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Osprey's stow-on-the-go trekking pole attachment is designed to quickly attach and carry trekking poles while wearing a pack
An integrated and removable rain cover protects your gear from foul weather. It stows away in its own external pocket at the bottom of the pack
An external reservoir sleeve is located behind the shoulder harness Allowing easy Loading/unloading of a hydration reservoir
The zippered sleeping bag compartment provides easy access to your sleeping bag through the bottom of the pack
Side zippered access allows easy accessibility to the inside contents of the pack's main compartment
The versatile osprey kestrel 38 is designed to transport 30-40 pound loads anywhere you care to go. With a separate zippered sleeping bag compartment and external sleeping pad straps, it's a fully functional overnight pack. Or cinch down the straightjacket side compression straps and take it out for a day of canyoning in Utah's San Rafael swell. Whatever you put inside, osprey's light wire frame transfers the load to a comfortable spacer mesh harness and hip belt. This innovative suspension system ensures all-day carrying comfort, especially in warm conditions when the airscape mesh pack panel comes into play. When it comes time to unpack, the main compartment has top loading or side zip access providing multiple portals to get at your gear without struggle. Other storage features include top-lid and under-lid zippered pockets, side and front stretch mesh pockets, and two zippered hip belt pockets. Along with the extensive pockets, there are dual front daisy chains and web attachment points on the top lid for anchoring gear to the exterior. Other useful features include an external hydration sleeve, tuck-away ice tool loops, and osprey's stow-on-the-go trekking pole attachments. The entire pack can be shielded from the elements by deploying the integrated rain cover.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This pack was used for a 40-day European backpacking trip. I cannot say enough about this pack. It worked perfectly for my wife (female Kyte version) and I. I'm 6', 185lbs, and I used the S/M frame, which fit well. The pack has great adjustability, the perfect amount of pockets, and is comfortable. Fully loaded, the longest we had our packs on was for 10 miles through Kraków, Poland. We used the rain fly in a downpour, and our gear stayed dry. One pair of shoes (11) and one pair of sandals fit easily in the bottom compartment. What made our life easier was a pair of packing cubes.
If you are planning a "city" backpacking trip for one week to 40 days, this truly is the perfect pack. I am now a huge Osprey fan.
I like this bag a lot. I have other Osprey bags an this one is very similar in quality except for some weak hardware designs. The lock for the top opening draw string broke as soon as I got the bag. It's not a standard barrel lock and making it work is counter intuitive. Fortunately, Amazon is great with returns and a replacement bag is on the way. I'll probably replace the lock on my new bag with a barrel lock. I would recommend this bag.
I can't say enough about the build quality of this pack. It's the perfect size for long day and overnight trips. You may need to attach your sleeping bag to the outside rather than in the pouch at the bottom for space if you typically pack heavy.
The capability to adjust the pack straps and customize it to your frame is awesome!
You can't beat a no questions asked they will fix it warranty. Hopefully they will never go out of business and I can send this back to them for new zipper or something 20 years from now!
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