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Chacabuco 30L Backpack

Apart from having a very unique name, the Chacabuco Backpack is Patagonia's largest daypack for those who can't leave gear behind. This big backpack boasts two generous main compartments, one with a padded sleeve for most 17-inch laptops. The padded sleeve also doubles as an insulated sleeve for reservoirs thanks to the integrated tube port. Breathable, padded mesh makes sure the back panel and shoulder straps are comfy on or off the trail. Patagonia made the Chacabuco out of a highly durable recycled polyester with a DWR coating for superior water-resistance. This pack also features a zippered pocket for quick access to essentials, small pockets for sunglasses and car keys, stretch-woven pockets for water bottles, and shock cords for bulky items like an extra layer.

  • Everyday backpack built for trails and sidewalks
  • Large capacity suitable for a day's worth of adventures
  • Internal laptop sleeve with padded protection
  • Padded mesh back panel and shoulder straps for comfort
  • DWR-treated fabrication for weather protection
  • Item #PAT023C

Responsible Collection
Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed
[exterior] 50% nylon, 50% recycled nylon, DWR coating [interior] 100% recycled polyester
30L (1830cu in)
Shoulder Straps
padded mesh, sternum strap
zippered top
2 side stretch, 1 stash
Laptop Sleeve
19 x 12 x 8.5in
Claimed Weight
1lb 8oz
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Good Pack

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>Rating: 3

Fit is a Little Off

I've used it several times

So, for so long I have always thought backpacks like these all generally fit the same. Having the opportunity to wear many different styles/brands, my mind has been changed. I bought this and it has always felt like it wasn't adjusted quite right, I think I have played with and adjusted in every way, but haven't found that "feels so good" setting. Tons of space and well organized and set up to wear on the trail and pound the pavement during the week. All in all I am satisfied with the bag some improvements could be made.

>Rating: 1

Causes clothes to wear out

I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this pack to replace an old messenger bag I used for work. The construction and material of this pack is good, however, the rough material on the backside of this pack have caused many of my clothes to prematurely wear out. The shoulders and lower back of my shirts and pullovers I have worn with this have pilled, and in some places almost worn through. I want to use all my clothes and packs as long as possible, but I cannot justify continuing to use this pack. This is the first item I have ever gotten from Patagonia that I am not satisfied with. Before purchasing I had read other reviews mentioning this problem, but I ignored them. I wish I hadn't

>Rating: 4

Good Pack

I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Wouldn't recommend for hiking/strenuous activities, but bought this as a gift for my dad and he loves it as a daypack for work. Easily holds laptop and everything else you need to carry you through your day.

>Rating: 1

Not That Great

I returned this product before using it

My younger brother has had an older version of this Patagonia backpack for about 4 years now and really likes it. After checking his out I decided to buy this one but was disappointed with a few different things once I got it. The quality didn't compare to my brother's and seemed to be a much poorer design. I ended up returning it for a different brand, and of course since it's Patagonia shipping was not free - Lame.

>Rating: 5

Nice pack!

I've used it several times

Patagonia makes a great product and this is no exception but this bag is better for cruising around town rather than for hiking .

>Rating: 3

Okay But Not Great

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

After my partner's hiking backpack got stolen that she was using for work we purchased this as a replacement. Lucky she no longer needs a daypack for work because this probably wouldn't stand up to the test. Overall seems to be a great pack - ample storage space that is well organized. The first long hike with it she got a really bad migraine - possibly just the general way weight is distributed with the pack - and she said it felt like it was pressing on a weird spot on her neck/shoulders. Maybe because it was the men's fit and not the women's this was a problem but she often uses men's packs without having this issue. Great pack for general use (love the material) but not able to be used the way we intended.


Video Review

Kendra from Patagonia shares her thoughts on the Chacabuca 30L Pack


The description says it’s fits up to a 17” laptop. Patagonia’s web site says it fits up a 15” laptop. Can you confirm the size it fits or advise of the size of the sleeve?


I purchased a Patagonia back pack 28L and it's too small. Can I trade it for a 30L Big Sur Blue packsack? How much bigger is the 30L?

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