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Men's Hiking

Kestrel 58

Kestrel 58
Ash Grey
Base zip entry
Integrated & detachable raincover
Side compression straps
Single vertical zippered side access point
Fixed top pocket with dual zippered compartments
Top lid access
Under lid zipped mesh pocket
Fully adjustable AirScape™ backpanel with foam ridges for ventilation

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Kestrel 58

Forest, hill or mountain. The Kestrel series has been developed to cope with any-trail, any-season. In wet weather and heavy downpours the built in rain cover provides protection.

During hotter conditions the adjustable AirScape™ backpanel keeps you well ventilated whilst offering the load support you require. The spacer mesh harness and hipbelt ensure a supportive and comfortable load carrying solution. Whilst the adjustable torso length means the backpack can be altered to fit you perfectly. For overnight trips attach larger items such as a sleeping pad on the lower external straps and put your sleeping bag in the base compartment with internal zip divider. Keep the rest of your gear neatly organised with the hipbelt and lid zipped pockets and access the main compartment easily with the single side vertical zippered access point.

Need your hands free for a short scramble? Our unique Stow-on-the-Go™ system means no more 'on and off' to store your trekking poles, just simply pass the poles through the two elasticated loops for an easy hands-free solution.

The single ice axe loop may prove useful in winter conditions and wet jackets can be stowed away from the rest of your gear via the front stretch pocket.

The dual side compression straps keep your load tight and under control.

Our Kestrel pack is also compatible with both Hydraulics™ and Hydraulics™ LT Reservoirs so you can keep hydrated when hiking the trails.

Once you're all packed then pull in the reverse StraightJacket™ compression straps to tightly secure your gear and get ready to go.

Key Features

  • Fully adjustable AirScape™ backpanel with foam ridges for comfort and fit
  • Die-cut spacer mesh hipbelt and harness
  • External hydration access
  • Integrated & detachable raincover
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Single vertical zippered side access point
FULL FEATURE LIST
Weight: 1.78 kg (M/L)
Maximum Dimensions (cm): 74 (l) x 39 (w) x 43 (d)
Main Fabric: 210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop

Customer Reviews

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Dennis
Great pack, could do better with some stuff
So recently I went on a trip to visit a friend of mine and somehow found myself in an outdoor store trying on some backpacks. I settled on the Osprey Kestrel 58. I needed something to replace my Vaude Astrum 60+10 which was stolen a while ago in a hostel.

I haven't done much hiking in it, but walked plenty with loads around 10-15kg. When it comes to carrying weight, it feels so effortless with this backpack it's unreal. The Vaude Astrum 60+10 is a beast (just google it) and has big ass hip belts, but somehow I was never able to set the backpack up correctly to carry around a lot of weight. With the Osprey Kestrel I have the M/L size and I'm at 185cm, the frame just fits my body on the smallest setting. The S/M version would for some reason keep the weight on my shoulders even though it was adjusted to the same height as the M/L version. Either way, I'm not gonna shrink so it should be fine.

So, compared to the Vaude Astrum, what I really like about this pack is the following

Plus:
- Same volume, but with a far smaller footprint. I believe this is even smaller than the Kestrel 48 and 38 height wise
- Really nice suspension system, can't barely feel I'm carrying around any weight
- Lightweight
- Many compression straps
- 2 Hip Belt pockets, though the zippers are a bit difficult to open and they are not elastic at all
- The front mesh pocket is amazing and holds a ton of stuff
- Side access to all your stuff so it's easier to find things buried at the bottom
- Zippered side pocket which goes down all along its length

Things I didn't like compared to Vaude Astrum and in general

Negatives:

- The load lift straps are very hard to adjust. I tried two different packs in the store and it was almost impossible for me to adjust them with the backpack on my back without using a lot of force. The Vaude Astrum does this much better and you can even adjust the angle of the load lifts with a simple detachable (but sturdy) buckle
- The sternum strap is non-elastic and feels a bit uncomfortable to use.
- The Velcro system is easy, but difficult to adjust quickly and precisely. Still, it suffices.
- Lack of internal pockets
- Impossible to reach your bottle from the mesh side pockets unless you take the backpack off
- Side access is nice, but with the Vaude Astrum you could unzip the entire front area, making it even easier to get to your stuff and organize
- Iso Mat carrying straps are spaced a bit too close to each other. The entire sleeping back compartment is just a bit small compared to other packs
- The internal divider is designed by some kind of an idiot. It doesn't zip open like all other backpacks, no, instead it has 2 straps holding it in place and lots of gaps for stuff to fall through. It's not easy to completely taking it out without messing with the straps and I just feel like this design decision makes no sense whatsoever. Many other reviews seem to agree with this
- No elastic bands to keep the excess straps from moving around and getting anywhere. I don't understand this either, almost every brand, including budget brands have this these days. The straps on this pack are LOOOOONG. It would maybe cost an extra dollar to integrate these from the factory but make a big difference for overall quality.


A nice addition to this pack would be lockable main compartment and zippers. I mean, sure, if they want to take your stuff they will (in my case they took the whole backpack), but it will still deter opportunity thieves in hostels and countries where theft is a bit more prevalent.

I've listed a lot of downsides, but I see those more as points where this pack can really improve on (though some are really downsides). It's a really nice pack and I feel it will serve me well for many years unless it gets stolen again. Haven't tried the raincover yet and I never walk with poles so can't really comment on that either.



Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Dennis,

Thank you for writing a review for the Kestrel 58.

It's great to hear that you have found many positives when walking with your Osprey pack. We hope you find even more benefits to your pack when you come to use it for any upcoming hiking trips.

Your comment regarding the load lifters is not something we have had any negative feedback on before. The load lifters are designed to support any heavy loads in your pack, therefore, if they weren't tight/ strong, their purpose would be redundant. The sternum strap has a similar nature to the load lifters in that without being robust, they won't do the job they're designed for. Elastic isn't going to provide the same support as our webbing sternum straps do.

Regarding your feedback about the lack of internal pockets, we specifically design our Hiking packs as one large compartment to give users flexibility, for example, some may want to pack a tent in their pack. With lots of small internal pockets, this wouldn't be an optimal use of space. If you'd like to organise the inside of your pack, we would recommend using our Drysacks or Stretch Stuff Sacks. We also recommend that if you are finding it difficult to reach your water bottle from the side mesh pocket, instead, this pack is compatible with all of our Hydraulic Reservoirs.

Again, we thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Kestrel 58. Your other points made on ways this pack can be improved have been passed over to our Design Team for consideration.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

  • Adjustable torso length
  • Base zip entry
  • Die-cut spacer mesh hipbelt and harness
  • External hydration access
  • Front tie off points
  • Fully adjustable AirScape™ backpanel with foam ridges for comfort and fit
  • Integrated & detachable raincover
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • Light weight peripheral frame
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Removable top lid with dual compartments
  • Reverse Straightjacket™ compression straps
  • Side compression straps
  • Single ice axe loop
  • Single vertical zippered side access point
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Stretch front pocket
  • Stretch mesh side pockets
  • Top lid access
  • Twin zippered hip belt pockets
  • Under lid zipped mesh pocket

Reviews (6)

Customer Reviews

4
Based on 6 reviews
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You're reviewing: Kestrel 58

Dennis
Great pack, could do better with some stuff
So recently I went on a trip to visit a friend of mine and somehow found myself in an outdoor store trying on some backpacks. I settled on the Osprey Kestrel 58. I needed something to replace my Vaude Astrum 60+10 which was stolen a while ago in a hostel.

I haven't done much hiking in it, but walked plenty with loads around 10-15kg. When it comes to carrying weight, it feels so effortless with this backpack it's unreal. The Vaude Astrum 60+10 is a beast (just google it) and has big ass hip belts, but somehow I was never able to set the backpack up correctly to carry around a lot of weight. With the Osprey Kestrel I have the M/L size and I'm at 185cm, the frame just fits my body on the smallest setting. The S/M version would for some reason keep the weight on my shoulders even though it was adjusted to the same height as the M/L version. Either way, I'm not gonna shrink so it should be fine.

So, compared to the Vaude Astrum, what I really like about this pack is the following

Plus:
- Same volume, but with a far smaller footprint. I believe this is even smaller than the Kestrel 48 and 38 height wise
- Really nice suspension system, can't barely feel I'm carrying around any weight
- Lightweight
- Many compression straps
- 2 Hip Belt pockets, though the zippers are a bit difficult to open and they are not elastic at all
- The front mesh pocket is amazing and holds a ton of stuff
- Side access to all your stuff so it's easier to find things buried at the bottom
- Zippered side pocket which goes down all along its length

Things I didn't like compared to Vaude Astrum and in general

Negatives:

- The load lift straps are very hard to adjust. I tried two different packs in the store and it was almost impossible for me to adjust them with the backpack on my back without using a lot of force. The Vaude Astrum does this much better and you can even adjust the angle of the load lifts with a simple detachable (but sturdy) buckle
- The sternum strap is non-elastic and feels a bit uncomfortable to use.
- The Velcro system is easy, but difficult to adjust quickly and precisely. Still, it suffices.
- Lack of internal pockets
- Impossible to reach your bottle from the mesh side pockets unless you take the backpack off
- Side access is nice, but with the Vaude Astrum you could unzip the entire front area, making it even easier to get to your stuff and organize
- Iso Mat carrying straps are spaced a bit too close to each other. The entire sleeping back compartment is just a bit small compared to other packs
- The internal divider is designed by some kind of an idiot. It doesn't zip open like all other backpacks, no, instead it has 2 straps holding it in place and lots of gaps for stuff to fall through. It's not easy to completely taking it out without messing with the straps and I just feel like this design decision makes no sense whatsoever. Many other reviews seem to agree with this
- No elastic bands to keep the excess straps from moving around and getting anywhere. I don't understand this either, almost every brand, including budget brands have this these days. The straps on this pack are LOOOOONG. It would maybe cost an extra dollar to integrate these from the factory but make a big difference for overall quality.


A nice addition to this pack would be lockable main compartment and zippers. I mean, sure, if they want to take your stuff they will (in my case they took the whole backpack), but it will still deter opportunity thieves in hostels and countries where theft is a bit more prevalent.

I've listed a lot of downsides, but I see those more as points where this pack can really improve on (though some are really downsides). It's a really nice pack and I feel it will serve me well for many years unless it gets stolen again. Haven't tried the raincover yet and I never walk with poles so can't really comment on that either.



Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Dennis,

Thank you for writing a review for the Kestrel 58.

It's great to hear that you have found many positives when walking with your Osprey pack. We hope you find even more benefits to your pack when you come to use it for any upcoming hiking trips.

Your comment regarding the load lifters is not something we have had any negative feedback on before. The load lifters are designed to support any heavy loads in your pack, therefore, if they weren't tight/ strong, their purpose would be redundant. The sternum strap has a similar nature to the load lifters in that without being robust, they won't do the job they're designed for. Elastic isn't going to provide the same support as our webbing sternum straps do.

Regarding your feedback about the lack of internal pockets, we specifically design our Hiking packs as one large compartment to give users flexibility, for example, some may want to pack a tent in their pack. With lots of small internal pockets, this wouldn't be an optimal use of space. If you'd like to organise the inside of your pack, we would recommend using our Drysacks or Stretch Stuff Sacks. We also recommend that if you are finding it difficult to reach your water bottle from the side mesh pocket, instead, this pack is compatible with all of our Hydraulic Reservoirs.

Again, we thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Kestrel 58. Your other points made on ways this pack can be improved have been passed over to our Design Team for consideration.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Features

  • Adjustable torso length
  • Base zip entry
  • Die-cut spacer mesh hipbelt and harness
  • External hydration access
  • Front tie off points
  • Fully adjustable AirScape™ backpanel with foam ridges for comfort and fit
  • Integrated & detachable raincover
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • Light weight peripheral frame
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Removable top lid with dual compartments
  • Reverse Straightjacket™ compression straps
  • Side compression straps
  • Single ice axe loop
  • Single vertical zippered side access point
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Stretch front pocket
  • Stretch mesh side pockets
  • Top lid access
  • Twin zippered hip belt pockets
  • Under lid zipped mesh pocket