Here she is. The Kelty Redwing 44 L Backpack 2013 – Black. I’ve been traveling for a few years with this pack as my mid range option. I’ve made this beast work for numerous month long trips to both Asia, as well as Europe. I also use this pack for my shorter 10-20 day excursions as well. From Cabo, to Bangkok the Kelty 44 Redwing gets it done. Please use the above link to purchase.
Lets take a look at the specs.
- Dual side pockets
- Front pocket with organization
- Front Stash pocket with closure hook
- Top stash pocket
- Side compression straps
- Water bottle pockets
- Dual use Laptop / Hydration Sleeve
- Hide-Away Daisy Chain and Handle
- Ice axe/trekking pole loops
- Key fob
- HDPE frame sheet
- Hex Mesh back panel, shoulder straps and waist belt
- Padded and ventilating back panel
- Sternum strap
- Load lifter straps
- Single LightBeam aluminum stay
- Removable waist belt
- Volume: 2700 in3 / 44 L
- Frame Type: Internal
- Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz / 1.2 kg
- Torso Fit Range: 14.5 – 18.5 in / 37 – 47 cm
- Dimensions: 25 x 15 x 12 in / 64 x 38 x 30 cm
Poly 420D Small Back StaffordReinforcement Fabric:
Poly 75x150D Tasser CoalFrame Material:
Aluminum + HDPE
fresh with a crumpled Ukrainian air tag, on the floor of the Chicago L train from the airport to the loop.
This bag has served as a carry on for me with numerous regional carriers, LCC’s and everything in between. I’ve never had a problem using this pack as a carry on. 2016 I logged 225k miles in the air or so, and use the Kelty as my “one bag” option.
Here is a handy video of the features.
I have loved this pack, and its versatile features. The zipper design means I dont have to use it as a top load only, and thus smashing all of my stuff into the bottom. I have traveled with laptops, tablets, etc, and this is a superb design for the digital nomad, and mobile professional.
Please leave a comment with any questions or comments. Thank you!