Osprey Packs Kresta 40L Backpack – Women’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Osprey Packs Kresta 40L Backpack – Women’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 77 (out of 100)
User Rating: 3.9 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.8 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 18

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Features a hydration sleeve for added functionality while hiking.
  • The hip pockets can securely fit small gear items with ease, like phones or chargers.
  • Features a lined goggle pocket to protect against any scratches while carrying.
  • Easily fits all of your gear for a single-day or weekend trip.
  • Contains multiple pockets for storing small gear items.
  • Features extra padding to prevent against unwanted abrasions or rubbing.
  • Features a top brain pack to quickly get to some of your items while on-the-go.

Expert Reviews

  • Features a stowaway helmet carry system for added functionality.
  • Features ice axe loops and attachment points for skis and a snowboard, increasing the winter sport functionality.
  • Features lower compression straps to balance the weight of your pack.
  • The hip belt has pockets for storage functionality.
  • The zipper pocket is scratch-free to protect your valuables and glasses.
  • The hydration sleeve is insulated to keep your water cool during hot days.
  • Features two main compartments to organize your gear while on the move.
  • The rubber sections on the tool and board carry straps increase durability.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • You can’t access the back panel without unbuckling the shoulder straps, which reduces the ease-of-use.
  • The fit is difficult to quickly adjust while on-the-move.
  • When fully packed, the gear in the bag is off-centered and can become uncomfortable to carry over long distances.
  • The buckles are a bit time-consuming to operate with or without gloves.
  • Some reports of the shovel pocket not long enough to comfortably fit a shovel or probes.

Expert Reviews

  • Not lightweight when. compared to other similar packs.


The Osprey Packs Kresta 40L Backpack for women is a functional, organized, and durable option that works well on single-day and multi-day trips with up to 40 pounds of gear. Despite some reports of the gear storage not working as well as intended, like the shovel pocket not being big enough and the pack being difficult to adjust, this pack can be a good choice for adventurers who want multiple pockets, ski/snowboard attachment points, and a hydration sleeve.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.