User Review: Osprey Kestrel 48
Source: bought it new
Finally I think I have found 'my' pack. The Kestrel comes in two torso sizes and is lightweight for a multiday pack. It has several pockets and a place to lash on your poles. One nice feature is the zipper on bottom allowing you to access gear at the bottom of the pack easily.
- Well constructed
- Fairly lightweight for a multiday pack
- Access from the bottom of the pack
- Rain fly in its own storage pocket
- Nice waist belt
- Large pockets on each side of waist belt
As mentioned above, this pack comes in two torso sizes with several straps for adjusting to your own personal fit. The waist belt has 2 large zippered pockets for extra snacks or small gear you want quick access to.
There are 2 zippered pockets on the top; a mesh zippered pocket on underside of top of pack; 2 mesh pockets on the side and a large exterior pocket. There are several places to lash gear to the pack including a designated place to lash on your hiking poles. A rain fly is included in its own special pocket. Several straps help to compress your gear.
There is an exterior pocket for your hydration system.