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Patagonia Black Hole 45L Duffel

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    35 Reviews


    Life's biggest question finally answered.

    Nobody knows what's in a black hole, but you know that your climbing, hiking, and traveling gear is in Patagonia's Black Hole 45L Duffel Bag. Inspired by rugged-yet-light alpine packs, the Black Hole features a burly ripstop fabric filmed in a TPU laminate and coated with DWR for the ultimate in wilderness-worthy protection. The padded base protects your gear throughout the trip. 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.

    • Defy physics and find what's inside Patagonia's Black Hole Duffel
    • 45-liter capacity suitable for extended weekend getaways
    • Removable backpack straps let you carry this as a bag or pack
    • Burly ripstop fabrication with water-repellent laminate
    • Bag stuffs inside the zippered side pocket for compact storage
    • Item #PAT023M

    Tech Specs

    900D polyester ripstop, TPU film laminate, DWR finish
    45L (2746cu in)
    Backpack Carry
    padded, adjustable, removable shoulder straps
    1 zippered side, 2 zippered internal
    zippered top
    Claimed Weight
    1lb 11oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    black hole for things

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This bag is great. Fits way more than it looks like it does, and the durability and color is nice. The backpack carry method is a little awkward but works fine and as another reviewer said a shoulder strap option would be cool but besides those minor gripes this bag is all you could want for gear transport.

    Great bag, could use a shoulder strap

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This bag is pretty much perfect for the size. The exterior is durable and seems pretty water proof or at least very water resistant. The tidal teal is an attractive color. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is that I know this bag has come with a shoulder strap in the past, and I can't understand why Patagonia would have gotten rid of it. Yes, you can sort of make one of the backpack straps into a shoulder strap but it would still be nice to have one. Otherwise, great back, would recommend.

    Best bag!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The compartments make this bag perfect for going on a hike one day, to traveling in other countries the next! Best purchase I ever made. Great in all weather conditions. It was slightly confusing to assemble because it comes compacted in itself, but a quick youtube video later showed me exactly what to do. Being able to easily choose between a duffel and a backpack is such a game changer. Highly recommend!

    Holds Everything (and i mean everything)

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The best duffel, hands down. Holds more than you'd expect - seriously, you can fit everything in here. Super durable, and the backpack straps make travel a breeze.

    Fair Trade Certified

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use this as my everyday gym bag. I also try to fit everything I can into this bag for my entire vacation and not check any luggage under the plane. My belongings never leave my possession while traveling and can’t get lost by the airline. Patagonia makes an awesome product here and all of their stuff is fair trade. It is worth it for me to pay a little extra to know that I am not supporting slave labor.

    Great All-Around Duffel

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Love the small size of this duffel for minor everyday adventures whether it be to the gym or a daily hike etc. Great amount of space for how small it is. Love the durable material as well.

    Perfect (everything) gym bag

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Bought this for my husband as a bag to use for the gym as it is smaller and he doesn't need to much room. He can easily fit everything he needs and just barely a basketball. No complaints on this bag as it does everything you would need and goes above being just a gym bag.

    The best duffel ever!!

      This bag is very durable and water resistant. The colors that are shown are exactly the same when in person. It can also easily be taken on a plane. Lastly there is plenty of room for a 2-3 or 3-4 day trip depending on if you like to pack heavy or light.

      awesome duffel

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This duffel is awesome for short and well planned long trips. I've taken this on the plane many times and have never had an issue storing it above or even underneath the seat in front of me. The backpack straps make life so much easier by keeping you hands free. They are comfortable and don't dig into your shoulders too much. I walked for miles with it and never felt uncomfortable. 10/10 would recommend. I'll be getting the 60L soon.

      Friend for life

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

      This little bag is awesome!

      I've started using it as a personal bag during camping trips, I haul my clothes, toiletries, books, cables, head lamp, etc. and it's a perfect size, I reserve my 60L for all the gear and keep this little guy for the more personal affects.

      I haven't dealt with any rain yet but I get a sense that it would be fairly decent in that regard, especially the lighter rain that the Utah desert tends to throw around.

      All in all I've found it to be very attractive, portable, and durable, I look forward to many years of use out of it! The one thing I would note is that it does seem a bit small for 45 L, seems almost like a 35 to me.

      Bag is perfect for how I plan to use it!

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

      I was looking for a water resistant bag to take out on the boat when I go on dive trips. I needed something to hold a change of clothes, my under water camera housing, my save a dive kit, first aid kit, snacks, sunblock and all the other little extras I have accumulated that I like to have along with me. It is just the right size. I purchased the red bag, it was reduced significantly in comparison to the other colors offered-but red and scuba diving go together so it was the perfect color in the end for it's use. I like the mesh pockets on the top for chapstick, money and ID so they don't get lost in my bag. The bag is light weight which I was so happy about upon arrival. I thought it was going to be heavier then it was just from the look of it. It's very sturdy and I love the back pack straps as it makes hauling all of my gear to the boat easier if I can swing it over my shoulder. Couldn't be happier. I've got Patagonia coats and this is my first go with one of their duffels. I'm sure I will be quite pleased!

      A Fantastic Bag and Our Favorite Size

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      We have been using Black Hole Duffel Bags for years now. While they arent perfect, they are about as close as we have seen. We love the colors, the weight, the u-shaped top zipper, and the comfort however we do wish that they were a bit more water resistant. Dont get me wrong, they have treated us well which is exactly why we still use them religiously but they are not "waterproof" as you might be hoping. We think the 45L is the perfect all around size and is our go-to for most of our trips and adventures. To see our full review along with more photos here:

      A Fantastic Bag and Our Favorite Size

      Great Bag - Too Bad Didn't Work for Me

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

      Out of the box, I immediately loved this bag (45L in Tidal Teal)!
      I was needing to replace an old (easily 20yrs old) canvas duffel b/c the canvas could not be washed (gross) & the silk lining was finally starting to tear.
      This bag was perfect! Perfect size for carry-on (which is my primary use) & stain resistant material that can just be wiped down if dirty. Awesome!
      Sadly however, I am returning it b/c the shape is too boxy for me. My canvas duffel is the same capacity but is not as tall/deep is and is slightly longer with 2 outside/end pockets. I am only 5'3" and putting the BH on my back was awkward because it's so deep. I tried and tried but this was the deal breaker.
      Two other negatives that I could have lived with otherwise: 1) There's no shoulder strap (however I could have used my old duffel's shoulder strap & easily attached it to the BH's backpack hooks) 2) The mesh pocket on the inside of the flap (instead of being one large pocket) is 2 small pockets ... I usually put larger items (iPad, documents) in this pocket ... like someone else had mentioned, it's a personal preference & would not have been a deal-breaker for me.
      It is a great bag .... just too tall/deep for me.

      Unanswered Question

      Sizaband amount this product can carry. Which size would be best for a 5+7+ day trip. And are these bags really water and stain proof?

      Unanswered Question

      Can you use one of the backpack straps as a cross body strap?

      Unanswered Question

      What are the dimensions of this bag? Is it carry on like the older version?