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update harness on old old kelty pack?
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Amanda L
(astickfigure) - F
update harness on old old kelty pack? on 08/19/2010 13:44:43 MDT Print View

I have an ancient external frame kelty pack.I allready replaced waist belt. It is really light so I'm thinking about adding new shoulder straps. so it will fit better and not pull on my shoulders like it does now. Any one tried this? what should I keep in mind? any tips?

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: update harness on old old kelty pack? on 08/19/2010 15:31:05 MDT Print View

I have a couple old Kelty externals. What is light? Have you weighed it?

To answer your question, you might be able to get replacements/upgrades through Kelty. A16 used to make replacement/upgraded belts and straps.

Tom Holbrook
(Zandar) - MLife

Locale: Central Coast of California
Old Kelty Pack on 08/19/2010 18:36:46 MDT Print View


I too have an old Kelty, the D4, that I purchased when I was in High School...many moons ago.

My zippers were stuck and failing, all padding was hard with age, so I called Kelty to discuss. They said, "Send it in and we will fix it for free, lifetime warranty". So I did and they gave me a new updated set of sholder pads, new updated waist belt, fixed the zipper, added a new Kelty triangle logo, etc...

All in all, a great company and worth contacting them for a possible solution.


David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
shoulder straps on 08/20/2010 10:45:30 MDT Print View

You might also be able to purchase a set of straps on ebay. I bought some lovely Arc'teryx Bora straps last week for very little, brand new. A little sewing and they'd likely fit onto your pack fine.