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Kelty Redwing 50 (4 Color Options)

Speed to First Woot:
4m 23.446s
First Sucker:
mcoombs
Last Wooter to Woot:
muaythai91
Last Purchase:
2 years ago
Order Pace (rank):
Top 25% of Sport Woots
Top 50% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Top 7% of Sport Woots
Top 18% of all Woots

Purchaser Experience

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  • 6% second woot
  • 32% < 10 woots
  • 24% < 25 woots
  • 23% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 10% joined today
  • 1% one week old
  • 4% one month old
  • 16% one year old
  • 68% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 93% bought 1
  • 6% bought 2
  • 1% bought 3

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Quality Posts


robin731


quality posts: 6 Private Messages robin731

momemom


quality posts: 1 Private Messages momemom

I have the M/L of these and it is SOLID. And very roomy. As in, it can fit a rolled up sleeping bag, a two person tent, a thermos, a spare change of clothes and some other random doo-dads. Very rugged and wouldn't hesitate to buy again if I needed to.

blckshirt98


quality posts: 7 Private Messages blckshirt98

I bought the smaller Kelty Redtail 30 at a higher price earlier this year and it's an amazing pack. This is basically a larger version of the Redtail so if the large size is what you're looking for don't hesitate to buy one.

whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1070 Private Messages whatsamattaU

Product website, 5 reviews, 4 were 5 star, one 2 star (zipper gets caught on rain flap):
http://www.kelty.com/p-413-redwing-50.aspx

4.3 stars 24 reviews, $109.95
http://www.rei.com/product/811583/kelty-redwing-50-pack

$74.95-79.95 with video review on their page:
http://www.backcountryedge.com/kelty-redwing-50-3100.aspx

zappos review:

greyham28


quality posts: 0 Private Messages greyham28
robin731 wrote:Great reviews on Amazon!



Also evident that Woot's price is about 30-35% discount. But still... I really wish I could justify this. I love it.

lwang


quality posts: 32 Private Messages lwang

oh man, i wanted the kelty 50 but all woot had was the 40, which I got and haven't used. Now I am going to end up with 50 and 40

jamesbottomtooth


quality posts: 41 Private Messages jamesbottomtooth

where were these color options when woot sold the light blue one?

sfstone


quality posts: 3 Private Messages sfstone

Your height does not determine your torso length!

To measure your torso, drape a soft tape measure from the seventh vertebrae (the bony protrusion at the base of your neck) down along the contour of your spine to the low point between your hipbones. To find that point, place a hand on each hip with your thumbs pointing in. The line connecting your thumbs is what you're measuring to.

lwang


quality posts: 32 Private Messages lwang

This seems to be just right on the border of many airline's allowable carry-on luggage size, which is around 24x16. Many other carriers has even more restrictive limit of 22x14, which this would definitely be over the limit. Don't want to have to be forced to check in the bag while boarding.

MastaSquidge


quality posts: 0 Private Messages MastaSquidge

The wait paid off. Been waiting for a pack like this for months. Now I'll get it. Can't find one negative review for this thing, and the videos on YouTube really do wonders to show off exactly the quality of these things. I can't wait to put it to use next year.

neuropsychosocial


quality posts: 171 Private Messages neuropsychosocial

The quality of Kelty can't be beat. They have a well-earned reputation for making outstanding products and their customer service is excellent: if you have a problem, they'll make it right. I now have four Kelty packs - two from Woot, two pre-Woot - and my favorite feature is the lumbar support: by far the best out of any brand that I tried on before purchasing my first pack.

The two Kelty packs that I purchased from woot were both front-loading, like the Redwing. I've been surprised by how much I like the organization; the front pockets are intelligently designed and the front flap-top cinches (which I doubted) are fantastic.

For a longer trip, I prefer the top-loaders, but for a day trip or commuting - these front loaders are great.

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

digitalurbancamo


quality posts: 18 Private Messages digitalurbancamo

If you have some questions about this pack just ask me and I will be more then happy to help you. I have used these packs offten over the years and have lots of experiance with them.

Here are some VARY in depth reviews/discussion of the Redwings. Although these 2 videos are vary long and do look at other packs for comparison purposes and philosophy I think anybody who watches them will be MUCH more knowledgeable about what they can expect and the limitations form the Kelty Redwing.

Part 1


Part 2

Thinkerer


quality posts: 9 Private Messages Thinkerer

The only complaint with these packs is that you'll never have an excuse to upgrade/replace them....they just don't quit. Mine is 12+ years old, has been all over the world and still looks and functions wonderfully.

robspan


quality posts: 7 Private Messages robspan

I use a backpack to carry my 15" laptop to and from work and it needs to be replaced. Can this do double duty?

vulcansdad


quality posts: 4 Private Messages vulcansdad

I have used this model for two and three day hikes on the Appalachian Trail. Love it.
Kelty has made the Redwing for years with only minor changes...A very well designed and built pack.

idrivea911


quality posts: 4 Private Messages idrivea911

My Redwing 2650 has seen over 100,000 miles between planes and the back of a motorcycle. I've had it for 8 years now and so far the only issue is 1 side pouch zipper broke. The buckles are all really sturdy, which is usually what breaks first for me.

bveta5d


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bveta5d
lwang wrote:This seems to be just right on the border of many airline's allowable carry-on luggage size, which is around 24x16. Many other carriers has even more restrictive limit of 22x14, which this would definitely be over the limit. Don't want to have to be forced to check in the bag while boarding.



bveta5d


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bveta5d
bveta5d wrote:


I have an earlier version of this pack and it is a great carryon. Fits under seat or overhead as long as you dont have it packed to the max. A little long for under seat, just leave a little room at the top.

yeyeliuda


quality posts: 0 Private Messages yeyeliuda

I just do not know why they put the redwing 44(smaller) a week ago in the same price and I bought one.

bveta5d


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bveta5d

If you order the S/M does that get you the 2650 cu in size or is it still the 3100 size?

ishkababble


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ishkababble

No M/L left? I would've been all over this, but at 6'4" 250 lbs I don't buy anything small

themaineevent


quality posts: 2 Private Messages themaineevent

Aaargh! Sold out of the large, CRAP! Please get more of these....ASAP.

mrglenasmith


quality posts: 3 Private Messages mrglenasmith
lwang wrote:This seems to be just right on the border of many airline's allowable carry-on luggage size, which is around 24x16. Many other carriers has even more restrictive limit of 22x14, which this would definitely be over the limit. Don't want to have to be forced to check in the bag while boarding.



Remember that the airlines are not going to check the web for the listed size of the bag. This is a soft backpack with compression straps. Cinch the straps down and don't pack it to the max. I have never seen the gate agents actually enforce the carry on size limitations even when I wish they would. But as long as the bag, as packed, when it passes the gate agent, fits in the little size-o-meter, you should be good to go.

I've been on the fence for the 44, but not thrilled about the bright colors. I just pulled the trigger on a charcoal for essentially the same price. I'm glad I saved my birthday check. Now I just have to justify why I need a backpack to the Wife.

Glen

inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz
mrglenasmith wrote: Now I just have to justify why I need a backpack to the Wife.


Get her one too, go somewhere!

I'm just hanging out, really.

ishkababble


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ishkababble

No one bought the L and want the S? I'll buy and trade or scalp if I need to. Really looking to buy a lifetime pack like this.

Fasso


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Fasso

Would have bought one but no M/L left.

shamman


quality posts: 0 Private Messages shamman

Would the S/M pack work well for a 7th grader Boy Scout?

dragrednos3


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dragrednos3
themaineevent wrote:Aaargh! Sold out of the large, Please get more of these....ASAP.



^-- Ditto!

Sati


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Sati

In reference to a backpack, what the who-ha is a "daisy chain"?


Packbag Features:

Hydration compatible
Panel loading
Zippered side pockets
Reservoir sleeve
Mesh water bottle pockets
Side compression straps
Ice-axe loops
Daisy Chain
Key fob
Large front pocket with organization
Carry handle


ashleyparker


quality posts: 8 Private Messages ashleyparker
Sati wrote:In reference to a backpack, what the who-ha is a "daisy chain"?



It's the little loop bits directly below the Kelty logo. It's good for clipping small things to.

Bigscout79


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Bigscout79

I'm pretty sure the size difference doesn't actually change the backpack size, but the strap sizing (waist and shoulder?).

There is some overlap in sizes too.

lwang


quality posts: 32 Private Messages lwang

I do hope this one comes back once in a while. I got the 44 because that was the only one coming back regularly, giving the impression that the 50 was never going to be on woot.

j0hnlind


quality posts: 1 Private Messages j0hnlind
jamesbottomtooth wrote: where were these color options when woot sold the light blue one?



Uhm, aren't the only color options on something light blue "light blue" and oh, yeah, that's it, light blue.

hondac95


quality posts: 3 Private Messages hondac95

Got the Redwing 44 last time (Cobalt one) and was hoping for another one to come along....well here it is, in for one!!! There is never enough backpacks!!!!

riparianprince


quality posts: 2 Private Messages riparianprince
sfstone wrote:Your height does not determine your torso length!

To measure your torso...



Quality post, that. Thanks.

There is never a bad time to not want to need something. Except now.

jboehnker


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jboehnker

I purchased this pack from Amazon a couple of months ago for a two week trip through China, and it has been fantastic. Great build quality and easy to adjust. Even when it was nearly full to capacity, it can be cinched down to fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane pretty easily. I am 6'2" and 175lbs, and a Medium/Large was perfect.

acompdude


quality posts: 2 Private Messages acompdude

Hoping someone can chime in and help me. I'm 5'11" and 155 pounds. I don't have anyone to measure my torso accurately so I tried to do it myself and got close to 19 inches but I'm not sure that's accurate since I tried doing it by myself.

Anyway I've been waiting for a pack this size to come up and I really want one but I want to feel more sure that the s/m will fit ok.

mrglenasmith


quality posts: 3 Private Messages mrglenasmith
acompdude wrote:Hoping someone can chime in and help me. I'm 5'11" and 155 pounds. I don't have anyone to measure my torso accurately so I tried to do it myself and got close to 19 inches but I'm not sure that's accurate since I tried doing it by myself.

Anyway I've been waiting for a pack this size to come up and I really want one but I want to feel more sure that the s/m will fit ok.



I'm 5'11" 180# and got 19 something inches when I measured myself. I have ZERO exp but I'm betting you (ideally) would want the large.

I think I got one of the last larges at like 9am eastern time. Given the number of times the 44 was up here, I think I would wait and hope, pray, beg that the Powers That Woot run this sale again.

Is it just me or did the write up change? I'd swear I saw something about funerals earlier.

themaineevent


quality posts: 2 Private Messages themaineevent
mrglenasmith wrote:I'm 5'11" 180# and got 19 something inches when I measured myself. I have ZERO exp but I'm betting you (ideally) would want the large.

I think I got one of the last larges at like 9am eastern time. Given the number of times the 44 was up here, I think I would wait and hope, pray, beg that the Powers That Woot run this sale again.

Is it just me or did the write up change? I'd swear I saw something about funerals earlier.



I agree. It's clear there weren't many M/L's to sell, but this is one item I really hope they make an effort to bring back AND with a good supply of the larger sacks.