Have you ever laid out all your camping gear next to your backpack before a trip and snapped a picture just so you can point to it later and say that you fit such a great big assortment of gear in your pack?
There’s a certain feeling of satisfaction that comes from having a well organized camping pack – a pride in your preparedness. The problem is that gear rarely operates as a unit and is instead usually purchased piecemeal and that can create a bit of a hassle. Gear designed to work together is the next level in camping, and that’s just what Kelty has created with their TraiLogic Collection.
Meet the Kelty TraiLogic Collection
Just in time for spring camping, the Kelty TraiLogic Collection is more of a system than anything. It’s made up of gear that falls into four product categories: tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and backpacks. Each piece is intended to make your next trip into the back-country as comfortable and hassle-free as possible, and can operate individually or as a four piece system.
The following pieces of the collection are available at ACK:
- Backpacks: PK 50 – Women, PK 50 – S/M, PK 50 – M/L.
- Sleeping Bags: SB 35 Regular, SB 35 Long, SB 35 Women, SB 20 Long, SB 20 Regular, SB 20 Women
- Tents: TN 3, TN 2
- Sleeping Pad: PDsi, PDa
Being a company who got their start in backpacks, it makes sense that the centerpiece of the Kelty TraiLogic collection is the PK. The 50 liter PK is intelligently designed to perform effortlessly and accommodate all your essentials (whether or not they include other TraiLogic pieces).
The PK50 is highly compartmentalized for easy organization and a speedier campsite setup. A removable 15 liter outer compartment (intended for clothing) sits on the front of the pack and is meant to be thrown inside the tent at camp to create a 35 liter day pack for you day hikes. Oh, and the PK is completely zipper-less, so it can be rolled down to cinch everything down and avoid any type of broken zipper catastrophe. See more about it in this video:
The Kelty TraiLogic Sleeping Bag (SB) and Sleeping Pad (PD)
The SB is the bag that falls in the Kelty TraiLogic collection and is accompanied by two different pad options, the PDa and PDsi.
The SB is a 800-fill power lightweight bag that uses Kelty’s popular DriDown insulating material that will keep the warmth in and the water out. These things stay dry long and if you do somehow get them wet, they dry quick too. The SB comes in a version rated for 20 degrees and 35 degrees.
The PDa (non-insulated) and PDsi (insulated) are ergnonomically designed to mold to your body and ensure comfort and minimize weight. They’re both self-inflating and (you guessed it) fit perfectly into the PK.
See more about the SB in the video:
The Kelty TraiLogic Tent (TN)
Uniquely designed for easy packing and to fit in the Kelty TraiLogic PK or any other pack you might have, the TN comes in both 2 and 3 person versions. Unlike other tents, the TN features shorter-sectioned poles so you can pack it into a flat, rectangular tent cube.
Setup and breakdown on the TN is very easy thanks to its innovative snap-clip design. It also features a stargazing fly which offers an unobstructed view of the night sky – but if the weather does turn, a fly can be easily deployed to cover the tent without ever leaving the sleeping bag.
See how it works in this video:
With the introduction of the Kelty TraiLogic collection, longtime campers might find themselves at a disadvantage to those new to the activity. Do you cast aside your long used gear to adopt this new system? The answer is probably no, but you can always start to slowly assemble your own personal collection, one piece as a time. If you’re in the market for all four pieces then look no further – you won’t find a better assortment of gear to kick-start your spring adventures.