Updated for 2013! Ideal for overnights, weekend trips or even 1-3 days in the backcountry, the Kelty Lakota 65 internal frame backpack offers an excellent combination of load-hauling performance, durability and affordability.
The suspension system found on the Lakota 65 relies on a single lightweight LightBeam aluminum stay and a Dynamic AirFlow back panel that allows warm air to escape so that you stay cooler while carrying weight. A contoured, dual-density waistbelt offers comfortable load support. Kelty's patented Scherer Cinch uses a pulley-like system to double the tightening force on the waistbelt, ensuring that the brunt of the pack's weight rests on your hips.
The Small/Medium size will accommodate torsos ranging from 14.5"-18.5" while the Medium/Large fits 17.5"-21" torsos. Load lifter straps relieve stress on your shoulders and an adjustable sternum strap positions the shoulder straps across the chest to prevent chafing under the arms and on the shoulders. Side compression straps secure the contents of the Lakota 65 for optimal balance and load distribution. An integrated spindrift collar and height-adjustable top lid allow you to carry even more gear and further aid in securing the Lakota 65's contents.
The top-loading Lakota 65 also incorporates an innovative design on the lowest portion of the packbag that provides wide access through the bottom of pack. This feature makes it much easier to get a sleeping bag, clothes or other gear in and out of the Lakota 65 than is often the case with the compartment access on comparably-sized packs. An additional zipper offers quick access to your gear from the side of the pack.
Additional features include a large, zippered front pocket, a daisy-chain attachment system, a carry handle, an ice-axe loop and dual mesh water bottle pockets. A lined interior pocket and built-in tube exit make the Lakota 65 hydration compatible (hydration system not included). A rain cover is included for weather protection.
The Kelty Lakota 65 internal frame backpack is available in your choice of size and color options.
Styles available: Medium/Large Forest, Medium/Large Red Clay, Small/Medium Forest, Small/Medium Red Clay
Kelty part numbers: 22612513, 22612513, 22612613, 22612613