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Kelty Red Cloud 90 (2014) Internal Frame Backpack



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Item # KEL13202M
A perennial bestseller, the Kelty Red Cloud 90 internal frame pack balances performance and affordability. This classic backpack has load-hauling capability, convenient access points and an array of features.



A perennial bestseller, the classic Kelty Red Cloud 90 internal frame pack balances performance and affordability. Load-hauling capability, convenient access points and an array of features combine to equip the Red Cloud 90 for extended backpacking trips.

Equipped with an adjustable CloudLock II suspension system, the Red Cloud 90 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. 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 curved and padded shoulder straps on both sizes of the Red Cloud 90 can be quickly and easily adjusted to comfortably fit varying torso lengths. 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 Red Cloud 90 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 90's contents.

The top-loading Red Cloud 90 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 90 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 Red Cloud 90 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 90 hydration compatible.

The Kelty Red Cloud 90 is available in your choice of size and color options.

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    Packbag Features:
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Front panel access
  • Lid converts into lumbar pack
  • Hydration compatible
  • Lower compression and pad straps
  • Ice axe loop
  • Zippered side pockets
  • Hip belt pockets

  • Suspension Features:
  • LightBeam dual aluminum stays
  • Dynamic AirFlow back panel
  • AirMesh shoulder straps, waist belt, and lumbar
  • HDPE reinforced waist belt
  • Dual density foam waist belt
  • Removable waist belt
  • Hip belt stabilizer straps
  • Scherer Cinch



Best Use Backpacking
Access Top Loading w/ Front Access and Sleeping Bag Compartment
Warranty Lifetime
Volume Small/Medium: 5300 cu in
Medium/Large: 5500 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack
Torso Adjustment Yes
Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position
Material 420D Polyester Ball Shadow and 450D Polyester Oxford
Item Weight Small/Medium: 5 lb 9 oz
Medium/Large: 5 lb 10 oz
Hydration Compatible Yes
Frame Material Aluminum
Fits Torso Small/Medium: 14.5"-18.5"
Medium/Large: 17.5"-21"
Dimensions Small/Medium: 32" x 18" x 15"
Medium/Large: 33" x 19" x 15"
Detachable Daypack Yes


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 23 real customer reviews)

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Awesome Pack!
Reviewed by MC2 - June 6, 2015

Likes: Lots of pockets
Excellent Construction, durable
Sleeping bag compartment
Hydration Compatible
Highly adjustable
Can't beat the sale price!!!

Dislikes: Wish sleeping bag compartment was separated by zipper rather than loops/toggles.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - April 16, 2015

Likes: I like the fact you can get your tent into the bottom pocket intended for tents. Easy access to your water bottles. My daughter bought an Osprey some one has to get her water bottle for her. Lots of room inside. When my seven or nine year old granddaughters go with us, grandpa is the pack mule. Nice to have the extra room.

Dislikes: So far so good.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - March 5, 2015

Likes: Very comfortable pack, with more than enough room for your long trip. Suspension system is very adjustable, to suit personal comfort, should straps are very well padded and help minimize discomfort on shoulders with heavier loads.

Dislikes: Waist belt pockets are a tad small, smaller pocket on the top detachable has an awkward placement for it's zipper.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - February 26, 2015

Likes: Comfortable, comfortable - this is my first Kelty pack and it is impressive. The zippered bottom for my sleeping bag is a great added feature.

Dislikes: no dislikes

Reviewed by Darrell L. - February 23, 2015

Likes: What a great pack! Lots of well thought out pockets and access zippers. Recently went on a weekend campout and the pack was extremely comfortable, even loaded with all my gear (tent, two sleeping pads, sleeping bag, camp stove & gear, 2 gallons of water, clothes, food, camp chair, first aid kit, and more). I couldn't believe how comfortable the pack was, even hiking over rough terrain and up/down hills. I love it so much that I'm buying the "junior" version for my son in Boy Scouts.

Dislikes: It doesn't come with a rain cover.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - December 21, 2014

Likes: Great pack! Very comfortable fit and held everything I needed.

Was out for 2 nights/3 days.

Dislikes: No issues.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - October 26, 2014

Likes: This is the first back pack that I have owned and I really like it. It's nice to have a sleeping bag compartment which is big enough for my bag, pad, and pillow. I also like the front access to the main compartment of the pack. Very nice and durable back pack.

Dislikes: I don't have any dislikes. I did have a pair of boots strapped to the daisy chain and the weight of the boots pulled the front pocket of the bag open because of the way the zippers were positioned at the top of the pocket. Now I always put the zippers to one side at the bottom of the pocket. It would be cool if there were a couple more pockets inside the front compartment of the bag.

Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - October 12, 2014

Likes: Solid well constructed. Not the lightest pack but that is the trade off for comfort during long trail days. Sufficient pockets for accessory storage and plenty of main capacity for several days.

Dislikes: Colors are boring but that is a pretty low factor when choosing a pack.

Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - June 18, 2014

Likes: Excellent quality pack. Good construction. Lightweight with lots of room for essentials. Would recommend this pack for anything from long weekend trip to a week long adventure.

Great service and quick delivery. I would recommend this site to any and all.

Dislikes: I haven't any complaints.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - June 13, 2014

Likes: The size and weight of this pack is ideal. The easily adjustable shoulder straps and carry handle make carrying/lifting the pack easy. The pack is comfortable. Waist belt clips make adjusting easy. Hip pockets ideal for phones, first aid kit, etc. Ample storage room for weekend hikers.

Dislikes: This may be just me. The pack held up just fine (I have only taken it out once) but I wish the material felt more durable. The seems also seem to pull or appear slightly stressed when the pack is full. No product failure has occured and the pack is not flimsy, but I like a pack to feel and look a bit more sturdy/rugged. I don't even know if there are many more rugged options out there, though. I can only think of one, but I never tried it out. I can't even remember the brand.

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