Osprey Kestrel 48 Backpack - Picholine Green

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The Kestrel 48 is designed for adventures that require a durable, abrasion-resistant pack for overnight trips or big days out. It features rugged fabrics, a ventilated AirScape™ backpanel with adjustable torso lengths, a SpacerMesh harness and hipbelt for a comfortable carry and side-zip main compartment access so you don't need to unload to find that item you packed at the bottom. Other features include an integrated raincover to keep your gear dry when it starts to rain, an external hydration sleeve, a Stow-on-the-Go™ pole attachment system and pockets for organisation.


  • Built to withstand every outdoor environment, from sandstone canyons to bushwhacks
  • Load range 9-16kg
  • LightWire™ suspension:
    • 3.5mm LightWire™ peripheral frame effectively transfers load from harness to hipbelt
    • Atilon framesheet spreads load across the entire backpanel to the peripheral frame
  • AirScape backpanel with adjustable torso length: mesh-covered ridged foam allows maximum ventilation while keeping the load close to the body
  • SpacerMesh harness and hipbelt: soft edgeless padded mesh offers a soft breathable contact surface and large load support
  • Zipped hipbelt pockets
  • Adjustable sternum strap with rescue whistle
  • Fixed top lid with external zipped pocket and under lid zipped mesh pocket
  • Side-zip access to main compartment
  • Front panel hybrid shove-it pocket
  • Dual upper reverse straight jacket side compression straps
  • Dual lower side compression straps
  • Full-length vertical zipped side pocket
  • Dual stretch mesh side pockets
  • Zipped sleeping bag compartment with removable divider
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Dual tuckaway ice tool attachments
  • Dual front panel daisy chains
  • External reservoir sleeve
  • Stow-On-The-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Integrated removable raincover


Capacity 46 Litres (Small-Medium), 48 Litres (Medium-Large)
Dimensions 70 x 34 x 32cm (Small-Medium)
75 x 34 x 32cm (Medium-Large)
Harness SpacerMesh
Average Weight 1.56kg (Small-Medium), 1.63kg (Medium-Large)
Made From Main: 210D x 630D nylon Dobby
Accent: 420HD nylon Oxford
Bottom: 500D nylon packcloth

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  • A $5 surcharge applies to all NZ rural or PO Box/Private Bag addresses
  • A $10 surcharge applies to Chatham Islands and Waiheke Island addresses
  • We cannot ship oversized or heavy items to Chatham Islands
  • $34.99 shipping on all Australian orders
  • Shipping charges to other international destinations range between $37.99 and $49.99
  • We cannot ship oversized or heavy items internationally

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We aim to process and dispatch your order as fast as possible. While in most cases this will happen within 24-72 hours, it can take up to 5 business days, depending on what is ordered. In some cases, like during peak season and holiday periods, it may take longer. Shipping and processing times are a guide only, not a guarantee.

An order containing multiple items with different shipping times will by default ship on the timeframe of the slowest item, however, Gearshop reserves the right to split ship orders where we feel it is required.

After dispatch, delivery is normally overnight within the South Island and 1-3 business days within the North Island. Rural addresses could take up to an additional 2-4 business days. At this time, we do not offer urgent delivery as a standard freight option, however if you require your order urgently, please contact us before ordering to ensure that we can meet your delivery timeframe. We aim to deliver your order within the following timeframes:

New Zealand
  • North Island: 3-7 business days
  • North Island rural or PO Box/Private Bag: 3-7 business days
  • Waiheke Island: 4-8 business days
  • South Island: 2-6 business days
  • South Island rural or PO Box/Private Bag: 2-6 business days
  • Chatham Islands: 7-10 business days
  • Oversized or heavy items: 5-7 business days to all NZ addresses (excluding Chatham islands)

Australia: 7–10 business days (metropolitan areas only).

Canada: 10 business days

Hong Kong: 10 business days

UK/Ireland: 10 business days

USA: 10 business days

Every now and then, life throws a curveball and deliveries might take a little longer. We're doing our best to get your goods to you ASAP. If you've got any questions about your order, just give us a shout.

We're actually pretty speedy most of the time. After dispatch, around 92% of our orders zoom out the door within 5 days. In the South Island 79% of those arrive in 2 days. And for the North Island 85% of orders make it in 5 days.  We're always keeping a watchful eye on freight times to ensure the best experience for our customers. Watch this space for our full freight review.

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    Great little pack

    First trip was for 3 days/2 nights. Found it to be very comfortable to wear and I hardly noticed the weight I was carrying. Big enough to take everything i needed. Love the colour.

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