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Osprey Kestrel 38 (Closeout) Internal Frame Backpack


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Sale Price $114.95


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Item # OSP16206M
Ideal for day hikes or ultra-lightweight overnighters, the Osprey Kestrel 38 balances weight, storage capacity (2100+ cubic inches), features, price and performance. A lightweight, supportive suspension comfortably carries up to 40 pounds!
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Ideal for day hikes or ultra-lightweight overnighters, the Osprey Kestrel 38 balances weight, storage capacity (2100+ cubic inches), 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 peripheral frame and a foam framesheet effectively distribute weight and deliver supportive stability. The Small/Medium Kestrel 38 is designed to fit torso lengths ranging from 16"-20" and the Medium/Large size fits 19”-23” torsos. The padded, contoured hipbelt, and padded shoulder straps aid in stability and load transfer. An adjustable sternum strap and load-lifter straps further enhance fit. Side compression straps cinch down to keep the contents of the pack safely in.

The top-loading 2100+ cubic-inch capacity packbag is accessed beneath a fixed top lid that incorporates zippered compartments for gear storage. A vertical zipper on the face of the pack also grants access to the interior of the packbag without having to remove the lid. A zippered lower compartment is ideal for a sleeping bag or other gear. A divider between the main packbag and the sleeping bag compartment can be pulled aside to convert the Kestrel 38 to a single large compartment. A large stretch woven pocket on the front of the pack keeps layers close at hand.

Other features include Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachments, tuck-away ice axe loops, daisy chain attachment points, an included raincover, a safety whistle built into the sternum strap, zippered hibpelt pockets, and stretch side water bottle pockets. An external sleeve is ideal for a hydration system (not included).

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

  • Fixed top lid provides top loader access to main compartment
  • Zippered hipbelt pockets
  • Top lid zippered pocket and under lid zippered mesh pocket
  • External hydration sleeve
  • Front panel stretch mesh pocket
  • Tuck away ice tool loop and bungee tie-offs
  • Dual front panel daisy chains
  • Integrated raincover
  • Web attachment points on top lid
  • Upper and lower reverse StraightJacket side compression straps
  • Torso adjustable harness
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
  • Dual stretch mesh side pockets
  • Zippered sleeping bag compartment with floating divider
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Side zipper access to main compartment



Best Use Backpacking, Hiking
Access Top Loading w/ Sleeping Bag Compartment
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Volume Small/Medium: 2197 cu in
Medium/Large: 2319 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack
Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable
Maximum Weight 40 lbs
Material 210 nylon ripstop and 420HD nylon packcloth
Item Weight Small/Medium: 3.02 lbs
Medium/Large: 3.13 lbs
Torso Adjustment Yes
Hydration Compatible Yes
Frame Material Aluminum
Fits Torso Small/Medium: 16"-20"
Medium/Large: 19"-23"
Fits Waist Small/Medium: 26"-45"
Medium/Large: 28"-50"
Dimensions 28" x 15" x 16"
Detachable Daypack n/a


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 4 real customer reviews)

4 Items

Outstanding Pack
Reviewed by Patrick S. - December 26, 2018

Likes: The Osprey Kestrel 38 is absolutely awesome.
It's features, and lack there of, make it a no-nonsense go-to bag...for me.
And the airspeed support system is super comfortable.
I have taken it backcountry split-boarding on Shasta and Castle Peak, and it is able to carry every bit of my essential gear, plus.

Dislikes: None to speak of....

Good backpack for Camino
Reviewed by Phong L. - April 4, 2018

Likes: Perfect backpack for the Camino. Excellent service by Backcountry Edge. Unbeatable price, and fast shipping. Would purchase again.

Dislikes: None

Great pack!
Reviewed by Oldranger - July 6, 2017

Likes: Very comfortable and carries weight well. Perfect for day hikes or light weekend trips.

Dislikes: None

Great mid-sized pack flexible pack
Reviewed by William M. - April 3, 2017

Likes: Flexibility

Dislikes: None

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