Kelty Red Cloud 110 (Old Style) Internal Frame Backpack

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Key Features

    Packbag Features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Top loading
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Front-panel access
  • Zippered side pockets
  • Mesh water bottle pockets
  • Load stabilizer straps
  • Lid converts into lumbar pack
  • Large front pocket with organization

  • Suspension Features:
  • CloudLock II Adjustable suspension
  • LightBeam II dual aluminum stays
  • HDPE framesheet
  • HDPE reinforced waistbelt
  • Dual density foam waistbelt
  • Removable waistbelt
  • Ventilating backpanel
  • Load-lifter / Stabilizer straps
  • Scherer Cinch


Recommended Use: Extended Backpacking
Item Weight: 6 lb 2 oz
Dimensions: 39" x 18" x 16"
Type: Internal Frame Backpack
Volume: 6650 cu in
Material: 420D Polyester Ball Shadow and 420D Polyester Oxford
Frame Material: LightBeam II Aluminum Stays with HDPE Framesheet
Fits Torso: 17.5"-21"
Hydration Compatible: Yes
Access: Top Loading w/ Front Access
Detachable Daypack: Top Lid converts to Lumbar Pack
Sternum Strap: Yes; Adjustable Position
Torso Adjustment: Yes
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

A trusted backcountry workhorse, the voluminous Kelty Red Cloud 110 is an excellent balance of performance and affordability. Heavy-hauling load capability, convenient access points and an array of features combine to equip the Red Cloud 110 for extended backpacking trips.

Equipped with an adjustable CloudLock II suspension system, the Red Cloud 110 relies on twin lightweight aluminum stays, a horizontal anti-barreling stay and an HDPE framesheet for reliable support. This design provides stability and load-bearing strength while avoiding the unwieldy rigidity of external frame packs. 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 Red Cloud 110's anatomically curved and padded shoulder straps can be quickly and easily adjusted to accommodate torso lengths ranging from 17.5" to 21". 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 Red Cloud 110 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 Red Cloud 110's contents.

The pack body of the Red Cloud 110 consists of a large top-loading main compartment and a lower compartment that is designed to accommodate backpacking-style sleeping bags. A zippered front panel offers additional quick access to your gear from the front of the pack. The lid of the Red Cloud 110 can be removed entirely for use as a lumbar pack. A large pocket located on the front panel provides internal organizational options.

Additional features include zippered side pockets, a daisy-chain attachment system, a carry handle, ice-axe loops and dual mesh water bottle pockets. A lined interior pocket and built-in tube exit make the Red Cloud 110 hydration compatible.

The Kelty Red Cloud 110 is available in your choice of color options.

Styles available: Java

Kelty part numbers: 22610511 JV

Product Reviews

Average Customer Rating:
Kelty Red Cloud 110 (Old Style) Internal Frame Backpack

Average customer rating:
Number of reviews: 38

Individual Customer Reviews:

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  • Carl P. Montgomery NY

    Likes: This an outstanding pack with a ton of space. Easy to adjust to fit my torso. Excellent quality. Highly recommend.

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Michael D. Cuyahoga Falls OH

    Likes: Well designed pack with an exceptional amount of storage. Comfortable on long treks and access to items was very good. will not be disappointed in the quality, and it was even a better deal when on sale!

    Dislikes: Nothing! A very good product.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: I am very pleased with this pack. The fit is tremendous which is supplemented by the suspension system. I am happy with the foam pads (at least so far) which have good density. Finally, the pockets provide a lot of carry options and accessibility.

    Dislikes: Nothing so far.

  • Michael M. Sicklerville NJ

    Likes: Everything. I bought this for a 4 day hike in the Whites (NH) and it left nothing to be desired. I consider myself a contingency packer, with enough gear to be ready for ANY scenario, so it was stuffed. Even with all my gear there is still room. Plenty of storage options, and the bottom sleeping bag compartment is clutch. I also like the front zipper to access the main storage without having to dig through from the top. I probably could have gotten the smaller size since I had to move the cloud lock fitting system a to a bit shorter than the lowest marked height but the pack was still comfortable.

    Dislikes: That I didn't buy one sooner.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Great adjustability for a variety of torso sizes. Large carrying capacity. The top of the pack breaks away from the main pack (true with most packs), and can be used during short trips away from camp. Well built. Great value.

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Ted B. Portage MI

    Likes: Just received the pack yesterday three days earlier than anticipated, and so far I am extremely pleased, a huge step up from the antique I borrowed from my parents this spring. This is my first brand new pack and it is huge, I put my 7 year old daughter in it to get a feel for 60 lbs. There is plenty of room for my week long excursions, now that my son is interested in joining me. I will likely use every inch of space, and if not there a plenty of cinch straps to tighten the load. Top notch quality from first impression.

    Dislikes: So far there is nothing I do not like, give me a trip or two and I will revisit.

  • Jim R. Muskegon MI

    Likes: I really like the design and features of this pack. It has a lot of pockets, compression straps, elastic pouches and lashing loops that give you many different options when loading it up for a trip. The materials seem to be of high quality and zippers function effortlessly. It is huge! You can definitely find room for all your necessary items and room for things you may not need to bring. The many compression straps control the size so you don't have to fill it completely for a stable load. I'm happy it is hydration pack compatible too. It has water bottle holders on the sides but drinking through a tube is easier than contorting your arms or asking for help to get at your water bottles.

    Dislikes: No issues with the product.

  • . Quakertown PA

    Likes: I have used this on several trips on the east coast (~40 miles) and am very pleased with its fit and comfort (FULLY adjustable). Have inspected seams/stitching and they seem to be holding up. The material feels strong, there are a multitude of pockets and straps. A well designed pack, imo

    Dislikes: Rain cover is not provided, which isn't terrible, given the price/quality of the bag

  • James D. Alexandria LA

    Likes: I have used a Kelty Big Bend for many years, and this Kelty Red Cloud 110 is just a nicer version of that pack. I really like the space in the pack, and the hip belt is much improved from my other pack.

    Dislikes: I have not found anything I dislike so far about the pack.

  • . Escondido CA

    Likes: Very Spacious, great support.

    Dislikes: -

  • Steve K. Bristol CT

    Likes: Very roomy pack. Easy to cary everything needed. Also very durable construction. Rides well and no fatigue when hiking long distances

    Dislikes: Because the pack is so large, it is easy to pack a lot of things that you realy don't need while hiking.

  • . Machesney Park IL

    Likes: This backpack had many pros. I bought it to hike with at Philmont. I needed a backpack that was big enough to hold all of my belongings. The Kelty Red Cloud held my belongings and was only about 2/3 full. I took it on a hike around Devils Lake, WI, and it fit comfortably. The straps adjust to fit any body proportions very well.

    Dislikes: It does not come with a rain cover

  • . Louisville KY

    Likes: Bought this pack at a great price. This pack fits perfectly and has plenty of room. I love this pack and would recommend this product.

    Dislikes: I'm a bit on the short side so this pack sets pretty high.

  • . Canton GA

    Likes: I bought it for my husband and he absolutely loved it. He loved the amount of space and all the compartments and pockets. He liked the padding on the back and how easy it is to adjust it to fit him. Great product.

    Dislikes: N/A

  • Nick M. Parlin NJ

    Likes: Kelty makes a solid bag with lots of features and pockets.
    Although this pack is on yep the larger size, I couldn't resist the price back country edge had it at.

    Dislikes: Nothing so far

  • Thomas C. Batavia NY

    Likes: very light and well built pack

    Dislikes: very light and well built pack

  • . Des Plaines IL

    Likes: This backpack was recommended to my by a friend, and I found one here for sale at a cheaper price than anywhere else. The build quality is very good, the material is great, shoulder straps needed some extra adjustment ( I am 6''2"), but all in all a great product. I can't wait to take it out on a big trip soon! I would recommend it to anyone.

    Dislikes: Nothing yet.

  • . Ottawa Lake MI

    Likes: Quality construction comfortable to wear

    Dislikes: no rain fly included

  • Cameron H. Wescosville PA

    Likes: PLENTY of room
    The adjustable back suspension is great
    Isn't as heavy as I thought it would be
    Many pockets and small compartments
    Very nice pack

    Dislikes: Not a thing

  • David R. Cortland OH

    Likes: Size, comfort, it wore well although I have not used it for an extended hike yet.

    Dislikes: At 6'6 I would like an even bigger pack to be available, but that's nothing against this pack.

  • . Rocky Mount NC

    Likes: This Pack has loads of space! It will allow me to carry the lion's share of gear when my small son and I go out for weekend or week long trips. The construction is solid and weight is evenly distributed and comfortable.

    Dislikes: Would like it more if the rain cover was included

  • Daniel D. De Witt IA

    Likes: Great Backpack, unbeatable price. Have used these in the past, now purchased a whole set of them for my boy scout troop. This is a great hi-adventure packback without spending a rediculous amount of money.

    All improvements over previous version are actually improvements! The adjustments for torso size is easy, which is nice since it is not just for one person, but anyone in the troop to use.

    I especially like having just a couple of my troop's set to be this larger size. I purchased two of these, and six of the 90s. I think that is a good ratio.

    Dislikes: There is nothing I didn't like

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: This backpack is very comfortable. It is also very large and can carry a lot of gear. Almost too much gear. My suggestion, as with all gear, use it in "training sessions" first. This backpack has many adjustments and it took me the a few "hikes" around the block to get the right size and shape of the stays. But once they are set, this pack is very comfortable.

    Dislikes: The waist straps needed to be tightened regularly throughout the hike.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Everything. I wanted something big for extended stays and thats what I got. Its durable, comfortable, has great features, and looks great. I would recommend this for any larger, in size, extended stay backpackers.

    Dislikes: Nothing.

  • Larry S. Millington TN

    Likes: This pack has got enough room for the long haul, or for the weekend! I have used my brothers, and I had to finally get my own! It's superior design and internal frame make it a joy to use when fully loaded! It has so many adjustments it is virtually impossible not to get this pack balanced just right! It has compartments for everything, and the top flap converts to a waist pack. It offers superior construction at a great price!

    Dislikes: I have no complaints about this pack!

  • Janella H. Hermitage TN

    Likes: Really like the big bag. Will hold alot of supplies for any length of a trip. Being so big but without weighing so much. Am very happy with this purchase so far.

    Dislikes: nothing

  • Janella H. Hermitage TN

    Likes: Bought this for a trip to Philmont with my boys. Really nice quality and will hold diffently 10 days worth of supplies. Plently of room. Glad we bought the 110L.

    Dislikes: Nothing so far.

  • Vince A. Monte Vista CO

    Likes: Warmth, value for the price paid

    Dislikes: Slightly heavy and rather large for a backpacking pack.

  • David G. Syracuse NY

    Likes: Awesome pack with lots of room. Comfortable and well padded.

    Dislikes: A touch heavy

  • Todd G. Sand Springs OK

    Likes: I like the size and sturdiness of the pack, also how you have a spot to put tent poles and dry bags between the side pocket and main pack body.

    Dislikes: The waist belt is not comfortable, could be a little wider and longer to wrap around the front hips better. also the side access pockets are to small for a Nalgene bottle which is the standard bottle for water filters.

  • John R. Lubbock TX

    Likes: The best thing that I can say about this bag is that I bought two. We were considering the North Face Terra 65, but (besides the storage difference) we decided to go with the Red Cloud because of the two extra access points to the main chamber. From the base and from the middle of the bag we can access the main area, which is probably the best feature! The shoulder straps and belts are completely customizable and adjust well. I really enjoy the fact that this pack can be condensed in many ways to keep the back tight or let out all the straps to return it to its truly Hulk-ish potential for all those 110 liters you might need.

    Dislikes: Too much potential for weight :) which is a user problem, if you ask me.

  • John R. Lubbock TX

    Likes: The Kelty Red Cloud 110 liter backpack is beautiful. I gave it five stars because it seems very well-made and solid. We have used it on a few small trips, but we're planning to backpack in Europe and look forward to being there with this pack. Obviously, the main benefit is the storage capabilities of the bag. We were most surprised about the access points lower in the bag. At the base and in the middle of the bag you can access the inside, which is the best feature. The smaller storage pockets are well-designed and of good size. I'm not sure I'll ever use the waist pack as that, but it works well as a top pocket that doubles as the opening cover to protect from the elements.

    Dislikes: I guess the great storage capabilities gives the bag the possibility of being too heavy. That would be a user issue, though.

  • Bradford S. Weedsport NY

    Likes: Nice pack for the price. Lots of pockets for organizing. Comfortable fit.

    Dislikes: No Complaints


    Likes: Great backpack with lots of room and light weight

    Dislikes: nothing

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Fantastic pack! Well-designed and well-made. The details that Kelty integrates into its packs make them a real joy on the trail.

    Dislikes: No complaints.

  • Arthur C. Paso Robles CA

    Likes: Great pack! The multiple compartments and storage options allows everything to have a place. Durability and ease of adjustment make this pack ideal for extended outings.

    Dislikes: Nothing!

  • maurice m. portland OR

    Likes: its the best pack ive ever had

    Dislikes: i like evry thing about this pak

  • Kent M. Dublin OH

    Likes: The Red Cloud 110 is one of few large capacity packs available and this one provides good quality and value for the price. It has adequate space for the items you regularly need (tent, pad, sleeping bag, cooking, water, food, clothes etc) The pack adjusts easily.

    Dislikes: Straps seem to loosen up and you need to re-tighten somewhat frequently.

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