User Review: Osprey Kestrel 38
Source: bought it new
Love this pack. Fits me very well. Tough as nails. I've used it for skiing/snowshoeing day trips, 1-2 night backpacking trips, and hut trips. It's 3 years old now and probably 150 days of use.
Great pack, fits well, carries a lot of weight comfortably. The straps are in all the right places (though they are a little long). Just the right number of pockets. the trekking pole stow system works well.
I find the bottle sleeves on the sides to be too tight (this is true on every osprey pack i have (4))
My only complaint is that a hydration bladder causes the back panel to bulge but i rarely use a bladder so that's ok by me.
And Osprey's guarantee is really good. I accidentally kicked the pack while wearing my snowshoes and tore part of the waist strap. They fixed it quickly and shipped it back to me for free.
If Osprey made a 65 liter version I'd buy it!