An excellent balance of size, performance and price, the Backcountry Edge-exclusive Kelty Red Cloud 80 combines 4890 cubic inches of storage capacity, convenient access points and an array of features for multi-day and extended backpacking trips.
Equipped with an adjustable CloudLock II suspension system, the Red Cloud 80 pack relies on twin lightweight aluminum stays, an additional 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. The pack’s Dynamic AirFlow back panel 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 Red Cloud 80's anatomically curved and padded shoulder straps can be quickly and easily adjusted to accommodate torso lengths ranging from 17.5”-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 80 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 pack's contents.
The top-loading Red Cloud 80 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 Red Cloud 80 than is often the case with the compartment access on comparably-sized packs. A zippered front panel offers additional quick access to your gear from the front of the pack. The lid of the pack 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 80 hydration system (sold separately) compatible.
Kelty part number: 92657614