Believe In The Beauty

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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December 9, 2020
DARK STARS: 4 STELLAR SPOTS FOR STARGAZING + WHAT TO BRING premium
We’re coming up on the shortest day of the year, and it can be easy to forget that natural beauty doesn’t end at sundown. The International Dark Sky Places (ISDP) designation is a 20-year-old global program that protects low-light-pollution places around the world so that regular folks like us can get a really good look […]
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Kelty’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide
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: […]
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Kelty’s 9 TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME BACKPACKERS
Kelty’s 9 TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME BACKPACKERS premium
So. You tried your hand at car camping, and you feel like it went pretty well. Tent set-up? Only two pieces left over! Day hikes? Just three blisters in a six-person crew! Meal planning? Beer is food, right? But now you’re kind of wondering: what would it be like to ACTUALLY commune with Mother Nature, […]
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SURVIVING THE WEIRDEST SUMMER OF ALL TIME: CAMPING WITH KIDS EDITION
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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7 REASONS CAMPING AT HOME IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GREAT  (+ A FEW GOOD THINGS THAT CANNOT BE CANCELLED)
7 REASONS CAMPING AT HOME IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GREAT (+ A FEW GOOD THINGS THAT CANNOT BE CANCELLED) premium
  So, it’s possible that your March hasn’t turned out *quite* as planned? SAME. So far, 2020 has felt a bit like being thrown from the frying pan into the dumpster fire. PJs are the new power suits, our peaceful home sanctuaries have been invaded by endless Zoom calls, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to […]
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5 SANITY-SAVING TIPS FOR STORING CAMPING GEAR
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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5 THINGS TO TRY INSTEAD OF WAITING IN A LIFT LINE THIS WINTER
5 THINGS TO TRY INSTEAD OF WAITING IN A LIFT LINE THIS WINTER premium
There’s nothing like a gnarly lift line to put the kibosh on a bluebird ski day. Now, we all have that friend who would hock a kidney for a perfect powder day, crowds or not. But if that’s not you, there are LOTS of ways to enjoy that chilly white stuff without making an advance […]
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7 SUSTAINABLE LIVING TIPS TO PROTECT THE PLANET: CAMPING EDITION
7 SUSTAINABLE LIVING TIPS TO PROTECT THE PLANET: CAMPING EDITION premium
Hiya happy campers! It’s a new year—a brand-new decade, even. So, although our New Year’s resolutions don’t typically go a whole lot further than “play more,” your friends at Kelty would like to step onto the Sincerity Bus for a hot second. Because let’s be honest: the Built for Play lifestyle we’re all dedicated to pursuing would be a lot […]
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ALL THE STEEPS WITHOUT THE PEEPS: SHOULDER SEASON BACKPACKING TIPS
ALL THE STEEPS WITHOUT THE PEEPS: SHOULDER SEASON BACKPACKING TIPS premium
There are reasons everybody wants to go camping in the late spring and early summer, and none of them are wrong—the days are long, the weather’s nice, and *some* schedules are looser. Which is all cool, until you’re trying to share the “solitude” of nature with 1,000 other happy campers.  It can feel like doggone […]
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10 FUN FACTS ABOUT  THE HISTORY OF BACKPACKING
September 19, 2019
10 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF BACKPACKING premium
Our founder, Dick Kelty, would have been 100 this year. As an OG outdoor entrepreneur,  lifelong adventurer and undisputed life of the party, Dick set an incredible example for how to grab life by the GORP…and GET. AFTER. IT.  In celebration of his would-be hundy, your friends here at Kelty have compiled our top 10 […]
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3 REASONS TO PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY  + 3 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD
3 REASONS TO PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY + 3 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD premium
  If you’re reading this post (probably on your phone, am I right?), we probably don’t have to tell you that nature is basically AWESOME. But for those of us who live in a city and work indoors, staring at some kind of screen all day long (not to mention the “downtime” we spend scrolling […]
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