A trail-tested workhorse, the Kelty Tioga 5500 Classic external frame backpack offers heavy load hauling capability, convenient access points and fit adjustability. An array of features adds to the Tioga 5500’s reputation for providing reliable backcountry performance.
The Tioga 5500 Classic’s rigid aluminum frame provides excellent stability and give a boost to. In truth, if you are carrying heavy loads over well-maintained trails and even terrain, it’s hard to beat an external frame pack. Then again, it is very important take into account that the rigidity of an external frame can hamper flexibility for off-trail scrambling.
Equipped with many zippered pockets, the Tioga 5500 Classic lets you separate and organize gear at the same time as providing quick and easy access to whatever you might need at the same time as on the trail. An integrated spindrift collar on the top-loading main packbag allows you to carry even more gear.
Other features found on the Tioga 5500 Classic include an enclosed sleeping bag compartment, a lid pocket, zippered side pockets, a mesh water bottle pocket, a daisy chain attachment system, lash points and an ice-axe loop. A lined internal sleeve makes the Tioga 5500 Classic hydration system (sold one at a time) compatible.