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About Kelty

In 1952, Dick Kelty started the company from a garage in Glenvale, California, hand-forming and welding the first frames used to create his back-packs. Kelty forever changed the world of backpacking with the first ever external aluminium frame backpack in the early 1950's.

With a relentless eye for detail and improvement, Kelty's designs have evolved ever since. During these early years Kelty equipment was used exclusively on the first American ascent of the West Ridge of Mt. Everest in 1963, and during the National Geographic Antarctica expedition in 1966.

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.


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Welcome to Kelty through The Camping and Caravanning Club.

For over 60 years Kelty backpacks, tents and camping equipment have been regarded as a premium branded products in the US, and now we are delighted to offer these same high quality products to discerning customers in the UK.

All the Kelty products we sell are dispatched from the UK and backed up by our UK based customer care and support team.

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Kelty is committed to offering their best price in our marketplace

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