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Product: Osprey Kestrel 32

Brand: Osprey Packs

July 10, 2018

Bottom Line

A great pack for travel or for travel, and perfect for carrying camera gear along for the ride.

Field Notes

In the never ending search for a "perfect" backpack, I came across this Osprey Kestrel pack. It had been recently redesigned, and I liked the new look of this pack quite a bit. This review is of the updated 2017 version of the pack. To read more about this great front-loading hiking and travel backpack, visit the blog:

testing environment

Camping, Hiking, Outdoor Photography, Air Travel, Roadtrips. In rain, snow, and desert heat - this pack performed very well!


  • Front loading with a big zipper for great access
  • Great color - love that bright green
  • Lots of pockets for organization


  • The hip straps are hard to tuck away for air travel