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    36 Reviews


    A classic reborn.

    Patagonia's Arbor Backpack kind of looks like your grandpa's backpack, so you know you can rely on its durable longevity. Apart from its classic construction and long-lasting design, the Arbor also features a padded laptop sleeve to keep up with modern times, and Patagonia's highly effective DWR coating should keep the computer safe in rainy weather. You can always switch out your laptop with your hiking gear when adventure calls, and the Human Curve shoulder straps conform to your shoulders and chest for maximum comfort from the trailhead to the trail's end.

    • Human Curve shoulder straps
    • Recycled polyester with DWR coating
    • Padded laptop sleeve
    • Zippered stash pocket
    • Item #PAT00EI

    Tech Specs

    [body] 600D recycled polyester, [lining] 200D polyester, DWR coating
    26L (1587cu in)
    [external] 1 zippered stash, [internal] 1 padded laptop sleeve
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 6.4 oz
    Recommended Use
    casual, climbing, hiking & camping
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    Needs bigger exterior pocket!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'm prefacing my review with this: I do really like this pack! I use it for school and every day trekking about my hometown as a person who is fresh out of a car. I can carry my computer, books and notebooks for the day's classes, and I can even throw in my climbing shoes, tango shoes, and a change of clothes for my busy Thursday nights.

    However, the one qualm I have is that there is only one exterior pocket, and that pocket becomes increasingly inaccessible the more the main pack gets filled with stuff, as it doesn't actually expand beyond the dimensions of main pack. This makes getting my wallet in and out somewhat fussy and annoying, whereas if there was just a nice little side pocket that I could reach back and get into nice and easy, then I'd be giving this 5 stars.

    Other than that, I do love this pack. It holds a lot of stuff, and the waist straps make it easier on the ol' shoulders when it gets heavy.

    Awesome Backpack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Nice and easy light backpack for everyday school/commuting use. I dig the simplicity of it, having few pocket, it keeps me from cluttering. There are tons of loops to attach water bottles, locks, hammocks, etc. if desired. Being able to tighten the straps is a bonus as well for when the pack is not at full capacity.

    Great casual pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    First off -- I'm surprised that anyone actually routinely uses this pack for hiking. It would get the job done but it lacks a lot of features I look for in a pack for hiking. The back of the pack is padded, but definitely not designed to allow ventilation like a hiking pack. There is only one easy access pocket on the exterior of the pack, and no water bottle pockets. The waist strap is a nice feature but isn't padded in any way. I would also want a chest strap if I was going to really load this pack down and then hike with it.

    That said, I didn't buy it for hiking -- I have a couple of hiking day packs already. I wanted a backpack to fly with, to carry to work with my computer, and to throw clothes and gear into for day trips to the mountains. It works for all of those things extremely well, looks nice, and seems to hold up. You can fit a lot in it, but you can also cinch the top part down if you don't have much in there.

    Great backpack

      This multipurpose backpack is great for almost any trip or journey. Ive used it for school, day hikes, and long trips as well. It holds a computer and multiple text books with excess space, as well as it being stuffed to the brim full of clothes for a 5 day road trip. The adjustable straps keep smaller packs together, but if loosened can hold a large amount of gear for any occasion. Would highly recommend this Patagonia backpack

      From street to slope

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      This is the perfect backpack to take literally anywhere and everywhere. From city to mountain, it serves all purposes. Wide, open interior with some decent pockets (would love a few more smaller pockets for easy access). The colors are great, and work seamlessly with any occasion. The quality is super durable and I have nothing but good things to say about this pack! Will use heavily in traveling, both in city and wilderness.

      Can't Beat Such a Classic Design

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This backpack is perfect for bringing to school, using around town, or for any short hikes! The laptop sleeve fits my 13in Macbook Pro perfectly which makes it super easy to transport to class, and more than enough space in the main compartment allows for 4 to 5 large books to be stored as well. Highly recommend this pack to anyone looking for a stylish but simple backpack to use around town!

      Perfect, simple backpack

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've been using this backpack for several weeks now and love it. Feels very durable. The main compartment fits more than I expected (I've packed it with shoes, gym clothes, laptop, textbook, my lunch, and it was still comfortable to carry), and the top-loading lid means you can pack it to overflowing as long as you can still strap it shut. The pockets in the front (which is as big as the entire front of the backpack) and the lid are as many as I need for organization.

      My only tiny complaints are that a water bottle holder would be nice (but I just hook one on with an s-biner) and when the main compartment is full, it makes the front pocket harder to access (because it's pulled tight).

      Surprisingly Spacious and Waterproof

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Got this backpack for weekend adventures, travel, and toting around on kayaking and short hiking trips. The first time I used it I threw it into a puddle of water in my kayak and splashed it a few times. I had my stuff in dry bags inside but the backpack itself repelled water and was totally dry when I took it out! Amazing! Its also 26 liters and adjustable so there is plenty of room for gear. It also has a waist strap for longer treks. Love Patagonia and this product... not to mention how cute it is. :)

      Great pack for the simplistic

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      I bought this bag for my wife. She was needing a carry-all bag for work. This bag has been great to throw lunch, workout clothes, and any small extras in. Good looking and simple design.

      Keep it Simple!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is a great pack overall. The design/aesthetic is amazing, and because it is Patagonia, you know it will last forever. I got this in the Forestland/Black colorway, and it has to be one of the coolest graphics ever put on a backpack. The laptop sleeve makes for secure transport of the all so important computer, and there is quite a bit of pocket space for other various items. Only drawback is the lack of a waterbottle holder!

      Awesome Pack!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This pack is great! It has pockets for everything you need for school or work. Laptop sleeve, and also a large compartment for books. Durable material. And it looks great!

      Needs pockets

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I was hoping to take this bag on a trip but ended up returning it because it doesn't have enough pockets or a place for a water bottle. There is only one small pocket on the outside that is awkwardly under the buckle for the top flap. It would be very hard to access something quickly from this bag if you are travelling. There is also no dedicated pocket on the side for a bottle, which is very surprising for a bag from Patagonia. This would be a great school bag or casual bag, but if you need something with function, there are probably better options.

      Nice simple design!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Great simply designed backpack! Used it for a trip to Colorado for traveling and day trips and hikes! Roomy large compartment, with key zippered pockets on front and inside top flap. Bought it for my husband and he loves the bright green color because it stands out in the airport or other crowded places.

      Does this pack have a hydration port? If not can the laptop sleeve be used as one?

      Hi Kyla,

      Thanks for the question. Although this pack is not designed to be hydration compatible, I think you could easily accommodate a hydration bladder inside. Because of the fold over way the pack closes, you could run the hose through either side. The only modification you may have to do is get a small carabiner to hold the top vertical, which you could just attach to the webbing closure for the lap top. Let me know if you have any more questions about this pack or anything else on the site. Lisa