For heavy loads and long trails.
Expeditions into faraway alpine locales and extended backpacking trips into the backcountry call for Kelty's Red Cloud Backpack. Its PerfectFIT Suspension system provides a fully-adjustable back panel that ensures a completely customized fit from the padded shoulders down to the padded waist belt. PerfectFIT also includes highly supportive Lightbeam stays, extra lumbar support, a ventilated back panel, and HDPE framesheets at the waist belt and back for the extra support that heavy loads require.
The Red Cloud 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
- 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 #KEL004K
- Q & A
Beyond Expectations!! 6⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Went on a 4 day hike, 30.1 miles down the Art Loeb Trail in Brevard North Carolina. Any and everything you could imagine, we experienced! This pack held up and couldn't ask for anything better! From bear hangs in trees, to keeping out bugs, to having more space than your body is ready to carry, this pack is incredible. Also can hold a 3 liter water pack which I would recommend! Water was scarce on this trail and the peps that had only 2 liters kept running out! The pack has all the compartments you need, with easy access to middle of the pack without opening up the top or the bottom. Also has a great day pack built into the top for your side adventures that you can easily detach and go. This pack allows you to adjust the height and place the weight for your comfort between your shoulders and waist, once it's cinched up it sits great. Not going to lie, if you fill this pack up completely and aren't aware of what things tend to weigh this pack can easily weigh up to 50lbs, so be smart and pack accordingly!
First Hike, worked great! Felt Great!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Bought this after getting a smaller one for my son. The adjustment system is great...it's Perfect Fit system. REI associates didn't understand it, read the instructions or watch a video. Put it all the way out and snug it up to where you like it. We hiked 10 miles with ~30 lbs over trails and hills. Weight really sat on the waist belt. Took it right down to the small of my back and to the belt. Really not any weight on the shoulders. I'm still working on getting it perfect...trying for 30 miles next weekend....will report back.
Kelty RedCloud 110L Overview
Kelty PerfectFit Suspension System
Here's a great overview of how to adjust and use our new PerfectFit suspension.