Kelty Red Cloud 5600 Backpack (Nite Sky)

4.0 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

Color: Nite Sky
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  • nylon
  • Top Loading
  • Hydration compatible
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Front-panel access
  • Large front pocket with organization

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Product Description

For hikers who demand excellence and durability at an affordable prices, the Red Cloud delivers. The new, easily adjustable Cloudlock II suspension provides unmatched stability and plenty of romm, resulting in a trusted pack for all your expeditions.

  • Product Dimensions: 35 x 18 x 16 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.9 pounds
  • ASIN: B001M0NTRI
  • Item model number: 22090001
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 19, 2008
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,804,239 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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      4.0 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
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    I've used this bag for 3 to 6 day backpacks, often with a heavy load (60 - 70 pounds). It is very adjustable/comfortable, and has the features that I am looking for: outside water bottle pockets, side pockets (for stuff I use during a hike), a removable and large fanny pack (the top compartment), a large top compartment (also for stuff I use on the hike, like maps, jacket, gloves, and fleece cap). Few backpacks have these features anymore, at any price. The cons are few, and are the reason it doesn't receive a rating of 5: heavier than I'd like, and mine has been damage-prone. Currently, it has 3 failure points: 2 holes in the bottom, one side pocket zipper is broken, and both mesh water bottle pockets have massive tears in them. I sent it back to Kelty for them to repair, and all 3 repairs failed almost immediately on the first time I used the pack after repair.
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    I have had one of these backpacks for about 6 years, it is great. Nothing has broken on it yet, it has more than enough space even for longer stays outside, and it is comfortable even when fully packed. If it is within your price range, I would recommend it. Note: You may want to consider getting a rain cover for it as it as well.
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    By Bryan on October 10, 2011
    Color: Nite Sky Verified Purchase
    I used a Kelty external frame (Yukon - approx. 3200 cu inches) for about 13 years and bought this bag at the beginning of this year. I really like Kelty quality (I also have a Kelty tent & sleeping bag...I got the tent 2 years ago and the sleeping bag is going on its 14th year and I plan to keep it as long as I can...hopefully another 5 years or so). Anyway, I've been pleased with Kelty products. Back to the Red Cloud 5600: Obviously, there are two key differences:

    1) much more room than my old bag

    2) internal frame

    The 'more room' part is a no-brainer: it's great! I still like to pack my sleeping bag & sleep pad on the outside (just a personal preference), but both could go inside. I used to pack my tent on the outside of my external frame as well, but that doesn't work on this pack if I put the sleeping bag/pad on the outside. So I find that if I take my tent out of its bag, I can pack it into this pack using the side pockets (tent on one side, poles/stakes on the other), leaving the entire inside of the bag for clothes/food/supplies, etc...

    Moving from an internal to external frame hasn't been all that easy, but it's getting better. I was very used to the external frame feel (and I had a habit of placing one hand on the top of the frame as I hiked). I've been able to adjust this one to feel good, but it does ride a bit differently and took some time. If you're switching from external frame to internal, I'd suggest to do what I did: load it up to your normal weight load and take for a few short hikes to get a feel for it before you do a multi-day trip.

    My typical use is 3-day, 2-night hikes of around 25 miles.
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    By L. Landwehr on September 15, 2011
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    After going to a sporting goods store and using my smartphone to scan the bar code I realized I could get the same product from Amazon for $75 less. After buying this product I went to SE Asia for 3 months and this thing has held up nicely! I am very happy with my purchase
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    Color: Khaki Verified Purchase
    I bought this pack for an outdoor class i am taking. I was really trying to budget my purchases and a pack was one of the most expensive things on my list. I could have easily spent 300 on a good pack but i am not made of money. Im not an experienced backpacker but for the money I think this is a great choice. I think i got mine for 117 with free shipping. People said it wouldn't be as comfortable as more expensive packs but i really don't think it is uncomfortable; besides I am personally willing to sacrifice a little comfort to save 200 dollars. If you are all about the most comfortable pack with all the bells and whistles then by all means spend 300+ dollars but if your strapped for cash and still want to experience the great outdoors then this pack will do the job. I like the simplicity of it, the 2 side pockets are great to carry 2 1 liter nalgenes and keep your pack balanced. I also love the color scheme of grey and Khaki, I am really happy i chose this over the navy and grey pack. Honestly for the price I don't think you can really beat this pack.
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    Color: Nite Sky Verified Purchase
    This pack is very comfortable. The suspension system works great and the frame can be bent to fit your back. It makes 40 lbs. feel more like 30 lbs. It is very tough and durable.
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