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Patagonia Chacabuco Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

3.56
based on 65 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Chacabuco - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


77% of the reviewers give the Patagonia Chacabuco a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (69%)
Good (8%)
Average (0%)
Poor (4%)
Bad (17%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Patagonia Chacabuco

  • Reviewers thought that their belongings were kept securely inside the Patagonia Chacabuco backpack due to its zippered closure.
  • Other users noted that the bag might be repellent to water due to its fabric.
  • Many of the reviewers commended the internal organization feature of the backpack for keeping electronics and other supplies.
  • Laptop users found it easy to store their gadgets due to a compartment dedicated for laptops.
  • Other reviewers remarked on its sufficient comfort and support brought about by its back panel and shoulder straps.
  • Testers like that the main compartment of the bag is generous in terms of space.
  • Testers also found that its pockets are stretch-woven, allowing them to accommodate a wide range of water bottles.
  • Many users who used it in everyday activities found the backpack efficient as well.
  • A lot of users thought that the pack was easy to carry.
  • Reviewers felt that it had robust construction.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that it might lack the toughness that other bags have.
  • Another reviewer felt that it may not be appropriate for long excursions.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Patagonia Chacabuco models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity28-32 l (1709-1953 cuin)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches





Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Patagonia Chacabuco features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible

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


Rankings


vs Patagonia Bags

The Patagonia Chacabuco ranks #20 compared with the other Patagonia bags.

18Patagonia Fore Runner
3.70
Patagonia Fore Runner
19Patagonia Refugio
3.68
Patagonia Refugio
20Patagonia Chacabuco
3.56
Patagonia Chacabuco

vs All Bags

The Patagonia Chacabuco ranks #2256 compared with all the bags we have checked.

2254Lug Pilot
3.57
Lug Pilot
2255Patagonia Chacabuco
3.56
Patagonia Chacabuco
2256Camelbak Kicker
3.56
Camelbak Kicker
2257Seattle Sports Explorer
3.56
Seattle Sports Explorer
2258Samsonite Winfield
3.56
Samsonite Winfield



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Patagonia Chacabuco vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Patagonia Chacabuco vs Patagonia Refugio


Patagonia Chacabuco
Patagonia Chacabuco

3.56

Based on 65 reviews
Capacity: 28-32 l
Weight:
Price: $$


Patagonia Refugio
Patagonia Refugio

3.68
BEST
Based on 1,443 reviews

Capacity: 28-30 l
Weight: 1.35 oz
Price: $$

  • The Chacabuco is rated a little bit worse than the Refugio.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,508 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Chacabuco is 7% bigger than the biggest Refugio (32 L vs 30 L).

FeatureChacabucoRefugio
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Green
White

Only the Refugio is available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Pink
Yellow
Orange

These backpacks contrast traditional and modern styles from Patagonia.

The Chacabuco is a traditionally designed backpack ideal for mountain climbing and long treks. It doesn't provide the same protection the Refugio might provide your electronics, but it's lightweight enough for the goods you'll need to bring with you. Buy it if you want to focus on enjoying a high altitude experience.

The Refugio gives you a level of protection you won't be able to find in the Chacabuco. It doesn't have the aesthetic value of the Chacabuco but it can give you laptop better protection. Buy it if you need to bring along some modern essentials.


Patagonia Chacabuco vs The North Face Borealis


Patagonia Chacabuco
Patagonia Chacabuco

3.56

Based on 65 reviews
Capacity: 28-32 l
Weight:
Price: $$


The North Face Borealis
The North Face Borealis

4.32
BEST
Based on 18,884 reviews

Capacity: 28 l
Weight: 2.1-2.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Chacabuco is rated worse than the Borealis.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 18,949 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Chacabuco is 14% bigger than the biggest Borealis (32 L vs 28 L).

FeatureChacabucoBorealis
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Media pocket
Organizer panel
Reflective
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Green
White

Only the Borealis is available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Orange
Yellow
Purple
Brown

These backpacks have great features for hikers and other outdoor adventures but there strengths differ.

The North Face Borealis has a sleek modern design intended for those who want the benefits of a more informed design such as improved ventilation and comfort. The Chacabuco is Patagonia's attempt to emulate the style of traditional Andean backpacks.

If you want an experience matching the more traditional mountain climbing experience, the Chacabuco is perfect. It isn't going to give you the comfort of North Face's Borealis, but it provides an authentic experience you aren't going to have with a more sophisticated backpack.



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Last updated on July 03, 2019