Osprey Kestrel 38 Pack

Osprey Kestrel 38 Pack is rated 4.590909090909091 out of 5 by 22.
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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
Weight (Medium / Large): 3 lbs 3 oz
Pack Capacity (Small / Medium): 36 liters / 2197 cubic inches
Weight Capacity: 40 lbs
Dimensions: 28 x 12 x 11 in.
Weight (Small / Medium): 3 lbs 1 oz
Fabric Details: 210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop
Pack Capacity (Medium / Large): 38 liters / 2319 cubic inches
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Pack Fabric: Nylon
Product Technology: Osprey Airscape, Osprey Peripheral Frame
Weight: 51 oz
Gender: Mens
Features: Adjustable Torso, Raincover Included, Ventilated Back Panel, Sternum Strap, Hip Belt, Hydration Compatible, Hip Belt Pockets, Sleeping Bag Compartment, Ice Axe / Trekking Pole Loops, Compression Straps
Best Use: Day Hiking, Backpacking
Pack Capacity: 38 liters / 2319 cubic inches
Frame Type: Internal
Pack Access: Top
Hydration Capacity: Above 100 oz
Osprey Airscape

Osprey Airscape
Osprey's AirScape™ mesh covered ridge foam backpanels set a new standard in the industry. With its ability to keep the weight close, provide cushion, allow ventilation and add load carry is quite a list of needs from this unassuming backpanel. It successfully accomplished all of that in a way that allows it to be used in the large gear hauling packs and lightweight day hiking packs.

Osprey Peripheral Frame

Osprey Peripheral Frame
Peripheral frame was a departure from the norm many years ago and it’s still the foundation of our gear hauling packs. A wire frame runs along the outside of the backpanel directly connecting the upper load lifters and the central core of the pack to the hipbelt to transition and spread the load. Allowing natural torsional movement, effective adjustable torsos, and different load range and backpanel builds makes this suspension design truly innovative.


Men's Packs
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large S / M M / L
Xenith - - - 18 - 21 20 - 23 22 - 25 - -
Aether (*excludes 60L) - - 16 - 19 18 - 21 20 - 23 22 - 25 - -
Volt 17 - 22 - - - - - - -
Atmos AG - - 16 - 19 18 - 21 20 - 23 - - -
Stratos, Manta AG (36L, 28L), Skarab (32L, 24L) - - - - - - 16 - 19 18 - 21
Kestrel, Talon, Kamber - - - - - - 16 - 20 19 - 23
Volt - - - - - - 16 - 19 18 - 21
Manta AG (20L), Skarab (18L), Raptor, Viper 17 - 21 - - - - - - -
Waypoint 17 - 22 - - - - - - -
Unisex Packs
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small Small Medium Large S / M M / L
Exos, Variant - - 16 - 19 18 - 21 20 - 23 - -
Escapist (*excludes 18L) - - - - - 16 - 20 19 - 23
Daylite 15 - 22 - - - - - -
Mutant, Radial, Farpoint - - - - - 15 - 19 18 - 22
Kamber Abs - - - - - 16 - 19 18 - 22
Rev Available in S / M and M / L. Select the size that matches your typical apparel size.
Zealot 15 - 21 - - - - - -
Syncro - - - - - 16 - 19 18 - 21
Women's Packs
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small Small Medium Large XS / S S / M
Xena, Aura AG - 14 - 17 16 - 19 18 - 21 - - -
Ariel (*excludes 75 / 55L) - 14 - 17 16 - 18 18 - 21 20 - 22* - -
Viva, Wayfarer 14 - 19 - - - - - -
Sirrus - - - - - 15 - 18 16 - 20
Kyte, Tempest, Kresta - - - - - 13 - 17 16 - 20
Mira AG (34L, 26L), Skimmer (30L, 22L) - 15 - 18 17 - 20 - - - -
Mira AG (18L) 15 - 18 - - - - - -
Skimmer (16L) 15 - 19 - - - - - -
Raven, Verve 14 - 18 - - - - - -
Kid Carriers + Kids' Packs
PACK SIZE One Size Age
Ace 75 14 - 19 11 - 18
Ace 50 13 - 18 8 - 14
Ace 38 11 - 15 6 - 11
Jet 18 13 - 17 8 +
Jet 12 11 - 15 5 +
Hydrajet 11 - 15 5 +
Moki 11 - 16 5 +
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 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 5 out of 5 by from No accident Did an light overnight 11 miler in Haleakala crater. This pack is very well thought out. Very impressed as were hiking companions. Great service from Moosejaw as well. Mahalo!!
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short term backpack with good construction I haven't use the backpack much, but it will be used extensively for an upcoming trip. I bought this pack to fit just at international travel carry-on requirements. It has fantastic storage for an overnight or a super-light two to three day trek. The top does not disconnect like some Osprey bags. The bag has typical Osprey quality - I owe four bags - they stand behind the product. I'll provide a better update after my trip.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pack one design issue I upgraded my Kestral 32 (previous model) with the 38 as I needed a bit more room for my guides pack. This is a great pack series and I prefer a top loading pack which is why I went with the 38. One design frustration that has been driving me crazy is the divider flap. Since my preference is to not have two separate compartments and because of that, the flap just gets in the way as there is no way to stow it. Velcro (hook & loop) tabs would have been beneficial to keep the flap out of the way. Other then this one criticism, it's a great pack!
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for overnights and long hikes Thanks to osprey for making flawless products. I use this pack for long hikes and overnights, and it performs flawlessly. It is very comfy for loads up to 30 lb, for me that is enough gear for an overnight (ultra light tent included). Only complaint are the side mesh pockets. I mainly use them for 1l water bottles, but I have to take off my pack to reach them. I'd wish they were angled like the ones on other packs. To solve these I use 3l bladder in the specific reservoir compartment, and fill it with my water bottles when is empty. The materials and the overall manufacturing are very high quality. And I think the price is just right for what you get. I almost forget the great rain cover that was included ! Thanks for making these products so good.
Date published: 2016-08-22
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
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