Kelty Enhances Legacy Products with Modern Convenience; Debuts Products for Roadie Lifestyle at 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

May 18, 2019

BOULDER – Building upon its “Built for Play” spirit, Kelty, a leader in durable and ease of use outdoor gear, will debut its spring 2020 line showcasing legacy trail packs, tents and sleeping bags with modern conveniences and products suited for the roadie lifestyle. Specifically, highlights include the: Cosmic Synthetic Sleeping bag for comfort on the trail and made with PVC-Free DWR; the Tallboy Tent designed for quick, easy set-up and a tall ceiling for added height; and the Redwing Pack with enhanced breathability and easy customized fit. The Kush Sleeping Bag can be used as a sleeping bag, comforter or pillow and is ideal for those living the #vanlife and needing versatile functions in limited space. In addition, Kelty will celebrate what would have been founder Dick Kelty’s 100th birthday with a sale of a limited-edition pack that pays homage to his preferred color, classic green. Products will be on display at the Kelty booth (#42031-UL) at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2019 in Denver, June 8 – 10, and available online and at specialty retail beginning spring 2020.

Cosmic 20 Synthetic Sleeping Bag 

The popularity of the top-selling Cosmic Down Sleeping Bag led to the creation of its sister, the Cosmic Synthetic Sleeping Bag, built for backpacking with comfort and ease. Made with new CirroLoft synthetic insulation for lightweight, compressible warmth, its features include an environmentally and health friendly PFC-free DWR coating, a natural fit spacious footbox and a handy stash pocket. It is available in Cosmic 0 Regular ($119.95) and Long ($129.95), Cosmic 20 Regular and Women’s ($99.95), Long ($109.95) and Cosmic 40 in Regular ($89.95) and Long ($99.95). 

The Kush Sleeping Bag

Knowing that versatility is essential for spontaneous road trips and van life adventures, the Kush Sleeping Bag may be used as a traditional sleeping bag, as a comforter or as a pillow. Two Kush Sleeping Bags may be zipped together to create a double-wide blanket or sleeping bag for two. The Cozy CloudLoft™️ Insulation and spacious foot box mean users have a greater degree of comfort. The unique pin-tuck design keeps beds looking like the comforts of home. The MSRP is $89.95 (Regular) and $99.95 (Long).  

Tallboy Tent

Providing quick set up for outdoor enthusiasts and those new to camping, Kelty’s Tallboy Tent features: a dome ceiling for standup living space; fiberglass X- pole construction for quick assembly; and a shark mouth storage duffel for easy pack-up. The Tallboy Tent is available in two sizes, for four ($149.95) or six people ($229.95). This tent is ideal for group or family adventure.  

Redwing Pack

Amplifying the history of Kelty’s legendary, quality packs, the Redwing 50 ($129.95) now includes: Fit-Pro™️ quick torso adjustment system for easy and custom sizing; an advanced perimeter frame 

for superb stability; and the Redwing’s signature wing pockets with pass-through functionality. The AMP-Flow ventilated back panel keeps consumers cool by allowing more air through the pack. The updated series includes the Redwing 50 Women’s, Redwing 36 and Redwing 36 Women’s ($99.95) and the Redwing 22 ($69.95).

Russ Rowell, Kelty’s senior vice president and general manager, noted, “These legacy products are enhanced with new technology to keep consumers comfortable wherever their adventures take them. We’ve continued the tradition of the Redwing series and made them even more ideal for trail or travel.”

Kelty will celebrate what would have been Dick Kelty’s 100th birthday at OR selling a limited-edition Kelty Pack ($50), modeled after the original Mockingbird Pack in classic green, with proceeds going to the Sierra Club, one of Dick’s favorite organizations. In the beginning, Kelty spent little money on advertising and most the company’s referrals came from members of the club who read articles recommending the pack in the club’s newsletters.

The pack features a signature Dick Kelty signature metal tag and packs are numbered from 1-100. The first pack will be going to Nena Kelty, Dick’s wife, who currently lives in California.

About Kelty:

Welcome to KELTY. We are BUILT FOR PLAY. Kelty, the originator of the external frame backpack, 

has been the go-to outdoor equipment brand since its founding in 1952. Today, Kelty is devoted to connecting more people to the outdoors with quality products built to last that make it easy to break away from the common daily routine. Camping doesn’t just mean next to your car. It’s a festival, a spontaneous adventure, or multi-day hike, and Kelty’s durable and easy-to use camping, backpacking and everyday outdoor gear gets you to the fun faster. Need a nudge? Let’s play.

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