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Kelty Bristol Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 38 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Bristol - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

89% of the reviewers give the Kelty Bristol a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (67%)
Good (22%)
Average (11%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Kelty Bristol

  • Many reviewers commend the Kelty Bristol pack for it's comfortable to carry in a number of different configurations.
  • According to users, the bag has tons of storage space.
  • Reviewers note that it offers good organization inside and out.
  • Testers noted that the construction of this bag is as fine as any of the other Kelty products.
  • Several of those who have tried the pack noticed that its top zips all the way open and can open the entire top flap exposing everything in the bag.
  • Other users thought that the pack's internal mesh pockets on the inside wall of the storage compartment as well as the top flap give a convenient place to put charging cables, watches, socks.
  • Reviewers noted that it is very sturdy.
  • Testers said that it is easy to use as a carry on.
  • Other testers thought that for the size of the bag it should be more comfortable to carry when full.
  • Reviewers felt that it can be carried with the top handles, or use the side handle as a shoulder strap and carry the bag sideways.
  • They also mentioned that it has excellent quality and value for the price.
  • Testers praised the color of the pack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that trying to lug a full one of these through an airport is a task.
  • Another reviewer noted it really needs tie-down straps inside the bag, as everything tends to slide all over the place.


vs Kelty Bags

The Kelty Bristol ranks #14 compared with the other Kelty bags.

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14Kelty Bristol
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15Kelty Strike
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vs All Bags

The Kelty Bristol ranks #1293 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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1292Kelty Bristol
Kelty Bristol
1293The North Face Overhead
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1294High Sierra Swerve
High Sierra Swerve
1295Kalenji Trail
Kalenji Trail

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Last updated on July 03, 2019