Osprey Kestrel 48 Mens

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With a proven legacy, the Osprey Kestrel 48 is a rugged, high performance backpack, designed to be a true outdoor workhorse. Kestrel 48 is designed for medium duration backpacking trips, or adventures where you’re carrying a moderate amount of gear. 


This spacious pack provides room for plenty of gear for your multi-day adventures. Accessing this gear is easy through a large side-zip access point, stretching from the lid to the lower compression straps. This provides an easy way in to access your equipment or find exactly what you’re looking for. Kestrel 48 also feature upper lid access with a drawcord closure, alongside a lower sleeping bag compartment with a removable divider.

Kestrel’s backsystem has been designed for comfort and stability, featuring Osprey’s tried and tested AirScape backpanel and a sturdy hipbelt and harness design, these packs will comfortably carry a heavy load. An adjustable design allows you to personalise the height of the backpanel with ease, using a hook-and-loop torso panel.

Kestrel 48 features numerous locations to store your backpacking essentials, including nylon-reinforced water bottle pockets, dual zippered hipbelt pockets, a large front shove-it pocket, top lid pocket, under lid pocket with key-clip and external-access hydration sleeve.

Finally, Kestrel 48 comes equipped with all of the essentials for life on the trail; an integrated and detachable raincover, Osprey’s Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment, multiple compression straps, sleeping pad straps, ice-tool attachments and multiple lashing loops.

Whether tackling mountainous terrain, deep forests or winding trails, these packs set a definitive benchmark in backpacking comfort and performance.


Volume - 48L

Zip pocket in top lid

Top lid access

Single zipped side pocket

Sleeping bag base compartment with internal divider

Dual access fabric side pockets with InsideOut™ compression cord

Twin zippered hip belt pockets

Stretch front pocket

Adjustable torso length

AirScape™ backpanel with foam ridges for comfort and fit

Integrated & detachable raincover

Internal hydration sleeve

Removable sleeping pad straps

Single vertical zippered side access point

Sternum strap with emergency whistle

Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment

Stowable twin ice axe loops

15mm side compression straps

Internal top load compression strap

Side compression straps

Weight: 1.63 kg (M/L)

Maximum Dimensions (cm): 75 (l) x 34 (w) x 32 (d)

Main Fabric: 210D x 630D Nylon Dobby

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