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Patagonia Black Hole 32L Backpack


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    26 Reviews


    Just like the dead star it was named after.

    It seems like Patagonia's Black Hole 32L Backpack has a limitless capacity for all the hiking gear you need on day-long trails. Inspired by Patagonia's alpine packs, the Black Hole features a light-yet-strong ripstop shell laminated in TPU and finished with DWR for extreme protection from rugged environments. Heavy-duty molded padding gives the shoulder straps and back panel a comfy ride, and there's a webbing waist belt for additional stability on tough trails. A unique double zipper lets you access the main compartment through the top flap or at the side. The hydration sleeve has a port for your reservoir's tube, and the sleeve doubles as a laptop sleeve on urban adventures.

    • Padded shoulder straps and back panel
    • Webbing waist belt
    • Top flap and side access points
    • Laminated ripstop shell with DWR finish
    • Hydration sleeve doubles as laptop sleeve
    • Front daisy chain gear loops
    • Compression straps
    • Item #PAT00Z7

    Tech Specs

    450D polyester ripstop, TPU laminate, DWR coating
    32L (1953cu in)
    molded back panel
    Shoulder Straps
    Waist Belt
    yes, webbing
    Hydration Compatible
    yes, doubles as laptop sleeve
    1 front stash
    Gear Loops
    Claimed Weight
    1lb 14oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking, casual, travel
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    My new do everything pack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is my new all around, do everything pack. Unless I'm doing something where a specialized pack is needed, like backpacking for a weekend or going mountain biking, this pack is coming with me. I take it with me to work every day, out on hikes or to the climbing gym and it's great for hauling groceries when I ride my bike to the store.

    The side zip makes opening the pack for quick access really simple, and there is a lot of space and pockets on the interior to hold your keys, phone, etc. The material and DWR coating also make this pack great if you get caught out in the rain. The water just rolls right off the pack.

    Great Bouldering Bag

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this bag to hold my bouldering gear outside and for use as a gym bag. I am very happy with the durability of the construction. I mainly use the side load zipper which is ver convenient. The bag holds 4 pairs of shoes, chalk bucket, chalk bag, water bottle, and jacket with room to spare.

    Great Backpack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this backpack. It's versatile, sleek, and waterproof. I have been able to fit everything I need for a long weekend in this backpack. There is plenty of room for anything. Also, all the carabiner loops on the front are awesome, perfect for hammocks, keys, light, etc. It looks amazing and the build is high-quality; the straps, molded back, and DWR finish are all top-notch. Regardless of how hard it's rained (I live in Oregon mind you), everything in this backpack has stayed dry. It is about as awesome as it gets in all categories. If you're needing a reliable backpack for anything, I highly suggest this one; you won't regret it!

    Room for everything

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

    I bought this for commuting to work and was pleasantly surprised when I opened it up and saw in person just how much room I have to work with - definitely room for laptop, notebooks, water bottle, workout clothes, etc.

    Does it all

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    if you are commuting to work, going to class or exploring the mountains this backpack does it all. It has laptop pocket for work and has plenty of room for my lunch and hyrdoflask. When I'm out exploring it has more than enough room for water, lunch and a few layers.

    This is a great day to day backpack.

    Fantastic backpack

      Gave it as a Christmas gift to my best friend. He loves it, uses it in Portland Oregon, not fully waterproof, but sheds the wet conditions very well! Lots of space and very comfortable on the back.

      The best in adventure packs!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      I got this pack for my Dad since he lives in Portland, OR where it rains far too much. This pack is great for carrying climbing gear to the gym or outside, bringing a laptop and other items to work, and beyond. The price is at the high-end of the backpack spectrum, but it's genuinely worth it!

      Portland-proof and rain ready!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought this bag for a teenager and wasn't sure they would like it. Fortunately, this bag is one of the most universally loved backpacks that I've ever seen. This navy and paintbrush red color way is awesome, it's more fun than a plain black bag and the navy is dark enough to hide any residue. It handled a weekend trip to a foggy city like a champ. My daughter carries this with her while she commutes via city bus, Max train and longboard. I'm hopeful that it will hold up to the rains of the PNW this winter, but only time will tell.

      Fired Up...

        My step daughters home burned down July 2nd, and she lost most of her gear and clothing. I purchased this for her (along with much more) to help her get geared back up for a month long trip to Europe. She loves it as much as this time around!

        love this pack.

          Use it as an everyday carry, awesome padded pocket for the laptop and notebook. Water resistant when I get caught in the rain on the bike. Great addition to my black hole duffel for traveling. a ton of room for camera gear, extra clothes, whatever else you need for the day.

          Great Pack!

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I got this pack primarily for use as a commuter backpack with the occasional travel use. So far I have thoroughly enjoyed this, there are tons on pockets inside for your phone, wallet, laptop, even a water bottle (inside), you name it. It is super comfortable on the shoulders, and the back panel is sturdy and soft. I love the material that Patagonia uses for their Black Hole series of bags, it is super durable, pretty much waterproof (with the exception of the zippers), and comes in some really cool colors. You can use this pack for many different uses since it comes with one giant compartment that can be adjusted using the fold top, it also has a hydration reservoir slot. The front pocket allows for smaller items and a daisy chain down the front lets you clip whatever you'd like to the front. I love this backpack, and would recommend this one or the slightly smaller one to anyone looking for a commuter bag that is very multi-functional.

          Fill it up!

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I have used this pack for traveling, bike commuting , riding trains, and schooling. The amount it holds is amazing! I primarily got it after my other backpack did not protect my laptop in a few downpours. This has been put to the test in rain and done great. So far, I have stuffed it with a pair of shoes, extra clothes, 15" laptop, 2 books, a notebook, pens, wallet, sandwich, and 40oz hydroflask. Love it! Get one!

          Great Commuter Pack

          • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

          Got this for my brother for hid bday and he loves it. Carries his 15" laptop nicely so his hands are free to dual-wield strawberry frappucinos.

          Dig it!

            I really like this pack. It has lots of pockets, seems quite durable and is plenty water resistant. Its comfortable even was a decent load in it and makes a great hiking or school pack.

            My issues:
            Weld the seams! The pack is water resistant and not water proof. I have used it in downpours and my stuff has gotten wet. It still is quite water resistant and the only time my stuff got wet it was a tropical storm :P

            Put a small zipper pocket in the top lid. The fold over lid is a bit odd but is quite practical once you figure out how to use it. If it had a pocket to prevent things from falling into the main compartment that'd be $$$.

            Overall, Love it, 5 stars!

            Great for daily use

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            I love this bag! I use it all the time. It's my day to day school bag, travel bag, hiking bag, etc. It's great for any occasion and keeps your belongings dry in the worst of weather

            So many pockets!

              I love this backpack! It has huge pockets so you can always fit one more thing, which is important in a pack. I also like the waterproof material. I also have a matching duffel and messenger bag so I was obviously sold. Patagonia does it again!

              Great Climbing Pack

                This is my go to pack for all of my climbing gear. It is burly, durable, and also looks great. Love the top loading and am always amazed at how much I can fit inside this thing. It is versatile enough to fit climbing shoes, harness , chalk bag, snacks and layers to just fitting a couple extra outfits for a weekend adventure.

                Unanswered Question

                Will a 15.6 " laptop fit in the laptop sleeve for this model?

                Does anybody know if the laptop sleeve is big enough to hold a 17" laptop since the size dropped from 35l to 32l for this years model?