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In 1952, Dick Kelty, a carpenter, builder, and avid outdoorsman, started making backpacks for his friends in the Sierra Club for 24 bucks a pop. His friends were grateful. These 24-dollar packs revolutionized backpacking, implementing for the first time Kelty's ideas of a hipbelt and lighter aluminum frames. Soon, Kelty and his friends were exploring the Sierra Nevadas with heavy loads, no shoulder pain, going farther, longer, and happier into the wilderness than ever before. Five years later, Dick Kelty quit his carpentry business to start an outdoor gear company. Staked out in an old garage, he welded aluminum tubes into frames while his wife, Nena, cut, sewed, and fitted the pack bags. Today, Kelty gear promises the same dedication to innovation and getting outdoors that Dick Kelty had forty-eight years ago. Kelty started as a company making it easier for friends to enjoy the wilderness, and that's what Kelty still does. Kelty just has a few more friends.

Kelty: Selected For You

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Bestie Blanket

$24.95

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Cosmic Synthetic 20 Deg

$99.95

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Scree Trekking Poles

$62.99MSRP: $69.95

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Mistral 30 Deg Short Right Hand (Little Kids/Big Kids)

$39.95

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Ardent

$64.99MSRP: $79.95

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Range 1.0 Trekking Pole (Single)

$27.99MSRP: $29.95

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Snapshot

$24.95

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Journey Perfectfit™

$219.95

Kelty

Journey Perfectfit™

$219.95

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Redwing 36

$99.95

Kelty

Bestie Blanket

$24.95

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Cosmic 0 Degree 600 Dridown - Regular Right Hand

$249.95

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Latest Kelty Reviews

Low Loveseat Chair

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

This chair is a 10! So comfortable, and convenient. We love this for camping, beach, hanging out in the driveway, etc. Love that you can cozy up on it with your love or your kiddos.

on November 04, 2019

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Ardent

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Please note that no backpack that I could find on the current market had all the attributes I was looking for. I recently became a NYC bus & subway commuter. I reached down for my backpack one morning on the bus and nearly ripped the handle off my bag due to the weight. I needed a new bag. Attributes I liked about this bag : the top loading main compartment, the very strong Velcro closure laptop compartment right up against your back (no thief is getting in here), padded shoulder straps, loops along the shoulder straps so I could clip my phone here for easy access or hang a carabiner for other purposes, loop on the front of the bag in which to attach a carabiner (ex. carry a bike helmet), overall bag weight is light, what feels like waterproof or water resistant material, the interior is the same blue-gray hue of the Kelty Arden bag so I could easily find my black phone case & black wallet. I had been carrying two bags each day for my commute and I wanted one bag. I really wanted to like this bag…the colors are fantastic…it is a little different from other backpacks on the market. However, I did not keep it as I found other backpacks at Zappos that better suited my needs. What detracted my purchase of this bag specifically (this criteria may not pertain to you) : the two side compartments for water bottle/umbrella are just “open” meaning no elastic to add pressure to the item to keep it in place so whatever you put in these pockets has an easy chance of just falling out of the bag. I stated earlier I almost ripped my handle off my backpack and did not feel this bag would handle my haul over time. This bag is just a little too small for my daily commuting needs. The 6 inch depth for me needs to be more like 8 inches as I have discovered during my backpack research. What I usually put in my daily backpack is my breakfast, lunch & ice pack, 15” laptop (sometimes), sneakers, smelly & wet used exercise clothes, shower items for post-exercise, hairdryer (some days), bottle of water, phone charger & wires, umbrella, baseball hat, sweatshirt or jacket, bicycle helmet for CitiBike useage, any work samples I may receive that day. If you do not have all these items in your daily commute, this bag may be perfect for you.

from NJ on April 07, 2019

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Journey Perfectfit™ Signature

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

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on January 27, 2019

Low Loveseat Chair

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

We love this camping chair! We use it for our kids soccer games, tailgating and of course camping. It sits low to the ground so you can really stretch out your legs and relax. We've given several as gifts....everyone loved it!

from Fort Collins on September 10, 2018

Low-Love Mesh Camp Chair

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

This is a great chair to cuddle.

on July 12, 2018

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Essential Chair

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These are the essential chairs you've been looking for-no pun intended. The fold around bag is AMAZING (no more shoving a leg through a thin bag here!) the seat is ample and comfortable, and most important to my husband and I-these chairs 1)do not lean backwards and 2) are at a normal seating height (ie: not almost on the ground like many others you might have seen). The workmanship is outstanding, and so while a little more money than some on the market I have no doubt that these will last for decades. PS the bag sleeve makes a great mat for not just your feet, but also your dog if you have one :)

from Ohio on January 06, 2017

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Essential Chair

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

This is seriously the best outdoor chair that I have ever seen. The back of this does not recline (which I wanted - if I am attending an event I do not want to feel like I am laying backwards while trying to watch) and the quality of the build is unlike anything that I have seen before. Gone are the days of trying to stuff a chair back into its sack; this chair's "bag" unrolls into a mat you can lay your feet on, have someone else sit on, or whatever you want and easily surrounds the chair again when you are ready to pack up using its three buckle clips. It has a great padded strap to carry it by, it is quite lightweight, and the grey color is a good bit lighter than shown (what I was expecting). Bite the bullet and get the chair, and it will be the last time you buy it.

from Ohio on May 27, 2016

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