Kestrel 38 Is a great Pack.
Review by: austinnokc, 2009-07-21
Pros: Has a lot of room 38L. I can fit a 60 m rope, 2 harnesses, 18 Quickdraws, 15 loose biners, lots of (webbing, slings, and Cords), Some trad pro, 5 Liters of water (3L Camelback + 2 2L jugs, and extra stuff.
Roughly about 45lbs of gear and water and it feels very comfortable.
The mesh on the pack is very durable have hauled it up rough granite faces and barely and signs of wear and tear.
Cons: the pack lid isn't adjustable so it seems as though you loose some space and the ventilation is not that great still sweat a lot. (However what can you expect 45 Lbs and 100 degree heat.)
Great pack with a lot of purposes.