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Osprey Packs Kestrel 32 Backpack

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The Kestrel 32 is perfect size for day hikes, lots of room for gear and really comfortable with multi able adjustments.
I am on my second one of these and feel that this is the best back pack for long distances that I have ever hiked with.
I'll always put my money into osprey packs when I need one, they been great companions on and off the trail for me.
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  • Unique Stow-On-The-Go trekking pole attachment
  • Stretch lycra mesh front and side pockets
  • Integrated raincover
  • Hydration compatible
  • Front daisies with bungee tie offs
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Product Description

Product Description

Panel loading design allows quick access to gear in the Kestrel 32. Ideal for everything from a day at the crags to climbing your favorite peak, this pack will soon become a close companion. A comfortable AirScape backpanel and adjustable harness ensure a great fit.

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Stow straps let you affix mountaineering tools such as ice axes or trekking poles.
The Kestrel Series features Osprey's most versatile packs, designed to be lightweight and functional enough to be your do-it-all piece of backpacking gear. Recently updated with a sleeker, more streamlined look, Kestrel packs nonetheless continue to offer a classic feel. The Kestrel 32 is a go-anywhere pack with an attractive all-around feature set including a panel-loading design which keeps gear organized efficiently and easily accessible. Two torso sizes and an adjustable harness provide a custom fit out on the trails.

Features

  • Airscape backpanel
  • External hydration pocket
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Integrated rain cover
  • Panel loading
  • Reverse StraightJacket compression straps
  • Stow-On-The-Go trekking pole attachment
  • Tool attachment
  • Stretch woven front pocket
  • Torso adjustable harness


Torso adjustable straps ensure a comfortable, custom fit.

Specifications

  • Small/medium:
    • 1,831 cubic inches
    • 30 liters
    • Two-pound, ten-ounce weight
  • Medium/large:
    • 1,953 cubic inches
    • 32 liters
    • Two-pound, 12-ounce weight

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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B006UH0JOE
  • Item model number: 32-BP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,211 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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I'm not a gear-head. I usually tend towards buying cheaper stuff (student budget, ya know?). I don't write Amazon reviews (never have before). But this pack rules. It is my favorite consumer item. I like it enough that I decided to come online and write about it. That much. Why?

1) it's really, really comfortable. The hipbelt has some sort of diagonal strap system that is super easy to use, but just makes this fit perfectly and transfer weight to your legs rather than shoulders. And it has spanners on the shoulder straps, to pull the weight closer to your back.

2) it's really well built. I guess if you're checking out Osprey's products that's probably one of the reasons why. But seriously, this exceeded my (already very high) expectations for quality. I've put this pack through countless rough trips (strapped to the roof rack, terrible weather, serious bushwacking, backpacking in south asia) and crammed it too full, asking too much of the zippers, and NOTHING has broken. I've had it 3 years and it scarcely looks worn in.

3) it's really nicely designed. The built in raincover fits and does its job well. There are just enough pockets and not too many. The external pouch that can accomodate a water bladder works just perfectly when you want it, but otherwise you don't even know it's there. The compression straps on the sides work perfectly to synch things down most of the time, and for that odd occasion when, say, you need to strap a tent to the outside (oh yes, I've managed backpacking trips with this pack), you can reverse the straps and they cleverly buckle across eachother to allow you to strap on big items if need be. I'm not explaining this well, but it's really helpful. Trust me.

4) it's a good size. In some ways, it's kind of a compromise size.
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Size: Small/MediumColor: Talus Grey Verified Purchase
I bought this bag for a trip to Europe - I was told by many that this would never hold two weeks of stuff, but I pack organized and light, and this bag ended up serving me well. My husband got a top loader, but I really liked the panel loader and didn't have to unpack the whole bag to get to something on the bottom.

The Osprey panel is comfy to wear - we hiked in Italy and used this as a daypack, and our backs kept pretty cool throughout the day. The shoulder straps are comfortable, and all of the loops are useful and well designed. I fit 4 pairs of shoes (including heels!), 2 pairs of jeans, 3 pairs of shorts, 12 shirts, toiletries, and even my flat iron in here! I love that it is versatile for day tips or two week trips.
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Size: Medium/LargeColor: Talus Grey Verified Purchase
I bought this pack for long day hikes in the Adirondack high peaks and it has turned out to be one of the best gear purchases I have ever made. 28 liters is more than adequate space for a well stocked first aid kit, several layers and a hearty lunch. The hydration sleeve on the outside of the pack is a real plus and the hip belt pockets are handy for quick stash items like a pocket knife or an iPhone. Most important, this pack is extremely comfortable. After a full day on the trail, sometimes 15 to 20 miles, I hardly even notice it's there. This is a well crafted pack!
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Size: Medium/LargeColor: Talus Grey Verified Purchase
This is an excellent pack and I'm happy with my purchase. My only critiques so far are echoing previous reviews in that the "water bottle pouches" need to be taller so bottles don't fall out as easily, and the zippers on the belt pouches are difficult to use. Still a great pack.
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Size: Medium/LargeColor: Conifer Green Verified Purchase
I am a bit of a freak when it comes to torso length. It is very difficult for me to find packs that fit correctly. Osprey packs are on of the few that have a range of well sized packs especially in smaller sizes like the Kestrel 32.

Pros:
- Adjusting the harness to properly size the pack is easy- all velcro and than tightening straps. Great air circulation and very comfortable system.
- Its seems a large 32 liters. Did a hike on Mount Washington to Tuckermans and it held all my stuff with room to spare.
- Its a panel loader. This could be negative depending on what you like, but I like the improved access over top loaders, especially in a pack this size.
- Built in rain cover, nice zipper pulls and waist belt pockets. Very handy
- Wasn't sure about the big stretch pocket, but in use its wonderful. You can pack it with stuff you need to get to quickly or when you want your hands free. The stretch water bottle pockets work well too.
- The compression system doubles as a carrying system. You can reverse them around the front and carry a snowboard. Retention straps for poles and ice axes are nice as well. The pole retention system comes under your arms, which seems awkward but works if you want to be hands free.

Cons:
- The only pocket for valuables top access mesh pocket. I wish it was lined with more than mesh and it just dangles into the main compartment
- The hydration pocket worked well, but loading a full bladder in to it was difficult, especially if you have a full pack. It also intrudes into the main compartment.

Overall a well build, well thought out pack. Very nice materials. Highly recommended.
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Size: Medium/LargeColor: Talus Grey Verified Purchase
So far so good. Great pack. Plenty of room. I like the zipper pulls. Not sure the tracking pole loops is incredibly useful for poles but they can be strapped to the back as well. So far, I'm very happy with the product!
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