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Osprey PacksKestrel 48L Backpack

Osprey PacksKestrel 48L Backpack

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5 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews

Kestrel 48L Backpack

Two-day summit bids and quick overnighters through desert canyons don't require a lot of gear, so pack light and move fast with the Osprey Kestrel 48 Backpack. The Kestrel's LightWire frame and Airscape backpanel comfortably support loads up to 40 lbs, making it ideal for two-day backpacking trips, while its feature-rich design lets you carry just about any piece of gear you might need to safely reach your objective. Two daisy chain gear loops run down the front of the pack, and the side is fitted with Osprey's Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole loops, so you can quickly free your hands up when you need to do a little third-class scrambling to gain the summit. Osprey also attached an integrated rain cover, so you won't have to hide under a tree if it starts rain when you're out on the trail, and the external hydration sleeve accepts a three-liter bladder (sold separately) for quick, on-trail hydration.


  • Go-anywhere, do-it-all weekend backpacking pack built to last
  • AirScape back panel circulates more air to keep you cool
  • LightWire peripheral frame stabilizes the load
  • Stretch front and side pockets give you extra storage
  • External loops and front daisies with bungee tie-offs
  • Integrated rain cover keeps your prepared for sudden rainshowers
  • Stow-on-the-Go axe and pole attachment tucks them out of the way
  • Sleeping bag compartment keeps your bed neatly organized
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Tech Specs

[bottom] 420D nylon packcloth, [main] 210 double diamond nylon
[small/medium] 46L (2807cu in), [medium/large] 48L (2929cu in)
[backpanel] AirScape, [frame] Lightwire, [frame sheet] Atilon foam
Shoulder Straps
sewn-in spacer mesh
Waist Belt
Hydration Compatible
2 stretch mesh, 2 zippered hipbelt, 1 zippered vertical side, 1 hybrid shove-it
Gear Loops
Ice Axe Carry
Trekking Pole Carry
Sleeping Bag Compartment
Rain Cover
yes, side straps
Weight Capacity
25 - 40lb
[small/medium] 26 x 13 x 13in, [medium/large] 28 x 13 x 13in
Claimed Weight
[small/medium] 3lb 5oz, [medium/large] 3lb 8oz
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 7 ratings

Review Summary

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