- ASIN: B083LWL35P
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 8 January 2020
- Customer Reviews: 96 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,388 in Sports, Fitness & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports, Fitness & Outdoors)
+ $48.24 Delivery
- Redwing has features & organization needed for simplified travel or an overnight on the trail, versatility is the name of the game, it's Kelty Built
- Features: Top Loading, Top Lid converts to Sling Pack, Zippered side pockets, front pocket w/ organization, Stretch front pouch, Hydration Compatible
- Suspension Features: HDPE frame sheet, Hex Mesh back panel, shoulder straps and waist belt, ventilating back panel, Sternum strap, Load lifter straps
- Dimensions: Size (L x W x D) 23 x 14 x 12 in, Weight 2 lbs 10 oz, Volume 40 L, Torso Size 14.5 - 18.5 in
- Frame Material: Aluminum + HDPE and reinforcement fabric is poly 75x150D tasser coal.Volume: 2400 in3 / 39 L
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Women's Redwing 40
The Redwing 40 women's pack is the perfect size for quick getaways, whether on the trail or in the air. Hybrid-loading U-zipper design works as both a top loader and panel loader, allowing easy access to all your gear. An additional stash pocket on the front of the pack makes it easy to tuck away a jacket or hoodie, and inside we've updated the organizers for maps, electronics, pens, and other travel essentials. The hydration sleeve is a dual-use pocket that can carry a laptop without worries. LightBeam single aluminum stay and Dynamic AirFlow back panel keep your load stable and comfortable, while custom shoulder straps and hip belt are built to fit a woman's body. Whether your journey takes you to the streets of Chicago or the canyons of Colorado, the Redwing 40 has you covered.
Large side compression straps and Ice axe/trekking pole loops keep everything secure.
Front pocket with organization allows everything to have a place.
Front Stash pocket with closure hook adds extra space.
LightBeam single aluminum stay and Dynamic AirFlow back panel keep your load stable and comfortable, while custom shoulder straps and hip belt are built to fit a woman's body.
|Redwing 32||Women's Redwing 40||Redwing 44||Redwing 50||Redwing 50 Reserve|
|Volume||32 L||39 L||44 L||51 L||51 L|
|Torso Fit Range||One Size||14.5 - 18.5 in||14.5 - 18.5 in||15.5 - 21 in||15.5 - 21 in|
|Weight||2 lbs||2 lbs 10 oz||2 lbs 10 oz||3 lbs 11 oz||3 lbs 11 oz|
|Suspension||HDPE Frame Sheet||LightBeam single aluminum stay||LightBeam single aluminum stay||PerfectFIT suspension for on-body adjustments to customize your fit in seconds||PerfectFIT suspension for on-body adjustments to customize your fit in seconds|
|5 star 72% (72%)||72%|
|4 star 15% (15%)||15%|
|3 star 10% (10%)||10%|
|2 star 3% (3%)||3%|
|1 star 0% (0%)||0%|
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Due to several back injuries (herniated disc), a mediocre chest strap just isn't enough, and that's all that "school backpacks" tend to offer. I wanted something with comfortable hip straps to keep things posturally sound without any effort on my part. I started researching and slipped right into a rabbit-hole of possibilities. At one point, I think I was looking at 10 bags rather seriously, and my eyes kept going back to the Kelty. For the price, they have as many, if not more, features than any competitor. Most importantly, they had the thickest hip padding and a stellar reputation per Amazon.com
•• Size ••
39L is perfect for school. I can fit whatever I need to within. Additionally, I'd say it's about right for a week's worth of camp supplies without getting burdensome. Some people on Amazon.com mention it's an excellent size for overhead carry-on luggage - just mind the straps (you can tuck easily tuck them). I can see this bag being comfortable on anyone from 5'3" to 6'. If you're smaller, remember you can always send it back if you don't like the fit.
I appreciate how you can un-cinch the straps to expand the body of the bag and fill it to max capacity. Similarly, I love the ability to squeeze it in and shrink it so that it keeps things tightly together and takes up less daily space.
I also needed to carry a laptop every day. The laptop sleeve isn't AMAZING, which makes sense because this was designed for hiking, but it's functional for up to 17". It has a velcro strap to pin the laptop down, which you should use to stop it from bumping back and forth. Honestly, I wouldn't have known the laptop was there, had I not stuffed it in myself.
•• Comfort ••
First and most importantly, the hip straps work flawlessly. They don't dig into me at all, and they make it SO much easier on my back. This is the only kind of backpack I will use for the rest of my life. It's just too hard on neck, chest, and back posture to try and carry that kind of weight in bursts.
Anywho, I specifically picked the "women's" version because I knew I would be abusing the hip straps as much as possible. It was definitely the right call. The bag is as comfortable to carry as any I've carried. The straps are thickly padded and feel like nothing, no matter the weight. The hip pads allow for extra comfort and don't feel like cheap, diggy-into-body material in the least. My hips are pretty skinny, and I still appreciate the extra padding and curvature.
When scoping out competitors, especially brands carried by Mountain Equipment Co-op, none seemed to conform to the body quite the way Kelty's does. The differences in strap are subtle but highly welcome.
•• Storage... Storage everywhere! ••
Another thing that separated the Kelty from its competitors was its "extra" storage capacity. Yes, it's 39L, but it has so many side pockets and nooks that it adds a whole other dimension. I love the mesh bags on the sides with straps so that you can tightly tuck your water bottles. Anything from 27oz to 40oz fit snugly.
You can open the Kelty two ways:
◘ This is how I use it the vast majority of the time. It's great if your pack isn't overstuffed. This is where the cinching straps come in. You can keep the top/middle tighter or looser depending on how much you're putting in at any one time.
◘ Someone on Amazon.com complained about how things fall out if you use the front-load method. To that I say, yeah... assuming you aren't using storage containers to tighten things up. You can also remove a few things via the top, then open it front-wise. There are so many ways to get around "things falling out" willy nilly. The front-load method is an OPTION, not a rule of law. Frankly, it's nice to have more options than less.
•• Durability ••
One of the major reasons I bought the Kelty was simply how it looks. Upon receiving, my observations were confirmed: it is tightly constructed. There are a lot of $50 packs that seem similar, but looking closer, there are always compromised seam locations and less thoughtfulness from an engineering perspective. Another selling feature was the metal framing sheet that keeps the pack filled and upright. It wasn't bothersome, even on long walks. The padding on the straps and back of the bag make it feel like it isn't even there.
I'm very happy with the way my Kelty has handled rough treatment over the last 3 months of school. It looks brand new, as you'll note from my "after 3 month photos" below the review.
•• Price ••
At first, I thought it was a tad expensive, but I took the plunge because of Kelty's reputation across Amazon. When comparing it to similarly featured packs on Amazon and MEC, it was right in the same target area. Plus, I wanted something that will last me literally 10 years, so I didn't want to spend 40 only to have it rip apart at the seams within a year.
I expect it to last a long time based on its performance, and for me, it's justified the value.
•• Minor complaints (not enough to remove a star) ••
◘ I'm a skinny-ish 140lbs and 5'7". When I tighten the pelvic strap around my hips, it creates a whole lot of extra strap length. There's no efficient way to store the excess strap length. For me, it's not a BIG deal. I tend to tuck it inside of the hip pads, and it's out of the way. The issue is that, were I not wearing layers, the strap would rub against my hip/side and probably rub my skin raw. Not exactly the best hiking in a t-shirt kind of thing. If I don't tuck the strap, it flaps like a windsock, so there's no getting around it. This wouldn't be an issue if you lived somewhere completely windless, I suppose.
◘ For $170, it would've been nice to have an included rain cover. I ended up shelling out $35 for the official Kelty rain cover (regular sized, from Amazon). I probably could have gotten it cheaper, but I appreciate its perfect fit and intelligent storage mechanism.
•• Conclusion ••
Overall, I'm thrilled with my Redwing 40's performance, comfort, storage, and durability. I literally always update my reviews, so if you don't see an update, expect there have been no issues since February 2019. I hope this helped in some small way, and if it did, please click the "helpful" button so that I can continue to review similar items in the future. All the best with your continued back health :)
Update 12/21/2019: Still absolutely rocking it. It's lasted through a year of University, lugging around books, laptop, water bottles, etc. It looks brand new in spite of my cat scratching the hell out of the underside. I'm very happy with its resilience, and everything I wrote previously stands true.
El unico detalle es que no incluye cubre mochila.
Product as expected and detailed feom amazon
Great quality great price compared to other brands
Ready to go backpacking thru Europe. Perfect carry on size
I do have two issues which is why it is only a four star. The big issue are the zips which are not lockable. I'll be going to several places where potential theft and pickpocketing will be constant. I will have to look into getting a cable lock which I fear will draw attention to the vulnerabilities of the security of the bag. In the meantime, I have just been winding the buckles through the loops of the zips to make it trickier to pickpocket. However, all that being said, it was an issue I was willing to look into for the sake of all the positives of the bag. The other issue, again in comparison to the Osprey, it provides no convertible feature to make the bag less fussy and sleek for carry-on or storage. There is an option to remove the lower hip straps but its a pretty tricky process to constantly do when travelling. Also, it's a pretty big strap that I would then have to accommodate room for in the bag. So that is why the 4 stars rather than the 5 stars.
For anyone curious, I was able to fit the following in the bag neatly without pressuring/stressing zips or bag: 6 tops, 3 shorts (one being denim Levi cut-offs), 4 trousers, 3 dresses, 1 down jacket, 1 sweater, 2 swimsuits, 3 bras, 3 pairs of shoes (Keen Rose Hiking Sandals, Birkenstock Arizona Sandals, Croc flats), 10 underwears, 8 thong underwears, 2 microfibre towels (1 large, 1 small), 8 pair of pretty thick hiking/trekking socks, 2 notebooks, 1 packet of envelops, 2 boxes worth of feminine hygiene products, 3 pens, 4 toothbrushes, 6 soap bars (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body, sunscreen, insect repellent), electric razor, 8 pack of triple A battery, 3 bottles of Malaria pills, 1 bottle of toothpaste tablets, 1 tangle teezer, 2 wetbags, 7 travel size cosmetic products (mascara, chapstick, bronzer, eyebrow gel, lipstain, moisturiser, eyeliner), 1 tweezer, 1 nail clipper, 1 belt, 1 pair of earrings, 1 folder for all travel documents and copies, 1 pair of sunglasses, and 1 pair of seeing glasses (which needed to fit in a pretty big glass case since I like large frames).
I had the help of 4 slim packing cubes! (Also, I’ll say it, I’m a pretty kick-ass packer.) I did not overstuff the bag as I have been previously traumatised with exploding backpacks on the road/mid-hike before. In fact, I left the entire top compartment completely free to make room to pack snacks or whatever needs easy reaching that day. It also helps that I know for a fact that I will not need everything but can have the flexibility of being indulgent. I couldn’t fit my daypack or hiking boots, however, I can easily roll up my daypack and snap/attach to one of the many loops on the Redwing and just weary boots on travel days. Needless to say, I am thrilled I can fit so much on a carry-on as it has saved me so much in comparison to several of my friends who insist on using 70L bags and need to pay check-in fees for each flight.
In conclusion, other than security, it is a great bag. While it was significantly pricier than the Osprey Farpoint 40L, I am confident this a the bag to join me on my adventures. If anyone has any tips on how to secure the bag discretely please comment and let me know :)
I bought this backpack because it was fairly affordable, had amazing reviews and had everything that I am looking for. It has 2 open side pockets that I use to store my 1) water bottle and 2) tripod. The other two (zipper!) side pockets I use to store my winter gear (scarf, headbands, gloves, etc.) as well as my raincoat. I am a woman with a fairly small frame and was looking for a backpack that isn't overly bulky and this one is perfect. It's not bulky at all and fits my frame perfectly. It's also worth noting that this backpack has an extremely well-padded hip belt!
I've looked at quite a few backpacks and only a few did the hip belt as well as Kelty. It gives me extra support and has held up incredibly well! Given that I've had this backpack for almost a year now and have literally used it EVERY SINGLE DAY I am thinking that it's going to last me AT LEAST 10 years. I am incredibly happy with my purchase and highly recommend this backpack to everyone!
To keep it short and sweet! This backpack is perfect for you if you ...
... travel with a tripod
... are planning a long trip
... travel through both warm and cold climates
... want a water bottle pocket
... like pockets for extra organization
... are looking for something sturdy that is going to last you
If you have any questions feel free to give me a shout! :)
It has the right capacity for my needs (3 weeks through Europe in late summer) and has lots of external, easily-accessible pockets. The front pocket has great organizational features. Between the front pocket and the main compartment there is a handy stash area for quickly stashing things such as jackets and guidebooks without having to open the pack. There are 2 pockets for water bottles. It seemed like a great travel pack because of its great pockets and sturdy construction.
BUT: there is no way to lock ANY of the zippers! The metal zipper pulls do not have a place for a lock. The zipper pulls have nylon loops on them, but obviously those can be cut fast if you “locked” your pack through the loops. I would feel extremely uncomfortable (and be a fool) to stash anything of value in the front pocket or any external pockets while walking the streets of Europe—and if you’re packing light, most things you’re carrying are “of value” because they serve an important purpose. I’m not sure what I would use the front pocket organizational features for because of this.
Another con is that this pack claims it’s easy to access items stored deep in the pack without unpacking the whole bag because the main compartment zipper panel dips down in the front. But it is rather inconvenient to open the main compartment because everything spills out AND it’s just as hard to locate things packed in the bottom of the pack as a conventional top-load pack.
Overall, 3 stars for quality and certain features, but there are too many bad features to keep this for backpacking.
This pack has a quality frame and construction, and has other good features for hiking (plenty of loops for hanging items by carabiners, water bottle pockets, compatible with Kelty pack rain cover). So if you are in the market for a hiking/camping pack and don’t mind your stuff spilling out whenever you open the main compartment, this is a good pack.
While I am male, I took a chance on this bag, because of my small 5'6", 145lb frame. I believe I made the right choice. I just received it 2 days ago, and got a chance to try it out, yesterday. Packed the bag with all the essentials for a warm weather overnighter, and there was just enough room for everything. Keep in mind that I am a hammocker, and don't own any ultralight gear. With water and food, the pack came in at around 17lb. I went on a +8 mile hike on a fairly warm and slightly humid day, and the pack's quick and solid adjustability was great, on the fly! No soreness the day after. It seems to contour to my body very well.
Everything appears to be of high quality, with a lot of thought into balancing weight and durability. I believe they've found a great balance.
I really love the design aesthetics of this bag as well. It has a bit of a tactical look, without being so blatant about it. I feel I comfortably carry this bag in an urban setting just as much as in the woods without looking completely out of place.
So far, I am loving this bag! Of course, long term durability remains to be seen, but I have high confidence it will hold up well.