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Patagonia Refugio Review

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4.6 Rating based on 1,304 reviews
Patagonia Refugio
We have checked 1,304 reviews of the Patagonia Refugio. Having checked all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.6 out of 5.

The most popular model is the Patagonia Refugio 28.

Patagonia Refugio 15-1 L (-1 CI)12 oz (0.3 kg)7 x 11 x 15 in (18 x 28 x 38 cm)
Patagonia Refugio 2630 L (1831 CI)21.2 oz (0.6 kg)8 x 11.5 x 17 in (20 x 29 x 43 cm)
Patagonia Refugio 2828 L (1709 CI)22.4 oz (0.6 kg)10.5 x 13 x 20 in (27 x 33 x 51 cm)

Reviewers like these things about Patagonia Refugio

  • Users have noted that the Patagonia Refugio backpack has a generous main compartment with dump pockets, making it quick to organize things on the go.
  • 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 padded sleeve dedicated for laptops.
  • Other reviewers remarked on its sufficient comfort and support brought about by its back panel and shoulder straps.
  • Users recommend the bag for everyday use, for occasional hike and travel.
  • The presence of several pockets to store gears received praise from users, especially those who are into high-intensity activities.
  • Users liked that it can hold a variety of things well.
  • Other users commended its ability to store items safely and securely due to its zippered pockets.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the bag might be smaller than expected.
  • Due to its relatively small size, a few reviewers felt that it could use more small pockets for small valuables.


4.6 based on 1,304 reviews reviews

8% 5 star ratings
2% 4 star ratings

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  • Compression straps
  • Laptop compartment
  • Organizer panel
  • Sternum strap
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Water resistant
  • Reflective
  • Side pockets
  • Hydration bladder
Actual features depend on model


Check how much you can pack in the different Patagonia Refugio models:

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Ranks 13 compared with the other Patagonia bags
Ranks 39 compared with other water resistant backpacks

Last updated on December 14, 2017

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