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Men's Hiking

Kestrel 68

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€200.00
Ash Grey
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Base zip entry
Integrated & detachable raincover
Side compression straps
Single vertical zippered side access point
Fixed top pocket with dual zippered compartments
Under lid zipped mesh pocket
Top lid access
Fully adjustable AirScape™ backpanel with foam ridges for ventilation
Sizing info

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Kestrel 68

The Kestrel 68 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

  • Die-cut spacer mesh hipbelt and harness
  • Fully adjustable AirScape™ backpanel with foam ridges for ventilation
  • Adjustable torso length
  • Single vertical zippered side access point
  • Integrated & detachable raincover
  • Sleeping bag base compartment with internal divider
FULL FEATURE LIST
Weight: 1.82 kg (M/L)
Maximum Dimensions (cm): 76 (l) x 40 (w) x 44 (d)
Main Fabric: 210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop

Customer Reviews

4.65
Based on 3 reviews
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Daniel
This is a great looking pack. Overall a really solid bag - some critique down below.

-Big stretch mesh pockets on the sides are well sized for carrying water bottles. Could of been sewn with a bit of an angled hole for easier access to water bottle.
-I can appreciate that some people find the side pocket useful due to faster access to stuff but since it just ends up pushing the stuff taking volume from the inside the bag. The top pocket and the other pockets are plenty for me.
-The top part was a bit to small when the bag was fully packed. More of a cosmetic problem though.
-The straps on the bottom on the pack works good for tiny cell foam sleeping pads but for normal sized ones they where a bit too short.
-Since mobile phones are getting bigger and are being used as cameras I would have liked one of the pockets on the hip belt to be bigger.
-I prefer just keeping my stuff in plastic bags so the rain cover and pocket for that was unnecessary.
-Seems to be good quality material and well made.

Reasons for not getting 5 stars:
-The padded part of the hip belt could have been a bit longer - about 2 cm on each side. Ended up being a bit uncomfortable at times. I think you should err on the bigger side when you can't exchange it. Not fat or unusually large hips.
-Even though this bag is not in the heavy weight division it's still a bit to heavy for my taste.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Kestrel 68. Your feedback has been passed straight onto our design team for consideration.

Kind regards,

Osprey Customer Service

guido
Davvero uno zaino di qualità. Usato per un lungo viaggio in Sudamerica di un mese compreso un trekking in Patagonia di oltre 10 giorni. Leggero, robusto, versatile, eccellente qualità dei materiali. Altamente raccomandato! (This review was left for a previous version of this product)
Toni.para
I have the M/L I am 6,2 I find it very comfortable, fits very good

Great pack tons off space and its built like a rock !!!
Amazing roll system waterproof cover, you just role it over your bag in seconds, and when dried just roll it back in its pocket, as its attached inside the pocket. Also the rain cover is detachable.
The access to the sleeping compartment is a big plus, so you don't have to take all your kit out to access your sleeping bag
I usually use it for multi day wild camping but it will compress reasonably smaller with the straps, for day hikes
Only thing I don't like are the side long pockets, instead of going outwards they stretch inside using up part of the main compartment

I own Momentum 30 and Kestrel 68. (This review was left for a previous version of this product)
  • 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 ventilation
  • 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 (3)

Customer Reviews

4.65
Based on 3 reviews
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You're reviewing: Kestrel 68

How do you rate this product? *

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Rating
Daniel
This is a great looking pack. Overall a really solid bag - some critique down below.

-Big stretch mesh pockets on the sides are well sized for carrying water bottles. Could of been sewn with a bit of an angled hole for easier access to water bottle.
-I can appreciate that some people find the side pocket useful due to faster access to stuff but since it just ends up pushing the stuff taking volume from the inside the bag. The top pocket and the other pockets are plenty for me.
-The top part was a bit to small when the bag was fully packed. More of a cosmetic problem though.
-The straps on the bottom on the pack works good for tiny cell foam sleeping pads but for normal sized ones they where a bit too short.
-Since mobile phones are getting bigger and are being used as cameras I would have liked one of the pockets on the hip belt to be bigger.
-I prefer just keeping my stuff in plastic bags so the rain cover and pocket for that was unnecessary.
-Seems to be good quality material and well made.

Reasons for not getting 5 stars:
-The padded part of the hip belt could have been a bit longer - about 2 cm on each side. Ended up being a bit uncomfortable at times. I think you should err on the bigger side when you can't exchange it. Not fat or unusually large hips.
-Even though this bag is not in the heavy weight division it's still a bit to heavy for my taste.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Kestrel 68. Your feedback has been passed straight onto our design team for consideration.

Kind regards,

Osprey Customer Service

guido
Davvero uno zaino di qualità. Usato per un lungo viaggio in Sudamerica di un mese compreso un trekking in Patagonia di oltre 10 giorni. Leggero, robusto, versatile, eccellente qualità dei materiali. Altamente raccomandato! (This review was left for a previous version of this product)
Toni.para
I have the M/L I am 6,2 I find it very comfortable, fits very good

Great pack tons off space and its built like a rock !!!
Amazing roll system waterproof cover, you just role it over your bag in seconds, and when dried just roll it back in its pocket, as its attached inside the pocket. Also the rain cover is detachable.
The access to the sleeping compartment is a big plus, so you don't have to take all your kit out to access your sleeping bag
I usually use it for multi day wild camping but it will compress reasonably smaller with the straps, for day hikes
Only thing I don't like are the side long pockets, instead of going outwards they stretch inside using up part of the main compartment

I own Momentum 30 and Kestrel 68. (This review was left for a previous version of this product)

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 ventilation
  • 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

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