Osprey Kestrel 38 Backpack - Men's


Osprey Kestrel 38 Backpack - Men's

  • Available prices $220.00
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A versatile pack with cross-over potential. Use it for gear-intensive trips to climb or tag summits, or for pared-back overnight backpacking. With a robust harness, you can carry up to 18kg. Use the attachment points, to add sleeping equipment and rig it for backpacking or mountaineering. Whatever you put inside, the LightWire™ frame transfers weight to a comfortable spacer mesh harness and hipbelt. This suspension system ensures all-day carrying comfort, especially in warm conditions when the mesh backpanel provides airflow around your torso. When it's time to unpack, access the main compartment from the top or side zip to get at your gear without a struggle.

  • Made of light, yet durable 210-denier nylon ripstop with abrasion resistant 410-denier nylon packcloth in the base and other high wear areas.
  • Peripheral frame and framesheet effectively transfer the load to the hipbelt and spread it across the entire back panel.
  • Mesh covered ridged foam back panel provides ventilation and keeps the load close to the body.
  • Height adjustable harness lets you dial in the fit for your torso length.
  • Access the pack interior via the top drawstring or side zipper.
  • Bottom zippered compartment provides a dedicated home for your sleeping bag.
  • Stretch mesh front and side pockets let you stash gear on the fly.
  • Zippered side, hipbelt and lid pockets provide secure storage.
  • Dual tool loops with bungee tie-offs carry ice axes.
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachments let you stash your poles without removing the pack.
  • Side compression straps cinch in the load.
  • Bottom sleeping bag straps, front daisy chain and lid webbing loops let you lash on extra gear.
  • External access hydration sleeve makes refilling easy and protects pack contents from spills. Reservoir sold separately.
  • Integrated rain cover keeps your stuff dry during rainy trips.

Tech specs

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  • 1.37kg (Small/Medium)
  • 1.42kg (Medium/Large)
Ideal for
  • Backpacking
  • Alpine climbing and mountaineering
  • Day hiking
Main fabric 210-denier nylon
Secondary fabric 420-denier nylon

The location of all access points into the main compartment of the pack.

  • Top
  • Bottom
  • Side
Hipbelt Padded
Lid type

Some pack lids can be adjusted to compensate for overloaded packs, or even removed, and some removeable lids have tuck-away hipbelts that allow youto use them as a waistpack.

  • 36L (Small/Medium)
  • 38L (Medium/Large)
  • 66cm (Small/Medium)
  • 71cm (Medium/Large)
Width 38cm
Depth 40cm
Ventilated back panel No
Adjustable shoulder harness

An adjustable harness lets you change the height of the shoulder straps to fit your specific back length.

Dynamic suspension

The hipbelt and/or shoulder straps of the pack are designed to move, pivot or flex to follow your body’s movements. Each brand uses their own technology.

Carry-on sized

Size restrictions vary among airlines. Just to be sure, check with your carrier for their specific restrictions.

Additional feature(s)
  • Compression straps
  • Hipbelt pocket(s)
  • Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separately)
  • Ice axe/pole attachment
  • Rain cover included
  • Sleeping bag compartment
Made in Vietnam