The Kelty Yukon is popular with scouts and young adults as they transition into a full sized pack. Expect the same great features you would find in the full sized packs including ample pockets for keeping necessities in reach and great ventilation to keep cool.
|Length:||25.5 in / 64.77 cm|
|Width:||24 in / 60.96 cm|
|Weight:||4.88 lb / 2.21 kg|
|Volume:||3000 in3 / 49 L|
|Torso Range:||16 - 21 in / 41 - 53 cm|
|Material:||420D Polyester Ball Shadow|
|Back Panel Material:||Ventilated|
The Kelty Yukon is a great Backpack. I have several Backpacks with internal and external frames. This backpack has an external frame that is adjustable. I adjusted it to the smallest capability. I am 5’ 3” and it fits me perfectly. I like the top loading compartment with the hold open bar. You can place a lot of items is this section and with the cover you can over load this section and still have it covered. It holds a water filter and camp tools (axe, machete, trenching shovel) standing upright and also all your clothes. This is a good place to put heavy items. The lower section will hold your sleeping bag and bivy cover easily. You can attach a tent/footprint to the lower part of the external frame. I like the ability to lash extra items to the external frame. This pack has several side pockets. You can fit a one quart canteen with cooking cup and cover in the mesh water bottle pocket. There are 4 zippered pockets on the sides of the pack that will hold items you want to retrieve easily. The top compartment has a large zippered front pocket. I plan to use this as a bugout bag for 2. I can carry much more in a pack with the weight on my hips than trying to carry a duffle type bag or bag without a waist belt. I haven’t check out the reservoir sleeve at this point so I can’t comment on it.
This was purchased as a gift for my 16 year old scout who has several internal frame packs but wanted an external too. After looking at several packs and sites, this was his pack of choice. He LOVES it. Plenty of room inside and lots of room to tie equipment onto the outside frame. Very comfortable to wear. This site had the best price by FAR (and believe me...I shop around for price). I would definitely shop here again. Maybe the next pack I buy will be for me!