If you need a pack that can handle scraping through sandstone canyons, scrambling up snow-covered peaks, or hauling your gear for a day of trail work, the Kestrel can manage all that and more. For quick overnights or big days out, the Kestrel 48 is made to haul heavy gear through challenging environments. It wouldn't be an Osprey without adjustable torso lengths to help you dial in your perfect fit and an AirScape backpanel to provide ventilation, whether you're working hard or hardly working. The integrated raincover can be deployed at the first sign of precipitation, Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole carry allows you to stash your poles when bushwhacking or scrambling, and side-zip main compartment access means you don't have to dump everything on the trail to grab what you accidentally packed in the bottom of your pack. Built with rugged nylon fabrics and meets Osprey's quality standards.
DURABILITY Built to withstand every outdoor environment, from sandstone canyons to alder-filled alpine bushwhacks.
MADE FOR WORK For those heading out for a big day, whether an overnight backpacking trip or drainage-digging trail mission, the Kestrel/Kyte series has everyone covered with an integrated raincover, trekking pole attachments, and organization to keep everything where it belongs for easy access.
FIT TO FUNCTION The AirScape backpanel offers adjustable torso lengths, while the spacermesh harness and hipbelt comfortably carry heavy loads, and a slim profile doesn't get in the way of the task at hand.
Breathable AirScape ridged foam backpanel with adjustable torso length
Fixed top lid with external zippered pocket and under lid zippered mesh pocket
Dual tuckaway ice tool attachments
External reservoir sleeve
Dual upper reverse StraightJacket side compression straps
Dual lower side compression straps
Zippered sleeping bag compartment with floating divider
Removable sleeping pad straps
Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
Front panel hybrid shove-it pocket
Dual stretch mesh side pockets
Zippered hipbelt pockets
Dual front panel daisy chains
Integrated removable raincover
Side zipper access to main compartment
Full-length vertical zippered side pocket
3.5 mm LightWire peripheral frame effectively transfers the load from harness to hipbelt
Atilon framesheet spreads load across the entire backpanel to the peripheral frame
Mesh-covered ridged foam allows maximum ventilation while keeping the load close to the body
SPACERMESH HARNESS AND HIPBELT
Soft edgeless padded mesh offers a soft breathable contact surface and large load support