Kelty Ascender 22 Wheeled Carry-On

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Reg. Price: $349.95

Sale Price: $249.95

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In Stock! Ships Monday, April 27.

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Key Features

  • External, expendable chassis
  • Accommodates multiple packbags (sold separately)
  • Packbag disconnects from chassis
  • Single extension handle with multiple positions
  • Inline skate wheels
  • Chassis protection
  • Length expansion w/divider
  • Depth expansion
  • Wide "U" opening
  • Zip open divider
  • Padded bottom
  • Padded sides
  • Padded top
  • Hide-away shoulder straps
  • Internal compression
  • Stash pocket
  • Carry on approved


Recommended Use: Travel
Item Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz
Dimensions: 23" x 14" x 9"
Type: Travel Bag, Luggage
Volume: 2440 cu in-4150 cu in
Material: 1280D Ballistic Polyester with Mega PU
Frame Material: Aluminum and HDPE Framesheet
Hydration Compatible: No
Access: Wide "U" Opening
Detachable Daypack: n/a
Sternum Strap: No
Torso Adjustment: No
Other: Carry-On Compatible
Warranty: Lifetime

Product Highlights

Kelty’s versatile Ascender 22 travel bag is designed as the keystone piece to a modular travel system. With a detachable wheeled frame that expands to fit other pieces in the series, the Ascender 22 is highly adaptable.

Measuring in at 22" x 14" x 9", the Ascender 22 is the maximum approved size for domestic flight carry-on use whether attached to or detached from the wheeled chassis. But it’s hiding a tricky secret in its small package – it expands by up to 75% to become either a 55- or 70-liter checked bag size! The Ascender chassis can accommodate the bag’s shape shifting, as well. The aluminum frame features rugged and strong inline skate wheels to glide from the parking lot to the gate with ease. The single extension handle has multiple positions. Since the chassis is extendable, it can fit multiple additional bags in the Ascender Series (each sold separately) at the same time as the Ascender 22 to allow easy transport of your carry-on along with all of your checked baggage through the airport.

The 2440 cubic inch (when not expanded) packbag is accessed through wide U-shaped opening secured by a durable zipper. When expanded both in length and depth, the Ascender 22's size becomes a spacious 4150 cubic inches with a length divider. Top, sides and bottom are fully padded to protect the contents of the packbag. Internal compression and a zippered front stash pocket round out the Ascender 22’s organizational features. There are also hide-away shoulder straps should you prefer to carry the bag on your back like a pack.

Constructed of ultra-durable 1280D Ballistic polyester pack cloth, the Kelty Ascender 22 is available in your choice of color options.

Colors available: Lichen, Raven

Kelty part numbers: 23660713 LC, 23660713 RV