Osprey Kestrel 38 Internal Frame Backpack

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Price: $159.99

In Stock! Ships Monday, April 27.

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  • Osprey Kestrel 38 Internal Frame Backpack
  • Conifer Green
  • Fire Red
  • Talus Grey
  • Tarn Blue
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Key Features

  • Fixed top pocket with gear loops and dual zippered compartments
  • Under-lid zippered mesh pocket
  • Top loader
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Zippered sleeping bag compartment
  • Stretch woven front pocket
  • Stretch woven side pockets
  • Zippered hipbelt pockets
  • Front daisies with bungee tie-offs
  • Dual ice axe loops
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
  • Reverse StraightJacket compression straps
  • Integrated raincover
  • LightWire frame


Recommended Use: Day Hiking and Lightweight Overnight Backpacking
Item Weight: Small/Medium: 3 lb 1 oz
Medium/Large: 3 lb 3 oz
Dimensions: 30" x 15" x 13"
Type: Internal Frame Backpack
Volume: Small/Medium: 2197 cu in
Medium/Large: 2319 cu in
Material: 420D Nylon Packcloth/210 Double Diamond Nylon
Frame Material: Aluminum
Fits Torso: Small/Medium: <19"
Medium/Large: >19"
Hydration Compatible: Yes
Access: Top Loading w/ Lower Sleeping Bag Compartment
Maximum Weight: 35 lbs
Detachable Daypack: No
Sternum Strap: Yes; Adjustable Position
Torso Adjustment: Yes
Other: Integrated Raincover
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

Ideal for long day hikes or lightweight overnighters, the Osprey Kestrel 38 balances weight, features, price and performance. A lightweight, supportive suspension enables the Kestrel 38 to comfortably carry loads of up to 40 pounds!

Employing ridge molded foam and built-in air channels, the Kestrel 38's AirScape backpanel provides flexible support and breathability to combat heat build-up between your back and the pack body. A lightweight aluminum frame and a foam framesheet effectively distribute weight and deliver supportive stability. The Small/Medium Kestrel 38 is designed to fit torso lengths shorter than 19" and the Medium/Large size fits torsos that exceed 19" in length. The hipbelt and harness straps are padded, covered in mesh and perforated to keep weight to a minimum. An adjustable sternum strap further aids in stability and enhances fit. Side compression straps allow you to cinch down the Kestrel 38 to keep contents safely in place and aid in load control.

The storage capacity of the Small/Medium Kestrel 38 is 2197 cubic inches and the Medium/Large offers 2319 cubic inches of capacity. The top-loading packbag is accessed beneath a fixed top lid that incorporates zippered compartments for gear storage. A zipper on the front of the pack grants access to a lower sleeping bag compartment. Stretch woven pockets on the front and sides of the Kestrel 38 offer additional organizational options and keep gear and extra layers close at hand. Large, zippered pockets on the hipbelt offer quick-and-easy access to other gear and essentials.

Other features found on the Kestrel 38 include dual ice axe/trekking pool loops with accompanying tool tie-offs, an integrated raincover to protect your pack from the elements and removable straps for lashing sleep pads. A lined, exterior compartment makes the Kestrel 38 hydration compatible and enables you to refill your hydration reservoir (sold separately) without having to access the interior of the pack.

The Osprey Kestrel 38 is available in your choice of color options.

Styles available: Medium/Large Conifer Green, Medium/Large Fire Red, Medium/Large Talus Grey, Medium/Large Tarn Blue, Small/Medium Conifer Green, Small/Medium Fire Red, Small/Medium Talus Grey, Small/Medium Tarn Blue

Osprey part numbers: 033738-771 M/L, 033738-315-M/L, 033738-500 M/L, 033738-657 M/L, 033738-771 S/M, 033738-315-S/M, 033738-500 S/M, 033738-657-S/M