I am interested in buying a back pack that...
I am interested in buying a back pack that could be used for a long weekend for hiking or stored in a dry compartment on my kayak. I do not take weekly or monthly trips but seize opportunities when they arise (sometimes once every 18 months or longer). I know that Kelty is generally high quality and durability yet I don't know how they stack up economically. How does Kelty compare with Osprey in regard to backpacks?
I've only used Kelty packs but in general they have slightly heavier materials, less sophisticated designs than Osprey but are durable and generally much cheaper. I backpack a fair amount and have been curious about "upgrading" to a more expensive pack such as Osprey or Gregory, but I've been pretty satisfied with my Kelty pack.