Patagonia Women's Refugio Backpack 26L
Custom tailored for a woman’s torso, this pack carries everything you expect from the classic Refugio but in more comfort.
- The Refugio Pack’s main compartment is roomy and includes a lined tablet pocket as well as a padded laptop sleeve that fits most 15" laptops; the laptop sleeve also accepts a hydration reservoir when you head to the trails
- The front organizational compartment has all the pockets you need for managing cords and electronic accessories
- The front stash pocket is just right for bus tickets or other small items you want to keep close at hand
- Two large water-bottle pockets stretch to fit your favorite vessel; they’re also handy for carrying a hat and gloves or wet or muddy gear
- Highly breathable airflow mesh on the back panel and shoulder harness provides all-day carrying comfort
- The sternum strap is adjustable to accommodate layers; it’s also removable
- 601 g (1 lb. 5.2 oz.)
17 x 11.5 x 8
26L (1587 cu. in.)
Body: 7.4-oz 630-denier 100% nylon (50% recycled/50% high-tenacity) plain weave.
Lining: 3.3-oz 200-denier 100% recycled polyester.
Both with a polyurethane coating and a DWR (durable water repellent) finishView The Footprint Chronicles
601 g (1 lbs 5.2 oz)
17" x 11.5" x 8"
26L (1587 cu in)
Durable Water Repellent
DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.
Although we’ve been using recycled polyester in our garments for 20 years, for some reason locked deep in polymer chemistry, nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, we’re finally finding some recycled nylon fibers that are suitable for apparel.
Some of the recycled nylon we use comes from post-industrial waste fiber, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fiber.
We’re diligently searching for a success story with recycled nylon. The challenge lies ahead of us, and we’re committed to discovering the best methods to recycle nylon fiber, but it appears this evolution will take many years.