Patagonia Women's Refugio Backpack 26L

By: Patagonia
Front facing view of the Patagonia Women's Refugio Backpack 26L

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Spatial Dimensions

26L - 601kg - 43.18 x 29.21 x 20.31

Airline Compatibility

✈️ 68% (136/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 68% of airlines.

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👍 Reasons to Buy

  • This pack is specifically made for women's body type for better fit and comfort as it has a shorter back panel and shoulder straps. It also has a narrower profile as a whole.
  • Truly lightweight for a bag of this size while still being reliable in terms of durability.
  • Has clever organization that would surely keep things organized whenever you travel.
  • Has multiple external attachment points for accessories and outdoor gears.

🤔 Things to Consider

  • Has less capacity (2L short) than its original version to accommodate changes for women's body type.
  • The compression straps can hinder access to the main compartment.
  • Could use some external pockets because the pockets it currently has eats up space from the main compartment.

💬 Reviewers Have Said

  • "This is a great pack, lots of pockets! I ended up loving the front zip pocket- it's really convenient."
  • "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."
  • "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, but with this one, I barely notice it, even in hot weather. It really is that comfortable. Highly recommend!"
  • "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!"

🔎 Reviews

Patagonia Refugio Backpack Review

"Lightweight materials and outdoorsy features make the Patagonia Refugio Backpack ready for adventures. It also works for EDC if you don’t have much to carry."

Reviewed: Patagonia Women’s Refugio Pack

"I found this pack to be extremely comfortable to wear both on and off the bike. It didn’t feel too big or bulky like some other’s I’ve had, and yet, I could easily fit in everything I needed for the day and my gym kit."

Patagonia's newly redesigned backpack for women is way more comfortable than any other I own

"I love this backpack for the simple ways that it's smart and how those simple advancements make my life easier and more seamless. If you're looking for a mid-size bag to keep things in and make the commute or the trail easier, I highly recommend this one. Even without the gender specification, it's a particularly great bag. "

Patagonia Refugio Review

"Though the Patagonia Refugio would work well for hiking and other sports, it seems tailored to travel and around town use. Laptop compatibility, special pockets for pens, an iPhone, even a microfiber pocket for sunglasses, and the lack of a waist belt all seem to add up to being the perfect pack to bring with you while flying or on a trip."


Compression S
Expanded Capacity None
Opening TopZip
Passport N
Passthrough N
Backpack S
Frame N
Handles 1
Hip Belt N
Shoulder Strap N
Sternum Strap S
Laptop 15
Hydration N
Main Compartments 2
Organizer Y
Shoe Compartment N
Lash Points 10
Hard Shell False
Molle N
Rain-fly N
Water Bottle Holder 2
Water Resistant Y
630-denier 100% nylon, 450-denier 100% polyester (56% recycled) ripstop

Compatible Airlines

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, Air Asia, Air Astana, Air Berlin (Closed), Air Canada, Air Caraibes, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air Koryo, Air Macau, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Nostrum, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, AirAsiaX, Aircalin, Alitalia, All Nipon Airways, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Atlas Global, Austrian, Avianca , Azerbaijan Airlines, Azul Airlines, Azul Linhas, Bahamasair, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, Biman Bangladesh, Boliviana de Aviacion, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cape Air, Caribbean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Croatia Air, Cubana de Aviacion, Czech Airlines, Dragonair, EL AL, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Flair Air, Gol Linhas Aereas, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Indigo, Interjet, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Air, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet2, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kulula, Kuwait Air, LATAM , LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Malaysia Airlines, Mango, Middle East Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Norwegian, Oman Air, Onur Air, Pakistan International, Peach, Pegasus Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Porter Airlines, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Regional Express, Royal Air Morocco, Royal Jordanian, SAS Scandinavian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Scoot, Sichuan Airlines, SilkAir, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, Sky Airlines, Skywest, Inc., South African Airways, SpiceJet, SriLankan Airlines, Swiss Int'l Air Lines, TAAG Angola, TAM Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Thai Airways, Tiger Airways, Travel Service Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ural Airlines, uTair Airlines, Uzbekistan Air, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Vivaaerobus, WestJet, Wizz Air, WOW Airlines

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