The Osprey Kestrel Series has been designed to cover a wide range of paths in all seasons. The built-in rain cover provides protection in wet weather and heavy downpours. In hot conditions, the AirScape back plate provides good ventilation and load distribution. It's also important to stay hydrated in warm climates, so the Kestrel is designed so that you can easily refill your bladder in the external bladder compartment.
AirScape Carrying System
The ribbed foam back of the AirScape storage system is breathable, lightweight and yet stable.
The innovative Stow-on-the-Go fastening makes it possible to stow the trekking poles on the side of the backpack. So the hiker doesn't have to stop or slow down.
The right size
In order for the backpack to deliver what it promises, it must sit correctly and comfortably. Body weight and height cannot always be equated with certain sizes, because people with the same body size often have different back lengths, hip widths or shoulder widths. So take your time when choosing your backpack. To determine the back length, measure from the iliac crest - the highest point of the hip bone on the body side - to the lowest cervical vertebra (C7), which is clearly visible when you bend your head forward. Back length is the key factor in choosing the right backpack size.
Back length Kestrel
S/M = 40 cm - 51 cm
M/L = 48 cm - 58 cm