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Kelty Eagle Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 54 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Eagle - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

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Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Kelty Eagle

  • Most reviewers said that the pack is large and tall.
  • Several users said that the adjustments for sizing are easy to make.
  • They also like the feature of the front opening.
  • Many reviewers said that the molly on the sides allows for the addition of standard molly attachments.
  • Reviewers also said that the built-in rain fly on the bottom is convenient as well.
  • One great feature mentioned by many users is that the lid is designed to transform into a fanny pack if unstrapped from the mainframe.
  • Another great feature mentioned by the users is that it has its own built-in waist belt.
  • Users love how the waist belt cinch functions. It's a two-sided cinch and cinches tightly.
  • They also mentioned that the shoulder straps and waist belt pads are thick and comfortable.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users complained that the Kelty Eagle is too big for backpacking.
  • Another user complained that the 2 front pouches are not removable and are smaller than the removable side pockets.


Crowdsourced specs across all Kelty Eagle models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight11.1 oz (5 kg)
Length iconLength44 in (112 cm)
Width29 in (74 cm)
Height18 in (46 cm)

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Weight iconWeight11.1 oz (5 kg)
Length iconLength44 in (112 cm)
Width29 in (74 cm)
Height18 in (46 cm)


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The Kelty Eagle ranks #22 compared with the other Kelty bags.

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The Kelty Eagle ranks #1970 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019