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About Kelty Slider 65 Backpack

The versatile Slider 65 offers fully ventilated Aero Beam suspension which adjusts easily for a snug fit when carrying heavy loads

Kelty Slider 65 Backpack Features

  • Adjustable suspension
  • Aero Beam suspension system
  • Breathable waistbelt, backpanel and shoulder straps
  • Two-layer padded waistbelt
  • Zippered waistbelt pockets
  • Three-layer padded shoulder straps
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Belt stabilizers
  • Scherer Cinch
  • Hydration compatible
  • Top loading
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Hold-open bar
  • Large stretch front pocket
  • Reservoir sleeve
  • Mesh water bottle pockets
  • Stretch, waterproof side pockets
  • Security pocket
  • Side compression straps
  • Load compression strap
  • Spindrift collar
  • Secondary low profile hood
  • Ice-axe loops
  • Lash tabs
  • Key fob

Kelty Slider 65 Backpack Specifications

Pack Style
Internal
Capacity
4000 cu. in.
Pack Dimensions
Length: 40"; Width: 14"; Depth: 13.5"
Torso Fit Range
16 - 21 in.
Weight
6 lbs.
Material
210D nylon diamond ripstop and 150D poly stretch PU laminate / 245 HD nylon oxford

Slider 65 Backpack Customer Reviews

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Pros

  • Comfortable (3)
  • Highly adjustable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Extended trips (4)

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    5.0

    Excellent backpack

    By ASM Jeff

    from TN

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Good Padding
    • Good Suspension
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Large Capacity
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Extended Hikes
      • Light Loads

      Comments about Kelty Slider 65 Backpack:

      I am tall and some packs can hurt my back. This one does not. It is adjustable and makes a perfect fit. My back stays well ventilated too.

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      4.0

      Good overall

      By Slyfox

      from Oxford, MS

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      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Padding
      • Good Suspension
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Large Capacity
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Lacks sleeping bag divide

      Best Uses

      • Extended Hikes
      • Heavy Loads

      Comments about Kelty Slider 65 Backpack:

      this pack has a great, comfortable suspension system. the only problems i had with it was the stretch pockets are not water proof and the bag lacked a sleeping bag compartment divider. when i talked to the designer of the bag, he said he "wanted to make the bag as light as possible so they took out the compartment." obviously BS as it would only weigh a few ounces, and the second hood on the bag adds much more weight overall than any compartment divider would. If i could do it again, i would buy another bag and wait till next year when kelty puts out the new slider (which will have the sleeping bag compartment divider).

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      5.0

      Fantastic Fit with a Fantastic Price!

      By Adventure Dan

      from Caro, MI

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      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Load
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • A bit overwhelming

      Best Uses

      • Day Hikes
      • Extended Hikes
      • Heavy Loads
      • Multi-Day Hikes

      Comments about Kelty Slider 65 Backpack:

      This is the third pack that I’ve used in my time as a backpacker, and I will be honest when I say that it is, by far, my favorite. The technology used in the design and construction of this pack boggles the mind. I was a bit overwhelmed at first, and went to the Kelty website to find the manual on exactly how to adjust the framing. The zippers are waterproof, and the two separate hoods are nice to have. The top loading stay-open function works well, and is very handy to have. The entire pack holds the weight up and forward, where it should be, and the padding all around makes it very comfortable. I would recommend this to any of my hiking club, and even complete strangers. A good buy!

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      Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
      DANIEL J A  I liked the color and the size, but getting your load to balance takes a bit of art to accomplish. The quality is excellent though.
      Shopper  I'm going to be doing some week long hiking trips, and part of the Appalachian Trail in the summer. So I'm looking for a comfortable pack for myself that's not too too big. Would a 4000 cu in pack like this one be sufficient, or too small for 30-40 lbs?
      SunnySports S  This is an excellent pack at 4000 cu in. I've stayed out 4 days in the Adorondaks with my 4200 cu in. I have added two 320 cu in outside pockets for small things like first aid kit, flash light, snacks, etc. Pack every thing real careful & neat and you'll have plenty of room. Don't forget the Pack Poncho accessory. Have Fun Out There! Carl
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