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Patagonia Ascensionist Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 3 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 6 reasons to buy the Ascensionist - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

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Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Patagonia Ascensionist:

Reviewers like these things about the Patagonia Ascensionist

  • Most reviewers find it relatively light and simple to wear.
  • The price is quite affordable for most users.
  • Simple yet streamlined climbing backpack with added space to carry more climbing gear and overnight kit.
  • Durable and light thanks to its nylon ripstop with great abrasion and tear resistance.
  • Accommodates large number of axes in ice axe carry system.
  • Daisy chains on side and front panels to provide options for lashing, manages various side loads with compression straps and easy access to basic and small items on zippered pockets.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Most users found removing padded hipbelt too difficult, as it could save up to 140gm weight, especially because you cannot remove the wide webbing belt which is sewn on the back.
  • Water management is also not that simple for some climbers. It lacks in side pockets and hydration system exit. To drink some water, you need to take off the backpack. It is not convenient when climbing as you cannot stop every half an hour just to drink.


Crowdsourced specs across all Patagonia Ascensionist models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.7-1.25 oz (0.3-0.6 kg)
Length iconLength19-20 in (48-51 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height5-7 in (13-18 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Patagonia Ascensionist 30

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Weight iconWeight0.7 oz (0.3 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Patagonia Ascensionist features:
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Sternum strap

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Selected Reviews

The Alpine Start people

The Alpine Start

A great 35L pack, that with one small mod, becomes an awesome 35L pack.

Posted 1 April 2014 by Raf - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019