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

3.86 based on 17 reviews
Kelty Riot
87% of the Kelty Riot reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (50%)
Good (37%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (12%)

Capacity iconCapacity22 l (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)

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.

Popular Models

Kelty Riot 22

71% choose the Kelty Riot 22

Colors and combinations:


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

Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

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.

2222 l1.1 oz0.05 oz/L


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The Kelty Riot ranks #14 compared with the other Kelty bags.

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The Kelty Riot ranks #1031 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Bag ID 31329. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on January 11, 2019