Hungry, hungry hip ... duffel.
- Removable shoulder straps with a padded back panel offer a comfortable long-haul carry solution
- Double-layer fabric is abrasion-resistant and coated with water-resistant DWR to keep your gear dry
- Four corner-mounted webbing daisy chains give you a place to tie down big loads
- Compression straps store inside the bag and can be used as haul handles in a pinch
Terms And Conditions
This Usage Agreement (the "Agreement") governs your conduct while using various services on the web site Backcountry.com and its affiliate web sites (collectively, the "Site"). All references to "we," "us," and "our" shall mean Backcountry.com and all references to "you" and "your" shall mean the user of the Site and Site Services. This Agreement applies to various services and activities on the Site as well as to gear review and product ratings (collectively, "Site Services"). Please read this Agreement carefully.
BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND USING THE SITE, ANY SITE SERVICES AND OTHER SERVICES THEREIN, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT AND ITS TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATION THEREOF, DO NOT ACCESS, BROWSE OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE OR SITE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE SUBMISSION OF ANY REVIEWS OR COMMENTS.
Any comments, reviews (including gear reviews and product ratings), posts, feedback, questions, answers, notes, messages, images, video, audio, materials, documents, data, graphics, ideas, suggestions or other communications (collectively, "User Content") you submit on the Site are not private or proprietary. By submitting User Content on or through the Site, you grant, assign and transfer to Backcountry.com all of your rights, title and interest, including without limitation, all intellectual property rights and moral rights, in and to such User Content. To the extent the preceding assignment and transfer is ineffective, you hereby grant Backcountry.com an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, adapt, display, publish, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon such User Content, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.
By submitting such User Content on or through the Site, you are confirming that (a) you are the sole author of the User Content and the User Content originated with you and not copied in whole or in part from any other work; (b) you have obtained all necessary permissions associated with the User Content, including without limitation permissions relating to copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity and/or rights of privacy; (c) the User Content does not contain hate speech or profanity and is not unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, obscene, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, an invasion of another's privacy, or otherwise in violation of this Agreement; (d) that you are not a minor and have the legal right and capacity to enter into and comply with this Agreement; (e) such User Content does not and will not, in any way, violate or breach any of the terms of this Agreement; and (f) Backcountry.com shall not in any circumstances be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the User Content.
With respect to your conduct on the Site or while using the Site Services, you agree not to: (a) attempt to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted to the Site Services whether through the Site or any third party site; (b) act in any manner that negatively affects other users' ability to use the Site and Site Services; (c) impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation, a manufacturer or owner of any product, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) interfere with the Site or Site Services, or servers or networks connected to the Site or Site Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site or Site Services; (e) upload, post, or otherwise transmit any User Content that with respect to the Site Services: (i) is not relevant to the product, service, person or entity being reviewed; (ii) you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (by way of example but not limitation, inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or (iv) is unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.
User Content does not reflect the views of Backcountry.com, and Backcountry.com does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, integrity, quality or reliability of any User Content, nor does Backcountry.com endorse or support any opinions expressed in any User Content. In no event shall Backcountry.com have or be construed to have any responsibility or liability for or in connection with any User Content, Any gear reviews and/or product ratings submitted on the Site, if displayed, are displayed for entertainment and informational purposes only. Under no circumstances will Backcountry.com be liable in any way for any User Content, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Site or Site Services.
If Backcountry.com determines, in our sole and absolute discretion, that you or any User Content you submit violates this Agreement, we reserve the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights Backcountry.com may have under this Agreement, to: (a) refuse to allow you to submit further User Content; (b) remove and delete your User Content; (c) revoke your registration and right to use the User Content Submission Features; and (d) use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to enforce the terms of this Agreement, including, without limitation, blocking specific IP addresses or deactivating your registration, access to the Site and Site Services using your e-mail address, and your user name and password. Without limiting the foregoing, once User Content is submitted to the Site, Backcountry.com may take any or no action with respect to such User Content, including without limitation, deleting, editing, modifying, rejecting, or refusing to post such User Content, but is under no obligation to offer you the opportunity to edit, delete or otherwise modify User Content once it has been submitted. Backcountry.com shall have no duty to attribute authorship of User Content to you and shall not be obligated to enforce any form of attribution by third parties.
If, despite the foregoing assignment and transfer of rights in the User Content, it is determined that you retain moral rights (including the rights of attribution or integrity) in the User Content, you hereby declare that: (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the User Content or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the User Content by Backcountry.com or its licensees, successors or assigns; (c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the User Content; and (d) you forever release Backcountry.com, and its licensees, successors and assigns from any claims that you could otherwise assert against Backcountry.com by virtue of any such moral rights.
You are prohibited from violating the security of any system or network compromising the Site or the Site Services, including but not limited to the following: (a) unauthorized access to or use of data, systems, or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or Site Services or to breach security or authentication measures; (b) unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on the Site or of the Site Services; (c) interference with the Site or Site Services including without limitation, any type of flooding technique or deliberate attempt to overload the system such as denial or service attacks; (d) forging of a message header or any part of a message header; or (e) using manual or electronic means to avoid any use or access limitation placed on this Site or the Site Services. Such violations may result in criminal or civil liability.
Backcountry.com reserves the right to report any activity or persons that Backcountry.com suspects has violated any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other appropriate third parties (including the disclosure of appropriate subscriber information). Backcountry.com may also cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies to assist in the investigation and prosecution of any illegal conduct. Indirect or attempted violations of this Agreement and actual or attempted violations thereof by a third party on behalf of any user shall be considered violations of this Agreement by such user.
BACKCOUNTRY.COM DOES NOT ENDORSE THE USER CONTENT, IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USER CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONS WHO MAY USE OR RELY ON SUCH USER CONTENT) FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY USER CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.
Share your thoughts
Awesome Product, as you would expect!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I needed a bag for a week long mountain bike trip. I knew that our duffles would be tossed around a fair bit, possibly strapped on top of a van, maybe left out in the rain, yet would need to hold all of my clothes & bike gear for a week. After lusting after these duffles for a few years I finally bit the bullet and bought one (at retail price- which I rarely do!), and I have to say, it's worth it. I got the 90L size, which fits everything I could possibly need, or carry. I maxed it out at about 45 lbs, so didn't have to pay extra to fly with it. Plus, when wheeling a bike box through the airport, having this thing on my back was a life saver. It's a great looking bag, everyone was jealous of it. Since I got back from that trip, I've found myself reaching for it whenever I've needed a bag for a weekend trip. Perhaps I'll get a smaller size eventually as well, but for now I'll just throw everything I need in it even if it's a bit overkill... since I like it so much! Patagonia rarely lets me down; this bag is no exception.
This pack rocks !!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this to use as a soccer bag (I coach a kids team). It holds 3 balls, tarp, jerseys, cones, pylons, first aid kit, pump etc... The exterior looks tough and easy to clean. And the backpack straps are essential as I also carry 2 goals and a cooler. The green is an awesome color too!
Bring the kitchen sink
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Well, with this bag you can.
HUGE bag, fits basically everything you need for a long trip. Durable and backpack straps make it easy to carry.
Downside, since it it so large and you can fit so much in it, it is easy to get the weight close to or over 50lbs. And try carrying a 50+lb bag around without wheels ... not so easy.
I do like this bag, and think it is great for packing for multi-sport trips (camping, biking, hiking in one vacation), but just be sure you can carry it all while packing. The stronger you are the more you get to pack :)
Mine is going to be riding a yak!
I bought the 90L Black Hole Duffel for a 3-week trek in Nepal this coming Fall. I haven't yet used it, but I have thoroughly checked it out. My main criteria was to find a waterproof bag that could take a beating, get dirty and clean up easily, that also had backpack straps for easy carrying from airport to yak. This bag seems to fit the bill. The quality of the bag is top notch. The semi-slick surface should wipe down easily. And it has the backpack straps which can be easily removed.
It has two interior mesh pockets and one exterior pocket and elastic loops on the exterior so that you can clip stuff to your bag or slip stuff into the loops.
Very roomy. Looking forward to using it!
Patagonia Black Hole 90 Duffel Bag
No one misses the compression straps? I...
No one misses the compression straps? I was all set to get this bag and noticed: no compression straps - when the bag isn't quite full, and being chucked on a plane, especially, having the compression straps have been great with the TNF basecamp. dang...
I hear you regarding what to do "when the bag isn't quite full" (see my review below). My son and I both felt that the 90L was simply too big and, more often than not, there would be too much extra room inside. We eventually chose 60L duffels as the size that would get used more often because it would be "right-filled" more often. Patagonia's Black Hole Duffels are so nice that I would buy one of each size (one for every occasion) if I could afford 'em. I can't, and eventually sold my 90L to buy a 60.
Pic below shows my former 90L during hotel room pre-trip gear sort (it WAS really nice to throw boots, tent, clothes, trekking poles, gear stuff sacks, etc. into this baby and have no worries about having enough room).
Patagonia 90L Black Hole... Too Big?
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Two years ago I bought a 90L Black Hole duffel to shuttle gear to/from backpacking trips. That bag was a little larger than I liked, so... last year, I got the 60L version (see my separate, more detailed review for that size). The build-quality of this duffel is excellent, but as I said, the 90L is just a little too big. Even with the padded bottom and thick fabric (14.7-oz 1,200-denier polyester with a TPU-film laminate and DWR finish), this bag doesn't have much form unless it is well-stuffed (and taking a stuffing is what this duffel is all about!). I use the 60L version of this duffel for some airline travel and for hauling backpacking gear that isn't already in my pack (think extra clothes, boots, frisbee, etc.). If I were to carry more backpacking gear (tent, sleeping pad, etc.) the larger 90L size would be more useful. For build quality, appearance and usefulness, this bag gets 5 stars (no deduction because it's the wrong size for my purposes).
Suggestion: Before spending $140 on a duffel bag, make a mock-up 90L duffel out of cardboard - 28"(length) x 13"(width) x 13"(height). Obviously, the cardboard wont "give" like the real deal, but you'll get a good feel if this size is right for you.
Pic below shows 60L and 90L Black Hole duffel bags at trailhead/final gear sort for backpack trip in Utah's Canyonlands National Park.
Can someone tell me what colour the interior...
Can someone tell me what colour the interior of the black Patagonia duffel is? I've found that if the interior is too dark, it's especially difficult to find things inside. Thanks.
It is mostly a light grey. There is some black in there but overall the light grey dominates and provides good contrast to find stuff in there when digging around.
Durable hauler for all my ski gear
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This bag has been a great replacement for an old TNF bag that I had for all my ski gear. When I travel, I can bring along my ski boots and everything that I need for a week of skiing. While I will miss the boot compartments on my TNF bag, this bag does the job reliably with a durable/weather resistant outer and shoulder straps to put on my back. There are two inside pockets that are useful, but the bag itself is relatively spartan. The only thing I'll say that is less than positive is that sometimes the shoulder straps will come loose, and just have to be secured again (happens very rarely, but more than other bags). Great bag for travel, and hauling ski stuff.
Would there be a way to attach a should...
Would there be a way to attach a should strap or convert the back pack straps to a one-shoulder strap?
The straps actually adjust to go pretty long and work well for me as a shoulder strap when needed. It would definitely be possible to rig something too to the daisy chain loops, or the backpack straps themselves remove and you could do something there.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought this bag for trekking to Everest base camp, which requires a duffle bag for the porters to carry. This was exactly the right bag for it.Took 8 flights, 15 days of abuse on the trek, and came out undamaged. Seems I could always stuff one more thing in it when I needed. Great bag!
This sucker is massive. I purchased for extended weekend trips and tris. Thought I could put all my gear and clothes in one bag. This bag could fit it all and more. Love the color (I purchased the orange) and the fabric is great. Wish it had compression straps, but still love it.
Just what I needed
all of my bags were fairly small, carry-on sized bags, so I'd often end up with 2-3 bags when going on a trip with the wife. This bag holds so much that we put all our clothes, shoes, boots, and even a pillow in here with room to spare. Awesome.
It's typical Patagonia quality - Amazing material and flawless workmanship.
My only suggestion for use is to have some smaller bags (like the Eagle Creek Pack-it things) to keep your clothes organized. It is, after all, mainly one big compartment.
Tough & Large Enough for a Week
Just used this bag during a week-long bike/car camping trip around Oregon and I'm impressed.
Rugged shell material, tough seam construction, and the backpack carry is comfortable and adjustable enough. Haul handles at each end are a huge help and the large, burly zippers never jammed. I'm 5'11 and the backpack carry fit perfectly.
Ended up returning the 60L bag I purchased because it wasn't quite enough to fit enough for a week of biking. The 90L size was right on the money.
Outside pocket fits keys and all the small stuff that would otherwise fill your pockets and the two large mesh pockets under the lid hold toothbrush / journal / etc.
Awesome bag, two thumbs up and five stars.
What the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag in Mango really looks like.
slots in perfectly between my size Medium and my size XL TNF Base Camp Duffels
I just picked one of these up because I thought it would slot in perfectly between my size medium TNF Base Camp Duffel, which can be too small for a 4-5 day motel road trip, and my size XL TNF Base Camp Duffel, which is just friggin ginormous. Yes, I know it can be cinched down, but frankly, that thing is a body bag, and more often than not, when I load it up, it is too cumbersome to lug. The medium just gets too tight sometimes, and it is not going to get bigger. I am using both of them to store gear in my garage right now, as they are super tough and durable.
I was right about the Patagonia bag. This fills the bill nicely, and in the meantime until the next road trip, keeps all my gear neatly organized in the back of my rig. I like the flat, padded bottom and the organizer pockets. The fabric seems to either be a lighter weight or just more pliable than the TNF bags, because I don't feel like I have to wrestle it as much, and the zippers seem smoother.
All told, I am very happy with this bag so far, and may look to get one for my wife and son.
I'm 5'5", about 105 pounds. Would the 90L...
I'm 5'5", about 105 pounds. Would the 90L be too big for me to use as a backpack? I'm debating between the 60L & the 90L. If they 60L can pass as a carry on, I'm thinking it'll be too small for a month-long trip.
I think the 90L duffel would be to big and heavy to be comfortably worn as a backpack. If you plan on carrying it long distances as a backpack, I would recommend the 60L. As a frame of reference, most women's backpacking packs are 60-80L and they have frames and padding to be worn as backpacks.
Would this fit as a carry-on on most...
Would this fit as a carry-on on most airlines?
If the Black Hole Duffel 90 was fully packed I don't think it would work as a carry-on, but the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60 is the perfect carry-on size no matter how packed full it is.
The maximum size carry-on bag for most airlines is 45 linear inches.