Get ready for a travel pack by Kelty that’s the perfect match for the traveler who loves staying organized. This tough, pocket loaded model is perfect for all types of travel and activities, from camping and hiking to international travel. We love that this pack seems so versatile and strong, and the fact that’s it’s available in a couple of different size options puts it at the top of the list in our book.
Features That Make It Stand Out
The Kelty Redwing 50 travel backpack is one of the most comfortable, versatile travel backpacks you’ll ever own. The pack’s main compartment features a long surrounding zipper which will give you instant access to all your items stowed in the bag, even the hard to get to stuff on the bottom.
This pack also features large, multiple pockets so you can separate your clean clothes from your dirty clothes, stash your important documents, and protect your valuables. If you’ve traveled before, then you know that this type of organization is essential.
Outside the main compartment, you’ll find an additional four pockets. The top pocket is large enough to accommodate your tablet, a large jacket, or a thin blanket. The pockets found on the sides zip all the way and are pretty large. Underneath each of these pockets, you’ll find a hidden hollow sleeve that allows you to secure any type of longer item that won’t fit in your pack, such as a fishing pole, tripod, or even tent poles.
Opposite the shoulder straps, you’ll also love the large pocket on the back, which has multiple layers for organizing your smaller items.
The shoulder and back padding is well-ventilated and thick just as it is in the Osprey Farpoint 40. The included hip belt is also well-made and features extra-thick padding.
Sizes & Colors
This pack is available in two sizes: small-medium, or medium-large. It also comes in your choice of three colors: caper, black, or green.To learn more about travelling backpacks go to our Buyer’s Guide. There you will find tons of useful information and great tips for your first purchase.
If you need some extra space, the web loops located on the bottom of the pack will allow you to attach a sleeping pad, bedroll, tent, or any other type of large object by cinching two of the straps.
Additionally, there’s also a large handle located on the back of the pack and carabineer loops so you can bring along more gear.
The compression straps will allow you to secure your gear whether your pack is running light or fully loaded.
This backpack is also hydration compatible, so you can run a tube down either of the shoulder straps.
The zippers don’t have holes, which means you’ll be unable to use a padlock to secure your valuables.
If you plan on carrying loads that are heavier than thirty-five pounds, then this pack isn’t for you. Instead, you’ll need to find a travel pack that features a more elaborate harness system.