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Patagonia Ironwood Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 60 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Ironwood - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

100% of the reviewers give the Patagonia Ironwood a good or excellent rating!

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Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Patagonia Ironwood

  • Several reviewers thought that the Mountainsmith Approach backpack is ideal for everyday use, light camping, and travel, among others.
  • Testers praised its Recycled-polyester fabric body with a DWR finish, making it durable and well-balanced.
  • Users noted that the backpack has sufficient compartments to store essential items and personal belongings.
  • Laptop users lauded the presence of a padded sleeve dedicated to keeping their gadgets safe and secure.
  • Several users thought that the pack is resistant to water and snow due to its durable water repellent fabric.
  • Other users praised the different versions of colors which the backpack is available on.
  • Those who have used the bag found it comfortable due to its human curve shoulder straps.
  • Users are ensured of the safety of their belongings due to its zippered exterior stash pocket.
  • Many reviewers noted that the backpack offers a sufficient amount of storage albeit its size.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the backpack lacks organizing pockets which could help in arranging personal belongings.
  • A reviewer found out that the front pocket was a little tight to put things in.


Crowdsourced specs across all Patagonia Ironwood models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.9 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height4.5 in (11 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

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.

2020 l0.9 oz0.04 oz/L


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The Patagonia Ironwood ranks #4 compared with the other Patagonia bags.

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The Patagonia Ironwood ranks #427 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

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The Patagonia Ironwood 20L backpack is a no-frills backpack for those who enjoy simplicity.

Posted 5 December 2017 by Matt Chan - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019