I was able to take the Revol 65 on the Black Mountain Crest Trail in some cold, wintery conditions. The conditions and difficulty of the trail provided the perfect final proving ground for the backpack. Click here to read my final review and conclusions on the Kelty Revol 65 backpack.
I was able to take the Revol 65 on a multi-day backpacking trip into the Shining Rock Wilderness in Pisgah National Forest in Western NC. I was very impressed with how the pack performed, especially a few of the features. Click here to read my initial update on the Revol 65 backpack by Kelty.
View of side compression straps that connect with shove-it pouch
New for 2017, the Kelty Revol 65 is a backpack designed for multiday trips. Featuring a sleek, slender design, the pack comes with a few features that you won’t find from other backpack manufacturers. Check out my initial review of the Revol 65 backpack by clicking here.
Starting out on my Black Creek Trail thru hike
I have used the High Sierra Pathway 70L on one additional backpacking trip, a 40 mile trip covering the length of the Black Creek Wilderness. The pack has performed admirably and continues to remain fairly durable. Read on for the rest of my thoughts.
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Author hiking in the Black Creek Wilderness
I have used the High Sierra Pathway 70 backpack on a couple of backpacking trips and on training hikes over the past few months. The pack’s performance has been good. The fit of the pack has been easy to dial in, and thus far I have had no durability issues with the material, buckles, zippers or straps. It is a traditionally designed internal frame pack and I have felt comfortable with the layout and my ability to store and access my gear. My only nitpick at this point is that it is a hot pack that does not allow for much air flow on contact points like my back, shoulders and hips. Read on for my full update!
I have to say I am really impressed with the quality and the durability of the Deuter Helion 60. I have tried to do some damage to it and cannot. Read more….