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Trekker 65

Item Number: 22620511
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When Dick Kelty started this company, he built an indestructible pack with plenty of pockets.  More than five decades later, that design persists, resulting in a simple, comfortable, lightweight favorite.


Packbag Features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Top loading
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Zippered side pockets
  • Reservoir sleeve
  • Mesh water bottle pockets
  • Spindrift collar
  • Ice-axe loops
  • Daisy Chain
  • Lash tabs
  • Key fob
  • Hold-open bar
  • Large front pocket

Suspension Features:

  • Adjustable suspension
  • External Frame
  • Dual density foam waistbelt
  • Removable waistbelt
  • Padded shoulder straps
  • Load-lifter/ Stabilizer straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Scherer Cinch (US Pat# 5,465,886)


  • Length: 29 in / 74 cm
  • Width: 22.5 in / 57 cm
  • Depth: 13 in / 33 cm
  • Volume: 3950 in3 / 65 L
  • Weight: 4 lb 14 oz / 2.2 kg
  • Suspension: External

Torso Fit Range:
  • 16 - 22 in / 41 - 56 cm


Body Fabric:
420D Polyester Ball Shadow

Reinforcement Fabric:
420D Polyester Oxford
Customer Reviews
Trekker 65
Overall Rating:    based on 7 reviews
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Posted by John
January 9, 2015
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Used on AT from Daleville, VA to Katahdin. Stuffed to the max at 40-45 pounds all the way. Had a difficult time adjusting it, but once I got it right I almost forgot it was there. It is wide and I had issue getting thru tight spots, especially the "Lemon Squeeze" in New York. Took it off and threw it up on a ledge, climbed up after it. One mouse got me and that's all the damage. Kelty sent me a medium belt after I got too skinny for the large. Haave both belts, ready for 2015. Only drawback was the width.
Posted by Crazy Cal
November 19, 2014
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This IS the venerable DK Indestructo BP. While the branding has changed, it's very similar to the one I had for scouts and mountaineering back in the 70s-80s as a teen and young man. Now as an Assistant Scoutmaster I haul extra gear and food for those, "my patrol wasn't as prepared as we thought" discussions with Patrol Leaders. To date the biggest haul weighed in @ 72 lbs. While I don't have a cover the Trekker has withstood a 20 minute downpour on the mesa top at Caprock Canyon West Texas, without any leaks to the internal components, so the 420D weave is the real deal. Back in the days of my youth... and stupidity I picked up a used Kelty and we put 20 pounds of brick in it and decided to drag it behind my Bronco in a pack test in the western Sierra Nevada foothill logging roads. For 15 minutes the pack held up with just abrasions and then it happened. A pothole put the pack right through the back window. End of field test, Kelty External 1, Stupid teenagers and Bronco Zero.
Posted by Kevin
January 17, 2014
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My best friend has one of these from circa 1980. He is a boy scout leader and has used this pack a lot and loves it. We are all amazed at how tough it is and how it is as good as the day it was new-even all the zippers. Plus, the volume it holds is amazing. Maybe not the best pack if hiking trails where tight quarters occur (gaps in rock formations, etc.). It distributes the weight well too. He especially likes how you can set it down on the ground and not get the pack or sleeping bag (which is on the bottom externally) dirty or muddy because the frame keeps it off the ground. Something those of us with internal frame packs envy when on muddy trails.
Posted by Stephen
August 21, 2013
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I was looking at packs for a long time. I actually returned a very expensive internal frame pack because when I carried it with weight it was just too much for me. This is the same size pack but carries the weight so much better. I tested one of these in the store and my wife gripped the frame to simulate weight and I picked her up off the ground. She weighs 84 lbs. I was impressed and while I didn't buy them there that day as I had to return the other pack. I did buy them through Kelty directly with a savings coupon. So far loving the pack. Still working on weight distribution but very happy with it. I like that you can attach various stuff to the frame itself. If I could change anything I would make this a bit larger say a 75-80 liter and have the ability for the main section to be all one size with access from the side as well as the bottom.
Posted by Owen
May 15, 2013
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I bought this pack last year and it has proved to be a big upgrade from a traditional internal frame back, for the 1-4 day hikes I do in the Sierras. having the load up higher makes for a much more comfortable day's hiking. The higher center of gravity does make it less stable if you're scrambling over boulders, but you can cinch the straps tight temporarily over very rough terrain. Having a lot of separate pockets makes it easy to find things, and the main compartment is big enough for a bear canister. Only drawback is that everyone asks me whether I'm a scout master ;-)
Posted by Baron
February 20, 2013
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Good pack but mine I reviewed was defective and they sent me a new one so I guess that works i will update review when I get new one
Posted by William
September 4, 2011
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Very solid design... I look forward to using this pack during the fall for a few hikes I have planned. LOTS of bag space and room on the frame for more gear. I am a comfort-driven backpacker, so this is an ideal pack. If I want to go lightweight, the bag itself is removable, so I can just stuff sack all of my gear and attach it to the naked frame. An excellent product!

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