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    15 Reviews


    Who knows where the black hole will take you.

    Prepare for multi-dimensional travel—or just a week-long getaway—by packing your climbing, hiking, or travel gear in Patagonia's Black Hole 90L Duffel Bag. Inspired by rugged-yet-light alpine packs, the Black Hole features a burly ripstop fabric coated in a TPU laminate and a DWR finish for the ultimate in outdoors protection. The padded base protects your gear throughout the trip, and Patagonia padded the removable shoulder strap and removable backpack straps for comfort. Internal organizers and zippered mesh pockets organize all the small things, while the external side pocket stows the duffel for compact storage. Compression straps prevent your gear from bouncing around whether you're traveling via airplane or four-wheeler.

    • Removable, padded backpack straps
    • Laminated ripstop fabric with DWR finish
    • Protective padded base
    • Zippered top access
    • Internal organizers and zippered mesh pockets
    • Duffel stows inside zippered side pocket
    • Internal compression
    • Item #PAT00ZA

    Tech Specs

    900D polyester ripstop, TPU film, DWR finish
    5492 cu in
    Backpack Carry
    yes, padded, removable
    1 zippered side, 2 mesh lid, internal organizer
    yes, base, shoulder straps
    yes, internal
    zippered top
    Claimed Weight
    3 lb 2 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Solid bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have this and a similar marmot bag. The marmot is more gear hauler and this is closer to a duffel although both could serve either purpose. The pat just has a few more pockets and organized/separates items slightly easier. The exterior of the Patagonia is easier to clean ...more like a latex cat suit Madonna might wear.
    They are both tough enough and will outlive any other bags I own. When you open the top you have full access to the entire bag. Couple small mesh inner pockets and one side exterior one that's pretty slim. I got the gaudy blue one in a large size and it has more than enough room for everything I usually need. I haven't used the straps but they come off and on pretty easily.

    best bag ever

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    We bought these bags for our two high school boys soon on their way to college. We at first ordered the next smaller size, but that really isn't enough for more than a couple days away. These are sized perfectly for a getaway of 4-5 days, incredibly durable, easy to carry with the backpack straps. Cool colors.

    Great duffle!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I used the 90 L bag to travel to China. I found it to be very durable and withstood the beating it took in the airport and on trains and metros and buses. I bought it for the shoulder straps and the durable external material. I had it in rain showers, but not a downpour and my things were dry. I fit in a standard size therma-rest sleeping pad and down sleeping bag with plenty of room for clothing, computer, accessories and souvenirs to bring home. It's been a good quality product for me thus far.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    black hole
    1. A massive star in the last phase of its evolution, in which the star collapses, creating a volume of space-time with a gravitational field so intense that its escape velocity equals or exceeds that of light.
    2. A great void; an abyss:

    This bag is just that. It doesn't come with directions, but if it did, it lives up to number 2. If I were to be the writer, they would state: 1) set on ground. 2) unzip. 3) fill bag, undlessly keep filling until you have no more gear to put inside of it. 4) wish you had more stuff to put inside of it

    I have had this bag for quite awhile. There have been minor changes to the back pack straps, but other than that it does the job. The material is weather and water resistant which is nice for when you are off the grid. The back pack straps are incredibly useful for when you become a human pack mule hauling your gear to remote destinations, or just moving to a new state. The daisy chains help stack em up for when you have more than one so it helps when you have them strapped to a llama in a remote place. This bag lives up to its name. I highly recommend. If you want a better idea of what it can hold, feel free to send me an email or give me a call and I can give you a list that will make your eyes big. It holds more than you think and if I listed it all here this review would never end. An abyss

    Black is 120
    Green is 90
    Pink is 60


    The best duffel

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is the best duffel bag hands down, I took this to the Yosemite valley and fit everything that I need for 7 days of climbing and adventuring in it. I'd recommend this to anyone who needs a great adventure bag that can hold anything and everything.

    My Favorite Duffel

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    When I first spotted this Patagonia duffel in my local Patagonia shop, I knew right away––I wanted it!

    The huge "Patagonia" logo. The shiny, rippled fabric.

    I have a couple duffels from the "other guys" that excel at supreme durability and protection of my gear––but they come with a huge weight penalty I feel whenever I have to schlep them around.

    The Patagonia Black Hole Duffel manages to create a great balance between durability and weight. Here's the Pros and Cons as I see them:


    Lightweight/durability ratio

    Gorgeous––write your name on it, your friends may try to steal it

    Padded backpack straps for easy carry

    Lots of lashing points

    Three additional pockets for organization––including a pocket that allows you to fold the duffel into itself.*

    *This, I was told by a Patagonia employee, was a decision primarily made so that Patagonia could ship more of these bags per box than in the previous model––thus, saving space and money when shipping out the duffel to Patagonia stores.


    Water Resistance: My girlfriend and I drove her Jeep Wrangler up Independence Pass (in Colorado) on the way to Aspen, just before the pass closed in Fall 2015.

    There were some adventurous backcountry snowboarders looking for a lift back up the pass after successfully shredding down. One hopped in the back of the Jeep with his snowy attire and snowboard. The duffel was in the back with the snowboarder and his gear.

    When we got to Aspen later that day, I discovered some water inside the duffel––and proceeded to air it out.

    I'm not sure how the water got in there, but I speculate the snow melted in the back of the Jeep and somehow got inside the duffel. On recent trips (airports, in my roof box, etc) the duffel has performed just fine. I'll revise this review as I continue to use the duffel and see if this was a fluke, or a design issue.


    Great duffel. Get it if you need a new duffel bag for expeditions and travel where shedding weight is an absolute must. The picture below is of my girlfriend with her Jeep on the Independence Pass trip.

    My Favorite Duffel

    Love the bag... need smaller

      First of all: I love this bag. It's just bigger than I wanted. So I'm returning it.

      And the smaller one, that is simply too small.

      We need to medium sized ones. And they exist. So I will now buy them.

      My only reason for removing a star from [an] otherwise stellar piece/s of merch?

      It should be easier to *exchange* on this site. I want to buy the next size down, but now it's like I got somebody miffed by returning a stellar product (well, products) that only had the size/s wrong. And now I gotta make a whole new order.

      Oh, well... maybe somebody will read this and take pity on me and find a way to make exchanges easier for sweet and nice customers like me and @&*x and Daisy.


      Lee and @&*x and Daisy

      Awesome for Traveling

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      This is a great bag for long road trips. It is a durable material and all the zippers are strong. The backpack straps make it very easy to carry, and it has a lot of inside pockets. Love it!

      Great bag

        I managed to live out of this bag for a month while traveling about Deutschland. The back straps were perfect for lugging up endless flights of stairs. This bag is durable and waterproof. Perfect size for a medium to light packer.

        What fits in a Black Hole 90L?

        Keep in mind, I take size 7 in shoes, and an XS-S in most clothes. The backpack is an empty daypack, the 28L Patagonia Refugio. If you're a 6-foot, 175-lb. man, your clothes take up more room than mine.

        Included is a lightweight shell (top left), down mid-layer, fleece vest, a snap-T fleece + a re-tool fleece, the essentials like socks, underwear, baselayers, baggies, cords, lightweight hiking pants, Ts, and casual pull-overs, etc. There are also some snow pants in there and those take up a pretty big amount of space. Other items are climbing shoes, a harness, a chalk bag, a book, trail runners, hiking boots, a camera + extra lens, notebook, watch, etc.

        This should give an idea of what of yours you could pack and for how long a trip it would be good for.

        What fits in a Black Hole 90L?

        This photo is inspiring. I want to do this every time I pack now. I mean, I know I won't, I'll just drink beer and throw s*#t in a bag like always but damn, that's a nice photo!

        Great feedback about the bag. A couple of times a year I drool over TNF basecamp duffels but now I have something shiny and new to salivate over!

        Thanks, Erin! Yes the Black Hole line has been great in my experience. Oh, and believe me, packing all neatly and organized need not be mutually exclusive to beer drinking ;) Plus it has a DWR finish so even if there's spillage, it's all good!

        And thank you, Lexi! I appreciate the feedback :)

        This is amazing! Your review is detailed and thorough, and that picture really says it all!! I'm with Erin though - as much as I'd love to do this each time I pack, I'll likely stick to my usual method of beer drinking and throwing my stuff haphazardly into my bag. Though after reading the reviews and seeing your awesome photos of the entire process, I'm now convinced I need a Black Hole duffel!

        When it couldn't get any better, it did.

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Sending a huge, 90-liter-sized THANK YOU to Patagonia and for selecting me to test & review this gear! I'm really grateful to play an active role in such a great community.

        RELEVANT INFO ABOUT ME: I'm a 5' 4.75", 105 lb. lady. My arms are a tad lanky. Now, onto the duffel!

        PERFORMANCE: This bag can be thrown around and not only survive, but look brand new. I've only used it a few times, so mine truly looks like I just took it out of the box, even after surely being in a tussle at the airport and at baggage claim. (I must say, it was the coolest bag in the carousel.) But looks aside; the bag itself is incredibly light and durable for the size--the upgrade to ripstop polyester from their former model was a reassuring performance factor, despite it being a fairly thin layer of polyester--but don't let it deceive you--amazing gear is often thin and light, something one might often take as being flimsy. Rather, this is super strong. The reinforced bottom is also nice, mostly because I don't feel so bad about shoving it along on the floor while waiting in line to check in at the airport. (Sorry, duffel bag, but this is just part of your duties.) Finally the internal compression straps were an excellent added feature. I own a 60L in the older model, and compression straps would have been an awesome addition. Well, here they are--and they do help fit a few more things if you really need to pack it to the brim or if you simply want to keep things from shifting around in transport. Lastly, the zippers on this bag are SO sturdy. I've never gotten that feeling like they're going to pop; they are tough. I haven't put the daisy chains to use (yet) but the webbing (which also constitutes the handles) also seems very promising.

        SIZE PROS: This bag is cavernous. I have dealt with duffels and a lot of backpacks, and I really never seemed to fill this bag up, while my other bags have been stuffed beyond capacity (think, sitting on bags to get the zipper to close). For me, I would say it held 25% more than what I thought it could. Because the size "90 liters" or "5492 cubic inches" is a bit tough to get a grasp of--a bit like Descartes's chiliagon-- see my pics (to follow) with the sorts of stuff one might be able to fit in the bag comfortably, and fully, so you can be able to imagine what of yours might fit. Depending on the adventure, how many other bags you take for your travels, and how you pack--light or heavy--it could hold anywhere from a week to a months' + worth of clothing and gear.

        FIT CONS & PROS: As for me, I'm a petite lady, so it's a bit much for me to carry if it's full. I'm 5' 4.75" so the length of the two handles (for carrying it at your side) are a bit long for me, since my arms fall only 2' from the ground, but I solve this really easily by doubling the handle up inside of a larger velcro travel handle. I imagine this is definitely not an issue for most people. As a "backpack", it hangs past my derriere, but even so, I can manage to get it to the airport to check it. The TSA might roll their eyes at you if you try to call it a carry-on; however, the 60L Black Hole has fit as a carry on (in my experience, with American Airlines) and for my small frame, fits well. However, this bag sits really well on my boyfriend's back--he says it has good weight distribution for traveling, is comfortable, and doesn't sit too far down his back. He is 5' 11.5" and 150 lbs., with a small frame. The backpack straps are also really easy to attach and remove, and are easily adjustable. Patagonia didn't skimp on this "extra"--they made it an important and functional, easy-to-use detail.

        A NOTE ABOUT USE: Of course, this is not primarily meant to be used as a backpack for trekking or hiking (so beware of points knocked off for comfort in that arena). That would be analogous to, say, using a sledge hammer to crack nuts; this bag is meant to do the grunt work, not the more dainty stuff, like keeping the air flowing between your back and the bag. This is a duffel, and a MIGHTY fantastic one at that.

        Plus, it carries itself.

        When it couldn't get any better, it did.

        Note, this is the bag and its backpack straps packed down into its own pocket--the external color here is actually the INTERNAL color--the lining--of the underwater blue bag. When it's packed down, there's an additional little carrying strap so you can hook it onto a carabiner, onto a strap or daisy chain of another bag, into a suitcase, or hold it by hand, etc.

        Favorite Duffel

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This is by far our families' favorite duffel bag. We have several in different sizes. They are durable, hold a ton, and look great. Even our oldest bag, that has been through many flights and adventures, does not show much sign of wear. Moving the bag is easy thanks to all the handles and straps. The 90L feels bottomless and can carry a stowaway or all the gear you need for your next excursion.

        Favorite Duffel