Gear Up: Kelty Capture Daypacks

keltyKelty is a name that should be well-known among outdoorsmen, and with good reason. For years, they’ve provided us with quality products ranging from tents to backpacks. Today, we’ll take a look at a new daypack series from Kelty, the Capture.

The Capture 15 and Capture 25—the two sizes in the series—are versatile enough to take on nearly any adventure you fill your day with. Both packs are panel loading with externally accessible hydration sleeves, and feature wide, ventilated shoulder straps to evenly distribute carry weight and keep your shoulders from getting too stuffy. There are also twin pockets near the bottom of the shoulder straps to keep small items handy and secure. The Capture 25 features a shove-it pocket for storing extra gear, while the 15 comes with compression wings to secure any load, making them both unique to specific needs.

Perhaps the most noticeable feature of the Capture series is the packs’ smartphone-compatible Action Pocket, a secure sleeve that attaches to the sternum straps. This keeps your phone’s camera ready at all times to help you take advantage of photo opportunities as they suddenly come up.  This is a very desirable feature for those outdoorsmen who love to keep a record of their adventures, from hiking to biking. I mean, imagine cruising along the trails on a mountain bike and being able to easily record every minute of it, hands-free, with your smartphone attached to your chest! Furthermore, it allows you to enjoy the outdoors without having to carry an expensive camera and its accessories.

The 25L pack will cost you around $80, while the 15L runs $70, which makes the daypacks easily affordable for all budgets.

For day trips along the trail, tearing up dirt on your mountain bike, or even just around campus, Kelty’s Capture 15 and 25 are worthwhile additions to any trail arsenal. If you’re in the market for a new daypack, or just need a casual backpack for life’s everyday needs, the Capture series is worth a second look!