Kestrel 38 - Black

by Osprey
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Kestrel 38 - Bonsai Green


The small but mighty Kestrel 38 is the ideal pack for your quick overnights or big day hike adventures in more punishing environments. A workhorse rucksack from Osprey, built with rugged fabrics, designed to withstand off-trail hikes and scrambling - whether you're an outdoor professional or a weekend rambler, if you're hard on your gear this straightforward pack is up to task.

The top lid has a large, zippered pocket, top panel lash points and under lid zippered mesh pocket with a key clip. Internal reservoir sleeve with Hydraclip for easier reservoir hanging and the from that easy access shove-it pockets with stretch mesh gussets for quick stashing. Dual front panel daisy chains give you extra space not he pack exterior and dual quick release upper side compression straps let you tighten up the interior, also with axe/trekking pole capture. A zippered sleeping bag compartment with floating divider lets you separate your kit and the pack comes with a DWR treated rain cover (made without PFAS) stored in a zippered pocket at the base of the pack.

Key Features

Durability: Built to withstand every outdoor environment, from sandstone canyons to alder-filled alpine bushwhacks.

Made For Work: Made for big days with an integrated raincover, trekking pole attachment and easy-access organisation.

Raincover: Because rain or shine, there's no excuse to not hit the trail. Stores in a zippered pocket at the base of the pack and made with bluesign® approved fabrics and DWR treatments made without PFAS.

Airscape Backpanel: The AirScape backpanel offers updated adjustable torso lengths and features a new injection-molded framesheet for a stable, breathable, close-to-body carry, even when the trail gets technical.

Carrying Features

Lightwire Suspension: 3.5 mm LightWire peripheral frame effectively transfers the load from harness to hipbelt, Atilon framesheet spreads load across the entire backpanel to the peripheral frame

Airscape Backpanel: 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, Adjustable sternum strap with rescue whistle

  • Main Fabric: bluesign® approved 100% recycled 420D nylon, DWR treatments made without PFAS
  • Bottom Fabric: bluesign® approved 100% recycled 500D high-tenacity nylon, DWR treatments made without PFAS
  • L/XL Volume: 38 L
  • L/XL Dimensions: 79 x 34 x 28 cm
  • S/M Volume: 36 L
  • S/M Dimensions: 74 x 34 x 28 cm
  • Weight: 1.54 kg


    Osprey started out in California 1974 with a single sewing machine, a head full of ideas, and a vision to design and build innovative backpacks to the highest quality. To this day, Osprey products continue that pioneering spirit - being used on the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between.

    Please Note: All stock available online is also available in our 178 Shoreditch High Street, London shop. Our friendly and experienced team can advise you, help with sizing and find you the perfect kit for your next trip. Come in store or contact us if you have any questions or need help.

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