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Patagonia Ascensionist Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.43 based on 3 reviews
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Patagonia Ascensionist
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Specs across all Ascensionist models
Capacity iconCapacity30-40 l (1831-2441 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.2-1.4 oz (0.5-0.6 kg)
Length iconLength18-19 in (46-48 cm)
Width13-14 in (33-36 cm)
Height7-9 in (18-23 cm)





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.



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.


Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
3030 l1.2 oz0.04 oz/L
4040 l1.4 oz0.03 oz/L


Patagonia Ascensionist
Average for 17,986+ different bags




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


Bag ID 31192. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on January 11, 2019

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