Kelty Redwing 50?

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  1. JV Rooster

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    Thinking of getting the new 2016 Redwing 50 and would like your thoughts on this bag. Thanks. (I accidentally posted this in the wrong forum Sorry.)
     
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    I have the previous version and like it, but I've heard some comments that the newer one isn't as good.
    Main complaints seem to be in regards to the harness, and that the material seems less durable.

    I'd see if you can handle one in a store first, and ideally try it on with some weight in it.
     
  3. Panzer

    Panzer Prepared Wanderer Supporter Bushclass I

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    I have this version. Really comfy pack. Too big for most day hikes but perfect for a weekend overnighter in the hammock.

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  4. 556mp

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    Yes. I love mine. I have used it backpacking in Utah, traveling to Texas, Canoe camping in Vermont, Deer hunting bag, turkey hunting bag, Day bag, moving water on the farm to the cabin, even moved a 40# propane tank once, and they are about 70# when full, so they are durable packs. I love mine I would recommend one to anyone. I like it for a day pack because even though it is a bigger pack, the compression straps work really well to flatten the pack out if little is in it. Mine is the older version, in medium/large size.

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  5. thederrick106

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    I have two different older versions and really like them. I did notice they came out with a new one but have only seen pictures. Mine are good to go for a long time though, I shouldn't need a new pack for a very long time (between those and others that I have.)

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    Other then specific design changes I am sure you will end up with a good solid, reliable pack. If you already have a not to old one what is your reasoning for an upgrade other then wanting the newest?
     
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    I notice this is posted in "Winter Camping" and the OP is located in Pennsylvania. While I agree this (older models at least...I have not seen the new one in person yet) is a very nice pack for the right application, it might be a bit snug for the average winter load. With the right gear, high loft down, compact shelter, etc., it can be done but is something to be considered.
     
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    Just needing a bigger pack.
     
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    Thanks everyone.
     
  9. WhisperInThePine

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    Great, solid packs. Mine is around 10 years old. With conscious loading, this is easily a 4/5 day pack in summer.
     
  10. thederrick106

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    I agree, makes a good 1~3 day pack in the summer but I would probably look at something like a Kelty Coyote for a larger winter load out. If I am doing any extended base camping during hunting season I use a hauler pack.
     
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    I have the same opinion. It is also great for traveling as a carry-on.
     

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