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

3.60 based on 59 reviews
Patagonia Chacabuco
77% of the Patagonia Chacabuco reviews are good or excellent!

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.

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.


vs Patagonia Bags

The Patagonia Chacabuco ranks #16 compared with the other Patagonia bags.

14Patagonia Refugio
Patagonia Refugio
15Patagonia Chacabuco
Patagonia Chacabuco
16Patagonia Lightweight
Patagonia Lightweight
17Patagonia MLC
1Patagonia Ironwood
Patagonia Ironwood

vs All Bags

The Patagonia Chacabuco ranks #1294 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1292World Traveler Butterfly
World Traveler Butterfly
1293Patagonia Chacabuco
Patagonia Chacabuco
1294Salomon Agile
Salomon Agile
1295Dakine Caravan
Dakine Caravan
1296High Sierra Powerglide
High Sierra Powerglide

Vs Other Bags

Patagonia Chacabuco vs Patagonia Refugio

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 Refugio 3.66 based on 1,519 reviews

Patagonia Chacabuco vs The North Face Borealis

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.

The North Face Borealis 4.33 based on 17,353 reviews

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Last updated on January 11, 2019