Kelty Redwing 50 Backpack
|Price:||$111.59 - $124.95|
- Take flight with the best-selling pack the Redwing. Whether your journey takes you to the streets of Chicago or the canyons of Colorado, the Redwing has you covered
- Hybrid-loading U-zipper design works as both a top loader and panel loader, allowing easy access to all your gear
- LightBeam single aluminum stay and Dynamic AirFlow back panel keep your load stable and comfortable
- Hydration compatible ; Dynamic AirFlow back panel
- Dimensions S/M: L x W x H x : 24 x 15 x 12 / Volume: 49 Liters / Weight: 3 lbs 3 oz.
- Dimensions M/L: L x W x H: 26 in x 16 x 12 / Volume: 52 Liters / Weight: 3 lbs 5 oz.
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Highly utilitarian, the Redwing has all the features and organization needed for simplified travel or an overnight on the trail. Full-access U-zipper, the Redwing works both as top loader and a panel loader, depending on whether you have the top compression straps clipped or not, adding convenience to any adventure. Organization is the name of the game for the Redwing with zippered side pockets, zippered stash pocket, large front pocket with organization for small items, and the large pocket on the top of the pack. You'll also stay hydrated for any adventure with the hydration compatible design and the water bottle pockets on the side. When you are on the go, the carry handle makes it easy to grab your pack out of where you've stowed it for your trip. Finally, the Redwing suspension is designed for all day carry comfort. The load is kept off your shoulders and support is provided with the Light Beam(tm) single aluminum stay and HDPE frame sheet. The dynamic Airflow back panel and Air Mesh on the shoulder straps, dual density foam waist belt, and lumbar pad will keep you cool when you are working hard. Finally, the load lifters/stabilizers, hip belt stabilizer straps, sternum straps, and waist buckle will help customize the fit and keep the load close to your center of gravity.
Dimensions S/M: Length: 24 in / 61 cm Width: 15 in / 38 cm Depth: 12 in / 31 cm Volume: 3000 in3 / 49 L Suspension: Fixed Weight: 3 lbs 3 oz / 1.4 kg Torso Fit Range: 14.5 - 18.5 in / 37 - 47 cm Hipbelt Fit Range: 28 - 46 in / 71 - 116 cm
Dimensions M/L: Length: 26 in / 66 cm Width: 16 in / 41 cm Depth: 12 in / 31 cm Volume: 3100 in3 / 52 L Suspension: Fixed Weight: 3 lbs 5 oz / 1.5 kg Torso Fit Range: 17.5 - 21 in / 44 - 53 cm Hipbelt Fit Range: 30 - 52 in / 76 - 132 cm
Top Customer Reviews
The hip straps ARE removable.
There are NO holes in the metal zipper to lock them aside from using the strings attached.
The metal spine IS removable.
There is also a hard plastic backing to this that IS also removable, however if you take the metal spine out as i did this is very handy to still have in as it keeps the packs structure.
CONTRARY to what Kelty say, The Regular rain cover will fit a fully loaded Med/Large pack completely, almost perfectly. (however if you intend to attach more things to the outside of the pack it will not fit.
You can finesse the straps so that they don't stick out and dangle so much as well if you plan to be throwing this on a lot of trains and planes.
All that said, i purchased this pack for a backpacking trip through some countries and had read that it was only a 2-3 day pack. Well, i don't know what people are putting into their packs for 3 days but i fit a solid weeks worth of clothing in here with extra socks, tanks, and undies taboot! not to mention all the other amenities you would take ( thin raincoat, pack raincover, camera, power converters, cologne, locks, toothpaste.etc.) and i still had some room to spare for a souvenir or shirt to bring back.
I wrote this 'book' in hopes of alleviating the concerns of anyone else who is thinking of buying this pack but like me wanted more info before spending the money!! Its a great - and roomy- pack!
Here are the features I love...
NO HASSLE COMPRESSION STRAPS
One of the most obvious and desirable features of this pack is its lack of the dozens of pieces of webbing that dangle off so many other packs. There are two compression straps on each side of the pack, but the lower straps run behind/through the side pockets to keep the webbing tails out of the way, and the upper straps wrap over the tops of the side pouches. Assuming you know how to pack intelligently, this offers enough adjustability to snug up the pack to stabilize a load, but without the mess of strap ends that plague so many other packs (which usually have to be trimmed or taped up to make them manageable).
I prefer top-loading packs, but every once in awhile, you may need something from the bottom of your pack. In those cases, panel loading packs are usually more convenient.Read more ›
We moved a lot, never staying in the same city/town/village for more than three nights. We needed something to hold our clothes but not too large to be cumbersome, comfortable to carry, able to fit overhead bins as airline carry-ons, overhead on trains, easy to carry on subways, buses, taxis and even tuk-tuks. We also wanted tough, smart construction with easy access to compartments rather than a top-loading trail pack as we often lived out of it without unpacking. Comfort of carry was a pre-requisite.
The Kelty Redwing did all these things very well. It is now our key piece of travel luggage. We had previously a "travel backpack" from a discounter (e-xxxx) that had great access but was impossible to carry any reasonable distance due to pain and fatigue. It was basically a suitcase with straps and was totally unacceptable and virtually unusable. We invested in Kelty after scouring through reviews which gave this model many props.
Never will we pay baggage fees or drag roller luggage over cobblestone streets or wet, dirty streets. Though my wife was skeptical at first, she too is now in agreement about backpack traveling which is great for me because now I don't have to haul her wardrobe which she doesn't wear half of around the world.
Great product, simple, rugged and good-looking with smart accessories, easy and comfortable to carry. Looks like it's going to last for years and we are going to put it through its paces.
Extremely pleased with our purchase. Highly recommend for like-minded individuals.
4 countries, 5 cities...zero regrets. EXACTLY what I need! At first was worried the packed 50L may not fit overhead; carried on just fine for all flights/trains.
Also bought Kelty's Flyway to compare before departure, returned it. Biggest setback: Flyway's hip-belt padding is almost non-existent vs Redwing, and that's a big deal for so much walking. Flyway admittedly could be better daypack for work use & short weekend trips, Redwing superior for long journeys requiring more space & comfort.
Redwing's frame protects interior liner pouch that rests against your back just as well. Kept laptop there with no damage concerns and was still comfortable.
50L is almost too big, though - I didn't even fill it up. Wife's 40L was perfect for her. Briefly considered selling my 50 and replacing with 44L Redwing, but compression straps slim down the 50 very reasonably. Plus 44 doesn't come in Forest Night and I love the color.
It's our new suitcase! Thanks Kelty!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This backpack is exactly as it's described. It is fairly simple to adjust, and if you pick the right size you can definitely find a good fit. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jake
Doesn't fit me very well so, only kept it for visitors to use. Gave it 5 stars because its a quality pack. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Bryan Lowry
I bought a 2015 version in the "Caper" or tan color. This pack fits well into the "grey man" category because it looks more like a travel pack and nothing like a... Read morePublished 6 days ago by JoeyJingles
not too big, not too small, just right, the perfect bug-out-bag, small enough to discourage overloading, big enough to carry some legit survival equipment. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Customer
Went to the Philippines with this bag, the good thing it did fit in the airplane compartment, even in the small ones with a good push. Read morePublished 10 days ago by RJ_TM3
Used this for a seven night Scout camping trip. It held all my gear (with sleeping bag and a couple of other items secured to the outside) and kept it pretty organized. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Natalie Davies
Exactly what I wanted, my boyfriend travels and takes it everywhere. Second one we have puchased. Lasts forever.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great pack. However, it did not end up working out for what I intended to use it for. I exchanged it for a larger model. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer