Osprey Men's Kestrel 48 Backpacking Pack

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The updated Kestrel 48 is designed for light weekends or big days out and made to haul heavy gear through challenging environments. It is now made from rugged recycled, bluesign®-approved fabrics and retains its ventilated AirScape™ backpanel with adjustable torso lengths, soft, edgeless padded SpacerMesh harness and hipbelt for a comfortable carry and side-zip main compartment access so you don't need to unload to find that item you packed at the bottom. The Kestrel also has a raincover to keep your gear dry when it starts to rain, a hydration sleeve, Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment, a sleeping bag compartment, removable sleeping pad straps and pockets for organisation.


  • Built to withstand every outdoor environment, from sandstone canyons to scrambling up snow-covered peaks to bushwhacks
  • LightWire™ suspension:
    • 3.5mm LightWire™ peripheral frame effectively transfers load from harness to hipbelt
    • Atilon framesheet spreads load across the entire backpanel to the peripheral frame
  • AirScape backpanel with adjustable torso length: 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
  • Zipped hipbelt pockets
  • Adjustable sternum strap with rescue whistle
  • Fixed top lid with large external zipped pocket, top panel lash points and under-lid zipped mesh pocket with key clip
  • Side-zip access to main compartment
  • Front panel shove-it pocket with stretch mesh gussets
  • Dual quick release upper side compression straps with axe/trekking pole capture
  • Dual lower side compression straps
  • Full-length vertical zipped side pocket
  • Dual stretch mesh side pockets
  • Zipped sleeping bag compartment with floating divider
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Dual ice tool loops
  • Dual front panel daisy chains
  • Internal reservoir sleeve with Hydraclip for easier reservoir hanging
  • Stow-On-The-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Included raincover made with bluesign®-approved fabrics and DWR treatments made without PFAS, stored in zipped pocket at base of pack
  • Fabrics are bluesign® approved


Capacity 46 Litres (Small-Medium), 48 Litres (Large-XL)
Dimensions 74 x 40 x 30cm (Small-Medium)
79 x 40 x 30cm (Large-XL)
Average Weight 2.02kg (Small-Medium), 2.10kg (Large-XL)
Made From Main: 420D 100% recycled nylon, PFAS-free DWR
Bottom: 500D 100% high-tenacity nylon, PFAS-free DWR

bluesign® approved: The bluesign® system is the solution for a sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide but also provides you confidence you'll acquire a sustainable product. Those operating sustainably - meaning conserving resources and reducing the environmental impact to a minimum - also act responsibly and innovatively. Wanting to produce sustainable goods though involves a detailed examination of all materials and processes used as well as the impact of the production on the environment. Only this holistic observation, which starts well before the actual production, will guarantee a final product that is harmless to human beings and the environment. The standard covers 5 principles:

  • Resource productivity: defines the ecological and economical goal to produce textile products of maximum quality and added value, using a minimum amount of resources as well as causing the least possible environmental impact.
  • Air emission: air emissions need to comply with strictly controlled emission limits along the entire production chain. Optimising the energy flow as well as using low-emission components reduces the CO2 load, implicating active climate protection.
  • Occupational health and safety: the health and safety of employees in the textile industry has to be safeguarded by strict guidelines. Weak points occurring locally must be detected. In accordance with the risk potential of the deployed chemical substances, corresponding occupational safety measures are mandatory.
  • Water emission: control aims at feeding back purified water into the natural cycle and causing the least possible pollution of rivers, lakes and seas. This can be achieved by the use of ecologically harmless components as well as by optimising production and wastewater treatment processes.
  • Consumer safety: includes not only the mandate for high-quality textile products without health risks, but also the assurance that all of the principles of sustainability are consistently implemented during the production process.


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