Joseph D.wrote a review of Osprey Packs Kestrel 38 Backpack - 2197-2319cu in on December 9, 2012
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have carried the Osprey Aether 85 and the Atmos 65 on many trips. Very pleased with these packs so when I went looking for a day pack it had to be Osprey so I chose the Kestrel 38. Well Osprey let me down on this one. The top cover does not fit over the main pack without a struggle. When the main body is full the side pocks are very tight and shallow. The sternum strap is too high almost at the neck. Am I doing something wrong or did Osprey get this one wrong. Very Unhappy with this purchase.