The Redwing wasn't as comfortable as the Top Pick Deuter Quantum 70 + 10, nor was it as easy to pack as our Editors' Choice winning Osprey Farpoint 55. The Redwing also doesn't come with a detachable daypack like the Eagle Creek Deviate 60 (this gives you a perfect excuse to pick up our Best Pick Award winner, the REI Stuff Travel Daypack 22). However, the Redwing has a lot of great features and packs a whole lot of awesome especially considering that it retails for $120.
In the 2013 iteration of this review, we gave this pack a Best Buy Award. This year, the Redwing was dethroned by the REI Stuff Travel, but that doesn't make the Redwing any less of a value. If you're looking for a pack to do a little bit of everything and want save money for that plane ticket to somewhere far away, the Kelty Redwing 50 could be the perfect pack for you.