Reviews Summary

68% of the Kelty Ruckus reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (62%)
Good (6%)
Average (18%)
Poor (6%)
Bad (6%)

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

Reviewers like these things about the Kelty Ruckus

  • A reviewer thought that the Kelty Ruckus backpack provides sufficient comfort to the user.
  • Users noted that the bag has a clean design that users like.
  • Testers said that it has a stretchable water bottle pockets.
  • They also mentioned that it has compression straps which makes the bag comfortable to carry.
  • According to some reviewers, the backpack was durable and sturdy.
  • Several of those who have tried the backpack found that it is made of water-resistant, lightweight fabrics.
  • They also noticed that it is lightweight.
  • A user thought that pack has a stylish and attractive design.
  • Several reviewers indicated that it provides excellent storage to fit all the things you need.
  • Some users recommend the backpack as a carry-on for short hiking adventures or travel.
  • Other users noted that the bag is very functional.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer had issues with the hip buckle.
  • A few other reviewers noted that the bag lacks sufficient pockets.


Crowdsourced specs across all Kelty Ruckus models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity28 l (1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.4 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

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Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Kelty Ruckus features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Carry-on size
  • Hydration bladder
  • Water bottle pockets

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

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.

2828 l1.4 oz0.05 oz/L


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The Kelty Ruckus ranks #24 compared with the other Kelty bags.

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The Kelty Ruckus ranks #2043 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Anthony Awaken people

Anthony Awaken

It is a highly comfortable day adventure backpack that can be carried for family trekking and adventure camping.

Posted 16 February 2017 by Anthony - Read full review

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Last updated on February 20, 2019