tri5592572 wrote a review of Patagonia Refugio Backpack - 1709cu in on June 12, 2012
The pack is not heavily padded to protect every electronic gadget available. (I have a pack for that.) It is lightweight, roomy, and strong. I put the Macbook Pro 15" with power cord, etc., in its slot with room to spare, then proceeded to stuff the bag full of a long weekend's worth of clothes - toiletries, underwear, pyjamas, two pairs of jeans, three shirts, and a pair of shoes. I bought this pack because I go to Sierra Leone regularly. I carry my pack through airports and the jungle. I need a bag light enough and big enough to carry the laptop, underwear, toiletries, several lappas and tanks, a dream sack, a towel, two pair of sandals, pjs, and my lesson plans. After being stuck a few times with my old, super-padded, heavier, less roomy bag, I was determined to get something better, and this bag is it. NB: I bought the magenta as it was on sale. My 21-yr old grandson was a little hesitant to carry it, thus earning himself a lecture on homophobia. If the color would be a problem for you, try a different one.