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Black Hole 40L Duffel Bag
Don't let the Patagonia Black Hole 40L Duffel Bag's carry-on friendly size and stowable backpack straps trick you into thinking it's just a handy travel bag that's not suited for hard-wearing outdoor adventures, because then your camping trips and days at the crag would be missing a versatile piece of storage. The smallest bag in Patagonia's Black Hole lineup, the 40L is one of the line's most versatile. Its undeniably strong and burly ripstop fabric withstands the wear of globetrotting travels and daily outdoor adventures, and boasts a highly water-resistant construction that's verging on waterproof when you're caught out in the downpour. Thanks to its more compact size, this bag can be used more readily as backpack than others in the Black Hole line, so if you're looking to lug gear on campouts and climbing trips, you've got the durable duffel to do it with.
- Ultra-durable duffel bag for weekend travels and outdoor adventures
- Burly ripstop fabric won't wear out or tear in rugged environments
- Highly water-resistant construction keeps your gear dry in the rain
- Deployable backpack straps make it easy to carry on trails
- External zippered pocket is perfect for snacks, gear, and books
- Daisy chain loops let you lash on extra gear and equipment
- Removable shoulder strap provides another hands-free way to carry
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- Q & A
Best Pattagucci bag ever!
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I love my Patagonia bag! It's lighweight, love the color and I like that I can carry it as a duffel bag or a bag pack. I also love the different line pockets and the straps to keep things from flopping around when packed.
Best. Bag. Ever.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you are thinking of buying this bag, I would highly recommend it. I had deliberated on it for a number of months and finally purchased the 45L Blackhole at a decent price. As many others have written, it is absolutely amazing (and somewhat magical) how much stuff you can fit in these bags. Definitely bombproof and great size for a long weekend or a constant gear bag.
Great Bag Size for Weekend Trips
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I wanted a balance between portability, size, and organization. This bag seems to check all the boxes for me. I haven’t brought it out camping yet but I’ve taken it on a couple of weekend trips flying to my destination. It’s kind of the perfect carry on. My one complaint about it is that I wished it included a cross body strap but the backpack straps do work fine. I just normally carry a separate backpack sometimes and it would be nice to cross body strap the duffel.
One thing to keep in mind is that the straps for this bag distribute weight differently than a normal backpack. It’s hard to describe without trying it on with stuff inside it. I believe it’s mostly due to the fact it’s a duffel bag so when it’s worn as a backpack, the contents shift differently than in a normal backpack.