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Kelty Catalyst Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 9 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Catalyst - and 4 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Kelty Catalyst

  • Almost all of the reviewers mentioned it as a strong and durable pack for travelling and hiking.
  • They said that the bag has great storage capacity with good organizational pockets.
  • Testers said that the pack has good weight distribution system which makes carrying very comfortable for all.
  • Many buyers are also happy with the smaller external pockets to carry stuffs for easy access.
  • Numerous reviewers have complimented Kelty for the bonus daypack attached to the rucksack.
  • Most of the users said that the compression straps are very useful to adjust the bag for easy carry.
  • Some travellers are also happy to have adjustable frame to organize stuffs for trekking.
  • They said the cushioned waist belt is very comfortable to wear.
  • Many of the users are happy to have two waist belt pockets to carry extra gears for easy access while on trail.
  • A few buyers are also happy with the good and affordable pricing of the backpack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user complained that the water bottle is not easily accessible when the pack is mounted on the back.
  • Another user complained for not having a rain cover.
  • Some reviewers said that the waist strap is too large for thinner waists.
  • A few travellers complained that the pack has no bottom compression straps.

Popular Models

Kelty Catalyst 46

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Kelty Catalyst vs the Kelty Coyote.

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Kelty Catalyst vs Kelty Coyote

Kelty Catalyst
Kelty Catalyst


Based on 9 reviews

Kelty Coyote
Kelty Coyote

Based on 233 reviews

Capacity: 65-80 l
Weight: 4.4-5.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Catalyst is rated a little bit worse than the Coyote.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 242 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Coyote is available in these colors:

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Last updated on July 03, 2019