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Nine Trails 20L Backpack
Move comfortably and confidently over precarious ridgeline hikes and through technical slot canyons with the Patagonia Nine Trails 20L Backpack. This pack boasts a lightweight, low-bulk design that won't hold you back on tough trails, but still offers the space to carry all the gear you need for a long afternoon trek.
The main compartment offers enough space for a hydration reservoir, food, and an extra layer, and the large stretch exterior pocket keeps your rain shell handy in case you collide with a thunderstorm during your adventure. Lightweight, tough Cordura fabric withstands frequent brushes with branches and rocks, and it's equipped with PU and DWR coatings to keep the contents from getting soaked in a storm. Compression straps manage your load to keep it as compact as possible, and the waist belt and sternum strap provide stability so you don't get thrown off balance when scrambling over boulders. And to keep your back from getting drenched with sweat on the ascent, Patagonia equipped this pack with a mono-mesh back panel that allows excellent airflow and prevents moisture buildup.
- Made for moving comfortably through the mountains
- Coated Cordura fabric is light, durable, and water-resistant
- Large stretch exterior pocket for additional storage
- Side compression manages load and increases stability
- Mono-mesh back panel is extremely breathable
- Padded shoulder harness with sternum strap and waist belt
- Multiple stash pockets keep small gear organized
- Item #PAT02G3
What do you think about this product?
April 2, 2020
Best all around pack I've owned
I used to swear by Dakine products, but my last pack had a few tears in it about 5 years in so I decided to try this Patagonia bag. I've been using it consistently for about a year now and it's the perfect size for just about any adventure (assuming you typically pack pretty light). I use this for traveling, day hikes, everyday carries and most recently with a bunch of weights in it for hiking conditioning. The stretch pockets are great and greatly adds to the amount you can pack if you need a little extra room. It's built to last and I really can't say enough good things about it. I will say when I first got it the sizing was a little off from the directions on the site and I had to switch the large out for a small. Oh yeah, the waist pockets are a GAME CHANGER. If you value minimalism and want a durable all around pack this is worth every penny.
February 24, 2020
Love it, but handle tore within 2 uses.
Really love the fit and feel of this pack! Good size and fits everything you need for a day of adventures! Unfortunately, after only 2 uses the handle at the top of the pack tore on one end which is quite an inconvenience as I use it often to transport my pack. Otherwise, happy with it!
October 18, 2019
I'm a big fan of the Nine Trails pack for how lightweight and comfortable it is. It fits really well and the hip straps take a lot of weight off of my shoulders - plus the strap pockets are a great place for snacks. I took this pack with me while backpacking Mount Timpanogos and while it was super nice to have for my sunrise summit, it's not ideal because it doesn't pack down small into my bigger backpacking bag. Other than that, though, this is a great day pack. The mesh side pockets are big enough to fit a Nalgene, and tight enough that it won't slip out if you bend down. This pack also functions well as an everyday bag, it has plenty of room to fit a laptop, lunch, and some books or layers. From midterms to mountains, this bag's got your back both in function, capacity, and style. There are some solid color options and it has a very clean look. What I carried in the pack: Timpanogos Summit (full pack): crampons, nalgene, trekking poles, DSLR camera, an extra layer, a beanie, my headlamp, a knife, a couple snack bars, hand warmers, gloves, and a sandwich. Day hikes (half full): same as above, minus the camera and crampons. To work (half full): a notebook, lunch, nalgene, sunglasses, jacket, snacks, workout clothes
July 17, 2019
Perfect Day Pack
I used this pack for a couple of spring time adventures and it was perfect for the day trips we took. It had plenty of space and was very comfortable to wear and hike around in. The only thing i didn't care for was the material that the side pockets were made out of. If your out on the trail or trekking up crammed slot canyons this mesh seems a little less durable than the rest of the pack.
July 9, 2019
Fantastic Day Pack
Perfect for hiking with the dog (I use the large stretchy external pocket for double bagged dog poo). Also mountain biked with it. I carried 3 full Nalgene's in it and it handled the load well without any of the chafing the other reviewer noted, and I'm a dude with a decent neck/traps. Small internal pocket for valuables and lid pocket for quick snack access. My only complaint is that I cannot for the life of me get my Camelbak bladder mouthpiece through the hole meant for this purpose.
August 23, 2019
You need to take the mouthpiece off to slide the tube through. It's made to come off so you can clean your camelback tube.
June 4, 2019
So disappointing - like a yoke collar
This should be THE pack - great size, perfect pockets (belt stashes, 2 side pockets for our phones/cameras, large stretch pocket for layer & water bottle, inside pocket for wallet & keys, outside "lid" pocket for kid snack, u-shape opening for easy access to all the other misc. you have to take to hike in the weather-mercurial PNW. BUT - the straps are ridiculously close together and chafe your neck! I couldn't believe it when I excitedly put it on, but then I asked the Google and sure enough it's a known problem. I even order the unisex style after ordering the ladies, hoping for wider placement but no, no such luck. Only 2.24 inches between the pack straps at the top. For comparison my Gregory Miwok has 4.5 inches (and way too many mesh pockets to catch on stuff.) The #perfectpack search continues... (Seriously, Patagonia, WTH were you thinking?!)
February 15, 2019
Fits everything I need!
Perfect bag for the gym or the crag, holds everything I need (Minus my rope). but perfect for someone on the go.
May 3, 2018
Goldie Locks pack
This pack is the perfect size for day trip adventures. Hiking with the dogs, adventuring into a new camp spot (not backpacking) keep your running gear for after work, short weekend trip to Cali. All those things you need for those adventures can be stowed in this amazing pack. Really fits a lot of gear without looking bulky at all!
February 23, 2020
What does the sizing mean? The length of the straps?
Lindsay Gilbert - Gearhead
February 28, 2020
Hey Jennifer, the sizing is going to be based off of the length of the pack and waist measurement. You can check out the size chart above to find out how to measure your torso length and waist measurement.
January 17, 2020
When you don't need the waist belt, do the straps just hang down, or can you clip them behind you comfortably?
March 13, 2020
You can do either. But depending on how much weight is in your pack, it'll be more comfortable to let the waist straps loose by your hips, Thanks for asking!
May 5, 2019
Do the nine trails packs larger than the 14L versions come with a hydration sleeve and port? I like the 14L pack for mountain biking but sometimes need more volume. The H.A.W.G. is 17L so the 20L nine trails would suit nicely, if it has a hydration sleeve and a port for the hose.
May 6, 2019
Hey Greg! This bag will come with a sleeve for the Hydration Reservoir and it will have ports on both shoulder straps for your preference. I linked a video for you that will give you more of a visual and an idea of what the pack will offer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SouO26nXltc