Osprey Kestrel 48 Pack - Men's

Color: Atlas Blue
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If you need a pack that can haul your gear for weekend backpacking, heavy-duty day hiking or a day of trail work, the men's Osprey Kestrel 48 pack is ready for all your backcountry adventures.


  • Rucksack-style pack is made from extra-tough, bluesign®-approved fabrics with PFAS-free durable water repellent (DWR) treatment for wet protection
  • AirScape® back panel offers updated adjustable torso lengths and features an injection-molded framesheet for a stable, breathable, close-to-body carry
  • Atilon framesheet spreads load across the entire back panel to the peripheral frame; mesh-covered ridged foam allows for ventilation while keeping the load close to the body
  • Soft, edgeless padded mesh offers a soft, breathable contact surface and large load support
  • Dual quick-release upper side compression straps with axe/trekking pole capture, along with dual lower side compression straps, help secure your load
  • Dual front panel daisy chains for attaching extra gear
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment and dual ice tool loops
  • Adjustable sternum strap with rescue whistle
  • Top panel lash points and zippered mesh pocket with key clip under lid provide additional gear storage
  • Front panel shove-it pocket with stretch mesh gussets
  • Internal reservoir sleeve with Hydraclip for easier reservoir hanging (reservoir not included)
  • Zippered sleeping bag compartment with floating divider
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Included raincover is made with bluesign®-approved fabrics and PFAS-free DWR treatments; when not in use, stores in a zippered pocket at the base of the pack


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Technical Specs

Best Use


Frame Type

Internal Frame

Gear Capacity (L)

S/M: 46 liters

L/XL: 48 liters

Gear Capacity (cu. in.)

S/M: 2,807 cubic inches

L/XL: 2,929 cubic inches


S/M: 4 lbs. 7 oz.

L/XL: 4 lbs. 9.9 oz.

Adjustable Torso Length


Fits Torso Length (in.)

S/M: 17-21 inches

L/XL: 19-23 inches

Fits Waist/Hips

S/M: 26-45 inches

L/XL: 28-50 inches


Main: 420-denier recycled nylon (bluesign® approved); bottom: 500-denier recycled high-tenacity nylon (bluesign® approved)

Frame Material

3.5 mm LightWire peripheral frame

Number of Stays


Reservoir Compatible


Pack Access


Number of Exterior Pockets

5 + main compartment

Sleeping Bag Compartment


Raincover Included


Hipbelt Pockets



27 x 14 x 5 inches




Contains recycled materials

Contains materials that meet the bluesign® criteria

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