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Your plan is a serious, multi-day hike that requires a lot of gear and a lot of food; you'll need something big to carry it, like the Kelty Red Cloud Backpack. Kelty made sure you could get all this gear to the campsite by giving the Red Cloud an adjustable suspension that gets the load just where you need it, a well-padded hip-belt, and a sternum strap, load-lifter straps and belt stabilizers to help balance the load.

  • CloudLock II suspension offers 4 inches of adjustability for the perfect fit
  • Load lifter with stabilizer straps puts the weight in the most efficient place for fatigue-free carrying
  • Padded shoulder straps for soft, comfortable carrying
  • AirMesh shoulder straps, waist belt, and lumbar panel for cooling air flow
  • Dual-density foam hip-belt with stabilizer straps for individual adjustment and weight-bearing comfort
  • Lightbeam dual aluminum stays for lightweight structure
  • Dynamic airflow backpanel allows cooling air to flow between the pack and your back
  • Torso sizes: S/M; 14.5-18.5in & M/L; 17.5-21in
  • HDPE framesheet for stability and support
  • Top and front panel access so you can get to your gear easily
  • Sleeping bag compartment keeps your sleeping bag separate from the rest of your gear
  • Lid converts into a lumbar pack for short day hikes and exploration
  • Super-tough 420D polyester construction
  • Hydration compatible (reservoir not included)
  • Easy-access water bottle pockets
  • Large front pocket with organization pockets for quick access to essentials
  • Zippered side pockets for organization and hip-belt pocket for quick access to your phone, music, or camera
  • Side compression straps to secure load
  • Ice axe loop and daisy chain for external gear storage
  • Key clip provides added security for your keys
  • Grab handle makes it easy to carry the pack around without having to put it on

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Unanswered Question

Are any 90 (M/L) or 110's coming in soon?

Would this pack be ideal for women, too?

This pack certainly could be used for women, although the ideal pack depends on a lot more than gender. Women's packs are typically shorter in the torso length and wider in the waist and sometimes the chest. However, with this pack's adjustable torso, it is fairly easy to adjust it to your size.


Blog review of a previous model

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Do you have any 110L in stock or do you...

Do you have any 110L in stock or do you only carry the 90L?

Best Answer

Hi there Daniel,

We have carried the 110L in the past, and it looks like we have a few more currently ordered to come in. Unfortunately we do not have an exact arrival date for them, but we're hoping to have them by the end of February!

hate to say this but bass pro has them in stock and at the same price...if these folks cant get ya one u can go there......


Black hole of a bag

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Kelty doesn't typically make the greatest, most innovative gear. However, I've found that their stuff holds up, and is at a fair price point. I use this pack mostly when doing multi day trips with flying involved.

It's heavy, and the suspension/back fit is ok. If you are putting down big miles with decently light gear, I would recommend other lighter bags from kelty or osprey for similar price points.


An Easy Trek in the Wilderness

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I purchased this backpack to replace my external frame, go-to, bag of the last dozen years. It was well laid out, roomy, and comfortable to carry on my six day trek into Northern Arizona. I think this was a good decision for the next decade of adventures!

hi, i am going backpacking to new Zealand...

hi, i am going backpacking to new Zealand for a month is this bag suitable for a large amount of stuff and this type of trip

Best Answer

It's perfect. Should be plenty of room for all your stuff and enough support to carry the weight as well.

Hey Jake,

I agree with Angus. You should be fine with this pack. It's a 110L pack and I don't know of any companies that make any larger than that. This is for long-term expedition trips or trips where you're packing massive amounts of gear. Whatever you're taking to New Zealand this should definately handle it.

does this bag come with a rain cover?

does this bag come with a rain cover?

Hello SIVANESAN, thanks for the question!

No, this pack does not come with a rain cover.

hi,for rain protection of u and the bag,carry an xtra large poncho,keeps u both dry and doubles as a mat under your sleeping bag......most rain flys r less then waterproof......

As far as rain protection, you could also use a large trash bag. I have used this in the past, and all you do is cut two slits for the shoulder straps, two for the waist belt and one small one for a water straw. It's cheap and works just as well or better. Just be sure to cut a little ventilation out for your back. Best to you.