Kelty Trekker External Frame Pack

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Kelty Trekker External Frame Pack (Java, Small/Medium -14 – 20-Inch Torso) : External Frame Backpacks : Sports & Outdoors

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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´┐Ża simple, comfortable, lightweight favorite.
Bag Features:
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
Suspension Features:
Adjustable suspension External frame Removable dual density foam waist belt Padded shoulder straps Load-lifter/stabilizer straps Sternum strap Patented Scherer Cinch
Specifications:
Capacity: 3,950-cubic-inches Weight: 4 lb.s 14 oz. Measures 22.5 x 29 x 13 inches (W x H x D)
Lifetime Warranty
Kelty products include a limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
About Kelty
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 Details

  • 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

Customer Reviews

Rugged and comfortable, but dated design.

24 people found this helpful.
 on August 18, 2014
By A. Nowak
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.

Everything I expected from Kelty

28 people found this helpful.
 on April 18, 2014
By Adam
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!

Held up to 5 days of hiking

14 people found this helpful.
 on August 7, 2013
By Anonymous
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.

Kelty Trekker is the bestbuy when it comes to External Packs

2 people found this helpful.
 on April 9, 2016
By Derek
I did plenty of research before deciding to purchase an external frame pack. I know that external frames have gone out of style, but I just don’t know why. I have used many different internal frame packs on many different backpacking trips and I always feel hunched over and have sore shoulders at the end of the day. I did a test and packed my Deuter ACT Lite 50+10 Backpack with 42 lbs of gear and hiked a couple miles around town, I then filled my newly purchased Kelty Trekker with the same gear and it felt like I was carrying half the weight! I have tried the Alps Bryce external frame prior to purchasing this one, and the overall quality of the Kelty is much better. This seems like a pack that will last a really long time. It has plenty of storage space and nice pockets. This pack should be able to pack enough food for any thru hike or long trek. I do wish that the top pockets on the outside where just a smidge bigger so I could fit a 32 ounce Nalgene in, but its no big deal ( it still fits, I just cant zip it completely).

It is very adjustable and sturdy, and it carries very comfortably even heavily loaded

3 people found this helpful.
 on August 17, 2015
By OK Cards Fan
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.

Load distribution is excellent, ventilation is actually possible and it’s solid as …

3 people found this helpful.
 on January 19, 2015
By Scott the amazon addict
I’m a former AT thru-hiker, I went through several frameless and internal frame packs on my hike but never tried one of these due to weight concerns. Never again. I wish I’d tried one of these before my thru-hike. Load distribution is excellent, ventilation is actually possible and it’s solid as a rock. My thru hiking pack was 15lb without food or water, load that in this thing and it hardly seems like it’s there. I don’t think I’d enjoy going through Mahoosuc notch with it, but 99% of the trail it’s great for. It fits all my gear with room to spare. The utility of this pack is absolutely worth the extra weight over my ULA Relay. My only complaint is that it’s bigger than I need, but that’s just the gear I run with.

Good

 on March 5, 2016
By Christian
Ok, so I bought this a while ago and am reviewing this after heavy use. It’s a pretty great backpack. Very adjustable, even when wearing, comfortable to sweat in, and it will support everything you need (I’ve tested it at around 100 pounds: way more than typical). You can fit a week size bear canister in the main compartment while only taking up 2/3 of the width, most of the depth, but still leave lots of room on top/side for heavier equipment/whatever. The side pockets are pretty roomy as well and there’s mostly enough clips and loops that you can lash things to it with the proper straps.

Great trail back pack

2 people found this helpful.
 on April 25, 2015
By eric
Bought as a replacement for older external frame pack. Own 2 internal frame for scrambling but this external is perfect for trail hiking.

Great Pack!

 on June 21, 2016
By Amazon Customer
Purchased to replace my vintage JanSport (1970s). Great replacement! Thanks.

Great Pack

2 people found this helpful.
 on March 14, 2015
By Clifford Alpert
I was looking for an external frame backpack with a sleeping bag compartment. I grew up hiking with kelty external frame packs. I have been using an internal frame but I find externals much more convenient for organizing gear due to so many pockets. Internal frames are basically a duffle bag with straps. The sleeping bag compartment was a tad small, so I bought a compression sack to help make the sleeping bag fit. I made some fit adjustments loaded it heavy at 36 lbs and hiked five miles as a quick break in before next months hike. The pack is very comfortable and adjustable. Looking forward to getting back out in the AT section hiking.

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