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    Redwing 50L Backpack

    When your travel plans flit around as frequently as the capricious goldfinch, it's crucial to pack for both the unpackable and the unexpected, which is where the Kelty Redwing 50 Backpack comes into play. Built to cater to your short attention span and ever-changing travel itinerary , the Redwing is equipped a generous 50L main compartment that confidently carries your travel-haul while the HDPE frame sheet, Hex Mesh back panel, and Perfect-FIT suspension ensures adaptive comfort, whatever your load is. The load lifter straps, sternum strap, and adjustable waistbelt take the load off your fanny, and the ice axe or trekking pole loops keep the Redwing 50 traditional without taking on the bulky, external frame look. 

    • All-around travel backpack built for trekking and flying
    • 50L capacity is the largest Redwing Backpack from Kelty
    • PerfectFit suspension is fully adjustable for a customized fit
    • Padded air mesh ensures well-ventilated, cushy comfort
    • Aluminum stays enhance stability for heavy loads
    • Internal sleeve sized for laptops or hydration reservoirs
    • Item #KEL004T

    Tech Specs

    Poly 75, 150D Tasser Coal, Poly 420D
    50L (3051cu in)
    aluminum, HDPE
    Shoulder Straps
    Waist Belt
    yes, adjustable
    Hydration Compatible
    2 side, 2 water bottle, 1 front organization, 1 stash with closure hook, 1 top stash, 1 main
    Gear Loops
    yes, Hide-Away Daisy Chain
    Ice Axe Carry
    Trekking Pole Carry
    26 x 16 x 12in
    Claimed Weight
    3lb 11oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, travel, camping
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Kelty Redwing 50 liter

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you’re on a budget and don’t want to throw a rent payment into one task-specific bag just to do the same thing again when you pick up another sport, grab one of these. Bought one a few years back for some section hiking of the AT and was immediately impressed. For about 100$ (got it on sale somewhere) it fit my needs, and carried my gear, perfectly without having to pay for any of the fancy features I didn’t entirely need. Since then I’ve brought it up various alpine ascents, from the Northeast to Chamonix, an assortment of ice and rock trips and my fair share of ski tours (not to mention a few hundred miles of hiking and paddling in between). The stiff internal frame keeps it rigid, good lumbar padding keeps it in place and the 50 liter sizing keeps everything you need on your back without letting you bring too much. Endlessly durable, without being too heavy, I’ve yet to kill this pack and I’ll keep carrying it until I do, I’m spite of the fact that I’ve since acquired some more technically specific packs. But it, love it and try your best to break it, I dare you.

    Kelty keeps getting better and better!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I've bought Kelty products off and on for years but I have to say that recently (in the past 3 or 4 years) it seems they're really making strides in improving their products! I bought this pack for my 17 year old son because I have an older version of the same model that I absolutely adore. This one really appears to be an improvement on that one even! Everything on this pack is common sense and very useful with one exception... I wish the zippers came down a little further. This, however, is a minor concern and it's a matter of personal preference anyway.

    All things considered... you'd be hard pressed to find a better option even considering packs well above this price point.

    I had to come back and edit my previous review. I LOVE this pack. I bought another for my wife. It fits right and is big enough for short backpacking trips if you plan effectively. I still highly recommend this pack!

    Great Beginner Backpacking pack

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I bought this pack as a gift for someone who is getting into backpacking. It has all of the features the more expensive packs have but comes at a much more reasonable price point. The Material and Construction of the pack seem to be solid and I assume this pack will last a long time.

    Mid-sized perfection.

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Gave this to a friend for Christmas and so far haven't heard any complaints. She's a big backpacker so I picked this pack for it's mid-size and abundance of pockets. I especially thought that stretchy pockets and extra gear loops was unique. It's perfect for an overnighter or so.

    Good backpack for the money!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this backpack for my son and he's had absolutely no complaints about it. I usually don't load him with more than 30 lbs. of gear. It fits his body just fine and because of it's medium load capacity, it's perfect for all occasions, be it a day hike or an overnighter. It distributes the weight quite well and is very comfortable. To date, I've had absolutely no complaints from him and we've had some brutal outings. That says a lot about the bag. This backpack will definitely be coming along with us on many, many more trips . Definitely a great bag for the money!

    Good Hunting Pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I hunt National Forest and spend a good deal of time off trail. Since hearing and sight are very important in getting game, I got this pack because it isn't too tall to block hearing and sight from behind and to my sides. It's not too wide so it's not bad to snag on brush and branches. This pack replaced my old Army surplus ALICE pack, and I shaved off about 5 pounds in weight in the bargain. There's enough room inside to store my coveralls or coat and plenty of pockets to store a range finder, binoculars, and the extra odd bits of equipment. The pockets on the waist belt are great for storing water and food for quick access. A fixed blade knife with a dangler sheath attached to my belt completes the rig.

    The best around

      This bad is super solid. Plenty of space for stuff and a great design exterior pocket. Lots of clips and straps for that extra summin summin, well sized for travelling and overnight trips. This thing will take you through hell and back. Highly recommend

      Great backpack!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      I recently purchased this backpack for my fiancé, and he's very impressed! Very versatile pack. It's perfect for any situation- day hikes with our dog, overnight camping trips, backcountry skiing, or travel - and is very sturdy with excellent back support. He says it's going to be his new go-to back for any situation. Highly recommended!

      Excellent, Excellent Backpack

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is by far the best designed backpack I have owned. And I have owned 3 packs of this size in my life. I have been using it daily for about 3 months for lugging around my martial arts & gym gear and also for trips with my 3 year old (she just grew out of the stroller and we are still in a place where I need to carry all her stuff). The pockets are well located, functional and deep. The main pack area is well designed for accessibility, and the synch-down strap system is basically perfect. The shoulder straps are comfortable and the back is designed to allow air between you and the pack. There is a good youtube video demonstration for the pack as well. (Just google it.) I highly recommend this product. (And no, I do not work for Kelty. I just really like the pack.) Cheers.

      Best All Purpose Pack

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      It fits. It comfortable, durable, adjustable, and has easy access to the main compartment. There are plenty of pockets to store water bottles and small gear. This pack is great for day hikes, overnight camping, to traveling. I love this pack. I take this everywhere I go. Best pack for the $$$!