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  • Pack has 2 main compartments and reflective panels for night commutes
  • Roomiest main compartment has a padded sleeve that holds most 17-in. laptops and is raised for drop protection
  • Sleeve doubles as an insulated hydration reservoir sleeve (reservoir not included) with tube port when you leave your laptop at home
  • Second compartment organizes your electronics, phone and more, and has a secure key lanyard
  • Top pocket holds sunglasses or an audio device
  • Zippered outside pocket holds snacks; 2 stretch pockets hold water bottles of varying sizes
  • The Patagonia Chacabuco Daypack uses heat-venting Air Flow mesh on the back panel and shoulder straps
  • Webbing waistbelt and sternum strap; compression straps to stabilize the load
  • Strong and light recycled polyester has a water-repellent finish and reinforced bottom
  • Exterior shockcord stows a hat, gloves or lightweight jacket


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Best Use Travel
Bag Style Backpack
Gear Capacity (L) 32 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 1953 cubic inches
Number of Exterior Pockets 2 + main compartment
Laptop Compartment Yes
Fits Laptop Size (in.) 17 inches
Carry-On Size Yes
Material(s) Body: 450-denier recycled polyester / base: 450-denier recycled ripstop polyester
Dimensions Unavailable
Weight 1 lb. 11.2 oz.
Gender Unisex
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality pack with one shortcoming I purchased this pack to use for work as my Swiss Gear laptop backpack has finally worn out and their warranty is poor. I needed a nice quality pack to transport my 17" Dell and the description said this may work. Upon receiving the pack I could tell the overall quality was above average and it was built to last. The laptop compartment opening at the top of the pack was very small and my laptop did not fit inside. I noticed that the compartment was padded nicely and very deep but the opening was off by about 2 inches and I thought there is no way that any 17" laptop would fit inside there. I recommend to Patagonia that they just extend the zipper 2 more inches and it would fit every 17" laptop. I returned it and bought a North Face pack.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for traveling with small kids As with most things my family buys at REI, we use this bag not so much to survive the hardships of the great outdoors but the wear and tear of being out and about with three tiny children. We use this backpack as a diaper bag, and it has so many easy to access compartments it's just perfect. It can also carry snacks and a book and games and an extra jacket or two and a change of clothes and two water bottles in the side pockets and it's so comfortable and unisex so my husband can carry it, too, and easy to keep clean and our hands are free to take care of the kiddos. This bag is on my baby/kid gear top ten must have list.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not worth the price. Okay, so I bought this backpack to take on the road with me while I'm surveying. I've found that while the laptop pouch could most certainly fit a 17" laptop, the opening could barely squeeze in my 15.6". On top of that, while the materials and construction are of good quality, I don't believe they command such a price. You're definitely paying a lot of money for the brand, which doesn't really float my utilitarian boat. Super awesome color schemes though.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for everything Using this for hiking, traveling, work, and med school. Boom. However laptop pocket zipper could be wider but still works fine.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Carries everything to work Bought as a gift for my son. he carries everything he needs for work.
Date published: 2017-01-11
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Is this backpack machine washable? If so, what are the recommended settings?

Asked by: alexm
We do not recommend machine washing packs. To prolong the lifespan, it is best to hand wash with a mild detergent. You can read more about cleaning packs here:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-27

DOES this pack hold a 17 inch laptop? Someone posted a comment that said the zipper isn't long enough to allow insertion of a 17 inch laptop into the padded compartment. Is this true?

Asked by: RLSmothers
This pack is designed to fit a 17" laptop. However, laptops can vary in size and dimensions, so although this is designed for a 17" laptop, it is possible that some laptops may not fit.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10

What is the color of the lining for each bag? 

Asked by: Michellewrob
The color of the liner in this pack will vary depending on each color, normally the color of the liner matches the color of the displayed Patagonia logo and zippers.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-07

Which compartment is good for laptop chargers? The front looks a bit small and if in the main compartment, it might get in the way of books?

Asked by: parth096
​Most laptop chargers will fit in either of the two main compartments or the zippered outside pocket.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-11

For the smolder blue/glass blue is the accent color a more boyish orange or more towards pink?

Asked by: klemon
The trim on the Chacabuco Daypack in the Smolder Blue/Glass Blue color is more of an orange.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-27

what are the dimensions in inches for this backpack?  Need to check if can be used for airline carry on, thanks

Asked by: Heavylunch
The Chacabuco Daypack measures 20" x 14" x 12" which is 46 linear inches. Most airlines require a piece of carry-on luggage to be no bigger than 45 linear inches (L + W + H) to meet carry-on size restrictions. This can vary so please check with your airline ahead of time.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-03

is this bag waterproof?

Asked by: mcoleridge
​The Chacabuco Daypack is not waterproof. It is water resistant.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-03
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