Gear Preview: Kelty Coyote 80 Backpack

We have some warm weather right around the corner and that means it is time to hit the trails. While I love a good backpacking trip with some excellent scenery, I also like having all the creature comforts I can carry which makes the experience a lot better. Can you also use a trip like this as practice for a bug out scenario? Most definitely!

While there are so many different bag choices on the market today, you can only carry one right?  We are currently evaluating a large pack from Kelty, the Coyote 80. We will have our results shortly. In the meantime, here are the specs on this pack:

Packbag Features:

  • Top loading
  • Front-panel access
  • Lid converts into lumbar pack
  • Hydration compatible
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Side compression straps
  • Ice-axe loop
  • Daisy Chain
  • Zippered side pockets
  • Hipbelt pockets
  • Large front pocket with organization
  • Key fob
  • Carry handle
Suspension Features:
  • CloudLock II Adjustable suspension
  • LightBeam dual aluminum stays
  • HDPE frame sheet
  • Dynamic AirFlow back panel
  • AirMesh shoulder straps, waist belt, and lumbar
  • HDPE reinforced waist belt
  • Dual density foam waist belt
  • Removable waist belt
  • Hipbelt stabilizer straps
  • Scherer Cinch (US Pat#55,465,886)
  • Padded shoulder straps
  • Load-lifter/stabilizer straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Ventilating back panel

Dimensions S/M:

  • Length: 30 in / 76 cm
  • Width: 13 in / 33 cm
  • Depth: 12 in / 30 cm
  • Volume: 4700 in3 / 77 L
  • Suspension: Adjustable
  • Weight:  5 lb 3 oz / 2.3 kg
  • Torso Fit Range:  14.5 – 18.5 in / 37 – 47 cm
  • Hipbelt Fit Range: 30 – 48 in / 76 – 121 cm

Dimensions M/L:

  • Length: 32 in / 81 cm
  • Width: 15 in / 38 cm
  • Depth: 15 in / 38 cm
  • Volume: 4900 in3 / 80 L
  • Suspension: Adjustable
  • Weight:  5 lb 5 oz / 2.4 kg
  • Torso Fit Range:  17.5 – 21 in / 44 – 53 cm
  • Hipbelt Fit Range: 32 – 54 in / 81 – 137 cm

Kelty Coyote 80

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