Taylor EMwrote a review of Patagonia Refugio 28L Backpack on January 2, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I hope BC decides to restock this pack or that it hasn't been discontinued by Patagonia. I've had my Refugio now for almost 6 years, and it survived college, dozens of trail runs and hikes, multiple conventions, and at least 15 vacations (getting crammed into airplane overheads, cab trunks, etc), it's still indestructible. Make sure to launder it every once in a while, and the pack will do the rest. I only wish my backpacking packs were this durable!
I've purchased this pack as a gift on several occasions.
I'm personally more fond of the older model, but the most recent version makes more sense from the standpoint of 2015 electronic devices. Mine has a smaller cell phone pouch above the top compartment and beneath the water bladder opening.