chance on Kelty quality, I ordered the flyway 43 because my old 44 is used every day. I have to take a minute and say the only reason my old 44 was replaced is because it got coated in Hawaii red mud which never comes out of anything. This new 43 is just simply amazing.

Again it gets used every day, and all my stuff stays very organized. The nice thing about this pack is that it doesn't puff out when you have the compression straps pulled in for light loads, giving it a slim profile and ease of mobility through crowded Oahu. All the adjustments are there, and you can customize the fit just for you.

Another nice feature is that the waist strap tucks out of the way for every day use, but quickly deploys when needed. If you ever have to check the pack, simply put the attached rain fly on backwards and sinch it down (not needed for gate checking carry-ons on those little "puddle jumpers" though).

The only reason i am giving it 4 stars instead of 5, and i know it's probably nit picking, but on my old 44, all of the zippers had those wonderful pulls with the aluminium triangles on them. Only the organizer pock has them on the 43.

Overall probably the best and highest quality multi use pack out there. Kelty, you did it again.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Brown on August 22, 2014
Size: One SizeColor: Black Verified Purchase
I wanted a travel backpack for a 2 week trip to Italy. I did a lot of research and in the end primarily due to availability, settled on the Kelty.
This pack is terrific.

Here were my requirements

1) Fit in the Plane's Overhead
Yes. Even when fully loaded, the pack will fit in the overhead, no problem.

2) Storage for Laptop
Yes. However, its not super easy to get your laptop in and out when the pack is fully loaded.
There is a sleeve in the main compartment which has enough room to fit both my 15" MacBook Pro
and a iPad with a thick case. So plenty of room. To access the sleeve you have to unzip the top part
of the main compartment. Removal is a piece of cake, insertion with a full back can take a few seconds.
I was able to remove and insert the laptop in the airport security line with no problems though.

3) Strap Protection In Case You Have to Check It
There is a rain sleeve zipped into a compartment in the bag that pulls out and covers the whole bag except the top handle.
This protects the straps yet allows it to be easily carried.

4) Lots of Room for Clothes & Such
This back has a lot of room, certainly enough for a two week trip. There are 4 compartments.

A small one on top which I used for my headphones and other electronics. Sometimes I put my wallet in there
too because its the compartment that is easiest to access.

A medium sized one on the front of the bag. This is where your keys, passport and smaller sized items go.
There are a bunch of small sleeves to hold your stuff

A medium sized one on the bottom of the bag that shares room with the main compartment. This is for dirty clothes or
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