Patagonia Nine Trails Pack

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Designed for extreme athletes who frequent quick passes, intense climbs or hikes, and long-distance runs, the Patagonia Nine Trails Pack is the ideal pack that can keep up. It hugs your body to maximize comfort and eliminate bounce while keeping your essentials close for easy access. It does all of this without compromising on space. And unlike most packs available on the market, this one can easily be compressed for easy storage in carry-on luggage or a duffel bag. It keeps athletes dry and cool with its water-resistant finish and breathable airflow mesh. For athletes who are looking for a pack that will deliver on both morning runs and minimalist, multi-day excursions, this one should definitely be considered.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Doesn’t absorb moisture
  • Plenty of storage
  • No irritation or muscle soreness
  • Fits into carry-on luggage for storage
  • Folding top-loading main compartment is extremely useful
Cons
  • Sternum straps do not vertically adjust
  • Front small pocket has narrow opening with larger base restricting storage options
  • Small internal security pocket sits under the reservoir
Use
Use

Use

The Patagonia Nine Trails Pack is an excellent resource for hiking, biking, running or any other sport where athletes require kit or gear but don’t want to be weighed down. It includes room for a 2L water reservoir for constant hydration so athletes can go further for longer, even if fill stations aren’t available. Some consumers even use it in the city for grocery runs or marathon training and they find it works extremely well.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Patagonia Nine Trails Pack is made with breathable Air Flow mesh prevents hot spots to keep athletes cool. It includes soft seams in the harness which prevents rubbing and feels soft on bare skin. The foam back panel is made of mono mesh which promotes breathability and wicks away moisture to prevent irritation and keep adventurers dry all day.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Patagonia Nine Trails Pack fits like it a vest, so it moves with your core. It keeps the center of gravity balanced during high-intensity passes, climbs, and races. It’s extremely lightweight and won’t weigh down athletes overtime meaning adventurers can keep moving for longer. It secures with dual sternum straps rather than a waist belt for a secure fit. This provides a proper fit for optimum comfort. There are additional lateral straps for further adjustment. These can widen the shoulder straps for a more comfortable fit if needed. This customization eliminates bounce for a smooth run or hike. In even high temperatures, the pack doesn’t absorb sweat due to its Breathable Airflow Mesh. After a few hours, the pack still feels comfortable to wear on both shoulders and back. The soft seams mean that the pack won’t cut in or cause irritation.
Features
Features

Features

The pack has a top-loading design, with zippered access to the main section below the low-profile, fold-over lid closure. The main compartment can hold extra layers for higher elevations, a hydration system and other kit. The pack includes an integrated compression system to hold contents securely in place or cinch down if you’re not carrying much. There are two small pockets on the front for quick, easy access. One is a stretch-mesh, expandable pocket which can hold a small water bottle or gels. The second pocket has a zipper closure which is great for cell phones or other electronics. The pack also comes with four short daisy chains for added storage capabilities.
Size
Size

Size

Comes in an assortment of versions. The 15L version specs: available in Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large. Weight: 10.8oz. Measurements: 16 inches high by 8 inches wide. Color options: Underwater Blue or Feather Grey. Fits a 2L water reservoir.
Durability
Durability

Durability

It’s made with high-tenacity ripstop Nylon to prevent wear and tear, plus a durable water-repellent finish to wick away moisture and prevent saturation. Breathable Air Flow mesh with soft seams in the harness reduces rubbing and hot spots to keep athletes cool. The foam back panel is made of mono mesh which is extremely breathable and wicks away moisture to prevent irritation.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

The hydration system is not included, but the pack includes a sleeve specifically intended to hold a hydration reservoir securely in place. A small whistle is located inside the small front pocket for safety.
Style
Style

Style

The Patagonia Nine Trails Pack 15L is not currently available through some major retailers, but those who do have it available, sell it in Navy Blue/Straight Blue and Cusco Orange color schemes. It’s now available in different gear capacity sizes, from 14 to 36L as well, and come in different color schemes. Patagonia will also soon release two female-specific pack builds for a perfect fit.
Price
Price

Price

The Patagonia Nine Trails Pack 15L version is priced comparatively to competitors on the market. Within the Patagonia collection itself, the 15L is more affordable making this a great pack to consider. Athletes frequently comment on its versatility and storage capacity making it a great pack for even a minimalist multi-day trip in the mountains.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features


  • 510.8oz means it’s extremely lightweight

  • High-tenacity ripstop Nylon resists wear and tear

  • A DWR (durable water-repellent) finish prevents moisture absorption

  • Breathable Air Flow mesh reduces hot spots and promotes airflow
    Integrated Compression System

  • Soft seams resist irritation and promote all-day comfort

  • Top-load design for easy access

  • Fold-over lid includes additional storage

Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Patagonia Nine Trails Pack is an excellent choice for a few hours on the trail to a couple days in the mountains. Its integrated compression system allows athletes to cinch down the pack if it’s a light day or allows for plenty of storage for an all-day or multi-day excursion. The Breathable Air Flow Mesh helps keep athletes cool on hot days, and the water-repellent finish resists saturation keeping them dry, even when temperatures are well over 100 degrees. The creative fold-over lid with included storage is a creative way to add more space without making the pack feel bulkier or weighed down. At 10.8oz, athletes are guaranteed a light pack every time. And for a comparable price in the market, the Patagonia Nine Trails Pack is an excellent choice.