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Kelty Trekker External Frame Pack
Amazon Price: N/A $179.95 (as of December 8, 2016 4:02 am –
When Dick Kelty started the company that bears his name, he designed and built an indestructible pack with plenty of pockets. More than five decades later, his original design persists�a simple, comfortable, lightweight favorite.
Top loading Sleeping bag compartment Zippered side pockets 420-denier polyester Ball Shadow body fabric 420-denier polyester Oxford reinforcement fabric Hydration compatible Reservoir sleeve Mesh water bottle pockets Spindrift collar Ice-axe loops Daisy Chain Lash tabs Key fob Hold-open bar Large front pocket
Adjustable suspension External frame Removable dual density foam waist belt Padded shoulder straps Load-lifter/stabilizer straps Sternum strap Patented Scherer Cinch
Capacity: 3,950-cubic-inches Weight: 4 lb.s 14 oz. Measures 22.5 x 29 x 13 inches (W x H x D)
Kelty products include a limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Since 1952, Kelty has built affordable, reliable adventure gear that enables everyone from the first-time camper to the experienced mountaineer to embrace any outdoor experience with confidence.
- Product Dimensions: 34 x 19 x 7 inches ; 5.2 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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- ASIN: B004CXG9ZQ
- Item model number: Trekker External – SIZ
Great pack, a "best buy"
53 people found this helpful.
Summary: A good pack, good value, and very adjustable.
Everything I expected from Kelty
27 people found this helpful.
I went on my first backpacking trip in 30 years with this pack. Three days, 6 miles, and 17 Boy Scouts (with a changing roster of up to 5 adults at a time) will definitely put a hurt on you when you’re as out of shape as I am. Although the (over packed) weight I was carrying tired me out, it was the weight and not the pack. I pre-fit the shoulder straps at home before the trip so the fit was good from the outset. The weight sat on my hips all weekend, although I could shift it more to the shoulders for a change of pace as needed. That allowed me to vary my posture slightly throughout the hike which was a godsend. I loaded the hydration pouch with a 1.7L bladder I bought at Wally World, and there was room in both dimensions for a larger one, but I would not recommend it. Even with all the extra gear I didn’t need to take, water weight was 10% of what I was carrying. I was packing almost 45 pounds and with the sorry state of my physical conditioning right now I *should* have struggled much more than I did. I had some sore feet at the end of the day, but I’d have had that issue anyway. The amount of effort I didn’t expend on the trail allowed me to keep up with the scouts in camp all weekend. Having THAT ability is the ultimate test, if you ask me!
27 people found this helpful.
This is a great pack! Another review complained about poor quality compared to older packs. I do not agree at all. While it may seem like less quality materials, it is simply a matter a making the pack lighter, without sacrificing quality. This is a very light, and well built pack.
Rugged and comfortable, but dated design.
23 people found this helpful.
The backpack is well made, and holds the weight comfortably for an extended period of time. I like to wear it high as compared with internal frame pack, but it rewards me with comfort. My bear canister (Garcia) fits in it perfectly. Usually I pack between 30 and 35 pounds. The sleeping bag compartment is sizable enough to carry 2 layers of my military sleeping bag (Improved Modular) without the compression sack. The frame is adjustable, and it accommodates tall and broad-shouldered hiker like myself (6’2″) fine. It is easy to balance, and comes with sufficient instructions. I used it over the summer in Adirondacks, and it was probably the best pack for my needs. I hiked with people who had internal backpacks and they were envious of the comfort that I have experienced. At the end of the day my shoulders and hips did not have any marks, pain, or even redness from the pressure.
Held up to 5 days of hiking
14 people found this helpful.
Good, solid backpack. Evenly distributes weight. Many, wonderful exterior pockets. Used for a 5 day hiking trip to 3 Yosemite High Sierra camps. Held gear, clothing and food for lunch. The sleeping bag compartment is large but when fully loaded, compresses the upper compartment. Very comfortable and easily adjustable.
20 people found this helpful.
This backpack is just perfect for my needs. It is the right size for camping for three days and has just the right amount of compartments for carrying those little items that you need to get to without unpacking the entire pack.
Just what I need
9 people found this helpful.
Through years of backpacking I found that internal frame packs are nice but don’t have to be used on trails. I was not getting the support that my back needed so I decided to switch back to an external backpack frame for general backpacking on trails. My back is now happier.
This is such an amazing pack! I love that it is totally adjustable …
4 people found this helpful.
Wow…where do I start? This is such an amazing pack! I love that it is totally adjustable and has a ton of pockets for organization. I have taken it on several overnight hiking trips and it has swallowed up all of my gear and had plenty of places to strap stuff to the frame. I posted a few pictures with this, I am 5’7″ and weigh 250 for a size comparison.
It is very adjustable and sturdy, and it carries very comfortably even heavily loaded
3 people found this helpful.
I’ve been using an internal frame Kelty pack for several years. It was okay but two drawbacks – could never really stand upright when carrying it and by the afternoon back and shoulders would ache. So, remembering my beloved external frame back from military days, I tried this. Carried it on a 22-mile trip in Colorado this summer. Backpacking nirvana! It is very adjustable and sturdy, and it carries very comfortably even heavily loaded. Only complaint is, the cargo area is a little small. You’ll have to strap things (sleeping bag or tent probably) to the bottom unless you’re a true minimalist. I intend to carry this pack for many, many more adventures.
Great multi-day pack
7 people found this helpful.
Awesome pack with tons of storage space. Once you get the fit right- there are a lot of things to customize- this bag hides the weight very well! I just took it out on a multi-day backpacking trip, purposefully overloading it, and it held up for me like a champ. I haven’t owned it long enough to regale you with stories of how great it works a decade later, but my first impression and first uses have been great experiences.