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Rated5out of5bykareardofromPerfect overnighterPerfect for an overnighter. Sleeping bag, ground pad, first aid kit, stove and food all fit perfectly. Total weight including 2l water is 20 lbs. Just right.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated4out of5bysusanafromperfect fit and comfortable for hikingnice!!!
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated3out of5byMRJBennettfromPerfect carry-on with some flawsThe Good:
I purchased this pack for a 3 month trip around Europe, including a 30 day hike along the Camino Frances. I like to travel pretty light but all the same, I managed to pack everything I needed, including a rather bulky DSLR, into this pack with minimal fuss. I was then able to strap down the pack to still fit in the overhead compartments on all airlines I flew with, including some ridiculously undersized overheads on smaller airlines. Setting up the pack for daily hiking was a breeze and I was able to adjust straps on the go, to retain comfort and load balance.
Even with the rain cover, the pack would suck up moisture after 30 minutes or so and depending on the length and heaviness of the rain, often took a few days to dry out naturally.
Halfway into my Camino hike, one of the load lifters frayed and broke, near where it is sewn into the top of the pack, meaning the weight of the pack was pulling down on one shoulder only, for the remainder of the hike. It's quite possible that I didn't have the backpack evenly adjusted, causing movement on the strap but I still don't expect something of this quality to break after a couple of weeks daily use. The heaviest load I had carried was 30lbs but mostly just under 20. The center strap on the top of the pack, used for hanging the back on a hook is also worn halfway through at this point.
The only other very minor criticism I have of the bag is that the material of the shoulder strap seemed to move slightly out of alignment with the padding, so that the seam between the front of the shoulder strap and the part that's supposed to be on my chest, was consistently shifting and rubbing against me. I could keep adjusting it but it's still an annoyance.
I'd definitely buy another of these bags, for the fit in the carry-on alone but I don't recommend for extended hiking.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated5out of5byDeejayfromIdeal PackThis is a fantastic pack, too big for day trips but is perfect size for multi-day camping, long trips, I plan to take this backpacking across America or Europe. Perfect size for that, for me. what else do you need? Get something bigger if you like to take excess items with you that you probably won't need or if you or going mountain climbing.
Either way the Osprey Kestrel series is awesome, comes in different sizes too, so anyway you want it you can get it basically.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated4out of5bycamper manfromsolidThis pack has been a great choice for me. I use it for day trips all the way up to 4-5 night trips. Pack is adjustable so fit should not be a problem I took the time to properly fit my pack with different weights loaded into it. Average weight 40 +lbs. At this load I am able to comfortably hike all day, thanks to a well thought out suspension. overall I am pleased with the extras this bag comes with, such as treking pole holders h2o comp+ water bottle holders on the sides. sleeping bag comp, two zipper comp on the lid, both torso straps have compartments, sleeping pad straps, adjustable tie downs on two places from Osprey that are built nicely into the back and side of pack. Osprey thought of every thing while designing this backpack. I have been backpacking for a long time and have never been happier with a backpack especialy for the low $ & the life time guarantee,.
Date published: 2013-03-24
Rated4out of5byMilliefromSMALL AND SLEEKi tend to pack light where everything can fit in a small package and has many different uses. with this bag it works well for a long day pack or a overnight or posible multi day pack if you pack really light in the summer months. im 6'2" and 170lbs so the M/L fits good and can be adjusted easily. i have light weight gear that packs small so i tend to use this for overnight trips in the back country. you do need to be careful about the weight of gear. when getting this pack to the top of its weight restraints it had alot of hot spots that showed up.
3 good things about this product is warrenty, durable, easy to pack and store stuff. its an osprey so thats enough said right there about warrenty. i scramble and have a good fast pace on the trail so hitting branches and other shrubbery are a constant for me. it has held up well on all of my adventures and looks like new everytime i take it out. havent such a small pack that has both top and bottom loading is nice so i can get sleeping bag and gear out from either end. the hip pockets are great for snacks so i can keep my pace and get grub at the same time. the water pouch is great to access without getting gear out.
i say get this bag even if you use it on day trips.
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated5out of5byrwomalleyfromGreat fitBeing relatively new to backpacking and snowshoeing, this is the perfect pack. It packs well, but the most important thing is the support. Weight is transferred easily to hips (especially) and shoulders. We hike every weekend including the winter in Rocky Mountain National Park. Although we havent used it for camping, the size is perfect to fit all of my families clothes, food and gear for our outings. If you havent figured it out, I am the pack mule! The salesman at REI took the time to fit me perfectly. I will buy another smaller pack for summer hikes but the 38 liter capacity is perfect for the changing weather conditions in the Rockies during spring, fall and winter hikes.
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated5out of5byJHPB13fromPERFECT!Perfect bag, could not ask for more. Use this everywhere, for everything. Even took it on a month long trip to Europe as my only luggage... stored hiking/camping gear, as well as clothing for the city. Only complaint is that over time the elastic that holds your water bottle in its pocket, stretches out over time, but nothing putting a clip on wouldnt fix. Highly recommend this pack, even for trips you might think a 38L pack would be too small for.
Date published: 2012-12-19
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