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Ws Refugio Pack 26L

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January 25, 2022

Perfect day pack for people who don't like hydration packs

The pack is exactly what I was seeking. It is sturdy with pockets for maps, emergency supplies, sunglasses, and a large lunch, with plenty of room left over for discarded layers. The side pockets hold large water bottles securely. I have used it on one 17-mile and one 14-mile hike, and found it very comfortable on my small torso.

January 21, 2022

Beautiful backpack

I loved everything about this bag. The size, the color, the sections... Great quality as well.

December 15, 2021

Perfect size

I love this backpack- holds all I need for a travel carry on or a day hike. Fits really well- not to wide or long. Plenty of pockets and oprganization too. Really like the smaller size.

December 11, 2021

Beautiful color

Love the backpack, light and perfect for travel and hiking!

December 10, 2021

Well made with the pockets I need.

I wanted a new backpack that had a space for a water bottle, a safe section for my iPad and a couple of smaller pockets for my wallet, checkbook, etc. And, I wanted it to be a not-too-big size. This backpack is well made and very comfortable. It is a good value. I looked at a lot of backpacks and this one was the best.

December 4, 2021

Not what i exspected

I purchased a backpack a few years back and i was very happy with it. Unfortunately it was stolen so i ordered a replacement. When it arrived it was the size of a kindergarten backpack. I couldn't fit all the stuff i needed inside. It was definitely not worth the price. I ended up buying a second backpack and giving my patagonia bag to my daug... Read Morehter in elementary school. Nice colors but a waste of money.

November 19, 2021

Well made but too small

This is a well made pack but it Does Not fit a 15" laptop. Mine is about 14 1/2 and I could not zip the top.

October 24, 2021

love the colors and the comfort feels air light on my back or shoulder

my favorite backpack! love the compartments!

September 26, 2021


Super comfortable, I wear it walking for miles around my campus and it holds up great. Great for rainy days. The only flaw is that the tablet pocket is too small of an iPad if you put the case on it or carry and Apple Pencil with it. The laptop pocket fits my computer perfectly. Otherwise a fantastic backpack!

September 7, 2021

Great pack but could be bigger

This is a great pack, lots of pockets! I ended up loving the front zip pocket- its really convenient. My one complaint is that it could be bigger. I noticed that the mens refugio backpack is 28 L. Women pay the same price for less space. Its noticeable, too. I cant quite fit everything I need in there. I think that the extra 2 liters would make thi... Read Mores the perfect backpack for school, work, and hiking.

Response from Patagonia
September 16, 2021

Hello Maisi, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback on the size of the backpack. The sizing of the Women's Refugio 26L and the Refugio 28L version do overlap as the women's specific version is designed with a women's torso in mind, narrower and shorter. We do want our customers to be satisfied with their purchase so if you would prefer a larger backpack, you can always [return]( it for the 28L version. We are happy to provide any measurements as needed.

September 5, 2021

Love Hate

This backpack is spacious and holds a lot. Plenty of pockets to help organize things. The side pockets with straps are fantastic. I used this backpack for travel a few times. I dislike the backpack because the material/mesh ruins my clothes!! Its so frustrating! It has cause piling to several shirts and sweaters. It also completely pulled the mater... Read Moreial of one of my dresses. I feel like I have to be careful what I wear when I use the backpack or not use it.

Response from Patagonia
September 14, 2021

Thanks for the feedback Linda. We're sorry to hear the mesh on the pack is causing friction with some knits. You're welcome to return it. You may prefer our [Arbor Lid Pack 28L]( as it's straps have no mesh.

September 5, 2021

Refugio backpack

Love my backpack! I am very impressed with the customer service also!

September 2, 2021

Not Good In The Rain

I bought this backpack for work. It is a great size and perfect for work. However it is definitely not waterproof and barely water resistant. Anything more than a light mist and everything inside the backpack is soaked.

Response from Patagonia
September 9, 2021

Hello Heather, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to learn about your experience with the backpack in the rain. While the Refugio backpack is treated with a durable water repellent coating that does not contain perfluorinated chemicals, it is not waterproof. If you are not satisfied with its performance, you are welcome to [return]( it under our Ironclad Guarantee. You may want to consider the Black Hole backpacks from more precipitation protection.

August 31, 2021

Womens Refugio bring back older style!

Had a womens Refugio for years. Purchased the newer model and dont like it nearly as well things fall out of the vertical zipper in the front, the overall fit isnt as comfortable, and the look is less appealing. Please bring back the older style!

Response from Patagonia
September 3, 2021

Hey Nancy, thanks for the review on the Refugio Backpack 26L. We're really sorry to hear that the newer version didn't live up to your experiences with your old pack, we'll be sure to pass this feedback along. We're not sure what year your old pack was made, but you might have some luck finding that version on our [Worn Wear]( website where we sell lightly used gear from past seasons. If you're not seeing any now, be sure to check back as we're always adding to inventory.

August 31, 2021

Durable but not for rain

I have been using this backpack for school for the last 6 years and it is still in great condition. Because of that I thought I could keep using this backpack in college however it gives you zero protection from rain. If you live somewhere that gets any amount of rain expect your laptop to become soaking wet within 5 minutes. I have had to purchase... Read More back up books and notebooks due to unexpected rain. This is a fantastic backpack if you live in the desert.

Response from Patagonia
September 3, 2021

Thanks for your review Ellie! We recommend that you take a look at our [water-resistant or waterproof bags](, in addition to the Altvia packs which have an attached rain cover, but are designed more for hiking and backpacking. You might also consider purchasing an aftermarket rain cover to fit 25-30L size packs.

August 29, 2021

The perfect backpack

This backpack is incredibly comfortable and roomy. I've used it for a carry on bag when flying, at Disneyland for 3 days, and hiking. The water bottle holders are nice and deep, perfect for my 24 oz Hydroflask. Even a 40 oz Hydroflask will fit in there. I am not someone who enjoys having to wear a backpack and carry stuff around in general, bu... Read Moret with this one, I barely notice it, even in hot weather. It really is that comfortable. Highly recommend!

August 27, 2021

Tight for a 15 inch laptop

The laptop barely fit and not much else could be added to the backpack.

Response from Patagonia
September 1, 2021

Thank you for your feedback on the Womens Refugio Pack, we are sorry to hear that it did not work out for you. You are of course welcome to [return]( any item that does not work out for you.

August 19, 2021

perfect backpack!

its a great backpack. super cute color combos to choose from and has great pockets. definitely the perfect size for school

August 11, 2021

Great bag

Brilliant, sturdy bag. It's biggest bonuses are it's shower proof material and lots of pockets. It's a great size for me as I mostly use it for cycling to work with laptop, clothes, and general kit. Minor negative is that it's not quite vented enough on the back for me, they've gone for padded comfort over airflow so i can ... Read Moreget quite sweaty after a bike commute. Chilly's water bottle fits nicely in the side pocket and I appreciate the smaller zipped areas to store headphones, chargers, etc. A key hook would be handy in the top zip, but overall it's a great women's fit bag and I'd definitely recommend it.

August 5, 2021

Great Backpack

Just got this in a few weeks ago but I love it already. I plan to use it for college and it fits my computer, notebooks, and everything else! The material feels durable and comfortable. Good backpack and I can use it for adventures in the future!

August 5, 2021


I purchased this backpack for school. First impression when I received this was how I adored the color: DESO (burnt orange)! The backpack itself felt sturdy enough to carry my laptop and books so Im excited about that. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was because I wish it had on more pocket sleeve inside to add more organization. But I... Read Morem very fulfilled with purchase. Thank you!

July 28, 2021

vertical stash pockets are bad

What the heck, Patagonia? I'm trying to replace a 6-year old Refugio 28L (it was still the *perfect* backpack; someone stole it) and you went and put a vertical zip on the front stash pocket! Because it's so great when your things fall out of the pocket? I would honestly like to know the reasoning for this bad design. I will look elsewher... Read Moree for now...and wait for the design to be fixed.

Response from Patagonia
July 29, 2021

Thank you for the feedback Kate. We're happy to pass your feedback along to the design team.

July 26, 2021

Goodbackpack for school

The backpack works great for school, fits comfortably and has a lot of convenient pockets. The one thing I dislike is the zipper right in the middle; the pocket is spacious and great but the zipper c=would be more convenient if it was on one of the sides rather than down the middle. It makes putting items in that pocket a bit harder. Overall, a gre... Read Moreat backpack otherwise.

July 24, 2021


Backpack is great for airports and back to school. I love having two drink pockets and plenty of pockets.

July 18, 2021


I was excited to get this pack. It arrived early and was exactly as pictured. Nice pockets and details, though is unbelievably uncomfortable. Within minutes of my first use, my shoulders felt as if they were on fire. Not awesome. Worn it several times since with same result. Disappointed.

Response from Patagonia
July 19, 2021

Hi Melissa! Thanks for the feedback on the straps. If it's causing you pain we're happy to help you return it for Warranty. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team for more information.

July 17, 2021

Awesome everyday backpack

I use this to go to and from work, the gym and hiking. All the pocket designs are perfect. The front pocket is a great catch all. And the side pockets for fantastic and deep. This bag is like a bag of holding and magically holds more than I would think.

July 10, 2021

Love this backpack!

The quality of this backpack is fantastic and its super cute as well! Very comfy to wear easy to pack a lot into. I didnt think that I liked the front pocket very much at first, but its perfect for dog treats, a good book, my phone, and/or anything else that you need easy and quick access to! Its a perfect size for hiking, traveling and just every ... Read Moreday life in color is adorable and vibrant couldnt live without it now!

July 8, 2021

Very happy!

I was very excited to get this backpack and so far I am very pleased with it! I am planning on using this mostly for college and some hiking/biking. The quality is awesome and I was pleasantly surprised by how nice the laptop sleeve is. There is a ton of space and lots of handy compartments. The water bottle pocket also fits a good sized water bott... Read Morele even when the backpack is full. Very comfy, would definitely recommend.

July 7, 2021


The straps adjust themselves a lot other then that it works perfect for what I use it for!

July 5, 2021

Sturdy and looks nice.

I wish it was a little roomier. I wish this color came in the 28L size.

July 4, 2021

Good quality, great gift!

Good quality and sturdy with plenty of space! Given as a gift to my wife who's around a size 4 and 5'7" she likes it a lot, mainly uses it for work and holds pretty much everything she needs. I could definitely see hiking with it too especially with the additional strap for support.

June 29, 2021

Took to Africa

I needed a bag to take with me for my two week trip to Africa. I needed an organized bag for the plane and on safari. This was the perfect bag. Not to big or to small. I would recommend this bag!

June 28, 2021

super spacious

i like how big the water bottle holders are

June 26, 2021

Great for work

I purchased this backpack since I am a home health therapist. My arms were hurting from holding bags with side straps. This has been a lifesaver. My back doesnt hurt and it holds all of my equipment.

June 25, 2021

Perfect size for petite women!

Im 52 and this is one of the few backpacks Ive found that doesnt totally engulf me. Its a great size, it fits so comfortably on my back. I love that the second pocket goes all the way down to the bottom. There are also small details I like, like the loops on the end of buckles to keep the strings from flying around, or the securing buckle in the po... Read Moreuch of the big pocket. But yeah, totally love it, great hiking backpack if youre looking for something shorter but still offers a lot of space!

June 23, 2021

Good quality

This backpack is great. Sturdy material and simple design to ensure a long product lifespan. I just had one problem it is a little small so you might want to consider doing the next size up.

June 22, 2021


Love it. My 63rd birthday present from hubby. Perfect!

June 17, 2021

good daily pack

This pack is a perfect size for around town with your laptop and a few extras. Not too big or small. The waist belt helps with the commute on bike.

June 2, 2021

Just the Right size and perfect for everyday use

Great color options and perfect fit for everyday use

May 20, 2021


Although this pack is true to the description, I didnt expect the material to be so thin. Im new to Patagonia packs and well see how it wears. I appreciate the deep, yet easily accessible side pockets that I can pull items out of without removing the pack. Overall, Im mostly pleased.

May 16, 2021

Great bag

Love this backpack, has nice deep side pockets for water bottle. Great colors

May 14, 2021

Nice but small

I bought this bag to use for traveling and everyday use. I wish I would have gotten the larger 28L because this one is definitely smaller than I wanted. Still a nice bag but cant fit as much as I wouldve liked.

April 30, 2021

Backpack 26L

Love the bag. The 26L was perfect for my height 5ft. Perfect fit. I use it for biking and going to work. Great product.

April 28, 2021

Too Narrow

This backpack was too narrow for someone who is tall. I may be used to mens backpacks, but I did not like the narrow womens cut.

Response from Patagonia
April 28, 2021

Hi Marie, I am sorry the fit was not to your liking. You are always welcome to [return]( it. If you prefer a wider pack, the Refugio Pack 28L will offer an addition 1/2" in width.

April 27, 2021

I live this thing

So versatile with many pockets, very comfortable and durable. Plus it has a a spot for a water bladder.

April 9, 2021

Perfect for school

This pack is perfect for all my school supplies. I like that it's not too bulky, but that there's room to fit my lab supplies, school supplies, a rain jacket, and all the stuff I need day to day. It's lightweight and comfortable, the laptop pocket is surprisingly protective, and it's not cluttered with too many compartments that... Read More no one needs. I can't wait to take this back on campus for labs and field trips in the fall.

April 1, 2021


Love this backpack. Perfect size with a lot of room on the inside. I use it everyday as a diaper bag.

April 1, 2021

Super practical

I love my new backpack...super comfy & holds lots of stuff! After carrying a Coach briefcase for 24+ years this is a game changer for me!

March 30, 2021

Great Pack

This pack is the perfect size. I love how it fits to my back and its large enough for the necessities.

March 29, 2021

Comfortable, and nice comparments

I ordered this backpack to house my computer as well as teaching paperwork. It is easy to keep organized, fits me well, and is easy to keep clean. Just what I was hoping for - not too many bells and whistles but very nice and well built.

February 14, 2021

Just perfect

This is bag is everything! It perfectly fits my physique, very comfortable pads on the straps which makes carrying super easy and the multiple compartments are just what i need especially when sorting stuff for work. Would buy another bag with a different color!

January 19, 2021

Perfect for work or play

Ive been looking for a backpack for work for a while. I work at a large university in New York. I walk about 20 minutes to and from the parking lot where I park my car, mon-fri. This backpack is ideal for my lunch, laptop, purse, keys and I even can fit an extra pair of shoes. Im super happy with my purchase and highly recommend for any small woman... Read More.

January 6, 2021

Comfortable and versatile

I bought this backpack as I was looking for a pack that I could use for both day hikes and also for travel use. So far I am a huge fan. The straps are padded and comfortable. The capacity is just right and I am a particularly big fan of the water bottle pockets which actually hold my hydro flask without it feeling insecure - amazingly difficult to ... Read Morefind a pack with deep enough pockets to securely hold a bottle! The colour is bold and interesting and it feels really well made. I look forward to using this pack for the long haul!

December 30, 2020

Perfect Day Pack

This is a wonderful backpack for hiking. Lots of pockets, plenty of padding, and just the right size.

December 15, 2020

Versatile, everyday backpack

This has been my go-to backpack for about a year and a half and I use it everyday for school. I'm able to fit my 15" laptop, a few notebooks, chargers, and my lunch with plenty of room to spare. It's also great for day hikes. I'm VERY small (5'1 100lbs) so it's hard to find a backpack that is small enough to fit me whi... Read Morele big enough to carry my stuff, and this is that backpack. Highly recommend if you're looking for a backpack that can do it all.

December 13, 2020

So cute!

Loved the color and quality! Such creative style as well!

November 27, 2020

Great For School

It is a great size for school use. I use it for college, and it is great for carrying water bottles, notebooks, and has a nice pocket for your laptop.

November 18, 2020

Lots of pockets

Love my backpack plus beautiful colors.

October 20, 2020

Great size for smaller frame

Being 53 it can be hard to find a backpack that isnt too long or just a fashion bag that is no more then a pocketbook. The Refugio has ample storage, great dual sided water bottle pockets, dedicated interior pockets for wallet/small things. The adjustable chest straps are easy to move. They only little thing I wish was the back mesh lining was a li... Read Morettle more open to get better airflow on a long hike. Outside is that, I can see this bag lasting lots of miles.

September 16, 2020

Fantastic Quality

I absolutely love this backpack. At first I thought it would be to small but after receiving it, it fits everything i need!! It fits 3 binders 2 notebooks and one more book plus my laptop; its a little tight but it works!! Its super comfortable. We take it skiing with us and it works great! (but keep in my mind i tend to stay on the blues and green... Read Mores)! highly recommend!

September 15, 2020

Great size

Great size for day hiking, cycling, and heading to yoga class.

September 7, 2020

Great for college

Lightweight but good quality. Right amount of space and pockets for books.

September 3, 2020

Perfect school backpack and great for outdoors!

This was a great investment for me! I love to have a backpack that I can use daily and it can withstand wear and tear and weathering, and it is also excellent to use in the outdoors. It is big and small at the same time, it can hold a TON of stuff for my college course load and has very roomy exterior pockets, but on the other hand it is a good siz... Read Moree that I don't feel overpowered by its size, I haven't gotten a chance to use it for hiking yet but I love the roomy pockets on the side and the multiple compartments to hold all different types of stuff like snacks and water. No complaints from me!

August 17, 2020

Perfect for school

I love this bag so much. I mostly use it for school and I usually take almost all my binders and my computer. It hasnt ripped yet and I have had it for a year. Im always using it and I think it is perfect for anything you are doing. I throw it around. I took it to Florida and it got soaked(ocean water and pool water), but it didnt discolor at all. ... Read MoreI would absolutely recommend this bag to a friend.

July 13, 2020

Roomy and fits great!

I never had a backpack that was designed to fit a woman. I really love it. Very comfortable. Lots of room inside too. I ordered light gray because I know the sun is drawn to black and I thought it might get hotter. Looking forward to hiking with it. I love all Patagonia products. They are the best!

July 9, 2020

Roomy and fits great!

I never had a backpack that was designed to fit a woman. I really love it. Very comfortable. Lots of room inside too. I ordered light gray because I know the sun is drawn to black and I thought it might get hotter. Looking forward to hiking with it. I love all Patagonia products. They are the best!

June 27, 2020

Love this backpack!

I had an old Patagonia backpack that I used all throughout college and traveling - I didn't think it was possible to become emotionally attached to a backpack, but I had fallen in love with it - and when I was going through my Marie Kondo phase I unfortunately donated it. I had been thinking about getting a new one since that tragic day and fi... Read Morenally bit the bullet - and this new pack is JUST AS AMAZING!! I love that it's a ladies size so that it's proportional to my body. I love the colors (the red and blue look awesome together), and LOVE all the zippers and pockets. It's durable and I know this will last a long time. I am a very happy customer!

June 17, 2020

Love Patagonia, miss the waist straps

We love our Patagonia products. This backpack didn't work for us because it (and it seems all) smaller packs no longer have waist/hip straps. I realize we're not hauling around 50lbs of gear in a day pack, but when we're hiking, climbing boulders, ducking branches, it's nice to have a little extra stability via a waist strap so ... Read Morethe pack doesn't shift and make you feel unstable. Quality of the pack looked great and well-designed. Bring back the waist strap and we'll be back for our next pack.

June 17, 2020

Awesome book bag

Great purchase! It is just the size I wanted. Perfect for work.

March 22, 2020

Great quality rucksack which is

Great quality rucksack which is strong, well - finished and comfortable to wear.

March 5, 2020

great for a petite or slender woman!

I am a college student who also likes to have a backpack durable enough to take on day hikes and traveling as I do a lot of those things. This is great! It feels like I've been looking forever for a backpack small enough to fit my frame whilst still being able to carry my 15 inch laptop and all my books. I'm pretty tiny (5 ft 1, 105lbs) s... Read Moreo a lot of backpacks tend to swallow me or hurt my back. This one is great ,I've had it for a year and nothing has worn down. i've taken it to several countries, continents, and hopefully up a few mountains. Great little pack! If you're petite or have a narrow/slender frame, this is great. If you're average or above average i'd go with the "men's" size.

February 2, 2020

Great for small torsos

This bag is perfect for bringing to/from work and has replaced my older Patagonia bag that I used in college. I am 5'5, 120, but have a very short torso, around 14 inches, wearing a small in most Patagonia tops. While I have loved my other backpacks, they always hung below my bottom and felt too bulky for the amount of items I was packing in m... Read Morey bag. This one is much more compact, but I can still fit all of the items I need for work (change of clothes, lunch, etc.). Since the bag isn't too deep with the shorter torso length, I don't lose my items in the depths of my bag! The water bottle pockets are incredible, the first time I have found a bag that fits my 32oz hydroflask without effort, yet doesn't fall out. The front outside zipper is very useful for items I need to quickly grab.

January 17, 2020

A very comfortable bagpack to

A very comfortable bagpack to wear. Perhaps the shape could be improved as packing is not very comfortable. But overall, a nice bagpack.

December 30, 2019

Very Good

The Item purchased was a gift, they were very chuffed with the item!

December 20, 2019



December 16, 2019

A great unisex bag in my experience

I bought this bag for it's particular volume, colour and the fact it was a women's fit as it was to be shared on occasion with my wife. She steals it quite often and we both find it extremely roomy in a surprising way, like Doctor Who's Tardis! It's a perfect size for an everyday bag, having enough room for everything you'... Read Mored need for a day trip including laptop, etc. The construction is top notch as always and the colour way in Smokey Violet really does make it a unisex bag in my opinion...and the photos really don't do it justice.

December 5, 2019

My 2nd W’s Refugio Pack 26L

Bought second one of these as it’s perfect: lightweight, great compartments, quality construction/materials, great colors, perfect fit. I highly recommend this product.

November 29, 2019

fits my dell laptop suberbly

fits my dell laptop suberbly

November 27, 2019

Go to pack for short trips

This pack is great for day trips when I just need to hit the trail with a few essentials. Light weight, not constrictive and tough.

November 23, 2019

Super backpack

I wanted a smaller size backpack with enough pockets to store small to medium sized items for travel for travel in Europe. This worked perfectly! I’m so glad Patagonia has this size for women

November 23, 2019

I use it daily for

I use it daily for work and love the bag

November 19, 2019

The backpack is perfect! Such

The backpack is perfect! Such an upgrade from what I previously used. The pockets are perfect sizes and I love the zippers. Plus the larger compartment has a built in laptop sleev and ipad sleeve. The second largest pocket has little compartments inside, great for holding wallet, gum, pencils, etc. I love how it has cup holders. Most importantly, t... Read Morehe cushioning on the back and shoulder straps is so comfy

November 17, 2019

Backpack ruins everything

The back of the backpack ruins every piece of clothing I have. It pills like crazy. Another top reviewer Hayley mentioned this but I was stubborn and got it anyway. (Check the one-star review she left, many people upvoted it) It's a prevalent issue with this backpack. Unfortunately I wish I noticed this a long time ago because so many of my sh... Read Moreirts and pants were ruined before I realized it was this backpack that was the cause :(

Response from Patagonia
December 3, 2019

Hi Janice, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the way the the backpack has created pilling on your clothing. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

November 11, 2019

Comfortable and compact bag that

Comfortable and compact bag that holds everything you need for a day trip.

November 11, 2019

Great Bag!! Waterproof!

I purchased this to take as a day bag to walk around and explore Mexico and it was perfect!! Even did a waterfall hike and the bag got wet but nothing in the inside was wet at all!! Would recommend to anyone looking for a lightweight bag. I’m going to use it as my daily commuter as it is the perfect size. I also love the side water pockets as they ... Read Morewere wide enough to accommodate my hydro flask with plenty of room

October 24, 2019

Great backpack

This note is for design team. Please add extra padding on the bottom. Sides are ok. Great backpack but I dropped my bag and the laptop got damaged at the corners.

October 22, 2019

Great Commuting Backpack

Ive owned various Patagonia backpacks over the years and this one is the perfect size for commuting and as a day pack. It fits my computer and my lunch for work, and layers and sustenance on my days outdoors! Shoulder straps are nicely cushioned and water bottle clips on the side are perfect for keeping things in place.

September 29, 2019

high quality, versatile, and weather resistant!

I’m using this backpack for college in a rainy city and it holds up wonderfully. It has the perfect amount of space for my items without looking bulky or hurting my shoulders!

September 27, 2019

Women’s Refugio pack 26L

Great backpack! I’m using it as a student and a teacher and it’s wonderful.

September 27, 2019

Good Size, Bad Fit

I really like the size of 26L and feel that its perfect for my daily commute. However, the straps were too narrow and not supportive enough. I felt the weight more heavily than I would have liked, so I returned the pack.

Response from Patagonia
October 7, 2019

Thank you for providing your feedback on this item! We're sorry to hear it did not work out for you. If we can answer any questions about your return, please [Contact Us](

September 25, 2019

really cute, perfect size

really cute, perfect size

September 15, 2019

College Bike Commuter

I use this backpack for college, it’s perfect for my laptop and tablet. if you have a lot of books, you may need a larger size. as a petite person, i like how this pack fits.

September 14, 2019

Love this pack!!

This is perfectly sized and roomy. The straps are comfortable and my daughter loves everything about it!!!

September 11, 2019

Great Backpack

I love it for school! I love all the compartments for organization. Just a little heavy.

September 9, 2019

Perfect smaller backpack for work,

Perfect smaller backpack for work, daily use, day hikes. Nice water bottle area.

September 5, 2019

great backpack... wish it had more pockets

This backpack is super good quality and great for college students who need a sturdy bag to carry books and for anyone who travels. I love the smokey violet color. I do wish it had a few more small pockets within the front pocket for smaller items. Overall great quality and design!

September 4, 2019

women's refugio pack 26l

It is the perfect size (I'm 5.3) and it fits everything I need for work (laptop, notebooks, lunch, sweater, water bottle). The design is sleek and professional looking. I especially like the outside water bottle holders; roomy but elastic so you know nothing will fall out.

August 26, 2019

Perfect for school use

Great size for school use. Complete but simple in design and use.

August 26, 2019

Refugio pack review

Great back-pack! Durable, easy to use, and easy to clean. Love using during daily commutes. Padded straps are great bonus.

August 19, 2019

Really disappointing

I was looking forward to using this pack on the trail and commuting to work in the city, but have been very disappointed. It's heavy and cumbersome and holds very little. The compartments are rigid and do not accommodate much gear at all. I sweat a lot while wearing it due to the thick material and it's not very breathable, despite the me... Read Moresh. I was shocked how much I dislike this bag.

Response from Patagonia
August 30, 2019

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August 17, 2019

awesome backpack!

it works great! super nice quality. it looks small when you get it, but expands and is a lot bigger!!

August 13, 2019

26L Refugio Backpack

LOVE the color, size, and durability!

August 12, 2019

Love this backpack

Sturdy material and plenty of pockets. Fits my laptop with ease and has room for other notebooks and things. What I love most is even with the amount I carry daily (Laptop, notebooks, two drinks, gym things) it never feels too heavy.

August 11, 2019

Great Daypack

This pack is classy enough for the office, includes just the right amount of functional bells and whistles, and it’s good for a day of biking around town.

August 11, 2019

Great For School

I use this every day for college. It has lasted through cold and snowy winters and through hot and humid summers. It holds multiple books, my computer, and four 5 subject notebooks. I also used it to go to and from practice as well. Very durable, comfortable, and accommodating. The many pockets and hydration pockets are also very useful.

August 10, 2019

Perfect for Petite Women!

This backpack has enough room for my everyday college stuff (laptop (15"), toiletries, binder, pens + pencils, wallet, etc.) plus it's great for my size!!! I am only 4'11 and i love it. It is not overbearing on me like most backpacks are and comfortable on the shoulders. I recommend (:

February 13, 2019

Work Bag/Flights

I use this bag mostly for commuting to work. Taking my lunch, laptop, anything else I might need for the day. Let’s hope I don’t have anything planned after work because it definitely won’t fit in this bag. Also I am apparently not as skinny or as short as everyone who wrote a review. The chest strap goes into neck if this bag is full. I do like ... Read Morethis bag for how flat it is but it just doesn't fit enough stuff for the day.

December 2, 2018

Good for College

Before buying the backpack, I didn't know whether to get the men's or the women's cut. As a female, I ultimately went with the women's cut and I had to remove the clips at the top just because they did not suit my needs and would not clip together because of the width of my shoulders. The bag is smaller than I originally expecte... Read Mored, but it makes me not over pack when bringing it on vacations. The sizing is perfect for me when carrying all my notebooks and binders for that day. It does get a full rather quickly. I found that I cannot put more than one large binder, and two notebooks in it with a water bottle on the side without my back starting to work. The padding on the right strap is also almost gone because that's where I grab it when putting it on my back. Overall a great backpack I plan on using for a while.

October 25, 2018

Amazing diaper bag

We wanted a diaper bag that we could use after the diaper stage and we found this in the women’s Refugio day pack. So many compartments to keep us organized. Very supportive and makes carrying lots of stuff super comfortable. I’m 5’4, 120 pounds and fits great!

June 19, 2018

Missing features from previous Refugio

My rating is for the older model as I haven't bought this new version of the Refugio. I have one from a few years back and i LOVE it. It is ideal for my work day as it fits my computer and my gym clothes perfectly. I'm using it so much that it is getting a bit dirty and one zipper is not working as smoothly anymore... I was thinking of up... Read Moredating to a new one but I'm really sad that my two favorite features seems to be missing - small top pocket for my keys,wallet and work badge at the top - separate compartment for my laptop (with it own zipped area) at the back will the next version see those compartment come back? should I wait for the next Refugio?

May 2, 2018

I was really disappointed in the backpack!

It's a very nice quality backpack,it's just very small.

April 8, 2018

SO comfortable!

I bought this back pack at the beginning of my Graduate program. I have back problems so it is very important for me to have a high quality back pack. This one was amazing! With all the stuff I carry it felt so light. The only problem I have is it is not big enough for when I want to carry my workout stuff to campus. Other than that its very durabl... Read Moree. Ive taken it hiking and the dirt is easy to wash off.

January 27, 2018

A great bag for a shorty lady!

I bought this bag a few months ago for travel. My other backpack didn't have outer water bottle pockets and it was driving me nuts! Now I'm able to carry a water bottle on one side and an umbrella on the other (just in case). Depending on the duration of my trip and if I'm checking a bag,26L can be a little too small,but it's he... Read Morelping me pack lighter and keeping the load more manageable. I sometimes wish it were maybe 1 inch deeper. I recently sprained my shoulder,so now I'm using it every day on my work commute (instead of my cross body bag) and I love it. The fit is great for a petite person--I'm only 5'2'' with narrow shoulders--the torso isn't too long and the straps fit well. I'm able to stash all my belongings,including a small purse loaded with my wallet,keys,etc.,my large sunglasses case,snacks,and sometimes even my lunch (if it's small enough). I usually have some room for a few other items,like a rain shell. I wish the tablet pocket were slightly wider,as I can't fit my iPad in it...this means I have to choose between my computer and iPad when I travel but that's usually okay as it's not part of my daily commute. All in all it's a great bag! I wish it came in slightly larger women's version and maybe even a smaller one too that could completely replace a purse on days when I'm running errands (like a 10L?). Regardless,I give it two thumbs up!

December 15, 2017

For petite women

Nowhere in this description did it say a height recommendation and I wanted a smaller pack. I'm 5'8' with decent shoulders and the whole strap configuration is too small for me. The padding ends at my armpit so the buckle digs in there. The sternum strap sits above my collarbone and digs into my neck. They say it's removable but... Read More I don't see how. Straps are close set and sit on my neck instead of my shoulders. I love the design features and the lovely fuchsia color. Bummed it doesn't fit.

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