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  • Mesh-covered, die-cut EVA hipbelt saves weight and enhances breathability
  • Pack fits a wide variety of backs thanks to hook-and-loop, 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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Best Use Backpacking
Frame Type Internal Frame
Gear Capacity (L) 46 / 48 liter
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 2,807 / 2,929 cubic inches
Weight 3 lbs. 5 oz. / 3 lbs. 8 oz.
Weight - Metric 1.5 / 1.58 kilograms
Adjustable Torso Yes
Fits Torso 16 - 20 / 19 - 23 inches
Fits Waist/Hips 27 - 32 / 32+ inches
Material(s) Nylon packcloth/ripstop nylon
Frame Material Aluminum/HDPE framesheet
Number of Stays 1 peripheral hoop
Pack Access Top / front
Number of Exterior Pockets 9 + main compartment
Sleeping Bag Compartment Yes
Raincover Included Yes
Gender Unisex
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