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Kelty Redwing 44-Liter Backpack
Amazon Price: N/A $107.33 You save: $12.62 (11%). (as of April 30, 2017 8:59 am –
The best-selling pack in the Kelty lineup is also the best-selling pack in the outdoor industry. For good reason. Highly utilitarian, the Redwing has all the features and organization needed for simplified travel or an overnight on the trail. With a 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 Scherer Cinch(tm) waist buckle will help customize the fit and keep the load close to your center of gravity.. Body Fabric: 420D Polyester Ball Shadow. Reinforcement Fabric: 450D Polyester Oxford. Suspension: Light beam(tm) Fixed Suspension System .
- Item Weight: 3.2 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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- ASIN: B00AATRZEA
- Item model number: 22615613BK-P
The Hip-belt is removable on the 2013 model.
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I just wanted to clear up any confusion anyone may have regarding the Hip-Belt. The Hip-belt is removable on the 2013 model. Some people have incorrectly stated that only the 2012 and older models had this feature.
Size Comparison: 50 vs. 44
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This review is mainly intended to be a size comparison between the Redwing 50 (S/M) and the Redwing 44. I have seen little to no direct comparisons online. This is not a review of my experience with these packs, aside from first impressions. I have not taken these to the airport nor have I backpacked with them. I hope this is helpful to you.
First thoughts of a backpack fanatic
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This is my initial opinion of the Kelty redwing 44. This is the first Kelty pack I have purchased. I am a huge fan of the Osprey back packs and was a little reserved when purchasing the Kelty. After much research and review reading and since Osprey doesn’t offer a Manta 44, I decided to give the Kelty 44 a chance. So to make a long story longer here is my initial thoughts.
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Great bag. I bought it to replace my Jansport Odyssey 38 which I’ve had for about a decade. I needed something with a more vertical distribution of mass, as I rely on public transport (nyc) and require a pack for my overnight shifts. Also I’m 6’2″ and I appreciate the extra bit of length this bag has compared to the Jansport. It ends at my tail bone and begins at the back of my neck comfortably. It’s very comfortable and all the straps i.e. Sternum, shoulder, shoulder load-bearing, and compression really help to distribute the load. The hip belt will come in handy when I can, ahem, get it around my waist. In the pictures I try to show details that are hard to pick up on from the generic photos here and around the web. I try to show that the bottom compression straps feed behind the mesh pockets. Also on the sternum strap is a piece of elastic meant for comfort, and the sternum strap can be moved along the strap stabilizers to adjust for fit. Beware that this model of Redwing (black on black, ’13) was released in a gray on black color option in ’14. Ordering from here will land you the black on black (as of April 2016). I’ve had my eye on this pack for a while and after much googling, youtubing, etc. I made the purchase and I’m happy with it. And yes, the 44 has the molle webbing under the pack for sleeping bag etc.
BEST THING I’VE BOUGHT ON AMAZON
9 people found this helpful.
I love this Backpack. Like, i REALLY love this backpack. I bought one for myself and got my boyfriend to buy the slightly larger 50L version for himself for our trip to Europe last year and let me tell you, this thing is amazing. Its been to 14 different countries in the last year, countless airports, thrown and shoved just about everywhere and it is still in fantastic condition.
Kelty Redwing 44
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I am a 63 year old woman and carried this pack for six weeks to Asia with pretty much everything I needed….I also had a small day pack that doubled as my purse! Granted I am a light packer and take only what I need. The Kelty Redwing 44 is a comfortable pack and easy to sling on your back. I was hoping it would be small enough that I could use it as a carry-on but it was a little too big for that on the airline that I flew.
Excellently designed, well made choice for long-term travel.
8 people found this helpful.
Have only used this for one trip but it was 3 months in East Africa, including 3,000 miles by motorcycle – so I think I was able to put it through its paces.
Buy it before they’re gone. You don’t want the new version anyway.
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This backpack feels and functions far better than the newer 2016 Redwing 44, in my opinion. Not sure how other reviewers say this backpack is to big for carry on. At first I was surprised how small this pack was for a 44. I had an older redwing 32 and this 44 is very close in size, about 4 inches taller. Unless you are shorter than 5′, this pack will fit fine. I’m 6′ with a 36″ waist. No issues with the hip strap. I’m surprised how much stuff this pack will hold if you pack it right. Additionally, I like old school basic handle and no stash pocket. The hidden strap and stash feature on the new 44’s just gathers water in the rain. Overall, very happy with the purchase.
and it held up great to everything we went through
22 people found this helpful.
I spent two months in Thailand with just this on my back and it worked perfectly, you really don’t need anything more, and it held up great to everything we went through. the only down side with this bag is that the zippers are just a simple string with a knot so even if i lock the bag someone could easily just untie the whole thing. in the picture i have the purple 40 liter and my husband has the black 44 liter
Great for travelers (not really hikers)
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I am in LOVE with this backpack. If you are traveling, this is the bag for you! It’s the perfect carry on size. There are plenty of pockets and spaces the fit all of your essentials. But the best part is the U shaped zipper to the main compartment. It allows me to access everything in my bag without having to take everything out. The only thing I would change about this bag is the zipper since it doesn’t really allow for you to put locks on the bag (the zipper has a strap rather that metal pull, so any lock you put on this bag could easily be cut off). That being said, I can’t wait to go on my next trip with this pack.