Bought a Red Cloud 5600 for a 5 night trip to Clear…
9 December 2010
Summary: Bought a Red Cloud 5600 for a 5 night trip to Clear creek in the Grand Canyon. Plenty of room, rode on my back like a dream. Easy to get to anything in the pack at anytime w/o unloading the entire pack. Pack weighed 50 lbs at the start. Trained with it all summer carrying 55 lbs of water and weight up and down the mountains near home, looks like new. Easy to fit to my back and stayed comfortable. It's tough, convenient, well-built, love it.
Got a Kelty Red Cloud 5600 at the local thrift store…
Tony Carico, Trailspace.com
9 December 2010
Summary: Got a Kelty Red Cloud 5600 at the local thrift store just off the University Campus. It will be my winter pack. Holds everything I need and then some! Great fit and great weight distribution. I really like it so far!
Ok this pack has great load lifters and they work…
olympic pro, Trailspace.com
10 September 2010
Summary: Ok this pack has great load lifters and they work flawlessly. It is made very solidly and even the plastic parts are heavy duty and you can tell they wont break. My only gripe with this pack is that I could never ever fill it. I travel lighter than most (or would like to think so) and this pack has more room than I know what to do with. If you carry all the gear for another person than this probably is the pack for you if you like to do overnights that is.
Likes: The pack is great. I am 6 ft 175, and it molded…
20 December 2009
Summary: Likes: The pack is great. I am 6 ft 175, and it molded to my body perfectly. Weight was distributed on my hips well, and there were plenty of pockets. I like the Velcro feature on the side pockets, which makes it easy to carry tent poles. The pack has compression straps which makes it easy to make the pack smaller in width. Overall I am very satisfied with this pack.
This is my third Kelty backpack. I started with a…
Dan Foust, Trailspace.com
11 July 2009
Summary: This is my third Kelty backpack. I started with a D4 way back in the 70's. This Red Cloud replaces the 10-year old Red Cloud that's beginning to show signs of stress. I needed the volume for bulky loads -- the compression straps allow you to reduce the volume when you don't need all that space. I like pockets on my backpacks and this one has three usable pockets, plus two tiny ones on the hipbelt, plus the lid is another "pocket".
Backpack Features:- Top panel loading - Front panel…
9 October 2007
Summary: Backpack Features: - Top panel loading - Front panel loading - Lid converts to a fanny pack - Sleeping bag compartment - Internal load pocket - Hydration compatible - Zippered side pockets - Mesh water bottle pockets - Side compression straps - Spindrift collar - Daisy chain - Ice axe loop(s) - Large front pocket with organization - Zippered stash pocket - Security pocket - Fleece-lined optics pocket - Lash tabs I purchased the Kelty Red Cloud 5600 this past May for a...
I have been using this pack for two years now and…
17 March 2007
Summary: I have been using this pack for two years now and it's awesome. The back support and lumbar system make this pack comfortable, and when I'm on long hikes I sometimes forget it's even there. I've used it for a lot of trips ranging from a long day hike, to 3 day outings and even 5 day outings and small expeditions and it has proven itself time and time again. Durable and holds up great (as long as the owner takes care of their gear).
Top choice, grade A for durability and function. This…
John Hegg, Trailspace.com
1 November 2006
Summary: Top choice, grade A for durability and function. This thing's been stuffed with 10 days of clothes and gear, ransacked by airport security, and strapped on for a day hike through Valley of Fire (AZ) and various Midwest climates. This bag is great for car camping and hiking to camp, just the same. I love how organized everything stays even when I half-hazardly yank clothes out from the front and bottom.
This pack is the only pack I have owned and after…
Jonathan Linn, Trailspace.com
18 August 2006
Summary: This pack is the only pack I have owned and after six years of using it I still think it's a great pack. The pack is big enough to carry a week's worth of stuff and is built to last. The water bottle holders work great and the side pockets are wonderful. BUT, I think that the pack weighs a lot (5 1/2-6 lbs.) and is almost too big for what I need. If I were to buy another pack it would about 4,000 cub in instead of 5,600.
An excellent pack. I spent a week in the North Dakota…
Dave B, Trailspace.com
15 May 2006
Summary: An excellent pack. I spent a week in the North Dakota Grasslands/Badlands south of Medora City. No trails out that way and pack proved very stable with the heavy loads I carried over challenging terrain. Hefting a 60lb load proved no problem when everything was adjusted correctly but adjusting it correctly took some give and take. Eventually it was great. The floating lid gave great room for expansion and the detachable top lid worked great.