Kelty Red Cloud 5000 - Women's Pack (Wine/Pearl Gray)

Product Description

If you are a long hauling backpacking woman, tired of trying to make traditional, large-capacity packs comfortable, then the Kelty Red Cloud women's internal frame backpack is a great option. This backpack proves that there really is a difference between men's and women's backpacks. A women's-specific, contoured, 3-layer ISO waistbelt with foam padding evens out pressure against hips and will keep the load from bouncing against your tailbone. The back panel is angled and designed to fit a woman's shape, but will also bend to accommodate different body types. Two-layer, padded shoulder straps adjust vertically for a custom fit.

As backpackers know, good weight distribution, stability, and a proper fit are the keys to carrying heavy loads in comfort. The Red Cloud is adjustable and fits torsos from 12 to 17 inches. The sternum strap, load-lifter straps, and belt stabilizers provide balance and even weight distribution, while the pulley-like Scherer Cinch allows you to tighten the waistbelt securely without straining. The Scherer Cinch actually doubles your tightening force. The load is supported with a high-density polyurethane (HDPE) frame sheet and twin aluminum stays that also protect your back from bulky items inside the pack. The side and vertical compression straps tighten the load down and help improve overall stability.

The Kelty Red Tail boasts ample room for multi-day recreational backpacking and offers multiple pockets and access points to keep everything organized and within easy reach. The large main compartment is top-loading and has a port-hole to access the bulk of your gear. The main compartment also holds a hydration reservoir with tube ports to accommodate most hydration systems. The sleeping bag compartment is zipper-accessed from the outside and separated from the main compartment with an internal zip-out divider. With two expandable mesh water bottle pockets, two zippered side pockets, and a large front pocket with an organizer it is easy to keep essentials handy. A zippered stash pocket, fleece lined optics pocket that will keep your glasses from being scratched, and a security pocket allow you to stow your valuables safely. Finally, the top lid converts into a fanny pack so that you can make light-weight escapes from base camp with just a few essential items.

Use the Red Cloud in any weather conditions. The pack is constructed of durable, abrasion-resistant nylon micro ripstop and reinforced with nylon Kodra. The spindrift collar over main compartment seals out rain or snow, and the breathable back panel and lumbar pad maintain carrying comfort even in the heat. The daisy chain, ice-axe loop, and lash tabs allow you to strap on any extras you may need. This backpack is an exceptional combination of comfort, value, and utility.


* Storage capacity: 5000 cubic inches
* Torso fit range: 12 to 17 inches
* Dimensions: 37 x 20 x 16.5 inches (LxWxH)
* Weighs 5 pounds, 13 ounces
* Body Fabric: 420D nylon micro ripstop
* Reinforcement Fabric: 600D polyester kodra and 500D nylon kodra
* Top- and front-panel loading main compartment
* Sleeping bag compartment
* Large front pocket with organizer
* Two zippered side pockets
* Two mesh water-bottle pockets
* Zippered stash pocket
* Fleece-lined optics pocket
* Security pocket
* Hydration-compatible: interior hydration pocket and tube port for most hydration systems
* Top lid converts to a fanny pack
* Internal, adjustable Women's specific suspension
* HDPE frame sheet and aluminum stays
* Padded, two-layer adjustable shoulder straps with sternum strap
* Load-lifter straps
* Breathable, padded back panel with Spacermesh
* Three-layer, padded ISO waistbelt with belt stabilizers
* Scherer Cinch on waistbelt
* Side compression straps
* Ice-axe loop, lash tabs, and daisy chain
* Spindrift collar
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