Osprey Packs Kestrel 28 Daypack


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The Kestrel Series provides great looking forward thinking design in a multi-user technical pack. Designed for the outdoor enthusiast looking for a "quiver-of-one" the Osprey Kestrel 28 Daypack pack offers all the features needed for everything from a long trek to quick peak assault. Features include a HDPE foam framesheet, AirScape backpanel with tri-section - ridged foam - central air chimney, along with spacer mesh covered EVA foam torso with adjustable harness. Additional details include hipbelt sewn on zippered pockets. ice/gear loops, side compression straps and back mesh stash pouch for this top loading backpack.


  • Top loading with fixed top pocket
  • Front and side stretch woven pocket
  • Integrated rain cover
  • Stow-on-the-go trekking pole attachment
  • Front daisies with bungee tie offs
  • Zippered hipbelt pockets
  • 5mm. HDPE foam framesheet
  • AirScape backpanel with tri-section 5mm, ridged foam and central air chimney
  • 210 x 330 and spacer mesh covered EVA foam torso adjustable harness
  • Mesh covered diecut slotted EVA foam hipbelt with sewn on zippered 210d pockets
  • Ice/gear loops
  • Day adventure , climbing and cragging
  • Volume: S/M 1600 cu. in. / 26 L., M/L 1700 cu. in. / 28 L.
  • Weight: S/M 2.8 lbs. / 1.13 kg., M/L 2.10 lbs. / 1.19 kg.

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Review Summary

5 out of 5

7 Reviews

  • Build quality: 3
  • Great design: 3
  • Great value: 3
  • Lasts forever: 3

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Carrying Capacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5

7 Ratings & Reviews

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
from Appalachian Mountains

Best quality brand
December 15, 2011

I bought this backpack for my son. He has used it many times, mostly for weekend hiking trips. The s/m is the perfect size for his 5'6' frame. The integrated rain cover is a great feature and the size #Kestrel 28# is just perfect for weekend trips. I plan to purchase another. Great quality brand and the backpack lived up to our expectations...many years of enjoyment ahead.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value, integrated rain cover

from Paradise, Texas

Great compact pack with great capacity!
June 19, 2011

This is a really nice day pack. I ordered one for my daughter and now will be replacing my own Osprey day pack with one of these Kestrel 28's as well. The pack has a narrower design which sets it apart from the many of the "school bag" looking daypacks. This not only gives you some room in tight spaces, but gives the pack a more "technical" look and feel.

from PA

Simply Awesome
August 24, 2011

This is the best pack I have ever bought. Its the perfect size for just a day hike or an overnight excursion. Did I mention its beautiful as well? If you want a superior quality backpack then look no further because the Osprey Kestrel 28 is the answer to your dreams!


an excellent day pack
April 09, 2009

This is the most comfortable day pack. The stow on the go trekking poles design is wonderful. I would buy this pack just for that feature alone. The belt pockets and rain cover are a nice features too. Altrec is one of the best on-line companies to deal with. Great communication!! Thanks. jd

Amazingly comfortable and well designed daypack
April 19, 2009

For years I've been looking for a worthy update for my decades old Wilderness Experience klettersack, a clean no frills versatile daypack, and finally found it in the Kestrel 28. The more I use it, the more I like it. The highly adjustable waist belt/shoulder strap suspension system is the most comfortable I've ever used. You can easily carry the bulk of the load on your hips, and also get decent ventilation for your back. The trekking pole feature is a nice, simply designed extra, as are the tie-off daisies, and rain cover. The variable sizing and adjustable distance from shoulder to waist was key for me, TNF and Lowe packs I've used ride too high on my waist. I initially thought the sternum strap was too short, until I realized it is designed to pull the specially curved shoulder straps in to sit on your collar bone instead of on the shoulder joint. After years of using old style shoulder straps, this is pure heaven. In a similar vein, I also initially thought the lid cinch straps were too long, until I realized that you can easily access the main compartment by loosening them instead of unclipping them, a nice feature. A minor complaint is that the side pockets are just usable for Nalgene water bottles, but could be deeper. This is not an issue if you use a water bladder. Also, since there is no secondary access to the main compartment, you need to be a bit organized when packing.

A great pack.
May 11, 2010

I'm very happy with this pack...adjusted easily to fit me, and is comfortable when hiking. Also there are many handy storage pockets. It's great!

Great Pack
August 11, 2009

The pack was everything I was wanting in a day pack. All the bells and whistles with zero problems with durability. It was also very easy to load, lift and carry. My old bag used to make the hiking more difficult or at least I would get more of a workout from the pack then the hike. No more. Great pack for the price.

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size s/m and size m/l: s/m, m/l.

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