Expeditions into faraway alpine locales and extended backpacking trips into the backcountry call for Kelty's Red Cloud Backpack. Its PerfectFIT Suspension system provides a fully adjustable back panel that ensures a completely customized fit from the padded shoulders down to the padded waist belt. PerfectFIT also includes highly supportive Lightbeam stays, extra lumbar support, a ventilated back panel, and HDPE framesheets at the waist belt and back for the extra support that heavy loads require. The Red Cloud features a traditional top lid access, with an additional front panel access so you can layer up or down on the trail with ease. The top lid converts to a detachable sling pack for smaller side journeys launched from base camp. Kelty integrated a zippered pocket at the top lid for electronics, zippered side pockets for snacks, a large front pocket with organization for books and layers, and a pocket at the waist belt for energy gels. This backpack also features straps to lift loads, stabilize the waist belt, secure the shoulder straps at your sternum, and compress smaller loads for a secure hike.