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Osprey Kestrel 48 Pack


    Osprey Kestrel 48 Pack

    The Osprey Kestrel 48 pack sports a sleek, technical design with an adjustable torso and lightweight materials, making it an ideal pack for overnight or weekend trips. See details

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    The Osprey Kestrel 48 pack sports a sleek, technical design with an adjustable torso and lightweight materials, making it an ideal pack for overnight or weekend trips.

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    The Osprey Kestrel 48 pack sports a sleek, technical design with an adjustable torso and lightweight materials, making it an ideal pack for overnight or weekend trips.

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    The Osprey Kestrel 48 pack sports a sleek, technical design with an adjustable torso and lightweight materials, making it an ideal pack for overnight or weekend trips.

    • Mesh-covered, die-cut EVA hipbelt saves weight and enhances breathability
    • Pack fits a wide variety of backs thanks to rip-and-stick, torso-length adjustability: just rip it, adjust it and stick it
    • Lightweight AirScape™ back panel features ridge-molded foam with channels covered in mesh to allow airflow
    • LightWire™ peripheral-hoop alloy frame and HDPE framesheet provide a flexible and light structure
    • Top-loading design features a sewn-on lid with a pocket that offers accessible gear storage
    • Externally accessible lower compartment accommodates a sleeping bag
    • Stow-On-The-Go™ trekking pole attachment lets you stow and remove poles (not included) while still wearing pack
    • Poles tuck away between your arm and pack; adjustable shockcord on left-hand shoulder strap and a side loop hold poles in tightly
    • Front and side stretch-woven pockets are ideal for stashing a jacket and other often-used gear
    • Hipbelt features 2 zippered pockets for stashing a digital camera and snacks
    • Hydration-compatible design features reservoir sleeve and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately)
    • 2 ice axe loops with bungee tool tie-offs let you lash extra gear outside
    • Dual sleeping pad straps on the pack's base adjust easily to hold a variety of shapes and sizes of pads
    • Side compression straps let you cinch down loads for jostle-free carrying
    • The Osprey Kestrel 48 pack features an integrated raincover that pulls out in a flash to protect contents from sudden downpours


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    Osprey Kestrel 48 Pack Specs
    Best use
    Lightweight backpackLightweight backpack
    48 liter46 liter
    2,929 cubic inches2,807 cubic inches
    3 lbs. 8 oz.3 lbs. 5 oz.
    1.58 kilograms1.5 kilograms
    19 - 23 inches16 - 20 inches
    32+27 - 32
    Nylon packcloth/ripstop nylonNylon packcloth/ripstop nylon
    Aluminum/HDPE framesheetAluminum/HDPE framesheet
    1 peripheral hoop1 peripheral hoop
    Top / frontTop / front
    9 + main compartment9 + main compartment
    Frame type
    Backpack style
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Weight - metric
    Adjustable torso
    Fits torso
    Fits waist/hips
    Frame material
    Number of stays
    Suspended mesh back panel
    Pack loading
    Pack access
    Number of exterior pockets
    Sleeping bag compartment
    Raincover included

    Osprey Kestrel 48 Pack

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    Osprey Kestrel 48 Packis rated4.5217out of5by23.
    Rated5out of5byfromversatile pack, easy to fitI have the older version, have had this for a couple years now, and every time i put it on i am reminded why i love this pack so much. Something about Osprey packs just seem to fit me better, make it easier to carry more weight, and the adjustable torso is genius. If you have a hard time finding packs that fit try an Osprey, especially the Kestral series.
    Date published: 2014-04-08
    Rated5out of5byfromExcellent Pack for Shorter TripsI use this pack for anything from a luxurious day-hike to a week long backpacking trip. It's simple, well made, and can hold all the gear I need for a technical short term stay. It's the most comfortable large backpack I've ever used and after a few miles I don't even notice it.
    Date published: 2014-03-02
    Rated4out of5byfromComfortable, functional and lightweightI love the pockets throughout for organizing. I'm able to carry 30lbs with his pack no problems. For lighter weight I cut out the sleeping bag compartment interior separator and also cut away the nearly useless hip pockets and added in my own larger hip pockets. Got the pack down to just over 3lbs this way and have used it on multi-day backpacks. It's a well made pack that should provide years of use.
    Date published: 2014-01-27
    Rated4out of5byfromgood mtb travel bagim happy
    Date published: 2013-12-02
    Rated4out of5byfromA good pack for the fieldI am a wildlife field biologist and tracker and I put packs through heavy use daily carrying my gear on long hikes and trips into rugged backcountry in the high Rockies and also the Sonoran Desert. I really like the features on this pack, the harness system, the spacious side pockets and large belt pouches. The harness does pinch when under a heavier load. I do not put more than 35 lbs in the pack. I also use the stow as you go straps for my trekking poles quite a bit in varied terrain. The con with this pack is that the bottom, due to its lightweight rating, is not durable. I found that the internal frame punched through the bottom of my pack on both sides after two years of use. I would rather have a field pack that is more durable and have it weight more, rather than be lightweight. Overall, I love the pack. And would buy it again.
    Date published: 2013-11-15
    Rated5out of5byfromOsprey the best!I got an advice from my friend Mateo and nothing else to say Osprey is the best!
    Date published: 2013-10-23
    Rated5out of5byfromvery good backpackI'm a three season hiker/backpacker. I needed more room for my hammock and quilts. One of the main reasons was for sleeping bag compartment, I use this for my upper quilt and hammock with bugnet. It has 2 side pockets with zippers which can hold 1 liter bottles or I have put 40 oz klean kantenn with no problems, but I use the pockets for rain gear and straps. It also has 2 web pockets which work great for 1 liter bottles, thin type like smart water bottles. It has many points to put your gear, sleeping pad, at the bottom, sides or top. I would use this pack for 3 days with no problems, cold weather should also work.
    Date published: 2013-10-17
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat pack for light backpacking and fieI bought this pack as my main pack for fieldwork in Yellowstone. I'm pleased to say that this was a perfect purchase; I've used this pack for over 90 days in Yellowstone without any issues, flaws, or product defects. The pack loads easily, is highly water-resistant with an included waterproof rainfly, and is extremely comfortable. I've carried anywhere between 15-60 pounds in this bag, though the ideal weight is likely under somewhere around 40-45 lbs and under. One aspect of my fieldwork includes using nitrogen tanks, which I can fit into the main body due to it's wide opening and adjustable main compartment. A bottom hatch, two zippered pockets on the head and one underneath, two hip-belt zippered pockets, and an elastic strong-mesh front pocket allow for easy organization. While the zippers worked well, they occasionally snagged, but it was nothing that took more than 5 seconds. I'll likely buy an Osprey bladder to fit in the pouch, as mine was somewhat of a poor fit. The hydration pouch between the outside of the pack and frame, which help preserve storage capacity in the bag but also means it can be a tighter fit.
    Date published: 2013-09-24

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