Osprey Kestrel 48 Men’s Backpack

  • specifications: 72 x 38 x 40 cm, S/M: 46 Litres, 1.59 kg; M/L: 48 Litres, 1.67 kg
  • warranty: Lifetime warranty including airline damage
  • width_height: 72x38


The Osprey Kestrel 48 Men’s Backpack is a tough, all weather high performance pack for hiking, trekking, climbing and backpacking. This jack of all trades has a built-in rain cover for adverse weather and a ventilated back panel for air flow in warm weather, the Kestrel is also fitted with a sleeping bag compartment, sleeping roll attachment straps, stow on the go walking pole fixture and a loop for ice tools.  The mid-size 48L pack is ideal for a range of trips ranging from 4 days to 2 weeks plus.


Key features

  • All weather technical pack for off-road adventures
  • Customisable fit due to the height adjustable harness and adjustable hip strap
  • Removable top lid
  • Sleeping bag compartment and water-resistant external hydration pouch, external connections points for a sleeping roll, tools such as an ice pick and walking poles
  • 11-18kg load range
  • Lifetime warranty including airline damage


Product Specifications

  • Capacity & Weight: 
    • Small/Medium: 46 Litres, 1.59 kg
    • Medium/Large: 48 Litres, 1.67 kg
  • Size Guide:
    • Small/Medium: Customise the fit to suit men’s Torso sizes 41-51 cm
    • Medium/Large: Customise the fit to suit men’s Torso sizes 48-58 cm
  • Material: Main Section is 210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop, Accents and base 420HD Nylon Packcloth
  • Harness:
    • Lightwire Suspension: 3.5mm LightWire™ peripheral frame effectively transfers the load from harness to hip belt and Atilon frame sheet spreads load across the entire back panel to the peripheral frame
    • Airscape back panel: Mesh-covered, ridged foam allows maximum ventilation while keeping the load close to the body
    • Spacer Mesh Harness: Soft, edgeless, padded mesh offers a soft, breathable contact surface and large load support
    • Adjustable sternum strap with emergency whistle
    • Spacer Mesh Fit on the Fly Hip belt: Adjustable hip belt for a perfect fit for a comfortable carry
  • Packing Structure: 
    • The main compartment is accessed through the top of the pack. Flip back the top pocket to reveal the draw cord and skirt, open that up to pack through the top.  The red internal compression strap should be fastened to secure and balance the load.
    • Side zippered access to the main compartment
    • There is a zipped sleeping bag compartment at the base, a zipped panel from this compartment also provides access to the main compartment.
    • An external hydration sleeve located between the harness and back panel of your pack simplifies filling, insertion and removal of the reservoir and protects the contents of your pack from spills.
    • Full length vertical zippered side pocket
    • Dual side stretch mesh pockets
    • Large stretch mesh front panel pocket
    • Fixed but removable top lid with zipped pocket on the outside of the lid and mesh zipped compartment on the inside.
    • Zipped hip belt pockets
  • External features: 
    • Upper and lower reverse StraightJacket™ side compression straps
    • Dual daisy chain loops to secure items to
    • Tuck away ice tool loop and bungee tie-offs
    • Integrated raincover
    • Removable sleeping pad straps Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment


We recommend this bag for:

  • The Osprey Kestrel 48 Men’s Backpack is the jack of all trades of the technical packs – this all-weather pack is fitted with attachment points for all the gear you might need on various trips; meaning it’s a terrific choice if you do multiple hikes a year in differing locations. 

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