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
- Q & A
Everything you need in a pack
- 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.
Kelty Coyote 65 and Coyote 80 overview
- 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
Kelty Coyote 80 Overview
How to use Kelty's PerfectFit suspension
Here's a great informative video on the use and adjustment of Kelty's PerfectFit suspension system.
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.