Osprey Kestrel 38 Pack

Osprey Kestrel 38 Pack is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 12.
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Product Description Item No.   10185139

The Osprey Kestrel 38 Pack is a hiking day pack for long trail adventures where you'll return by evening. The Kestrel 38 has been built for the longer day hikes, and can even be used as an overnight pack for ultralight packers. It has been loaded with features to make it simple and easy to attach additional gear. The lower half of the pack has two of my favorite pack features, the integrated raincover and the sleeping bag compartment. The attached raincover ensures I won't forget it at home and keeps it separate and out of the way until I need it. The sleeping bag compartment is all about quick access to an essential. It is crazy how genius the Stow-On-The-Go™ attachment seems once you start to use it. I am constantly using them so I can use my hands to climb over obstacles on the trail. On lighter days I just compress the bag down so the load doesn't shift along the way while the Airscape™ backpanel, harness and hipbelt do their thing, fully loaded or otherwise.

FEATURES of the Osprey Kestrel 38 Pack

  • Stretch mesh front pocket
  • Front daisies with bungee tie-offs
  • Stretch mesh side pockets
  • Reverse Straight Jacket compression straps
  • Integrated raincover
  • Dual ice tool loops
  • External hydration sleeve
  • LightWire frame
  • Torso-adjustable harness
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
  • AirScape backpanel
  • Zippered hipbelt pockets
  • Under-lid zippered mesh pocket
  • Top loader
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Zippered sleeping bag compartment with drop-down divider
  • Fixed top pocket with gear loops and dual zippered compartments

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Pack Features: Sleeping Bag Compartment, Raincover Included, Hydration Compatible, Compression Straps, Adjustable Torso
Fabric Details: 210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop
Pack Capacity (Medium / Large): 38 liters / 2319 cubic inches
Weight (Medium / Large): 3 lbs 3 oz
Weight Capacity: 40 lbs
Pack Access: Top
Pack Capacity (Small / Medium): 36 liters / 2197 cubic inches
Best Use: Day Hiking, Backpacking
Dimensions: 28 x 12 x 11 in.
Weight (Small / Medium): 3 lbs 1 oz
Pack Capacity: 38 liters / 2319 cubic inches
Pack Fabric: Nylon
Frame Type: Internal

Men's Packs
PACK SIZE One Size Small S / M Medium M / L Large X-Large
Aether 60 + Atmos - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23" -
Aether 70, 85 - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23" 22 - 25"
Manta 20 18 - 21" - - - - - -
Raptor + Viper 15 - 21" - - - - - -
Stratos + Manta 28, 36 - - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" - -
Talon + Kestrel - - 16 - 20" - 19 - 23" - -
Volt 17 - 22" - - - - - -
Waypoint - - - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23" -
Xenith - - - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23" 22 - 25"
Women's Packs
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small XS / S Small S / M Medium Large
Ariel 65 - 14 - 17" - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" 20 - 23"
Aura - - - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" 20 - 23"
Mira 18 14 - 18" - - - - - -
Raven + Verve 14 - 18" - - - - - -
Sirrus + Mira 26, 34 - - 15 - 18" - 17 - 20" - -
Tempest + Kyte - - 13 - 17" - 16 - 20" - -
Viva 14 - 19" - - - - - -
Waypoint - - - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" -
Xena + Aerial 55, 75 - 14 - 17" - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" -
Unisex Packs
PACK SIZE One Size Small S / M Medium M / L Large
Exos, Variant + Mutant - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23"
Kode + Farpoint - - 15 - 19" 18 - 21" - -
Rev Available in S / M and M / L. Select the size that matches your typical apparel size.
Reverb 14 - 18" - - - - -
Zealot + Syncro - - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" -
Kid Carriers + Kids' Packs
PACK SIZE One Size Age / Weight
Ace 14 - 20" 12 - 16 years old
Jib 13 - 19" 10 - 14 years old
Poco 15 1/2 - 21 1/2" Holds up to 48.5 lbs (child, gear and pack combined)
Hipbelts
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small Small S / M Medium M / L Large X-Large
Standard Fixed Hipbelts 25 - 50" 24 - 45" 24 - 25" 26 - 45" 27 - 48" 28 - 50" 29 - 55" -
Variant
Interchangeable Hipbelts
- < 28" 27 - 31" - 30 - 34" - 33 - 37" > 36"
Xena + Ariel
Interchangeable Hipbelts
- < 28" 27 - 31" - 30 - 34" - > 33" -
Xenith + Aether
Interchangeable Hipbelts
- - < 31" - 30 - 34" - 33 - 37" > 36"
OSPREY MEASUREMENT GUIDE

Please note that the info provided above refers to the torso size each pack will fit, and NOT any dimensions of the pack. Below are some steps for how to get your torso length. You should probably have someone help take this measurement for you so it is accurate. And they might accidentally touch your butt.

HOW TO MEASURE TORSO LENGTH:
• Start at the iliac crest, which is the top of the hipbones on the side of your body. These act like a shelf for supporting a pack hipbelt.
• From this level on your spine, measure to the C7 vertebrae, the knobby bone at the base of your neck when you put your head down.
• Make sure you keep your back as straight as possible while measuring.
• This torso measurement determines what size Osprey pack you should carry. Refer to the size charts above to find your ideal size.
• If you are in between sizes, it is ideal to try them both on before ordering.

HOW TO MEASURE HIPBELT SIZE:
• Measure around your hips at your iliac crest, NOT your waist.
• A properly fitted hipbelt rides centered over the hipbones and needs to be very snug.
• The padded portion should wrap well around your hips, leaving a gap of 3 to 6 inches between the tips of the both hip pads when securely tightened.
• Refer to the Hipbelts size chart above to help determine your ideal Osprey pack size, but again, your torso length is what should determine your pack size, NOT the hipbelt.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great backpack, just the right size for a day-long/overnight hike Was looking for a day-long to overnight hiking backpack and came across Osprey. I'm 6' 180 lbs and found the M/L size to fit just right. This thing has it all, great back support, arches away from you to cut down on that sweaty back feeling, stiff to keep my camelpak water bladder in place and unharmed. Ton's of pockets though I wish it had two pockets on the sides like the Atmos series from Osprey. FYI, if you get a tear in this thing 20 years from now, Osprey will fix it at no cost (presumably you'd have to pay for shipping but don't know, haven't had to use it). This thing is built to take abuse and has way more room than you would think from looking at it. Love this backpack.
Date published: 2012-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Osprey Rocks! Bought for long day hiking and backpacking trips and it has exceeded all my expectations. Love the hiking pole Stow-on-the-Go system (great for when you only need one pole or none when scrambling up/down rocky trails). Taken on several short (2-3 day) backpacking trips, and a many short (3-5mile) & long (6-10mile) day hike trips. Perfect intermediate size pack and could be great for longer backpacking trips if your more a light/ultra-light backpacker. Says 38L, but with top load can always stuff 5-10L more, plus loops on front for sleeping pad, etc. Can comfortably carry 35lbs, incl 1-2L Platypus, and not bulky to carry 10-20 lbs for day hike. Just right for long more remote day hikes (eg NY Catskills) when you want to bring extra gear just in case (for cold weather/emerg) and allows you to add/shed layers and bring extra food/water and shelter. All the extra pockets are great and the stretchy front pouch provides easy access to items on the go.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bag! This bag has been with me for four years already and the durability is amazing. Storing water is a breeze, and you don't need to buy a rain cover! . It is a nice feature having the rain fly attached to the bag as well. This bag can be used to cover a long day hike, all the way up to a 4-5 day trek if you plan the rest of your gear out well. The straps are easy to move to fit any body type, as well as the back adjustment. This is the bag I trust when I go on short treks, and I recommend it to everyone!
Date published: 2013-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get it! Use it! Love it! I already have the Osprey Aether 70. The Osprey Kestrel 38 Pack makes for a great compliment for those smaller long day and overnight adventures. I purchased this pack for my 4 day Inca Jungle Trail hike in Peru that led us through rivers, trails, and mountains. Along with planes, trains and automobiles (buses really). Since we were sleeping in a hostel every night, I was able to leave my sleeping bag at home and manage to squeeze extra clothes and sandals in its place. It made through the whole trek! I loved the fully adjustable straps, integrated rain fly (although not needed) and the built-in 3L reservoir. All of the weight was evenly dispersed through the adjustable hip belt. It was very comfortable and performed above and beyond my expectations. It took me 2000+ feet above Machu Picchu to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain. It was the first trip for this smaller pack, but I see it getting more use than my larger Osprey Aether 70. Already planing my next adventure!
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Osprey Kestrel 38, just what I needed The Osprey pack was even more than what I had hoped for. It is perfect for my needs. Mainly what I want to say in this review is how amazing the Moosejaw customer support is. From the online chat, to phone service, to emails everyone responded quickly and courteously. I had never shopped at Moosejaw before but I am now a big fan. It is an amazing company.
Date published: 2013-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everything You need, nothing you don't. My outing club owns a few of these packs and they adjust just enough so everyone can fit in them fairly well. They are a good size for someone who doesn't have a full pack (as in not the leader of the trip so they don't need a med kit and stove) but it is a struggle to get a bear canister in without having to re-pack every time. They are great though, filled with features that make them very multi purpose, these can be used as day packs too for things like ice climbing where you need to trek in a lot of gear.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not as expected from Osprey, Atmos/Aura is a much better choice I am a huge Osprey pack fan. I have many school/commuter packs like the 24/7 series Comet, the Momentum 34, some sports related packs like the Kode 30, and the Raptor 10, and I just got the Aether 70 for my long backpacking trips. This pack was going to be primarily used for quick and light overnights and primarily as my search and rescue pack. I was stoked to get this pack but after loading it with all of my gear and trying it out around the house, I just did not like the way the back panel felt. I think at most this will be a good day pack and a very light overnight trip. I think the 48 would have been a better selection for my actual needs but I found the Atmos 50 for sale and jumped on that opportunity which will suit my needs much more. I think this is a mediocre budget bag, and I would recommend you save some money for the Atmos/Aura to do everything this pack can do but much better and more comfortable.
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok. The fit was dissapointing First, to be fair: these backpacks are gender specific and I got a man's backpack, despite being a girl. I liked the color better :) The fit was disappointing as compared to the Osprey Stratos (female version) - no matter what I did, the kestrel just did not sit quite right on my back, and felt "heavier" than the S of the same size. On the plus side, the Kestrel's pockets are awesome and I love being able to attach things like carabiners easily.
Date published: 2014-02-15
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