EMH wrote a review of Patagonia Black Hole 90 Duffel Bag - 5492cu in on September 11, 2013
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.