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Kelty Ascender Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 19 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Ascender - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

84% of the reviewers give the Kelty Ascender a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (47%)
Good (37%)
Average (0%)
Poor (10%)
Bad (5%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Kelty Ascender:

Reviewers like these things about the Kelty Ascender

  • A lot of users have mentioned that the Kelty Ascender bag's water-resistant finish makes it ideal for rainy environments or adventures near water, snow and ice.
  • Others thought that its wide 'U' opening makes packing and unpacking a breeze and also gives quick access to find items buried deep in the bag.
  • Several users noticed that its padded bottom and sides provide the gear with some protection while on the move.
  • Users found that it is equipped with comfortable straps which let the user take it off the chassis to fit on the back only.
  • According to some users, the bag gives plenty of room for the user to add more during their travels.
  • They also mentioned that the bag polyester can get put through the ringer and it isn’t likely to tear.
  • A reviewer said that it is a sturdy and durable product and offers flexibility in terms of size and load.
  • Testers indicated that the bag wheels can be taken off.
  • Other testers noted that it is perfect for shopping trips.
  • They also said that the bag is expandable.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer said that it does not have a hip belt to keep the back from breaking.
  • Another user found that the bag has a higher price than most expandable carry-ons.


Crowdsourced specs across all Kelty Ascender models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight3.1 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength30 in (76 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

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The Kelty Ascender ranks #31 compared with the other Kelty bags.

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The Kelty Ascender ranks #2724 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019