Kelty Hydration and Frame Packs
Keltywas born in 1952 when Dick Kelty, a carpenter, builder, and avid outdoorsman, started making backpacks for his friends in the Sierra Club for 24 bucks a pack. His friends were grateful. These 24-dollar packs revolutionized backpacking, implementing for the first time Kelty's ideas of a hipbelt and lighter aluminum frames. Soon, Kelty and his friends were exploring the Sierra Nevadas with heavy loads, no shoulder pain, going farther, longer, and happier into the wilderness than ever before. Eventually Dick Kelty quit carpentry and became a buisness man. Now Kelty carries an entire line of durable and affordable camping equipment.
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