Rated 5 out of 5 by Ryan31 Fantastic Backpack
I have now taken this backpack hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing, and it has not let me down! Fully loaded the pack is very comfortable, with the waist belt taking the weight of my back. The pack is spacious enough for warm whether weekend trips and winter day hikes, but definitely not big enough for a weekend in the winter. This isn't a complaint, just feedback: I didn't buy this as a winter weekend pack. My favorite attribute is how the entire compartment can be zipped open, giving access to literally everything in your pack. Very convenient when you need something at the bottom of your pack and don't have to take everything out to reach it. The closed water bottle pockets are nice, although I mostly use a 2-liter hydration bladder, which fits perfectly in the hydration pocket. The pack is tough, and I look forward to using it for many many years to come.
March 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tater bug Great value
I have really enjoyed the Kelly backpack. I actually purchased a second one for my best friend. The backpack is very lightweight and comfortable. I would highly recommend it.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kam2 Really comfortable pack!
You can stuff enough into this pack for a self contained weekend campout easy. It feels really durable. Feels great on your back. All the straps sinch down tight to keep the pack tight to your back. I've had it out on hikes a few times now and haven't had any issues at all. Worth the money!
February 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by catfish0110 great item, light and allot of cargo area
I use this product for day hikes, mining, and trips to the beach. I like the way it can be used as a duffel bag as well. This was my first internal frame and feels great to carry.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCLARK Top Quality & Spacious
Comfortable to carry gear. Spacious.
Just a tad difficult to pull water bottle - a tad too far back.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jrw@dicks Excellent full-featured product
This backpack is, first and foremost, a high quality backpack with a load bearing hip belt (not just a puny waist strap), shoulder straps and a sternum strap with everything fully adjustable. Included were helpful instructions about fitting the backpack to your frame and loading guidelines.
My initial test included most of the below except a full sized laptop in a carrying case in lieu of the netbook and loaded to about 30 pounds.
I use it for daily commuting including a 2.25 mile walk home after work comfortably carrying 20 - 25 pounds. This includes a poncho, rain suit and fanny pack for use during the day, rain coat for the backpack, a fairly large lunch pack, a change of shoes and socks, a netbook in a carrying case, a security lock for the netbook, various electronic parts (mouse, chargers, cables, etc.), a jacket (packed instead of worn on the trip home) plus everything I used to carry in my pockets (wallet, keys, change, etc.) - and everything fits inside the backpack - easily large enough to get the job done! Plus, conveniently, there is a fairly large zippered, top pocket where I keep items that need fast and easy access.
June 22, 2013