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Kelty Redwing 32L Backpack


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    8 Reviews


    Just like its bestselling big brother.

    Kelty scaled down its bestselling pack, so you can enjoy the same comfort and convenience of an overnighter with the smaller capacity of the Redwing 32 Backpack. Perfect for gear-heavy day trips, travel, or light 'n' fast overnights, the Redwing has an HDPE framesheet that provides lightweight support for quick trips alongside a breathable Hex Mesh on the back panel, shoulder straps, and hip belt. You can also tuck the hip belt away if you don't need it when you're slimming down your load for a quick trip to the summit.

    Kelty built the Redwing 32 with lightweight polyester and reinforced key zones to keep it strong for many years. A full-access U-zipper allows you to access the backpack through the top and side compression straps to make sure your gear doesn't bounce around while you hike. The Redwing 32 also features a hydration-compatible sleeve that doubles as a laptop holder when you're in town.

    • HDPE framesheet
    • Hex Mesh back panel, shoulder straps, and hip belt
    • Hideaway hip belt
    • Dual-use laptop and hydration sleeve
    • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
    • Hideaway daisy chain
    • Side, water bottle, top, and front pockets
    • Item #KEL004W

    Tech Specs

    [body] 75D polyester, 150D polyester, [reinforcement] 420D polyester
    31L (1900cu in)
    HDPE framesheet, padded back panel
    Shoulder Straps
    Hex Mesh
    Waist Belt
    yes, removable
    Hydration Compatible
    2 side, 2 water bottle, 1 front organizer, 1 front stash, 1 top, 1 laptop
    Gear Loops
    yes, hideaway
    Ice Axe Carry
    Trekking Pole Carry
    22 x 14 x 11 in
    Claimed Weight
    2 lb
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Great Backpack for anything

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This backpack is awesome for a smaller backpacking pack or camp trip. I have a larger Kelty backpack that is almost 10 years old and still has nothing wrong with it to this day. I have every reason to believe this pack will be just as durable.

    Very versatile

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've owned this pack for a year and a half, and have used it almost daily during that entire time. Much of the time, it has pulled duty as my work/travel pack, but there have been plenty of other excursions thrown in.

    The long and short of it? I love this pack.

    The organization is a real standout, as I can keep power cords, pens, folders, and laptop all in their specific places. Specific features that I really like are:

    A. Wrap around main zipper. It acts like a top-load pack when that's all you need, but can also be zipped completely down the front for access to deep depths of the compartment.

    B: Stowable waistbelt. Frankly, I never use a waistbelt on a pack this small, so it's great to be able to keep it out of the way.

    C: Shove-it space behind front pocket. It is very convenient. The perfect place to throw a jacket, hat, or a book while travelling. The pack fits under an airplane seat comfortably.

    The pack material has proven very durable. It barely even shows a scuff, let alone any significant wear spots. I also really like the mesh used on the suspension. The padding is very supportive, and the open mesh is very breathable. That being said, I could see how some folks might find it a bit too rough for their tastes, since it is so open.

    Lastly, I Love the Ponderosa Pine color. It's a very nice, rich green.

    Very versatile

    Great Bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love this Kelty bag, its lightweight and small, but can hold enough gear and food for a few days.
    I currently use this to hold all of my climbing gear in and works great. I have my rope in its own bag, if I didn't,this bag might not be big enough.
    Overall It is a well made bag that I can see lasting for quite a while with the right care. (I own a Kelty Redcloud 5600 that is about 12 years old and has lots of miles on and is still in great shape.)The only downfall I see that could take place, is the mesh that is on the straps and back pad area of the pack looks like it could rip pretty easy. The mesh does pick up sticks and leaves pretty easily when you lay it down.

    Not Bad, But Going Downhill

      I've always loved Kelty -- their name was always synonymous with "value" as they always made affordable but quality gear. But I have to say, every generation of packs from them seems to be a step down from the last.

      I have some of their gear from decades ago and it was stellar, but they just don't feel the same. I have a previous-gen 2014 Redwing 50 and it was a great bag, but it could not support much weight and the internal lining wore through quite quickly, but the exterior was still built with solid material. I saw the new 32 and figured I'd give it a shot since it looked nice and I wouldn't be putting much weight in this for an everyday commuting pack. The new poly material feels light and cheap, and the new hex-foam padding is very abrasive (which is why they usually put the foam inside other material or behind mesh). Also, the zippers aren't very fluid, particularly the front compartment pouch; there is a hidden grab-handle on the front of the pack, but the way it is sewn in protrudes behind the zipper and prevents the zipper from easily gliding over it. Also, the handle at the top of the pack keeps brushing the back of my head, which is getting annoying...

      The bag is fairly comfortable and functional overall. It's basically a great $40 bag for $100.

      Sorry I can't say nicer things about this, but the new Redwing line seems to be falling short of the previous generation. Kelty seems to want to retain their crown as the "best buy" of the backpacking world, but honestly I'd rather have them jack up their prices a little rather than use low-quality materials. It's too bad -- the Redwings would be a near perfect design if they just used better parts and invested more time in their harness system/fitting. I hope they improve over time...

      Great Day Pack

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Have the Redwing 32 in twilight blue and love it! Has enough room to hold supplies for a day as well as some camera gear. Would recommend it everyone