Kelty simplifies and enhances backpacking experience with two new pack lines for 2015 - SNEWS

Kelty simplifies and enhances backpacking experience with two new pack lines for 2015


New Catalyst overnight packs and Capture daypacks take a different look at how a pack should fit and perform

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BOULDER, COLO. (For Immediate Release) – Kelty, manufacturers of innovative backpacks since 1952, is once again helping outdoor enthusiasts get the most out of any outdoor experience with the new for 2015 Catalyst and Capture packs. Each pack line offers unique designs and functions to help enhance comfort and performance.

Offering a variety of features including the Catalyst’s fast and easy PerfectFit™ size adjustment system and the Capture’s unique smartphone-compatible Action Pocket for recording your adventures and go anywhere, do anything fit and styling, these packs effectively cover any activity from a week-long backpacking trip to a day of riding, skiing, or cycling.

“Kelty has been a go-to brand for backpacks ever since the company was created back in 1952. We were born on innovation and we’re continuing that tradition with our Catalyst and Capture packs,” said Eric Greene, VP and General Manager for Kelty. “With a focus on outstanding fit, these packs will be more comfortable and stable on both the long and short haul, providing Kelty owners with a better overall outdoor experience.”

Featuring Kelty’s PerfectFIT™ suspension for accurate on-body size adjustment, the men’s and women’s Catalyst packs are some of the best fitting packs Kelty has ever created. Simply position the waistbelt on your hips, tighten the shoulder straps, and pull down on our twin FIT straps for all the comfort and convenience of a custom fitted pack.

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The largest packs in the Catalyst series include the Catalyst 80 (5lbs, 2oz; $199), Catalyst 76 women’s (5lb; $199), Catalyst 65 (4lbs, 14oz; $179) and Catalyst 61 women’s (4lbs, 11oz; $179) packs. These packs are sized right for anything from a long weekend to a week plus in the backcountry. All four of these packs also feature 10 liter removable day pack for day hikes and peak bagging adventures.

For shorter overnight adventures, the Catalyst 50 (4lbs, 2oz; $159) and Catalyst 46 women’s (4lbs; $159) are ideal choices. With all the same features as their larger siblings without the side sleeping bag access and removable day pack, these two packs are every bit as comfortable and easy to use.

Multipurpose packs with a twist, the Capture 15 and Capture 25 will accompany you on any hiking, running, skiing, or biking adventure. With the unique, sternum strap-compatible Action Pocket, they will help you quickly and easy capture the adventure with a smart phone, eliminating the need to buy extra cameras and equipment while allowing you to share more easily. Wear the Action Pocket on your chest for a point-of-view look at the action or stand it up like a tripod for the perfect ‘selfie.’

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Both Capture packs are panel loading with externally accessible hydration sleeves (reservoirs not included). Wide, ventilated shoulder straps distribute weight and breathe easily for exceptional comfort during any activity. Twin pockets towards the bottom of the shoulder straps keep small items and essentials like gels, snacks, and lip balm handy and secure.

The 25L Capture 25 ($79) features a shove-it pocket for storing extra gear while the 15L Capture 15 ($69) comes with compression wings to secure any load.

Kelty’s newest packs will debut at the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, August 6-9, 2014 in booth number 25026. For an appointment to see the line, please contact Scott Kaier at

About Kelty
Born over 60 years ago in a Glendale, CA garage, Kelty forever changed the world of backpacking with the first ever external aluminum frame backpack. Since then, Kelty has worked to make outdoors more accessible for everyone by creating high quality equipment to complement any active, outdoor lifestyle. Today, Kelty proudly offers a wide range of functional and durable packs, tents, sleeping bags, luggage, and family camping gear for anybody interested in just about any outdoor adventure. For more on Kelty, please visit



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