| $135.20 - $169.00
Osprey Kestrel 48 Pack:
The Osprey Kestrel backpacks are perhaps their most versatile series of packs. The Kestrels are light, clean and highly functional – the elusive quiver-of-one packs that do it all. This is the ultimate "go anywhere, do anything" overnight pack. Use it for everything from a multi-day desert jaunt to an overnight hut trip. Two torso sizes and an adjustable harness provide custom fit. Our Airscape back panel and a peripheral steel spring rod frame provide superb comfort.
AirScape Suspension features dual peripheral aluminum rods that stabilize load and transfer weight close to the body.
Nubbed or ridge foam back panel with grip mesh covering provides superior breathability and ultra-comfortable pack to body contact.
IsoForm harness that features a spacer mesh surface with no sewn seams for superb comfort and fit.
LightWire peripheral rod frame.
LightWire contoured headrail for maximum headroom.
Unique Stow-On-The-Go trekking pole attachment.
Stretch lycra mesh front and side pockets.
Front daisies with bungee tie offs.
HDPE framesheet with cutouts for weight reduction.
IsoForm CM hipbelt provides heat molded fit.
CM hipbelt pointer.
AirScape Back panel.
Hipbelt pockets - Provide quick access to camera and other small items.
Ice Ax Loops and Bungee - Secures ice ax, tripods, etc.
Sleeping Pad Straps - Adjust easily for a variety of pads.
Stow-On-The-Go Trekking Pole Attachment.
Stretch Woven Front Pocket - Stows extra gear.
Stretch Woven Side Pocket - Holds 1 liter water bottle.
Torso Adjustable Harness - Features easy adjust sternum strap slots.
Zippered Top Pocket.
Zippered sleeping bag access.
Dimensions are shown as length (height) x width x depth.
Cm: 77 x 40 x 30.
In: 30.5 x 15.5 x 12
The Kestrel 48 is the kind of pack you ought to load up and keep in the back of your car; once the clock strikes quitting time on Friday, you'll be ready to hit the road and get an early start on the trail Saturday morning. Sized for weekend overnights and multi-day hut trips, the Kestrel incorporates Osprey's signature features and famously comprehensive lifetime guarantee into a pack that covers the widest range of potential trips. Two torso sizes and an adjustable harness provide custom fit, while the Airscape ventilated back panel and a peripheral steel spring rod frame provide superb comfort.
You can plan your outing months in advance or wait until the morning of; it makes no difference to the Osprey Kestrel 48 Backpack, which is up for anything. The pack’s versatile size makes it good for short and longer trips. It includes features for all types of terrain, weather and activities, including an integrated rain cover, storage for sleeping bag and pad, and on-the-move trekking pole stash system.
The Kestrel 48 Backpack is the ultimate "go anywhere, do anything" overnight pack. Use it for everything from a multi-day or just a day on the trails.
This backpack includes all the features you need for overnight backpacking trips where you'd rather travel light than bring everything you own. The Aerospace back panel provides plenty of support for 30 to 40 lbs loads without the need for heavy aluminum stays. The added stretch Lycra front and side pockets in case you can't get all your gear into the large pocket of cargo space. This fully pack also features an integrated rain cover to keep everything dry while you make your way to camp.
Designed For: Backpacking & Hiking
The Osprey Kestrel 48 pack sports a sleek, technical design with an adjustable torso and lightweight materials, making it an ideal pack for overnight or weekend trips.
Ultra-versatile, the Kestrel series from Osprey is light, clean, and highly functional. Newly updated with a sleeker design.
|Access Type :||5003|
|Adjustable torso:||46 liters|
|Airscape Backpanel:||AirScape backpanel with ridged foam, torso adjustable harness and diecut slotted hipbelt|
|Capacity:||2929 cubic inches / 48 liter|
|Carrying Capacity:||Up to 40 lbs.Capacity: SM/MD 2800 cubic inches (46 liters), MD/LG 2900 cubic inches (48 liters)|
|Dimension:||30" x 16" x 12" / 77 x 40 x 30 cm|
|Dimensions:||30 x 16 x 12 inches|
|Empty Weight:||Size M/L|
|Fabric:||420D nylon packcloth ; 210 double diamond nylon|
|Fit Range:||Custom fit|
|Fits torso:||48 liters|
|Fits waist/hips:||2,807 cubic inches|
|Frame:||LightWire™ alloy framing|
|Frame material:||3 lbs. 5 oz.|
|Gear capacity (L):||Lightweight backpack|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||Lightweight backpack|
|Hydration Compatible:||External hydration compartment|
|Integral Raincover:||Remove the raincover from its zippered compartment and stretch over pack.|
|Load Range:||Comfort Range: 35 lbs ; Maximum Range: 45-55 lbs|
|Material:||420-denier nylon pack cloth, 210-denier x 330-denier nylon shadow box|
|Max Weight Capacity:||35 lb|
|Number of Pockets :||Seven|
|Number of exterior pockets:||Yes|
|Number of stays:||3 lbs. 8 oz.|
|Pack Capacity:||46 L|
|Pack Fabric (Primary):||420D nylon210 double diamond nylon|
|Pack loading:||1.58 kilograms|
|Pockets:||1 front stretch, 2 side stretch, 2 hip-belt zippered, 1 side zippered, 1 top, 1 under-lid zip mesh|
|Rain Cover:||yes, integrated|
|Raincover included:||19+ inches|
|Recommended Use:||lightweight backpacking|
|Reverse StraightJacket compression straps:||Allows extra compression for under utilized loads|
|Separate Sleeping Bag Compartment:||zippered compartment|
|Sleeping Bag Compartment :||Removable sleeping pad straps|
|Support / Suspension:||LightWire frame|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||1.5 kilograms|
|Tool Attachment:||Secures ice ax, tripods, etc.|
|Torso Fit :||Torso adjustable harness|
|Torso Length:||S/M <19 in.M/L >19 in.|
|Trip Length:||Weekend (2-3 nights)|
|Use :||Hiking, Camping, Travel|
|Volume:||[S/M]: 2563 cu in (42L) ; [M/L]: 2685 cu in (44L)|
|Volume Range:||46-59 Liters|
|Weight:||SM/MD 3 lbs. 14 oz. (1.77 kilograms), MD/LG 4 lbs. 2 oz. (1.87 kilograms)|
|Weight - metric:||No|
|Weight Capacity:||30-50 lb.|
What I really like about this pack is that it has nearly all of the features of an 85L Osprey Pack in a 48L. What that means is that though this was a winter day pack for me, it will be a perfect summer weekender or maybe week long pack. At first I though the trekking pole stow and go straps were silly but now I use them all the time. The bottom bag comparment is cool on this size pack especially since it pulls back to form one large compartment. The gear loops are convenient and the daisy chain on the back gave me a good place to weaves some shock cord to create my own jacet stow and go as the top strecth pocket feels a little tight when the pack is stuffed.
A couple things that it got dinged for:
1. The pad/tent straps on the bottom are a litte short and didn't fit around my sleeping pad.
2. Like most other Osprey fixed belt packs, if you are like me where you are right on the edge of the size break you really need to try it on. I personally need a Large torso pack but a S/M hip belt. So on a 20L pack where you don't need to worry about the hips having to take too much weight it's not that big of deal. But in a pack where you may have 30 pounds you will want to know taht you can transfer it firmly on the hips and not snug it up and find it is not tight enough.
Other than that, great pack just like I would Expect from Osprey.
I can't find anything about this pack that I don't like and appreciate. I have backpacks by Marmot, Mountain Hardware and Millet. In Osprey I have an Argon 85, Atmos 65 and this Kestrel 48. One thing I've grown to appreciate about Osprey is the build quality and attention to detail. The Kestrel 48 is the perfect over night pack, although you'll be pushing space limits if you're overnight is in the winter. I don't like to strap a bunch of gear to the outside of my pack so to me, this is a 3 season overnighter. The Kestrel is really versatile and would even do ok as a technical pack. There are two side pockets that would handle crampons and skins and there are proper straps for hauling your boards in an a frame or straight up. There's no dedicated space for avalanche gear or helmet but that's a small price to pay in a pack that is loaded with so many creature comforts and organizational pockets for straight up back packing. The external hydration sleeve is very nice. No more rummaging through your gear to access the H2O. Plenty of compression straps on the side make it easy to secure smaller loads. The sleeping bag compartment is nice as is the rain cover. A 48 liter pack is a versatile size that will get lots of use and this is the perfect example. Flawless.