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Kelty Coyote 80L Backpack


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    Ready to roam.

    Much like its wily namesake, the Kelty Coyote Backpack likes to venture vast distances through unforgiving terrain, whether it be desert or mountains. Designed to help you comfortably haul a week's worth of gear down the trail, the Coyote gets the job done when you have a lot of miles to cover.

    While the Coyote shares most of the same features as Kelty's Redcloud pack, it sets itself apart with a new sleeping bag compartment so you can manage space more effectively. Like the Redcloud, the Coyote starts with the PerfectFIT suspension system. This suspension system offers on-body adjustment to accommodate all body types and eliminate the need for super-specific measurements, not to mention it allows you to carry heavy loads mile-after-mile in comfort. Adding extra support are dual Lightbeam aluminum stays and an HDPE framesheet. Hex mesh shoulder straps, an HDPE-reinforced waistbelt, and lumbar support aid in stability when crossing uneven terrain.

    The Coyote features a traditional top lid access, with an additional front panel access so you can layer up or down on the trail with ease. The top lid converts to a detachable sling pack for smaller side journeys launched from base camp. Kelty integrated a zippered pocket at the top lid for electronics, zippered side pockets for snacks, a large front pocket with organization for books and layers, and a pocket at the waist belt for energy gels. This backpack also features straps to lift loads, stabilize the waist belt, secure the shoulder straps at your sternum, and compress smaller loads for a secure hike.

    • PerfectFIT adjustable suspension system
    • HDPE framesheet
    • Dual Lightbeam aluminum stays
    • Sleeping bag compartment
    • HDPE-reinforced waistbelt
    • Hex mesh shoulder straps, waist belt, and lumbar
    • Lid converts into sling pack
    • Ice axe loops
    • Hydration compatible
    • Stretch mesh belt and zippered side pockets
    • Item #KEL004N

    Tech Specs

    80L (4900cu in)
    PerfectFIT adjustable
    Shoulder Straps
    hex mesh
    Waist Belt
    yes, HDPE reinforced
    Hydration Compatible
    Reservoir Included
    top, front panel
    2 side zip, 1 large front with organization, waistbelt pockets, 1 stretch front shove-it pouch
    Gear Loops
    Ice Axe Carry
    Sleeping Bag Compartment
    Detachable Daypack
    yes, top lid converts to sling pack
    34 x 17 x 14 in
    Claimed Weight
    5 lbs 5 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had these pack for about 3 years now and its been one of the best pieces of outdoor gear that I've purchased. Very durable, super comfortable, tons of functionality. Its a bit on the heavy side but its never bothered me. I use it mostly for trad climbing approaches and it works great. When I need to go backpacking or camping it is big enough to handle all my gear.

    Great pack

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

    Everything about the pack I love so far especially the perfect fit suspension and straps great space and the pass through pockets on the side are great it was a five star

    What have they done?

      I had a Coyote 80 for years. It was the best load hauling pack I have come across. Like most others the only thing I felt missing was bottom sleeping bag access. I saw they added it (along with some other bells and whistles) so I sold my old one and ordered the new. The material is thinner than it used to be. Not sure what it was previously but the new material is a step down. The shoulder straps are flimsy and the mesh on the underside does not look up to par. The sleeping bag access is there. But what have they done to the suspension???? This new "perfect fit" suspension is system is confusing and terrible. I don't know what they are thinking with it because I did not like it in the least. I am returning the bag. All around it seems they took away the ruggedness and ease of use that Coyote 80 has always had and replaced it with some ice ax loops and other bells and whistles and just an awful suspension system.

      Hi MTG. My name is Adrian Person. I'm the local rep for Kelty. I'm very sorry to hear about your disappointment with the new Coyote. I will definitely pass along the feedback to our design team.

      Some reasoning behind the redesign and new materials. When developing this pack, we'd heard for several years that our previous version was getting too heavy, and generally getting surpassed. The material we spec'd for the new Coyote, RedCloud, and Redwing packs actually tests out at the same strength as the material used on the previous version, but is lighter. This allowed us to add some new features to the pack, including a much improved top lid which converts into a sling bag, a front shove-it sleeve, as well as the new sleeping bag access.

      The new suspension came about from lots of public feedback saying our previous suspension was too stiff and rigid for many people. Unfortunately, this definitely a personal preference here, and again, I will pass along your comment about the shoulder straps. We chose this new mesh because it is much more breathable and comfortable next to skin than our previous material. It also allowed us to fully enclose the frame, as some folks noted that the twin aluminum stays would contact their back on the previous design. The frame itself is unchanged from the previous model.

      For adjusting the new PerfectFit suspension, please take a look at the video I just linked up. After a quick overview, I think you'll find it to be a very simple adjustment design that also allows for easy tweaks while on the trail.

      Again, thank you very much for the early feedback. We appreciate any and all comments as we continuously work to make our packs top notch.