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Kelty Riot Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

3.84
based on 19 reviews


We have checked a few reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Riot - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


88% of the reviewers give the Kelty Riot a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (55%)
Good (33%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (11%)


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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Kelty Riot

  • A lot of users thought that the Kelty Riot backpack is fit for traveling, for commuting, or for any outdoor day tours.
  • Other users noted that the bag has an ultra lightweight design due to the absence of a metal frame.
  • Due to its lightweight design, some users mentioned that they do not even feel like they are using the backpack.
  • Several users observed comfort and breathability of the shoulder straps and the back panel.
  • Reviewers have found that it is easy to access the water bladder due to its external hydration sleeve.
  • Many wrote that the bag is durable and functional.
  • Another user said that its hip belt might be removed if not necessary.
  • Other reviewers noted that there is a sufficient number of pockets for organization.
  • Users thought that its stretchable mesh pockets are convenient to use.
  • Many of those who have tried the backpack were able to secure things properly due to its compression straps.
  • Reviewers raved about the practicality and functionality of the pack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user remarked that he cannot adjust the harness well.
  • Another user thought that the bag might be too small for him.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Kelty Riot models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity15-22 l (915-1343 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength19-20 in (48-51 cm)
Width7-9 in (18-23 cm)
Height9-10 in (23-25 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Sport
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Kelty Riot 22

71% choose the Kelty Riot 22

71 %
Colors and combinations:

Brown


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity22 l (1343 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)


Kelty Riot 15

29% choose the Kelty Riot 15

29 %


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity15 l (915 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)




Kelty Riot 15 vs Riot 22


The two most popular Kelty Riot models are the Riot 15 and the Riot 22, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Kelty Riot bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Riot 22 which is choosen by 71% (2.4 times as many as the 29% that choose the Riot 15).

Riot 15Riot 22
Most popular

Capacity and Packing

The Riot 15 has a capacity of 15 l, while the Riot 22 has a capacity of 22 l.

Riot 15Riot 22
Biggest

For a traveller, the 7 L (427 cuin) difference equals around 1 pair of shoes.

Packing the Riot 15
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Riot 22
shoes
1

If you are an athlete, the 7 L difference equals 1 blouse and 2 protein bars.

Packing the Riot 15
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Riot 22
blouse
1
protein_bar
2

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 shorts.

Packing the Riot 15
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1
Extra in the Riot 22
shorts
1

Check how you can pack the Riot here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of both bags is the same. Both bags weight 1.1 oz.

If we look at dimensions, the Riot 15 is 1 in (2 cm) longer than the Riot 22 (19 vs. 20 in). It's 2 in (5 cm) wider (7 vs. 9 in), while the height of the Riot 15 is 1 in (2 cm) less than the height of the Riot 22 (9 vs. 10 in).




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Kelty Riot features:
  • Shoulder strap pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Hip belt

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 Riot models (the most popular choice is the Riot 22).




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
1515 l1.1 oz0.07 oz/L
2222 l1.1 oz0.05 oz/L


Kelty Riot
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Kelty Bags

The Kelty Riot ranks #18 compared with the other Kelty bags.

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The Kelty Riot ranks #1688 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019