Osprey Kestrel 48 Pack

Osprey Kestrel 48 Pack is rated 4.8462 out of 5 by 26.
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Product Description Item No.   10185140

The Osprey Kestrel 48 Pack is a versatile pack for backpacking and hiking in a lightweight package. The 48 is just enough space for a multi-day or overnight adventure. The two sizes (S/M or M/L) are each available with an adjustable harness, fitting a wide range of torsos, so you can even lend this puppy out to a friend. No, lend the pack to a friend, not your sweet little puppy. The AirScape backpanel is made of a ridged foam that is supportive, comfy and cool against your back with a slotted hipbelt for support. The Kestrel has been loaded with features, my favorites being the integrated raincover and the Stow-On-The-Go™ trekking pole attachments. You never know when the rain will fall or when you need to go hands-free to climb over a fallen tree.

FEATURES of the Osprey Kestrel 48 Pack

  • Airscape Backpanel
  • 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

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Pack Capacity: 48 liters / 2929 cubic inches
Best Use: Travel, Day Hiking, Backpacking
Dimensions: 28 x 13 x 13 in.
Fabric Details: 210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop
Pack Access: Top
Pack Capacity (Medium / Large): 48 liters / 2929 cubic inches
Pack Capacity (Small / Medium): 46 liters / 2807 cubic inches
Pack Fabric: Nylon
Pack Features: Compression Straps, Hip Belt, Hydration Compatible, Raincover Included, Hip Belt Pockets, Sleeping Bag Compartment, Sternum Strap, Ice Axe / Trekking Pole Loops
Weight (Medium / Large): 3 lbs 8 oz
Weight (Small / Medium): 3 lbs 5 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 I can't rate this pack highly enough Living in Missouri, my options are somewhat limited for multi-day hiking excursions. I find that this pack is the perfect size for 2-night/3-day hikes. I normally go out with an ultralight 1-person tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, water, food, stove, and other miscellaneous items, and this pack seems to be the perfect size without being too bulky or heavy. Osprey really seems to have thought out every aspect and constructed an extremely high-quality pack here, from the built-in whistle, to the built-in rain cover.,,I tried on quite a few other packs, but this was by far the most comfortable (on my body at least) in its price range.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size and fit I think the most important thing with a pack is that it fit you correctly. Everyone is a different shape. With that said, if that pack fits you correct then get ready. I have had this guy for 5 years now and have taken it everywhere from backpacking, climbing, to traveling through central america. I consider this to be the perfect size backpack. For light multi-day backpacking theres nothing better. For me its honestly all about the fit. I am comfortable hauling around any size load. For traveling it was awesome because there were many pockets that were easy to get to but at the same time it was easy to throw on top of a van or bus.
Date published: 2012-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great manufacturer! Wonderful product I bought an Osprey Kestrel a couple of years ago.What a wonderful product. Sometimes you buy something and it is SO good that you put the extra money into it. The ratio of organized compartments to large spaces is perfect and it is extremely light weight. I bought it for hiking the Appalachian Trail, but I also now find that I am using it for traveling on the train and visiting folks, it is so light weight, convenient and practical. So I have a hiking backpack and a piece of luggage all in one! And despite hiking, camping, getting soaked, throwing it on airplanes, etc., it has held up extremely well and still looks great.
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Extended Weekend Pack I have had this pack for 4 years now, and I have never even considered buying another pack. It's lightweight, has plenty of room for a 4-5 day trip, and has so many great features! The hip-belt pockets are fantastic for snacks, maps, or cameras, and the stow-and-go pole loops are fantastic. It has plenty of pockets to separate different types of gear. One of the best features, too, is that it comes with a rain fly so you don't have to purchase a separate one. Also, it comes with Osprey's amazing warranty, which came in handy for me this year. One of the clips broke on my hip-belt, and Osprey sent me a replacement no questions asked. I love this pack and would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pack I recently purchased this item and all I can say is that I am impressed! It superbly combines functionality and comfort. My sleeping pad fits perfectly in the straps, and the bottom compartment is great for my sleeping bag. All the packs I've owned previously have had one pocket up top so it's nice to have to two zippered pockets...nice having smaller items stored in the upper one. I have not maxed this bag out, but I have noticed that it can maintain a wide shape due to the side straps and side zippered pockets. Not an issue though and I am sure it can be adjusted when packing. Awesome all around bag.
Date published: 2013-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Complete package, trustworthy Rainguard and trekpole loops are there when you need them. Perfect for an overnight hike, or stuff the heck out of it and you can do a 5 day summer trip. I've overpacked many times and it shows no wear, the zips and materials take abuse. If packed modestly I feel comfortable MTB with it, not too cumbersome. Side pockets and bottom opening are a must, belt pockets are a convenience. The top organizational pockets you will find handy, but unusable if you over-stuff the main compartment. A downside is that the hydration bladder needs to be put in before packing otherwise you cannot get it in. Can't get my sleeping pad rolled tight enough for the bottom straps, but easily be affixed otherwise.
Date published: 2012-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Pack is Da Bomb This pack is perfect for those 2 - 3 day backpacking trips, and has so many nice places for organizing your gear. I am utterly impressed with the quality of the pack too. I have owned 2 other packs (from very well known companies), and Osprey appears to be the best quality and design of them all. This is also small enough to take in the airports with you (and bring along some change of clothes...because you know your luggage probably won't be there when you get there!). Looking forward to many more outings with it.
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A really great Pack Ill be honest, there are two things i dislike about this pack,,,The first is the zippered pockets on the hip belt. Great idea but terrible location. I have a m/l pack. Im a 33 waist. The zippered pockets are on my sides and i cant use them because i cant reach them to function the zipper. (you'll see),,Second is the side pockets. They are where you'll want to put a water bottle. Yet the sides are to low to hold in a standared 2 liter Nalgene.,, Beyond those two simple things, the pack has held out great. Im fairly abusive to it and it still has no punctures, tears or abrasions that compromised the DWR finish.,,I have had to contact Osprey for some different things and they are top notch. They have always made me perfectly satisfied!,,
Date published: 2014-02-13
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I measured my torso at 20.5 the first time and then 19 the second time, when I went from the top of the iliac crest. I have long legs and a short torso. Do I want a Small/Medium or Medium/Large in this pack?

Asked by: Amber
Hey Amber according to the size guide for the Osprey Kestral 48. You should likely purchase the pack in S/M size. Any color you choose is going to look great on you. Besides that its going to carry all of your stuff comfortably attached to your back.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2015-07-27
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