• Unique Stow-On-The-Go trekking pole attachment.
• Stretch lycra mesh front and side pockets.
• Hydration compatible.
• Front daisies with bungee tie offs.
1831 cu. in.
2lbs 10oz / 1.2kg.
1953 cu. in.
2lbs 12oz / 1.57kg.
• Dimensions: In: 22 x 12 x 12 / Cm: 57 x 30 x 30
The Osprey Kestrel 32 Liter Pack is light, sleek and highly functional. Featuring a panel loading design allowing quick access to your gear on day adventures or while climbing your favorite peak. A comfortable AirScape backpanel and adjustable harness ensure a great fit.
The Osprey Kestrel 32 pack sports a svelte design with lightweight materials and all the features you need for done-in-a-day climbing, cragging and other outdoor adventures.
|Adjustable torso:||32 liters|
|Capacity:||1953 cubic inches / 32 liter|
|Dimension:||26 x 14 x 13" / 65 x 36 x 33 cm|
|Dimensions:||25.6"H x 14.2"W x 13"D.|
|Features:||Stow-On-The-Go trekking pole attatchment|
|Fits torso:||1,831 cubic inches|
|Fits waist/hips:||1,953 cubic inches|
|Frame material:||2 lbs. 12 oz.|
|Gear capacity (L):||Internal|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||No|
|Key Fabrics:||420D nylon packcloth; 210 double diamond nylon|
|Load Range:||20 - 35 lbs / 9.1 - 15.9 kg|
|Material:||2 lbs. 10 oz.|
|Number of exterior pockets:||<19 inches|
|Number of stays:||1.2|
|Optimal Load Range:||15-30 lb|
|Pack Capacity:||30 L|
|Raincover included:||27 - 32 inches|
|Sleeping bag compartment:||19+ inches|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||1.24|
|Weight:||(s/m) 2lb 10oz, (m/l) 2lb 12oz|
|Weight - metric:||30 liters|
|Osprey Kestrel 28||$115.99 - $129.00|
Demoed this pack on several trails in SW Utah--lovely slot canyons and desert hikes. This pack carries well--but it only gets four stars because the adjustability range isn't quite small enough for my torso (which I guess you could make the argument that I should get the 4 stars and not the pack, but whatever). Though the shoulder harness can move up and down, giving you a bit of adjustability within the S/M and M/L, the S/M did not go down quite small enough for me. Also, the waist almost didn't cinch down small enough either.
Aside for it being a little long and therefore rubbing my sacrum and my shoulders a little too much, it fit a great deal of stuff comfortably and in a well-organized manor, was bomb-proof rubbing against rock in the slot canyons, and has external slot for hydration (so no slipping a hose though an annoying tiny slot in the pack and no struggle to load a full reservoir into the inside of a full pack).
There are many other delightful things about this pack (large hipbelt pockets and included rain fly that I almost had to use while hiking in the desert) but those listed above are the top three for me.
But again, this may not be the greatest if you are of petite stature as it didn't work well for my 15" torso, 26" waisted self.
I recently got the 2012 version of the Kestrel 32 and am very impressed. I've only used it on a short hike so far but it carries very well; better than the 2009 version for me.
While the older version of the pack didn't seem fragile at all, this one feels even sturdier. Very good build quality. The hip belt pockets can be open closed with one hand.
There's plenty of room for gear for a full dayhike and will fit as carry-on if using it for traveling. I'm very happy I picked this up. Backcountry's delivery to Canada was very fast (less than a week).
This pack is a good balance of fit, durability and weight. I am 6'2" 190lbs and the large fits very well. It is long and fits close to the body , so center of gravity is not off balance like with my older pack. Great combination of pockets and main access is easy with the wide zippered opening. Room enough for lots of gear, food and clothing, but compresses well with a partial load. I'm a big fan of Osprey and this pack hits the mark for a versatile do-everything day pack.
So comfortable! Forgot I was even wearing a pack. Lots of places to adjust and I found myself changing how I would carry it throughout the day. Got SO many compliments on it and felt fine carrying it through the brush and through a museum.