The Patagonia Refugio Pack is another awesome backpack capable of keeping up with your travel skills. Yeah, you can call them skills, for sure. Whether you're traveling to and from class, or across the globe, the Patagonia Refugio is gonna be right there with you. It'll be a special bond. With a main compartment with dump pockets for organization, and a secondary compartment with internal organization, this backpack makes it easy to keep track of your stuff. Featuring a padded laptop sleeve that'll protect most 15" laptops from impact, you're stuff will be kept safe as well. No worries. Oh, and thanks to Airflow-mesh shoulder straps and back panel, you'll be nice and comfy also. Stretch-woven pockets can fit a wide range of water bottle shapes and sizes as well, leaving more space on the inside of the pack for electronics and other necessities. If you get one of these bad boys, you'll probably start bragging about those traveling skills I mentioned earlier. Trust me, I know. Been there, done that.
DECENT FEATURES of the Patagonia Refugio Pack
Generous main compartment with dump pockets for quick organization on the go secondary compartment with internal organization has plenty of options for electronics and supplies, along with a secure clip for keys interior padded sleeve is raised off the ground to protect most 15" laptops from impact; sleeve secures with a buckle closure and doubles as a hydration bladder holder complete with tube port
Exterior vertical zippered stash pocket for quick access to essentials exterior lash points Micro fleece-lined pocket for sunglasses and electronics stretch-woven pockets accommodate a full range of water bottle shapes and sizes
Airflow-mesh shoulder straps and back panel adjustable sternum strap with emergency whistle
Top-mounted, reinforced haul handle
Weight: 27.3 oz / 774 g
Volume: 1709 cubic inches / 28 liter
Body: 420-denier 100% nylon oxford plain weave
Base: 840-denier 100% ballistics nylon
Lining: 200-denier 100% polyester
Stretch-woven pockets: 92% nylon/8% spandex
All treated with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish
This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
"Well Worth the Money. Just buy it already!"
This pack is incredible! I recently got the rockwall w/tan color. First off, the color is slightly different than the picture posted, in a good way! The color isn't gray but instead has a slight deep green color (especially in the straps). I am a student and can easily fit both my Macbook pro 15 in with case, study Bible (yeah you read that right.) or a couple of textbooks, a couple of notebooks and a couple moleskine journals. You can also easily fit all your computer accessories and other devices (aka mouse, external hard drive, ect). It is great. If you are thinking about getting it, just get it already!
"Great everyday backpack, perfect for college"
I've put this backpack through a lot. As a college student, I've stuffed it with books and my laptop constantly. When riding a bike, this bag stays on your back very well. I've gone on day hikes with it, and it fits great with little strain on your back. Also, it's very waterproof. I've walked through snow, sleet, rain, you name it, and my stuff has stayed completely dry. The only thing I would worry about is that the small pocket right behind the neck can get some moisture in it if you get soaked, because it does not have a solid waterproof lining like the rest of the zippers. Otherwise, this bag is perfect. I may not buy a different bag ever again.
I purchased this backpack for school. I have a 13" Macbook Pro along with other school supplies (the computer hookups, large binder, textbook, pencil case) that fits well for this pack. It is so comfortable on. The back is cushioned the straps fit nicely. Has soooo many compartments. Protects the laptop. Stays clean. I am in love with this. I was a user of LL Bean and Jansport since I've been a kid. Not anymore. I will use this backpack for the rest of my life unless it catches on fire in the middle of a hurricane and then some bum steals it, then I will replace it for the same style. This is certainly worth investing in.
I ordered this bag using Moosejaw Rewards Points and I have never looked back. I have the Narwhal Grey w/ Cilantro color scheme which is really awesome. The bag has more than enough compartments to hold all my stuff. Every day I carry my laptop including power adapter and other cables, two to three textbooks, my Kindle and sometimes my lunch and the bag never feels crammed. The compression straps are a great add-on too, but I've yet to use them. I also love the little pocket on top that I think is meant for an mp3 player, but I've conscripted it into use for my sunglasses.
I use this bag to go to class and I love it when someone asks me where I got it! It is the perfect size to carry books and snacks for class and then it transforms to a day pack for the weekend getaway. My favorite parts are the laptop pocket that is also a water bladder pocket and the soft fabric lined upper pocket for sunglasses and my phone. This bag does everything. Girls come up and talk to me, and then I realize they just want a closer look at my bag. Then I take them camping.
I used to carry a North Face backpack at school until the straps started breaking and the fabric was ripping and the bottom almost fell out...then I upgraded to THIS! The padded straps make heavy textbooks feel like nothing and there's plenty of pockets for everything. When I'm not lugging it around at school I use it for day hikes and travel and it puts up with everything! Nice, durable and a great look.
I use this pack around campus - it's big enough for my laptop, books, and whatever else I need, but it never loses it's structure or gets lumpy, even when packed to the brim, so it stays comfortable. Strangely, the vertical zipper in the middle of the pack is my favorite part - it's great for things that I tend to take out and re-pack frequently (ie, computer cord). The outside side pockets are deep enough that my water-bottle never falls out, even when I'm biking and generally throwing the thing around.
This is what I currently use as my bookbag. it is a very comfortable pack. designed well. the organization in the bag is also a plus, set up well. The compression straps are helpful when the pack isnt totally full. keeping the light load close to your back. The laptop sleeve provides adequate protection for your computer (which is a must for me, since I have a very expensive macbook pro). all n all, great bag for school or work.
I love this pack - I use it every day. I am a mom (sorry, wish it was for a "cooler" purpose) and I can fit my water bottle on one side, sippy cup on the other side, wallet and kindle in the front pocket, diapers and wipes in the second, and everything else I have to have in the main pouch, and there are still other pockets! The top pocket is great for phone, keys, gum, etc. There are pockets within pockets everywhere. Color choices are great. Quality and material is great - I have used it for months and months and it still looks brand new. I can't imagine this pack not being a perfect fit for just about any use.