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

  • Airscape Backpanel
  • External hydration pocket
  • Hipbelt pockets
  • Raincover include
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Reverse StraightJacket compression straps
  • Stow-On-The-Go Trekking Pole Attachment
  • Stretch woven front pocket
  • Tool attachment
  • Torso adjustable harness
  • Zippered sleeping bag compartment
  • Zippered top pocket

- + Product Specifications
Pack Capacity: 38 liters / 2319 cubic inches
Best Use: Day Hiking, Backpacking
Dimensions: 28 x 12 x 11 in.
Fabric Details: 210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop
Pack Access: Top
Pack Capacity (Medium / Large): 38 liters / 2319 cubic inches
Pack Capacity (Small / Medium): 36 liters / 2197 cubic inches
Pack Fabric: Nylon
Pack Features: Sleeping Bag Compartment, Raincover Included, Compression Straps, Hydration Compatible, Hip Belt Pockets, Ice Axe / Trekking Pole Loops, Sternum Strap, Hip Belt, Ventilated Back Panel, Adjustable Torso
Weight (Medium / Large): 3 lbs 3 oz
Weight (Small / Medium): 3 lbs 1 oz
Weight Capacity: 40 lbs
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)
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" -
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"

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.

• 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.

• 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 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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you want for the size I honestly am very pleased with this backpack, it is everything you need for an overnight camping trip and not too big for a day hike.,,If you're like me however, and love to pack extra gear for the "just in case" scenarios, I may recommend you to the Kestrel 48. ,,All in all this pack is everything and plus is very comfortable to wear. The hydration pouch pocket is very large and the built in rain cover is a super handy feature.
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic bag for many uses I initially bought this bag to have an extra pack for climbing, backpacking, etc. It's main use right now is for my climbing gear but I used it for a weekend of camping and backpacking and loved the pack. I have recently gotten into climbing so I don't have a whole lot of stuff, but for the things I have, basic essentials (rope, webbing, carabiners, harnesses, chalk bags, shoes) it has been a perfect fit. More gear would require a bigger pack, but so far this one has been great for me. I also use it for weekend trips to put just about anything in it. It synches down nice to accommodate a day hike or allows some stretch to overnight it. The sleeping bag compartment on the bottom was a key thing for me. I like to be able to separate my gear so I don't have to dig to the bottom of the bag. Nalgenes fit into the mesh pockets. All straps come in very useful. Great all around pack from a great brand.
Date published: 2013-10-29
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 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
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