The Kelty Coyote 80 is a sufficient pack for most…
14 January 2014
Summary: The Kelty Coyote 80 is a sufficient pack for most light-duty, overnight applications. At the comparatively lesser price point compared to other brands, it is a pretty decent value. I think it's a pretty good pack for Scouts. The suspension is comparatively not as well designed as what you'll find with some well known manufacturers like Arc'teryx. I recommend not loading it past 35 pounds.
Pros: Lots of pockets, Ready for a water bladder, Lots of adjustments for the suspension
Cons: Too heavy (5.5 lbs), Too tall, Too wide, Construction is not as "bomber" as I expect given the weight
Outstanding workhorse pack for the price, will not…
11 October 2013
Summary: Outstanding workhorse pack for the price, will not let you down.
Pros: Durability, External pocket space, Tie down points/webbing, Compression straps tighten the bag for smaller loads, front loading panel offers good access to the pack interior, good range of adjustment to torso size
Cons: High base weight, Ergonomics of back padding could be better
It's like being hugged by a green friend. Very much…
7 July 2013
Summary: It's like being hugged by a green friend. Very much adjustable to fit YOU. Top and front loading for easy filling and access. Sweet side pockets with bottom seams that velcro to the pack to allow for easy stowing of poles, fireworks, yard beer glasses or anything. Feature rich for the price!
Pros: Adjustable torso length, Adjustable frame, Easy access to the main compartment, Opening for hydration resevoir, Simple, easy adjustmnents, Great weight distribution, Firmly cushioned waist belt, Two waist belt pockets
Cons: No easy access for a water bottle, Daypack does not have simple quick release buckle, No rain cover
This pack is one I would buy again in a heart beat.
11 June 2013
Summary: This pack is one I would buy again in a heart beat. For the low price, you can't find a better quality pack. The versatility and comfort definitely put this pack in the ranks with some of the more spendy pack names out there.
Pros: Two entrees into the main compartment, Flow thru side pockets, Pack lid pocket converts into day pack, Hip belt pockets, Easy adjustments, Weight distribution
Cons: I wish the convertible lid had quick release buckles.
I loaded this bad boy up with 55 pounds of food and…
22 March 2012
Summary: I loaded this bad boy up with 55 pounds of food and gear for a week long trip in Utah's Uinta Mountain range. Based on the cost, I was a little worried about how well it would stand up to that kind of load and even more concerned after losing the trail and bouldering and bushwhacking 5 miles on the first day of our trip. That evening in camp, I carefully checked all the seams thinking I'd definitely have to do some repairs.