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Patagonia Black Hole 30L Backpack

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    Patagonia's popular duffel turned daypack.

    Adventurers all around the world recognize Patagonia's Black Hole collection as some of the burliest, most convenient means of getting gear from here to there, and that now includes everyday life with the Black Hole 30L Backpack. This mid-sized option is particularly reliable for long days across the city, with a small glimmer of hope that you'll be able to take a short hike around sunset. Just switch out your laptop for a hydration reservoir inside the pack's padded sleeve, add a couple layers and food to the main compartment, and abandon your work load in the car for an hour of outdoors pleasure. Patagonia built this backpack out of that same smooth, shiny, resilient fabric that makes the Black Hole Duffel durable against weather and travel alike.

    • Casual daypack designed just like Patagonia's classic duffel
    • 30L capacity suitable for a full day of urban pursuits
    • Padded sleeve protects laptops, and front stash pockets headphones
    • DWR-treated fabric sheds rainfall, moisture, and spilled drinks
    • Padded mesh lines back and shoulders for breathable ventilation
    • Item #PAT023L

    Tech Specs

    450D polyester ripstop, TPU film laminate, DWR finish
    30L (1830cu in)
    Shoulder Straps
    padded, adjustable, sternum strap
    Waist Belt
    zippered top
    2 stretch side, 1 front stash
    Laptop Sleeve
    Claimed Weight
    2lb 2.7oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Not what I anticipated

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    Great looking pack, but much bigger than I had envisioned. (Obviously should have looked at the dimensions closer, definitely buyer error) Would be great if we had a need for it, but was looking for something on the smaller side. Very disappointed to find out that returns don't come without a shipping charge. Should have stuck with my initial plan to purchase through REI or even Nordstrom's where I first saw the sale price advertised and I could easily return. Still like Backcountry but definitely won't be purchasing anything through them unless it's an item I am sure I want. Good lessons learned, will be reading the fine print more thoroughly going forward.

    It does the job

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use this pack to go to/from work and when traveling. It's made of very durable materials and has good back support. The materials allow for the face of the back to be easily cleaned/wiped. I always use both water bottle pockets and I haven't had a problem with my bottles not staying in. I only use the waist belt clip if I decide to commute via bike. Maybe it would be nicer if the zippers were not just regular but also water resistant.

    does the job

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This pack is great, it looks awesome and has alot of great pockets and storage.
    I also own the 25L version which is a thousand times better. This one has a waist belt that just sits against your back when not using it (I don't know why you would use it, its just two skinny straps) The zippers don't seem to be too waterproof and for a hiker/ commuter style pack it doesn't meet what I would say are the right requirements.

    Great pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    So, before getting this pack I was a little worried about all the reviews, but now that I have it I'm really like the pack. That said, I don't live in a very rainy area (Colorado) and I bike anyway, so when it rains, I don't have the problem with the pooling in the pack. I also took the preventative measure of beeswaxings the zippers to prevent any leakage. If you're worried, just get some beeswax from a health food store, and rub it on the zippers, and you're more water resistance.

    As for the packs function; its great. I can fit my uggs (short uggs), sneakers, lunch, coffee, water bottle, two outfit changes, and a laptop and charger. I use this on days when I go straight from work to the gym, and on weekend trips for the most part. It is REALLY deep and a little narrow, which can be nice, because I use stuff sacks for internal organization, so my clothes and shoes can be at the bottom and the stuff I want to access is closer to the top.

    Improvements I wish I could make: it doesn't sit up by its self very well at all. But not many back packs do. I wish there was a rear or side entry. I wish the laptop compartment was separate from the rest of the compartment. It works fine, but, I love my laptop, and want it as far away from all moisture and food as possible.

    Terrible Design

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I would like to start by saying the pack looks fantastic and its storage, albeit narrow, works well.

    Now on to the negatives:

    Water infiltration: After walking home (45 min walk) in a medium rain shower in Seattle (heavier than a drizzle, but dropplets were not splashing up from the ground), the bottom of the pack had a small puddle of water in it. Luckily my electronics, or anything of value, was not sitting flat on the bottom or it would have been soaked. What is the point of making the backpack that is "DWR-treated fabric sheds rainfall, moisture" if water comes straight through the zippers (to be clear, the bag did not sit in water at any point)? Useless in the rain in my opinion. Whats worse, is the exterior coating makes the backpack not breath well at all, so the water does not even dry quickly.

    The hip bet: Im a pretty small guy. 5'-5" with a 29-30in waist. Even with just a t-shirt, lightweight mid-layer and Arc'teryx Beta AR shell, the hip belt barely clipped in. I tried it with a Northface Aconcagua vest and the Shell, and it was not even close to clipping. Again, im a pretty small guy, so i cant imagine this thing working for most people.

    Disappointed in a product that costs this much, i expected much more.

    Great day pack!

      i use this day pack while traveling to work, going to the gym, and while i'm on the go. Similar to the other black hole products, i enjoy the open storage space in this bag. My laptop fits great in the laptop compartment and my small items fit in the top zipper. The daisy chain holds my carrabeaners and extra items as well.

      Great travel pack

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought this pack for travel. Used it to go to Puerto Rico and I packed my laptop, large novel, neck pillow, snacks, sneakers, t-shirt and travel pants. It was the perfect size for the things I like to have that are not in my main luggage. It ia a Patagonia product: well built and practical. The 30L size is exactly what i needed. I expect to own this pack for many years.

      Just Right

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Whether you're heading to class or the gym, this bag has enough space at 30L for everything you'd need for a solid study session or a great sweat. I love these backpacks and have one in almost every size. The PU coated fabric will ensure that your precious cargo does not get wet if there's a slight drizzle out. The laptop sleeve in the main compartment will fit up to a 15" laptop. There's multiple pockets and storage compartments for all you might need to stay organized.
      I'd recommend this backpack for anyone looking at a very durable daily tote that will stow all they will need for a day out and about.