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The Rally 45 Daypack features Kelty's patented Agile Suspension technology to improve ventilation and on-trail balance. The Rally easily stores enough gear for the most ambitious all-day endeavor and also features a sleeping bag compartment and crammable top-loading design for short backpacking trips.

  • Agile Suspension System shifts weight off your shoulders and onto your hips, and it keeps your load vertically secure without inhibiting natural body movements
  • Spring Loaded Mesh back panel with molded scapula and HDPE lumbar pads improves airflow, comfort, and load transfer
  • Air mesh shoulder straps, waist-belt, and lumbar area breathe well to improve comfort
  • Top panel loading and bottom sleeping-bag compartment provide multiple access options
  • Durable 330D and 210D polyester fabrics stand up to abuse
  • Included rain cover lets you quickly shelter your kit when rains come
  • Hydration-compatible for housing your water bladder
  • A variety of side, front, and waist-belt pockets help you keep your kit organized
  • Side compression and load-stabilizer straps keep your pack streamlined and your gear secure
  • Ice axe loops can also help you haul your trekking poles when not in use
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Very Good Pack for the Price

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pack has a lot of good features:
Rainfly included in the base of the pack, lots of usable straps, enough storage for a 3-4 days excursion, very well made.

The only complaint I have is that the straps are a bit on the hard side, so if you load up the pack, after a while, the straps do start to dig into your shoulders and cause some soreness. If they were a bit more pliable, it'd be nicer. I ended up wrapping a pair of my wool socks around the strap, and that definitely helped reduce some of the pressure from the straps.

Otherwise, I'd definitely recommend this pack, especially for lighter trips where you're carrying less than 30 pounds.

Incredible pack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Besides it weighing an awful 4 lbs this pack is top notch. I dont mind the extra weight as im a bigger guy and this pack also offered me the option to put the 3L camel bak or platypus I own outside the pack. It fits very nicely between the suspension and the pack in the unused space, which also when resting on my back keeps me cool, which is a problem for me when it heats up. I secured it to the top with 550 para and then made a loop to slip around the bladder in the middle of the frame. Anddddd when i called in, the associate brought to my attention that there was a rainfly built in it without me asking, and warned me to not buy another unecessary rain fly. The 45 L is an awkward 45 L and it holds just as much as other packs in the 40L range. That being said, it does have a large zip away, but it still makes it hard to quickly get something in the bottom of your pack because of the bent shape of the backpack (this is why there is room between your back and the pack.)

I got the large and it fit nicely. Im 6' 190 wide shoulders.

Incredible pack

Decent pack for the right price

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have used this pack twice: once as a day pack on a 5 hour hike and once as an overnighter on a 10 mile loop. I'm a small, athletic guy (5'5") and the S/M fit me pretty well. However, if I were any taller, I probably would go with the M/L as the adjustable chest strap was almost at my neck on its lowest setting.

Pros: Very light! Lots of usable storage space, Hyrdration compatible (very easy to thread the hose through the port), largely compressible, sleeping bag compartment, seems to be well made, included detachable rain-fly, multiple points for external attachments.

Cons: The padding on the back lumbar support is just too hard and uncomfortable. No matter how I adjusted it, I still encountered pressure points that prompted me to take my pack off every half hour or so (and I'm not normally one to complain). Additionally, the sleeping bag compartment Could be larger.

All in all, I really wanted to give this pack 5 stars, but the padding issue is just too large of a problem for me to look over. However I am impressed at how adjustable this pack is and how much gear I can cram in this pack. I will update my review at the

end of the season - perhaps I just need to break it in a little better.

Decent pack for the right price

Glad I Made the Purchase

    Weary of carrying my old Kelty external frame monster pack, I bought the Kelty Rally 45. I went with the 45 to force myself to lighten my load and because the price looked good. I took it on a weekender recently and was pleased with my experience. I took my 9 yr old with me, so I pretty much packed all of our stuff into my pack. So, that means I stuffed two hammocks, two tarps, two fleece bags, two sets of clothes, cook set, water filter, two fishing rods, etc. all into this bag. Needless to say, it was busting at the seems. So, when carrying only my stuff, there is plenty of room.

    My highest praise for this pack goes to how comfortable it is to carry. The load was well distributed and it stayed cool on my back which was nice. I'm looking forward to putting it through a little more rigorous use as I'm sure it can withstand it.

    Great affordable pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I just recently used this pack on a trip to the Smokies, and it held up great. I am not sure why somebody put that the materials are cheap, it lasted through brush and everything fine without ripping and does't seem cheap at all. The agile suspension is really nice, although my main complaint with the bag is the the suspension takes up quite a bit of room in the pack. However, I was able to get all my equipment in with a little maneuvering. The pack it self looks really nice, I like the color way a lot (graphite) and there are a lot of compartments and pouches to put things for quick access. Overall, I would highly recommend this to somebody looking for an inexpensive overnight pack (or longer if you are an UL backpacker).

    Too tall

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I really liked this pack - the features included look wonderful, however the torso on the pack was much to long for me. I am 5 foot 3 inches or so and I couldn't move my head without hitting the frame. If you're taller, I think this would be a good pack. Alas, I was unable to get good use out of it because of the size issues.

    The materials are not durable.

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I have 3 Kelty Packs all of which are made of durable materials. I am not afraid to beat my packs up with how well they are built. But when I got my Rally 45 in the mail I was very upset to see that they used shoddy materials. I would not trust this pack while bush-whacking in the mountains for fear that the materials would tear if snagged on a branch. My other Kelty packs have stood up to the abuse that put them through.

    I just purchased the 55L version of this...

    I just purchased the 55L version of this pack (Fleet 55) and cannot for the life of me find the exit port for the hose from a camelbak bladder (even though the description says "hydration compatible with exit port"). Am I missing something?

    What are the dimensions of this bag? I am...

    What are the dimensions of this bag? I am wondering if it is generally small enough to be considered a carry-on for most domestic airlines.