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Redwing 50 Backpack - S/M - APRICOT

by Kelty

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  • Anatomically curved shoulder straps and padded hipbelt
  • Quick drying, moisture moving mesh on shoulder straps, hipbelt and ventilated back panel
  • Sternum straps and load lifter straps
  • Large front pocket
  • 2 zippered side pockets and one zippered front pocket

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Product Description

The Kelty Redwing 50 backpack is perfect for an awesome day trip and is designed with features for cold or wet weather. The Redwing 50 features anatomically curved shoulder straps and a padded hipbelt to make it comfortable and help distribute the weight evenly for added comfort. Should things get rather heated you will stay cool and comfortable as the shoulder straps, hipbelt and ventilated back panel have been designed with moisture moving mesh that will dry quickly. The 50 liter main compartment gives you tons of room for storing your belongings and five zippered pockets give you additional storage space. Features: Daisy chain and ice axe loop, Four side compression straps. Use: Daypack (1 Day), Pack Capacity: 30-49 Liters, Frame Type: Internal, Loading Style: Top/Panel, Ultralight: No, Weight: 3lbs 3oz, Weight (lbs): 2.50 to 3.49, Actual Pack Capacity (L): 49 L, Actual Pack Capacity (cu. In): 3000 cu in, Adjustable Torso: No, Pack Materials: Ripstop Polyester/Polyester Oxford, Frame Materials: HDPE/Aluminum, Torso Length: 14.5-18.5in, Stays: 1, Suspended Mesh Panel: No, Sleeping Bag Compartment: No, Rain Cover: No, Number of Pockets: 5, Model Year: 2012, Product ID: 322347

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • ASIN: B005NAR70I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,563 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Waist belt and shoulder straps are very comfortable.
Gloriana
The Kelty 50 is large enough to fit everything I could need while being small enough to take comfortably onto public transportation.
N. Alice Mahaffey
The bag is of quality construction, and it has a very sturdy feel to it.
Dan417

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Shakypete on October 28, 2011
Color Name: CypressSize Name: Medium/Large (17.5 - 21-Inch Torso) Verified Purchase
The best feature of this pack is the 3/4 of the way around, flat zipper, meaning it zips back the front into a large flap, providing almost complete access to the entire main compartment, Vice stuffing it in from the top, down a cylinder. When you pack you can properly lay items into the bag. This is why I stuck with this product line.

I previously had a 1997 Redwing. I used it every time I traveled, no matter where I went. My 1997 Redwing still looks new. I just felt that after 14 years, it was time for something different.

The new bag gets a little thick around the top/middle, when you stuff it full, but it still fits in the airplane overheads of a Southwest 737. Unfortunately, it does not work well in an American Airlines 737. Their compartments are shorter. It fits pretty well in every other 100+ person commercial aircraft.

The lower cinches can make it a pain to open the main flap all the way, but they easily unclip.
The various little pockets, and sliding slots work really well for me. It has been a nice upgrade.

Why do you need it? I rarely check bags. This is my one "Overhead" item, and my computer bag is the other. I have two small children, and when the family travels, I cannot carry my own bag as well. The backpack is the easy solution, that lets me drag their stuff too.

I initially bought the sm/med version, at ~2500cc. It is only about 10% bigger than a typical school backpack. I sent it back because it was too small for what I needed.

The Large model is perfect for 3-5 days of travel. I use it every time I travel.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By N. Alice Mahaffey on September 5, 2012
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I've used this bag twice now, once for camping and the second time for "urban camping" which is like camping and hiking but around civilization. This bag has a good deal of space for clothes, equipment and food. I also carried around a full sized SLR camera and two lenses in this bag comfortably. I'm a six foot tall woman with large hips and I find this bag to be comfortable after the spine support has been bent to fit. I hiked through eight towns with this bag with a sleeping bag attached to the outside of it and did just fine. The Kelty 50 is large enough to fit everything I could need while being small enough to take comfortably onto public transportation. I had no problems taking this onto a metro bus, a gray hound as well as an amtrak train. My only complaint comes from the side mesh bags, the stitching around the elastic of the mesh came undone and I've had to stitch it back together. The Kelty 40 was also used by my partner on this trip and we've found that the 50 is much better suited.

I've gone back and taken pictures of both the bags side by side in case someone is looking to buy one or the other. When I was shopping bags I had a hard time finding pictures comparing these bags which made it hard to figure out what would be better. My sister is the owner of the Kelty 40 which was borrowed for "Urban camping" and intends to use it to back pack through Europe. I am the owner of the Kelty 50 and intend to use it for random travel. The main complaint with the Kelty 40 aside from it being too small for my taste, is the length of the bag. The Kelty 40 has a max length of 18.5 which is fine for most people but not the over six foot tall person it was used on. The Kelty 50 has two size options and works better for a longer torso-ed person.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 27, 2011
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As someone who rides their bike everywhere I was looking for something durable that could carry everything I might possibly need in a day as well as bike and emergency kits. It does this and so much more. I take it to the grocery and laugh as people say, you won't be able to fit all that in there. So far I've found I can comfortably carry 30-40 lbs of groceries in it on my bike. The bar is removable which is extremely helpful as sometimes when I ride the bar isn't helpful. I'm an avid hiker and while I haven't been able to take it out yet, again not having a car I have found I can fit 2 loads of laundry in it. I know this will be perfect for my weekend trips! This is a bag that transitions perfectly for any need from school/work to the mountains. The only thing I wish is that I had gotten the smaller torso size. I'm 5'9 but it's all legs and this can sometimes ride up when I'm cycling and impede motion when I'm trying to check behind me. Removing the bar helps but doesn't fully resolve this. Other than that... This besides my bike is the best investment I've made this year!
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Deejer on June 27, 2011
Color Name: CharcoalSize Name: Medium/Large (17.5 - 21-Inch Torso) Verified Purchase
Can't say enough about the positive attributes of this KELTY Redwing 50 M/L backpack that works great on my long upper bodied 6'4', 180 lb frame. Great midweight pack, especially for the price. If you like the classic American book backpacks we've used, this is the same basic design but larger in size, added bells & whistles, and most importantly, a sturdy, padded hip belt to distribute load to your hips and OFF your shoulders. I carry an 8 lb laptop, 10 lb textbook, 10 lb notebook, plus supplies to school everyday--which has created problems in my upper back. Walking 1.5 miles to school each day, this pack has eliminated those problems, making it feel like I am carrying 1/3 of that load and allowing airflow across my back in the heat.

It is bigger than most school backpacks, if you do use it for school, but ease of use and a pain free back = priceless.

On weekend getaways, this is converted (emptied) rapidly to my weekend bag for hitting the road or dayhikes.

No complaints about this pack but one: If you bend, break, or misplace the aluminum stay that provides support, KELTY will not get you a new one. You can't even pay for one?!? I hope that changes as the popularity of this backpack makes it a classic. (To be fair: KELTY just repaired and resewed my 20 year old duffel bag to my satisfaction, so they are still providing great service of yesteryear!)
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