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Osprey Kestrel 48 Backpack - Men's


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A versatile pack with cross-over potential. Great for gear-intensive trips to climb or tag summits, or for pared-back overnight backpacking, this pack easily handles up to 16kg. The LightWire™ frame transfers weight to a comfortable harness and hipbelt, and multiple access options lets you get to your gear without having to unpack everything.

  • Peripheral frame and framesheet transfers load to the hipbelt
  • Ridged foam back panel vents heat
  • Height-adjustable harness provides a fine-tuned fit
  • Side zipper for additional access to main compartment
  • Bottom zippered compartment provides a dedicated home for your sleeping bag
  • Stretch-mesh front and side pockets to stash gear on the fly
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachments let you stash your poles without removing the pack
  • 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
  • Integrated rain cover keeps your stuff dry during rainy trips

Tech specs

Weight1.63kg (Medium/Large)
1.56kg (Small/Medium)
Ideal for
  • Backpacking
  • Alpine climbing and mountaineering
Main fabric
  • 210-denier nylon
Secondary fabric
  • 420-denier nylon
  • Padded
  • Fixed
  • Top
  • Side
  • Bottom
Volume48L (Medium/Large)
46L (Small/Medium)
Length75cm (Medium/Large)
70cm (Small/Medium)
Width34cm (Medium/Large)
34cm (Small/Medium)
Depth32cm (Medium/Large)
32cm (Small/Medium)
Ventilated back panelYes
Additional feature(s)
  • Compression straps
  • Hipbelt pocket(s)
  • Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separately)
  • Ice axe/pole attachment
  • Rain cover included
  • Sleeping bag compartment
Made inVietnam


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