The Patagonia Chacabuco 32L Pack is a versatile backpack for school and day hikes. The zipper against the back panel opens to a padded section for up to 17 inch laptops for heading to school, and doubles as a hydration sleeve for when you're hitting the trail on the weekends. The body of the bag is a polyester plain weave with polyester ripstop on the bottom for extra durability. The whole thing has been treated with a durable water repellent for detering wet weather. The majority of the space is located within the main compartment, cavernous for lugging several books, or a jacket and lunch. Rounding out the top pockets is the small accessory pocket, fleece-lined for protecting the lens on your favorite pair of sunglasses. The very front pocket is organization overload, with a separate spot for pens, wallet, keys and other small items. Cinch everything down with the side compression straps for a less-bulky carry and tuck a water bottle into either of the side stretch pockets. The padded foam and Air Mesh straps combine cushion and comfort, wicking sweat and drying out quickly for the long haul across campus and through the woods.
FEATURES of the Patagonia Chacabuco 32L Pack
Strong and light recycled polyester with water-repellent finish
Generous main compartment, secondary compartment with internal organization has plenty of options for electronics and supplies, along with a secure lanyard for keys
Padded laptop pocket is raised off the ground to protect most 17" laptops
Dedicated, padded pocket that holds most 17" laptops is raised off the ground to protect electronics from impact, doubles as an insulated hydration reservoir complete with tube port
Exterior zippered secure pocket for quick access to essentials, small zippered pocket for sunglasses and electronics
Stretch-woven pockets accommodate a wide range of water bottle shapes and sizes
Shock cord secures bulky items
Top-mounted, reinforced haul handle
Casual, Mountaineering and Alpine, Day Hiking, Work and School
Durable Water Repellant
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating that is applied to fabrics which makes them water-resistant, or hydrophobic. It's cute to think of a fabric as being afraid of water. Now if only they could make a bearphobic coating. A DWR finish doesn't interfere with breathability, which makes it perfect for adverse conditions in the backcountry.
Rated 5 out of
Really love it!I bought this for college and it has been great! has plenty of space for books and notebooks and the computer compartment is super nice. I plan to use this for many travels and adventures and I'm sure it will be fantastic through it all.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of
Perfect BagI love this bag. It is so roomy and fits all of my stuff. There is a separate zippered pocket for a water bladder. And its patagoinia so it is ecofirendly too!
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic packLoving this bag. Patagonia bags have done me well in the past and they continue their quality. Was wary about the laptop section as this usually compromises the over all space in the pack. Not so with this bag! I'm seriously in love with this bag. ,,Only issue are the zippers, they tend to be stubborn around the corners on the main pocket, but just don't rip them closed/open and you will be fine.
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 5 out of
Good backpack for transitioning between classes be day hikes!I go on quite a few day hikes that require enough stuff for a backpack and when my current backpack ripped in the bottom from 5 years of use on the trail, on campus and in South America I was ready for a new one. I needed something that is good for travel, light hiking and to use on campus and this is was perfect!
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 3 out of
Decent, but Patagonia packs don't stand out to meI scoped this pack along with some others, and was hoping that it would be something above and beyond but it wasn't. Quality seemed okay, but merely on par with offerings from other brands (Burton Snowboards, for example). I ended up getting a very spendy pack from Mystery Ranch instead.
Date published: 2014-11-15
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How are the zippers? I'm considering buying a Swiss Gear backpack - the zippers are unbelievable - no tugging or catching on anything. Really smooth and great quality. That's what I'm looking for. Thanks!