Kelty’s TraiLogic™ PK 50 backpack rises to the top, wins one of five Outside Magazine Gear of the Show Awards


Drawing attention and accolades during the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show, the innovative PK 50 is honored for lightweight, hassle-free design

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BOULDER, COLO. (For Immediate Release) – Kelty is proud to announce the new for spring 2014 TraiLogic™ PK 50 backpack rose to the top of the pack category as an Outside Magazine Gear of the Show Award winner in recognition of its innovative design, completely zipper-free access, and compartments that allow easy, hassle-free organization and unpacking.

Launched at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Trade Show and part of the new for spring 2014 TraiLogic™ collection of backpacking gear, the PK 50 is the cornerstone of TraiLogic™ line. With conveniently placed compartments that allow for simple, zipper-free packing and unpacking, the PK 50 will appeal to both beginner and experienced backpackers, helping anyone get the most out of time on the trail.

“Outside Magazine has a team of knowledgeable and experienced gear editors who comb through volumes of outdoor equipment each show, so receiving this award is truly a great honor,” said Russell Rowell, VP and Brand Manager for Kelty. “And since Outside only presents a total of five of these during a show with thousands of new products, we’re really thrilled with the recognition.”

The 50-liter PK 50 features a flip-open design to ensure quick packing and unpacking while providing easy access to all your essentials. A detachable clothing compartment on the front keeps apparel organized and accessible while allowing the PK 50 to convert to a 35-liter pack for shorter trips. A stretch mesh pocket is designed to keep your tent highly accessible while a separate sleeping bag compartment is designed to stow your bag with or without a stuff sack. Two ‘wing’ pockets are prefect for standard tent poles and double as compression straps.

Kelty’s TraiLogic™ collection takes a new look at how we experience backpacking with a complete line of easy to use backpacking equipment including backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, and sleep pads. Along with the PK 50, TraiLogic™ features an 800-fill DriDown™ insulated sleeping bag with waterproof panels on the head and foot, a tent with short, packable poles and stargazing fly, and three different sleep pads offering comfort and packability. Designed to work together as a system or separately with any other packs, bags, tents, or sleep pads on the market, Kelty’s TraiLogic™ collection is as versatile as you are, offering all the comfort, convenience, and performance you’ll need for any backcountry experience.

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