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Kelty Red Cloud Internal Frame Backpacks Review

Kelty Red Cloud


Description
5400 cubic inches


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Weight
5 lbs. 9 oz.


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Review Date
January 17, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: thx408 ,  Car Camper

Summary:
Just bought this bag used was still in great shape .Plan to use it to go down the Grand Canyon next November.Got the red cloud for my wife.Its alittle big but still fits her great. For 51.00 used how could I pass it up two or three trips will pay for its self.


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Review Date
May 28, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Eric Hansen ,  Backpacker

Summary:
I'm an avid backpacker in the Colorado Rockies as well as Oregon and have found the Red Cloud to be a terrific value! Great all around pack with wonderful support and comfort. It's a bit large so I might downsize to the Agile, though I'll miss the top lid fanny pack conversion on the Red Cloud (great feature). I'd also prefer two ice ax loops as I've used it for ice climbing and nobody carries one ax unless mountaineering, in whihc case, it's often in your hand.


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Review Date
December 22, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Kyle H ,  Backpacker

Summary:
just wanted to add to previous review.
the RedColud 5400 doesn't have a port or hydration pouch, but i made one my self wit duct tape =) also the mesh pockets don't hold nalgens very well, but they are usful for other things need to be in reach.
But even with its draw backs this still one of my favorite packs i ever used. Awsome pack. Good Work KELTY.

Customer Service:
no problems

Similar Products Used:
kelty PacificCrest 5000
Kelty Hakiu 4250
Osprey Aether 75
Kelty tronado 4000


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Review Date
November 9, 2003

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 4 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Kyle H ,  Backpacker

Summary:
I bought the Redcloud 5400 for my Philmont trip. After see my friends I got one. Its an all aroundd good pack. The suspension system is very comfortable, and easily adjustable.
While backpacking I have never gotten a sore spot or chaffing because of this pack. It has mulitple pockets for good organzation. The pack is very spacious and can compress pretty small. Although the lid pouch coverts to a fanny pack, its had difficult to take off and on. lack of lashing points accpet for the daisy chain on lid pouch.
All around a good pack for a good price. Would reccomend it for longer trips (About 5 days) but good for weekends. A good bigener pack.

Customer Service:
haven't had any problems

Similar Products Used:
Kelty Pacific Crest 5000


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Review Date
August 25, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Jim Heckel ,  Backpacker , from Loveland, CO

Summary:
Being an avid Colorado backpacker, I find the Red Cloud 5400 more than adequate to cover my needs for over night to week treks. I think the adjustable system is well designed, yet the lack of any adjustment on the front chest strap renders it almost useless. I compare this pack to my colleagues' Gregory and find it comparable, but at half the cost. Also, the detachable fanny pack/top notch could have been designed better other than simply hooking under the stays.

Similar Products Used:
Kelty Yosimite 5200; Jansport external frame 3800; Kelty Coyote;


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