Kelty Gear

August 5, 2021
How to Choose a tent premium
Find the right tent for your next trip We’re not sure about you, but your friends at Kelty are pretty dang excited about getting outside this summer. If there’s any silver lining to the [ahem] adventures of the past year, it’s our collective education about just how many previously indoorsy activities can—and really should, if […]
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July 21, 2021
How to Choose a Multi-Day Backpack premium
A quick breakdown on how to choose the right pack for your next adventure So. You’ve are comfortable with the out-and-back day trip, and completed a few awesome overnights. Baller! Now it’s time to see what you’re made of with a multi-day backpacking trip! You’re in for a real treat, because nothing feels greater than […]
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CAMPING 101: How to Stay Warm While Tent Camping premium
If the past year has taught us anything, it’s this: with the right equipment, we can do just about everything outside, in just about any weather. Your friends at Kelty have known this since the 1950s, when our fearless leader first made outdoor comfort his mission—and we’ve spent every moment since tweaking and perfecting those […]
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Pro Tips: How (and When) to Clean Your Sleeping Bag premium
We’re all about getting funky. But sometimes we like to leave the actual funk at home. Have you ever washed your sleeping bag? What about cleaning it out in the backcountry? It’s a new year, a new season, and it’s time for a fresh feel (and smell). Check out our pro tips on how to […]
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Kelty’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide premium
What do you give someone in 2020? A reason to leave the house (and maybe hand sanitizer). From backyard shenanigans to backcountry camping, let’s take our holidays outside and give the gift of adventure. Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for this season’s must-haves, pro tips, and more. COYOTE 65 & WOMEN’S COYOTE 60: BACKPACKING […]
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SURVIVING THE WEIRDEST SUMMER OF ALL TIME: CAMPING WITH KIDS EDITION premium
Unless we’re talking specifically about Chuck E. Cheese establishments, the phrase “closed until further notice” is not typically something that parents want to hear—particularly with summer’s hot breath on the backs of our necks. We’ve all fought the good fight through this year’s bizarro spring, our offspring surviving on a steady diet of Pop-Tarts and […]
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5 SANITY-SAVING TIPS FOR STORING CAMPING GEAR premium
Unfortunately for most of us here at Kelty HQ, the average human dwelling was not exactly built with tons of extra storage space. On the upside: our species’ collective need for storage has inspired magical places like the Container Store and Shed Warehouse (yep, it’s a thing) to help us wrangle the mountains of clutter […]
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HOW TO RAISE AN ADVENTURE DOG premium
August 26 may be National Dog Day, but it’s just another Monday to us Kelytans; we basically worship at our dogs’ feet 24/7/365. Still, the so-called Dog Days of Summer are a perfectly good time to turn some focused attention to our canine companions—and what better way to do that than to meet some good […]
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OUR BEST BEACH CAMPING ESSENTIALS + WHERE TO TAKE THEM NEXT premium
Of all the literal happy campers out there, beach campers are probably the happiest. If you think about it, beachfront camping offers nature’s version of all the stuff you spend cash money on to keep you comfortable at home: the softest mattress (sand), a soothing sound machine (crashing waves) and a combination fan/humidifier (balmy ocean […]
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IS VAN LIFE FOR YOU? HERE’S HOW TO FIND OUT premium
At some point during the past few years, our beloved Instagram feeds have transformed the thoroughly unromantic idea of “living out of a van” into the highly aspirational, always envy-inspiring concept of “van life.” If you’re not sure of the difference, the first one is about your brother’s weird-ass friend from grade school. And the […]
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HOW TO GET BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING PERMITS: POPULAR WILDERNESS PERMIT TIPS & TRICKS premium
The powder season is winding down and our thoughts are turning to counting down the weeks it is ‘til shorts season. So allow us to remind you that there are important things to think about this time of year: backcountry camping permits! In fact, this is the perfect time to start your fair-weather wilderness permit planning. […]
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TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME CAMPERS: CAMPING WITH YOUR NON-CAMPING PARTNER premium
  When somebody says “Aspen,” you immediately think “WOOOOOO Maroon Bells + backcountry beers!” Your partner, on the other hand, thinks, “YEAHHHH Hotel Jerome + Matsuhisa!” And, while neither one of you is wrong, these are definitely two very different approaches to the same destination…and viva la difference may not apply in this case. Many […]
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