APPLICATION - Kelty Lakota 4000 Pack - David Wyman
- Please accept my application to test the Kelty Lakota 4000 pack. My test
agreement is on file and I agree to comply with all the report
requirements, including Chapter 5, found in the BackpackGearTest bylaws
NAME: David Wyman
EMAIL: wyman -at- wymanhq -dot- com
LOCATION: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
WEIGHT: 175 lb (79.40 kg)
While I've been camping for years, I've only been backpacking for a
short time. As a fairly new backpacker, I'm still trying to find the
right equipment so I usually have a mid- to heavy-weight pack (working
on that) and I alternate between my tent and hammock. I do quite a
number of short trips in the Pennsylvania (PA) state parks (Raccoon
Creek and Ohiopyle mostly) and longer trips are usually up in the
Allegheny National Forest. My dog almost always comes along on the
longer hikes, and my wife and toddler join me on the shorter ones.
During the spring and summer, there will be at least 2 overnight
backpacking trips and 1 or 2 car camping trips in the Laurel Highlands
(Ohiopyle) and/or Raccoon Creek areas.
Weather conditions for the trips will find temperatures ranging from
highs around 80 F (27 C) down to lows around 40 F (5 C), and I will be
hiking, camping, and backpacking at altitudes ranging from sea level up
to 3000 ft (914 m).
I'll be doing several solo backpacking trips which means no splitting
gear out between people. So, a pack that can hold a lot of gear and fit
comfortably is always a tough thing to find. I'm interested in seeing
how well it can handle gear for a multi-day trip, including a hammock,
sleeping bag, pads, etc. Also, having a pack that has easy access to
frequently used gear is an added bonus - I'd like to see how easy it is
to use the hydration pouch, the water bottle pockets, and the different
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Currently applying for the Stanley Food Jar.
My previous reviews can be found at
Thank you in advance for considering this application and a special
thanks to Kelty for providing this testing opportunity.