Got a Kelty Red Cloud 5600 at the local thrift store…
9 December 2010
Excerpt: 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!
Bought a Red Cloud 5600 for a 5 night trip to Clear…
9 December 2010
Excerpt: 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.
Ok this pack has great load lifters and they work…
10 September 2010
Excerpt: 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.
Likes: The pack is great. I am 6 ft 175, and it molded…
20 December 2009
Excerpt: 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.
This is my third Kelty backpack. I started with a…
11 July 2009
Excerpt: 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.
Top choice, grade A for durability and function. This…
1 November 2006
Excerpt: 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.
This pack is the only pack I have owned and after…
18 August 2006
Excerpt: 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.