Reviewed by Rocky Mountain from Where the elk roam. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Coyote is good tough pack and great value if it fits your body and needs. Has truly excellent external organization and pocket design. Decent weight bearing capability. Well constructed with durable materials. The padding is pretty good, especially on the belt which carries most of the weight. I do prefer the closed cell padding on older Keltys though. Pack fit is very individual, but I found this one fairly comfortable *once adjusted*. If you buy one, do yourself a favor and get it fitted at an outdoor store by someone who knows what they are doing. The aluminum stays are bendable and if you have them shaped to match your back it will make a BIG difference. Even for an experienced backpacker it's better to have someone else do it that can see how the pack is riding on you. The main body of the pack is huge. Resembles a duffel bag when full and even has a strap on the back to carry it like one, but it will cinch down. Just be thoughtful in how you pack so your gear doesn't all settle to the bottom. I have moved on to a different pack for back country use, but I still love this one for traveling. Also good for lugging large loads of clothes to the laundry mat. There is no sleeping bag compartment or bottom zipper. In some ways the simplicity is nice and actually makes it more durable.