I love my Trekker and wish it was the lovely cherry…
22 February 2012
Summary: I love my Trekker and wish it was the lovely cherry red of this new one! Mine is a rather drab silver and khaki. But I don't see it while I'm hiking and it feels great. I like the Trekker for a few reasons, and I shopped around heaps before buying it from REI three years ago. I am 5'5" and have a short torso. I had trouble finding a pack that was short enough for my back but had enough capacity for multi day hikes.
Well, I just joined Trailspace and saw that no one…
3 March 2011
Summary: Well, I just joined Trailspace and saw that no one has reviewed the K3900. I’ve had this pack for several years now and it’s the only pack I own and know anything about. I’m 5’7 155lbs (this pack dwarfs me). I mostly hike within short driving distance of East Tennessee (Knoxville) so I’ve packed extensively in the Smokies, Cherokee National Forest (mostly South Cherokee), and Big South Fork.
I was looking at internal frame packs when an old…
27 September 2009
Summary: I was looking at internal frame packs when an old timer at the local shop talked me into trying a Kelty external frame. Great decision, this pack is wonderful! Don't be fooled by the 3900 cubic inch size spec; that only includes the pack bag and not the things you can lash to the frame. I usually strap my tent or sleeping bag (or both!) to the frame below the pack bag so there is lots of room inside for other gear.
I have had this pack for around 8 years. The 5 1/2…
10 May 2008
Summary: I have had this pack for around 8 years. The 5 1/2 pound rating may seem heavy by "modern" standards, but I found the assets offset its weight. I find I stay cooler than with an internal frame. I like how I can handle the frame without putting stress on the fabric. I prefer the multiple pockets versus the unibody design of the internal.