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Kelty’s 2014 TraiLogic™ collection takes a new look at backpacking, offers lightweight, intuitive solutions for a hassle-free experience

Designed for simplicity, light weight, and hassle-free use, the TraiLogic™ collection lets backpack enthusiasts focus on the journey


BOULDER, COLO. (For Immediate Release) – Kelty is introducing the new and highly functional 2014 TraiLogic™ collection to make the backpacking experience hassle-free and more enjoyable. This complete line of intuitively-designed packs, tents, sleeping bags, and sleep pads offers lightweight organization and seamless performance for anyone looking to get more out of the backpacking experience.

Each piece within the TraiLogic™ line is completely compatible with any non-TraiLogic™ gear, allowing backpackers to enjoy the simplicity and functionality of each component on its own. However, this collection really shines when used together. By working seamlessly as a system, TraiLogic™ simplifies the logistics of backpacking, allowing backpackers to spend less time futzing around with gear and more time enjoying the journey.

“With TraiLogic™, our goal is to offer a complete line of backpacking equipment that performs better than what’s currently available, allowing backpackers to focus more on the backpacking experience and less on their equipment,” said Russell Rowell, VP and Brand Manager for Kelty. “By increasing functionality, adding comfort, and dropping excess weight, TraiLogic™ gear helps backpackers stay organized, travel light, sleep comfortably, and get more out of time spent on the trail.”

The TraiLogic™ collection covers four key equipment categories, including packs with advanced organization, sleeping bags made with “Head-2-Toe Dri” waterproof protection, tents with a Stargazing Fly™ feature, and three sleep pads engineered for comfort, light weight, and packability. Each piece is designed to enhance functionality and streamline campsite set up while reducing excess weight, allowing backpackers to spend less time thinking about their gear and more time enjoying the backcountry experience.

The PK 50 ($199.95) backpack is the hub of the Kelty TraiLogic™ collection, offering compartmentalized organization to seamlessly accommodate the rest of your equipment and speed campsite set up. A removable clothing compartment gives easy access to apparel while allowing this 50-liter pack to convert to a 35-liter pack for shorter journeys. Advanced suspension designs provide a very comfortable carry on long hauls or with heavy loads. Completely zipper-free, the PK 50 is built with roll-top closures to eliminate the possibility of broken zippers in the backcountry while a specially designed tent pocket provides easy access to your shelter.

To save space inside your pack, the Kelty TN 2 ($249.95) and TN 3 ($299.95) tents feature shorter, more compact poles and a ‘Tent Cube’ stuff sack, both of which allow effortless compatibility with the PK 50’s dedicated tent pocket. These tents also boast our Stargazing Fly™ feature, giving you a view of the night sky while allowing you to deploy the fly without ever leaving your sleeping bag. Oversized doors and vestibules provide easy access and abundant gear storage.

Highly packable, compressible, and lightweight, the 800-fill DriDown™ insulated SB 20 ($299.95) and SB 35 ($249.95) sleeping bags offer outstanding performance in any overnight situation. Hydrophobic DriDown™ combines with waterproof panels on the head and foot to give you “Head-2-Toe Dri” waterproof protection from condensation and wet weather. A full-length, 2-way zipper offers easily customized ventilation on warm nights. Both of these bags pack easily into the PK 50’s separate sleeping bag compartment with or without a stuff sack.

Three different sleep pads- the PDsi full-length($79.95), PDsi ¾ length ($69.95), and PDa air chamber pad ($69.95)- each fold up into their own ‘Pad Cube’ for convenience and space savings in any pack. The PDsi and PDsi ¾ use body mapping to shape the pad and remove excess material from key locations for a perfect blend of weight and comfort. When pack space and weight are the primary concern, the PDa is an ultralight, ultra-comfortable air chamber pad that goes unnoticed in your pack until it’s time to turn in.

TraiLogic™ will debut at the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City from July 31st to August 3rd in the Kelty booth #24026. For more information, please email

About Kelty
Born over 60 years ago in a Glendale, CA garage, Kelty forever changed the world of backpacking with the first ever external aluminum frame backpack. Since then, Kelty has worked to make outdoors more accessible for everyone by creating high quality equipment to complement any active, outdoor lifestyle. Today, Kelty proudly offers a wide range of functional and durable packs, tents, sleeping bags, luggage, and family camping gear for anybody interested in just about any outdoor adventure. For more on Kelty, please visit