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Kelty Coyote Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

3.98
based on 233 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Coyote - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


93% of the reviewers give the Kelty Coyote a good or excellent rating!

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



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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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Kelty Coyote models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity65-80 l (3967-4882 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.4-5.3 oz (2-2.4 kg)
Length iconLength16-33 in (41-84 cm)
Width13-34 in (33-86 cm)
Height14-17 in (36-43 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Backpacking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Kelty Coyote 80

60% choose the Kelty Coyote 80

60 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Purple


Specs
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

40 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue


Specs
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)




Kelty Coyote 65 vs Coyote 80


The two most popular Kelty Coyote models are the Coyote 65 and the Coyote 80, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Kelty Coyote bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Coyote 80 which is choosen by 60% (1.5 times as many as the 40% that choose the Coyote 65).

Coyote 65Coyote 80
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Coyote 65 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Coyote 80, but check the deals before you buy.

Coyote 65Coyote 80
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Coyote 65 has a capacity of 65 l, while the Coyote 80 has a capacity of 80 l.

Coyote 65Coyote 80
Biggest

For a traveller, the 15 L (915 cuin) difference equals around 1 pants, 1 pair of shoes, 1 towel and 1 book.

Packing the Coyote 65
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
3
pants
2
tshirt
6
boxers
6
socks
6
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
2
Extra in the Coyote 80
pants
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 15 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 1 blouse, 2 tshirts, 2 boxers, 2 pair of socks, 2 protein bars and 1 towel.

Packing the Coyote 65
water_bottle
3
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
2
protein_bar
4
towel
2
football
1
book
2
Extra in the Coyote 80
water_bottle
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
protein_bar
2
towel
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 2 water bottles, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 1 book and 6 packaged meals.

Packing the Coyote 65
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
pants
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
jacket
1
fleece
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
trangia
1
packaged_meal
4
Extra in the Coyote 80
water_bottle
2
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
book
1
packaged_meal
6

Check how you can pack the Coyote here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Coyote 65 is 0.2 kg (7.1 oz) lower than the weight of the Coyote 80.

Coyote 65Coyote 80
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Coyote 65 and the Coyote 80 has the same length (33 in). It's 4 in (10 cm) wider (14 vs. 18 in), while the height is the same (both 17 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and blue. Only the Coyote 80 is available in purple.




Feature Summary


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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hip belt
  • Lumbar pack lid
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Load-lifter straps
  • 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.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
6565 l4.8 oz0.07 oz/L
7069.6 l5 oz0.07 oz/L
8080 l5 oz0.06 oz/L
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Kelty Coyote
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Kelty Bags

The Kelty Coyote ranks #13 compared with the other Kelty bags.

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4.04
Kelty Redtail
12Kelty Journey
4.04
Kelty Journey
13Kelty Coyote
3.98
Kelty Coyote
14Kelty Bristol
3.98
Kelty Bristol
15Kelty Strike
3.95
Kelty Strike

vs All Bags

The Kelty Coyote ranks #1280 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1278Direct Action Dust
3.99
Direct Action Dust
1279Kelty Coyote
3.98
Kelty Coyote
1280Gregory Miwok
3.98
Gregory Miwok
1281Mountain Hardwear Zoan
3.98
Mountain Hardwear Zoan
1282Timbuk2 Ramble
3.98
Timbuk2 Ramble



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Kelty Coyote vs 3 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Kelty Coyote vs Kelty Catalyst


Kelty Coyote
Kelty Coyote

3.98
BEST
Based on 233 reviews
Capacity: 65-80 l
Weight: 4.4-5.3 oz
Price: $$$


Kelty Catalyst
Kelty Catalyst

3.75

Based on 9 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

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

Only the Coyote is available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Purple




Kelty Coyote vs Kelty Red Cloud


Kelty Coyote
Kelty Coyote

3.98

Based on 233 reviews
Capacity: 65-80 l
Weight: 4.4-5.3 oz
Price: $$$


Kelty Red Cloud
Kelty Red Cloud

4.29
BEST
Based on 289 reviews

Capacity: 90 l
Weight: 5-5.5 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Coyote is rated a bit worse than the Red Cloud.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 522 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Coyote is 12% smaller than the biggest Red Cloud (80 L vs 90 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Coyote is 4% lighter than the biggest Red Cloud (5.3 oz vs 5.5 oz).

FeatureCoyoteRed Cloud
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black

Only the Coyote is available in these colors:
Purple

Only the Red Cloud is available in these colors:
Red




Kelty Coyote vs Kelty Redcloud


Kelty Coyote
Kelty Coyote

3.98

Based on 233 reviews
Capacity: 65-80 l
Weight: 4.4-5.3 oz
Price: $$$


Kelty Redcloud
Kelty Redcloud

4.22
BEST
Based on 12 reviews

Capacity: 90.1-109.8 l
Weight: 5.1-5.2 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Coyote is rated a little bit worse than the Redcloud.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 245 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Coyote is 38% smaller than the biggest Redcloud (80 L vs 110 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Coyote is 2% heavier than the biggest Redcloud (5.3 oz vs 5.2 oz).

FeatureCoyoteRedcloud
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Side pockets
Sternum strap

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black

Only the Coyote is available in these colors:
Purple





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Last updated on July 03, 2019