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Descensionist 32L Backpack

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Descensionist 32L Backpack

Built to go light on the ascent, but still have the features to accommodate safety tools for an epic descent, the Patagonia Descensionist 32L Pack is the perfect backcountry touring accessory. Its asymmetrical collar opens wide for easy to access all your gear, a side zipper that lets you into the main compartment, and the whole package is PU-coated to keep your supplies dry.


  • Lightweight, backcountry touring pack for days off the grid
  • Nylon Cordura face fabric is puncture and abrasion resistant
  • Asymmetrical collar opens wide for easily packing gear
  • Side zipper offers quick and easy access to main compartment
  • High-density foam back panel supports heavy loads
  • Foam back panel is removable for lightweight pursuits
  • Snowboard and diagonal ski carry straps included
  • Item #PATZ9NL
Responsible Collection
Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed
100% recycled nylon
32L (1953cu in)
Shoulder Straps
padded, adjustable
Waist Belt
top, side
2 zippered hipbelt, 1 snow safety
Ski Carry
diagonal, A-frame
Snowboard Carry
dynamic strap system
Ice Axe Carry
Claimed Weight
2lb 9.1oz
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5 out of 5 stars

December 8, 2020

Patagonia Keeps It Simple

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 11"

I am VERY happy with my Patagonia 32L Descentionist bag. I own a 32L BCA Float bag that was much too heavy and clunky for spring days and quick low angle tours where I don't need an airbag. This Descentionist is MUCH lighter than that bag, fits more comfortably, has much more room, and is all-around more simple, and I can appreciate all of those things. I like the roll-top of the bag, as I can throw so much stuff in and it seems like a black hole. I also appreciate the designated pocket in front for my safety gear. Some bags make tiny little safety pockets for tiny little shovels, which I'm sure saves weight and makes you look cool in your tight clothes while you blast to the top of a mountain, but this bag isn't for that crowd. The safety pocket on the Desentionist has plenty of room for a BIG shovel, probe, first aid, spare binding parts, and more, without taking away from the vast amounts of room from the main bag. I also appreciate the hip belt pockets for quick access, the side entry for easy access to all the random stuff I brought along on my tour, the clips on the side of the bag for strapping poles to on the descent, and the included helmet carrying stap. Plus the purple color is sick. All in all, I'm very impressed with this bag, and I know I'll be filling it with more than I need to bring for years to come.

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Brodie M