The versatile Kelty Redwing 50 is big enough for 1.5 days of backcountry hiking and streamlined enough for use as a day pack.
A long-time trail favorite, the versatile Kelty Redwing 50 is big enough for a day-and-a-half of backcountry hiking and streamlined enough for use as an around-town day pack. A host of functional features make the Redwing 50 a do-it-all pack.
A single LightBeam aluminum stay and an HDPE framesheet equip the Redwing 50 with lightweight, reliable support. The pack’s Dynamic AirFlow back panel allows warm air to escape so that you stay cooler while carrying weight. A contoured, padded 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. When you aren't carrying heavy loads and don't need the additional support, you can remove the waistbelt entirely and reduce the weight of the pack.
The curved and padded shoulder straps on both sizes of the Redwing 50 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 help you to cinch and secure the contents of the Redwing 50 for optimal balance and load distribution.
The large main packbag of the Redwing 50 is accessed through a large, zippered front entry that allows the entire face of the pack to open wide for convenient loading and unloading. An additional large pocket located on the front panel provides internal organizational options. Additional features include zippered side pockets, a stash pocket, an ice-axe loop, a carry handle, a daisy-chain attachment system and dual mesh water bottle pockets. A lined interior pocket and built-in tube exit make the Redwing 50 hydration compatible.
The Kelty Redwing 50 (3100) is available in your choice of size and color options.
- Packbag Features:
- Hybrid loading
- Hydration compatible
- Water bottle pockets
- Daisy chain
- Zippered side pockets
- Zippered stash pocket
- Large front pocket with organization
- Key fob
- Carry handle
- LightBeam single aluminum stay
- HDPE frame sheet
- Dynamic AirFlow back panel
- AirMesh shoulder straps, waist belt, and lumbar
- Padded shoulder straps
- Load-lifter / stabilizer straps
- Sternum strap
- Hip belt stabilizer straps
- Removable hip belt
- Scherer Cinch
Access Front Panel Loading Recommended Use Day Hiking Warranty Lifetime Volume Small/Medium: 3000 cu in
Medium/Large: 3100 cu in
Type Day Pack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Postion Material 420D Polyester Ball Shadow and 450D Polyester Oxford Item Weight Small/Medium: 3 lb 3 oz
Medium/Large: 3 lb 5 oz
Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso Small/Medium: 14.5"-18.5"
Dimensions Small/Medium: 24" x 15" x 12"
Medium/Large: 26" x 16" x 12"
Detachable Daypack n/a
Likes: The Kelty Redwing 50 is a comfortable, spacious backpack. The many pockets and lashing options make it extremely versatile. It is also fairly lightweight at 3 lb 5 oz (I weighed it) for the med/lg size. I like that the waist belt, while it has no pockets, has nylon webbing that you can attach MOLLE pouches too. This gives you some versatility as to what kind of pockets you can use. I think a Maxpedition Barnacle would fit nicely on it. I currently have a 5.11 drop pouch attached to one of the waist belts and it rides there quite nicely. Great pack!
Dislikes: I have found that anything over 35lbs in the pack becomes a little uncomfortable, but up to that threshold it really carries weight well.
Likes: Overall great pack. Main compartment opens fully for easy access to even the stuff on the very bottom. Has many other pockets for small item storage and organization. The side pockets have holes in between them and the backpack for placement of skis, which is pretty cool. I've been using one of them to put my sleeping pad through it and it is snug enough for the pad not to fall out and I have more space inside the pack. It also has many loops for hooking things up with carabiners and such.
Dislikes: The two complaints I have is that It doesn't have any straps on the bottom or top to strap on a sleeping bag or anything else. This would enable the user to have more space inside the bag. I also wish it had pockets on the waist strap for immediate access to simple items
Likes: Good quality. Multiple uses as day pack, overnight pack, or travel pack. Straps can be used to attach tent to bottom. Holds way more than you think. Love the open space between the side pockets and the pack. Used the space to stuff wet poncho on last hike.
Dislikes: Waist straps way too long. Hangs down to your thighs.
Will have to cut off off the excess.
Likes: The size is great!! Its big enough to carry a lot of stuff but not as big as your regular hiking backpacks. I do plan on using it for over night hikes and trips. The detachable waist belt is one of the best features on it. I use it mainly for over night visits (to someones house, not in back country) so I don't use the waist belt then but for day hikes the waist belt is simple to put on.
Dislikes: Is seems almost to long to be used for a regular school type backpack but the space does come in handy.
Likes: Nice pack at a great price! The cost was the same as my Jansport backpack that I use for school... not the absolute best quality but does seem durable and is comfortable.
Dislikes: None as of yet.