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Refugio 28L Backpack
You'll be surprised at how often Patagonia's Refugio Backpack helps you out every single day. With its cavernous main compartment and padded laptop sleeve, it's an obvious candidate for work, but it'll also come in handy on those spontaneous weekends spent exploring nearby trails and city parks.
- Daypack designed for work and weekend adventures
- Cavernous compartment carries layers, lunches, and laptops
- Padded internal sleeve protects electronics
- Padded mesh covers back panel and shoulder straps for comfort
- DWR-treated materials shed moisture from rain and drinks
- Item #PAT023B
What do you think about this product?
October 13, 2019
September 19, 2019
This Refugio 28l is a great daypack. I use it daily as a college student and look forward to it being my carry on companion while flying and packing it up for hikes. The material is nice to the touch, smooth YKK zippers, and very comfortable shoulder straps. I wish the front compartment was horizontal as the vertical zipper makes it difficult to store anything significant. I keep a few snack bars or loose items of little to no value there.
September 8, 2019
Solid School Pack, Super Comfortable
This pack is especially comfortable in this sweet-spot size (perfect for our middle-schoolers' daypacks). Only the Marmot Tool Box felt as good (and the TNF Borealis, if you're loading it heavy). This pack carries beautifully and has a roomy laptop compartment that works well for oversized books. Nitpicks: the front zippered pocket would be more useful if not so slim, and the biggest space in the main compartment is at the bottom of the bag - part of the reason it carries better than top-heavy alternatives - but that makes it hard to stuff in a lunchbox or pair of shoes after loading other items. The comparable Backcountry 27L Daypack is the opposite shape, and easier to load stuff at the top, but that shape means a bit more weight higher and further from your back, so this pack has the edge in comfort.
July 29, 2019
Pretty great hearty and well-built backpack. Made of high quality rugged materials and components. Zippers are smooth. Some minor design flaws in my opinion. The full length center vertical zipper pocket on the back is nearly useless to me. The pocket is shallow and if unzipped fully the contents spill out. However, comfortable straps that sit well on my shoulders and there is a convenient laptop sleeve inside. Wish the main compartment was slightly more voluminous and the second compartment was slightly smaller and not full length.
June 11, 2019
Great pack for light use
This is a great pack for use as a work or gym bag. Tons of pockets and organization. Also used it as a light day pack which was ok but wouldn’t recommend for strenuous hiking.
May 24, 2019
Excellent quality and plenty of room for all my stuff :)
May 15, 2019
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May 13, 2019
Nice Travel Backpack
It's a nice lightweight backpack with enough storage to be used daily abroad! Also love the colors available.
May 10, 2019
Fantastic day pack
We bought two of these in different colors. The ultimate day pack - great compartments and organization, durable, very high quality.
April 25, 2019
Do you have a plan to a black bag
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April 3, 2019
I bought this backpack to use in addition to my carryon bag on a trip to Costa Rica in late March. It exceeded my expectations with its interior organization and overall size. The exterior zipper front storage was great for my reading material on the plane. Patagonia quality and thoughtful design,
March 30, 2019
i bought 2 weeks ago, i use everyday, every time, every occasion :) it is bigger than i think !
March 27, 2019
Maybe best as a gym bag?
I thought it'd be a good day hike bag but really, the straps are super thin and feel like they couldn't handle much abuse. We'll see how it handles over time. Looks killer though!
March 14, 2019
So far so good
I've only used it a few times but it is hear quality and great for daily use
February 27, 2019
This has been my go-to pack for work for 7 years (have the previous model that is still largely the same as the new version) now and literally comes with me every day and on most work trips too, it holds my 15" MacBook Pro perfectly and has plenty of space for all the other electronics, notebooks, extra layers, lunch, and hydration that I need to keep me going throughout the day. This pack certainly isn't as minimal as some other the other everyday packs out there and arguably has dare I say 'too much' organizational features, but it is great to have all the essentials on hand, like pens, business cards, chargers and all. I have taken this pack on plenty of day hikes/picnics and it has been perfect, the side pockets fit bottles of wine perfectly! I have even found myself in some slot canyons in Southern Utah with this pack and the durable fabric has held up great to the sandpaper rocks of the South. All around a perfect pack for work or school! Will be great for years to come and I couldn't recommend this pack more!
November 30, 2018
This backpack works really well for day-to-day stuff. There are plenty of pockets to keep everything organized, and it's lightweight so it's very convenient to use. I really like using it for short hikes.
September 25, 2018
Great Work Pack
I got this pack to carry my laptop, etc. to and from work. It definitely serves the purpose, and is definitely intended for such use. I will likely keep using the pack for everyday use and travel, but not for heavy abuse in the mountains.
September 10, 2018
Only have used it a few times, but so far it has been a great addition to my packs. Lots of pockets and shows good signs of quality durability.
September 4, 2018
I didn't expect this backpack but actually this bag is so nice light and casual and it's not trendy so I can bring anytime anywhere
September 4, 2018
This backpack is great for my everyday use. My computer fits in it well and it has sufficient other space for my other necessary gear.
February 29, 2020
Any plan on black color restock?
November 8, 2019
Hello, what are the sizes of the internal sleeve for laptops? Would it fit a 17" laptop (10.24" x 15.55" / 260mm x 395mm)? Thanks in advance.
November 9, 2019
Patagonia says that the sleeve can only fit up to a 15 inch laptop.
September 5, 2019
Hi, When will it be restocked in black color??? I really wanna to get this backpack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 20, 2019
When will it be restocked in black color?
July 18, 2019
Is this bag large enough to fit a small lunch bag in the bottom? I am looking to use it for work and want to be able to fit a small lunch bag with 2 tupperware containers that are approximately 6' x 6'. Just wondering is the total depth is large enough and isn't cut by size due to the fact that there are 2 compartments. Thanks
May 17, 2018
Is this backpack for women? I am short in the torso and can only use backpacks cut for a woman's shape
April 25, 2018
When will it be restocked in black color?
May 7, 2018
Thanks for asking! So I just checked our vendor order, and it looks like we have some expected to come in at the end of the month of May. Keep in mind that this could change, but as of now that is when the order is supposed to come in.
July 26, 2017
Hello, What are the dimensions of this backpack?
September 12, 2017
Exterior Dimensions: 20" x 13" x 10.5"