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Patagonia Descensionist Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 4 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Descensionist - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Patagonia Descensionist

  • A reviewer thought that the Patagonia Descensionist backpack is lightweight, making it fully functional when used for backcountry touring.
  • Users mentioned that it is big enough to hold several items in place.
  • Reviewers pointed out that its padded back panel provides ventilation and comfort to the users.
  • According to some reviewers, its Cordura fabric material makes the backpack durable.
  • Other reviewers thought that its main compartment is large enough to fit most of their necessities.
  • They also noticed that its Polyurethane coating keeps gear inside the bag from getting wet.
  • Some users pointed out that rescue gear can be accessed quickly through its avy tool pocket.
  • Testers noted that skis and snowboards could be secured through its front straps.
  • Several reviewers indicated that bag is practical and functional.
  • A user took noticed of the ability of the bag to stabilize load due to its compression straps.
  • Another user found that the bag has multiple lashing options through its daisy chains.
  • Testers thought that the backpack could be used for ski mountaineering.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that a gear loop on the waist belt is needed for a more functional pack.
  • A few other reviewers noted that the compartment designated for hydration bladders is quite small.


Crowdsourced specs across all Patagonia Descensionist models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity40 l (2441 cuin)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Patagonia Descensionist features:
  • Ski carry
  • Snowboard carry

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

Selected Reviews

Black Sheep Adventure Sports people

Black Sheep Adventure Sports

If you’re looking for a simple, light-weight and functional ski pack then the versatile Descentionist is a great option. And while it doesn’t have a helmet attachment system it’s very expandable allowing a helmet to be stored inside.

Posted 11 April 2018 by Monte Johnston - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019