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Kelty Coyote Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

3.98 based on 205 reviews
Kelty Coyote
93% of the Kelty Coyote reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (75%)
Good (18%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (6%)

30 - this bag is popular.

Specs across all Coyote models
Capacity iconCapacity65-80 l (3967-4882 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.3-5 oz (2-2.3 kg)
Length iconLength21.5-33 in (55-84 cm)
Width14-25.5 in (36-65 cm)
Height10-17 in (25-43 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Kelty Coyote

  • Most of the reviewers confirmed that the backpack is tough and is highly durable with a perfect fit to your body.
  • Some of the travellers also mentioned about the descent weight bearing capacity of the backpack and to carry heavy loads.
  • Climbers and mountaineers are very impressed with the compression straps as they are quiet adjustable to tighten the bag for smaller loads and easy carry.
  • Some travellers have complimented about the good adjustments to torso size making it more comfortable carrying heavy loads.
  • Many of the reviewers have mentioned about the huge main compartment which helped them to all their clothes and gears for long trips.
  • Testers have also mentioned a great suspension system for the pack. They said it helped them to crouch, twist and lean without any extra effort and pressure.
  • Travellers said that the extra external pockets are very handy for them to carry items that they want to access easily.
  • Some reviewers also complimented the waterproofing barrier at the bottom of the pack. It made them to move in waist deep waters easily without the water getting into their pack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A few reviewers said the pack is a little heavier for them compared to other packs and it makes them difficult carrying for long hours.
  • Many travellers have complained for not providing a rain cover with the pack.
  • Some travellers are dissatisfied with the shoulder straps and they said that the straps are too harsh and hurt them when the pack was too heavily packed.

Popular Models

Kelty Coyote 80

60% choose the Kelty Coyote 80

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity80 l (4882 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5 oz (2.3 kg)
Length iconLength32 in (81 cm)
Width17.5 in (44 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)

Kelty Coyote 65

40% choose the Kelty Coyote 65

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity65 l (3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.8 oz (2.2 kg)
Length iconLength33 in (84 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height17 in (43 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Kelty Coyote features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Side pockets
  • Hydration bladder
  • Lumbar pack lid
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Kelty Coyote models (the most popular choice is the Coyote 80).

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

6565 l4.8 oz0.07 oz/L
8080 l5 oz0.06 oz/L

Kelty Coyote
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Kelty Coyote ranks #11 compared with the other Kelty bags.

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The Kelty Coyote ranks #840 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on January 11, 2019