The Refugio Pack from Patagonia, at 28L, is the perfect size for everyday use - albeit work, day hikes or just out and about.
The midsize Refugio Pack has two main compartments, one external stash pocket and a clean, uncomplicated design to keep you organised in town or on the trail. The main compartment holds much of the load and features a lined tablet sleeve for quick access to your handheld electronics, and a dedicated computer sleeve that accommodates most 15" laptops (the same sleeve also accepts a hydration reservoir when your feet leave the cement).
The second, zippered pocket holds your smaller supplies and keeps electronics, cords and accessories organised. On the exterior, a front stash pocket is just right for plane tickets or other small items you want close at hand. Stretch-woven side pockets accommodate a full range of water-bottle shapes and sizes. Airflow mesh on the shoulder straps and back panel prevents overheating, while compression straps stabilise contents. Made from 630-denier 100% nylon (50% recycled/50% high-tenacity) plain weave.
The lining is 200-denier 100% recycled polyester. Both fabrics have a polyurethane coating and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Main compartment is cavernous and includes a lined tablet pocket as well as a padded laptop sleeve that fits most 15" laptops
Front organisation compartment has all the right pockets for managing cords and accessories
Front stash pocket is just right for tickets or other small items you want close at hand
Two large water-bottle pockets stretch to fit your favourite vessel
Highly breathable mesh on the back panel and shoulder harness for all-day carrying comfort