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Patagonia Lightweight Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

4.20
based on 1,761 reviews


We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 14 reasons to buy the Lightweight - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


87% of the reviewers give the Patagonia Lightweight a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (72%)
Good (15%)
Average (1%)
Poor (7%)
Bad (3%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Patagonia Lightweight

  • Reviewers agree that the Patagonia Lightweight pack keeps the hands free and moves with the body.
  • Other reviewers praised its bright, stylish color.
  • Reviewers found that the bag is sturdy and well-built.
  • Users pointed out that it is packable and lightweight.
  • Other reviews thought that its size is just perfect.
  • Testers indicated that it stood up well in the washing machine for cleaning.
  • Other reviewers said that it has tote bag handles as well as backpack handles and places for water bottles.
  • They also mentioned that it has a space to hide away the straps.
  • Users thought that it could hold a ton.
  • Laptop users praised its buckle that can be clipped off and on quickly without unthreading the straps.
  • They have also mentioned that it is made from supple, featherweight fabric that stuffs away into its own pocket for easy storage.
  • According to those who have used the bag, it carries whatever the day requires.
  • They also said that it features a large zippered main compartment for easy access.
  • Testers also noted the presence of an external zippered organizer that swallows the entire bag when it's not in use.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the pack is too pricey.
  • Another user had an issue with the lack of a key clip.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Patagonia Lightweight models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity20-45 l (1220-2746 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.1-1.1 oz (0-0.5 kg)
Length iconLength13-18 in (33-46 cm)
Width7-14 in (18-36 cm)
Height9-16 in (23-41 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Sport
Hiking
School
Cycling
Backpacking



Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Patagonia Lightweight features:
  • Bluesign approved
  • Carry-on size
  • Quick drying
  • Moisture wicking
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration compatible

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Water resistant
  • Hydration bladder
  • Waterproof

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
2626 l1.1 oz0.04 oz/L
3030 l1 oz0.03 oz/L
4545 l1.1 oz0.02 oz/L


Patagonia Lightweight
Average for 22,363+ different bags




Rankings


vs Patagonia Bags

The Patagonia Lightweight ranks #5 compared with the other Patagonia bags.

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4.20
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4.17
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vs All Bags

The Patagonia Lightweight ranks #653 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

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Patagonia Lightweight
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654Baggallini Everywhere
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Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Patagonia Lightweight vs the Patagonia Black Hole.

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Patagonia Lightweight vs Patagonia Black Hole


Patagonia Lightweight
Patagonia Lightweight

4.20

Based on 1,761 reviews
Capacity: 20-45 l
Weight: 0.1-1.1 oz
Price: $$


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.58
BEST
Based on 1,398 reviews

Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Lightweight is rated slightly worse than the Black Hole.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,159 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Lightweight is 167% smaller than the biggest Black Hole (45 L vs 120 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Lightweight is 200% lighter than the biggest Black Hole (1.1 oz vs 3.3 oz).

FeatureLightweightBlack Hole
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Moisture wicking
Organizer panel
Quick drying
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Waterproof
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
Green
Red
White
Pink
Yellow
Brown

Only the Lightweight is available in these colors:
Orange







Selected Reviews


PMags people

PMags

A light pack that fits more than enough gear, clothing and food for non-technical day trips.

Posted 8 July 2012 by Paul Mags - Read full review


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Last updated on April 20, 2019