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ReFraction™ Packable Backpack

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The ReFraction™ Packable Backpack is an all-arounder designed with high-performance outdoor materials and a deceptively clean look. It’s equally at home in Tokyo or Timbuktu, business to backcountry.

Best For: All-around travel
16 liter capacity
Packable – packs into its own pocket
Sustainable – built from recycled nylon and materials that meet Bluesign® criteria. PFC free.
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Having an extra daypack at your destination is clutch, but travel can be pretty dynamic. One day you’re surrounded by sky scrapers and the next you’re on a cliffside trail. We built the ReFraction™ series with this in mind. ReFraction™’s refined aesthetics disguise the technical outdoor materials, components, and construction techniques that make this bag tick. Dress it up or down, city or trail, rain or shine. ReFraction™always looks the part and exceeds expectations.

- 16 liter capacity
- Built from recycled nylon and materials that meet Bluesign® criteria
- Easily packs away into its own pocket for travel
- YKK® water resistant zippers
- Zipper security loops on main compartment
- Cushioned, breathable, contoured shoulder straps
- Stretch front pocket with zipper closure
- Stretch water bottle pockets (both sides)
- Top access essentials pocket that inverts to stow bag
- Adjustable, removable sternum strap
- Configures for rolling luggage handle pass through
- Personal item compliant

Volume: 16 liters
Weight: 7.9oz (225g)
Unpacked Dimensions: 17 x 10 x 7.5in (43 x 25 x 19cm)
Packed Dimensions: 5.5 x 8 x 3in (13 x 20 x 8cm)

- 100D recycled nylon, PU waterproofing
- 70D Bluesign® span
- YKK® PU coated sealing zippers
- PU coating: Waterproofing
- PFC free DWR coating

How do I stow my ReFraction™ Series Bags for travel?
ReFraction™ Series bags are designed to be simple and straightforward to pack up for travel. Each bag features a convenient organizational pocket that you invert the bag into. Zip closed and take it with.    

Does the ReFraction™ Backpack have comfortable shoulder straps?
We have designed the ReFraction™ Backpack with comfortable carry in mind. The backpack straps feature lightweight padding throughout, and have hidden internal structure that prevents the shoulder straps from pinching inward or digging in. This makes the ReFraction™ Backpack comfortable enough for all day wear, and even day hikes.    

What makes Refraction™ Series Bags different from other packable bags available?
ReFraction™ Series is designed to be balanced and versatile. Well-rounded features like comfortable straps, water bottle pockets, and stretchy organization pockets transition from airports, to city, to trail. Sustainable materials, elevated styling, and multiple colorways let you take your personality with you when you travel. 

What sustainable materials are used in the ReFraction™ Series?
Our team has gone great lengths to build the ReFraction™ Series with sustainability and lifecycle in mind from the very beginning. These bags are built from recycled nylon that meet Bluesign® criteria. Bluesign® is a highly reputable third party certification criteria that requires that fabrics do not contain harmful substances, are environmentally friendly, and are produced in a safe and fair environment. Our materials are also free from PFC, PFA, and PFAS.

Is the ReFraction™ Series waterproof?
The ReFraction™ Series is built from waterproof materials and has YKK® sealing zippers. The ReFraction™ Series is designed to withstand light bouts of precipitation. Outdoor coatings add further protection by letting water slick off the fabric. If you’re looking for full weatherproofing, we recommend the Advanced Series bags.

Are the ReFraction™ Series backpack and duffle bag personal-item size compliant?
Yes, all of the ReFraction™ Series bags are personal-item size compliant. Also—the sling does not count against your baggage count and is considered to be an item of clothing by most airlines. This makes it an excellent place to keep your in-flight accessories or essentials when you travel—it’s free space.

How long is the warranty?
The ReFraction™ Series has a 3 year, Total-Protection-Warranty. Built from high quality outdoor fabrics, the ReFraction™ Series is made to last.  Equipment in and out of warranty is eligible for free repairs. (Excludes European Union)

Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including DMF which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

hands holding black, packed up backpack on white table


Stow the backpack into its own built in storage pocket for travel.

man placing passport into front pocket of black backpack


Built for all kinds of travel—with the performance, comfort, and aesthetic that take you from airport, to city, to trail.

3/4 view of black backpack and packed up pouch on light gray background


Built with recycled nylon and materials that meet Bluesign® criteria.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews


Jess D.

This is my new most-bring travel item to take. It’s super lightweight and can be packed in a small pouch for easy storage. However, this is not a big backpack and not made to travel with laptop. I use this for hikes or walk around cities when visiting.

John R.
as advertised, good quality

it looks small but appears to be roomier than it looks. Seems to be strongly made with good materials. Looking forward to using next week on flight to Mexico.
Learned about the company and its products from Next Meridian youtube travelers. Might actually be 5 stars after the trip.