Reviewed by Matticus from Tennessee, near AT on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I have had this pack for a couple years now. As most hikers know the biggest problem with weight distribution on long hikes is the hip belt loosening or worst yet not being able to tighten up enough to begin with. This pack has a heavily padded belt that tightens up snug and allows for proper weight distribution on the hips. When your legs get a bit tired, loosen the strap a little bit and put the load more on the shoulders and go back and forth throughout the day so you can cover the most ground without wearing out your back or legs entirely. It may not look too big but it can fit a tent, sleeping bag, and all the food and supplies one person need for up to ten days pretty easily. Several hard hikes and there are no tears in stitching and no buckles have broke. Overall Kelty has the most versatile and comfortable packs out there. They dont kill you on the price either.