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Patagonia Black Hole 45L Duffel

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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.

  • Laminated ripstop fabric with DWR finish
  • Protective padded base
  • Zippered top access
  • Internal organizers and zippered mesh pockets
  • Duffel stows inside zippered side pocket
  • Internal compression
  • Item #PAT00Z8

Tech Specs

900D polyester ripstop, TPU film, DWR finish
45L (2746cu in)
1 zippered side, 2 mesh lid, internal organizer
yes, base, shoulder straps
yes, internal
zippered top
Claimed Weight
1 lb 11 oz
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty

Tech Specs

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Durable Bag for Many Purposes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This bag has truly impressed me with it's capabilities. I was looking for a bag that I can take on long weekend trips and use as a carryon but also stuff to the gills and toss in as a checked piece of luggage. After taking it on several flights around Europe and checking it on another couple of flights I have been very satisfied with its performance. With a bit of packing wizardry I managed to stuff in a little over 30 lbs worth of gear into this little pack and it looked like a full balloon but worked perfectly. I will test it out soon in the jungle settings and see how it performs in wetter conditions.

You Need This

    This bag is awesome. It's absolutely awesome. The craft pink color rocks. The shoulder strap is uber comfortable. The two pockets on the inside of the top flap are perfect for keeping all of life's little things, and the small pocket in the front is great for keeping my phone and wallet in for easy access in the airport. Highly recommend.

    Perfect gym/overnight bag

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This bag is a perfect overnight bag. the pockets on the upper flap are a tad bit small (compared to the larger black hole bags), but its a nicely constructed bag. If you are looking for a carry on for flights or a bag for more than one night I would step up to the 60L black hole.

    Nice bag, but a little small

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

    I like the bag. But, it is a little small for a weekend, if you carry an extra pair of shoes and a toilet kit. Works great as a gym bag. So, I bought the 60L and it is prefect of a long weekend.

    Great Travel Bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have taken this duffel bag on several trips. Most recently, I took it on a five day hiking trip to Utah. The bag held my jackets, toiletries, and five days worth of clothes fine. The best part is that it is carry-on size with an inch or two to spare. I had no problem fitting everything into it. I also had no problem putting it into an overhead bin on both flights. It is a great bag for any trip 5 days and under. It is surprisingly roomy for only being a 45L bag. The only downer is that you can't wear it like a backpack, but that is to be expected of a bag this size. I walked half a mile with it through the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson, with only the shoulder strap and was quite comfortable. This is a great travel bag. Period.

    Awesome Duffel!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I initially bought this duffel to replace a backpack I was using as a daily gym bag but now I find myself also using it to pack everything for short weekend trips. The materials feel so durable that I don't think I will need to buy another one for 20+ years.

    A Gearhead Staple.

      My hubby's been chomping at the bit to get one of these bags, so I figured now was as good of a time as any to get him (read: us) one. Between the two of us, we own two extra large duffels: a North Face Base Camp Duffel and a Black Diamond Black Hole Duffel equivalent, so a smaller duffel seemed like an appropriate next step.

      And, truth be told, I'm not a huge fan of either the TNF base camp or BD duffel. Size differences aside, my number one complaint about the two duffels is that the backpack straps are a huge pain in my butt because they don't stay secure. They often wiggle free or just decide to elongate on their own, which makes for an interesting experience when you're crossing the tarmac in a throng of people.

      However, the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag straps remain stationary and don't suddenly wiggle loose, which if you're hucking the bag around is a really convenient feature (one that should be intuitive IMHO). The material is extremely durable, yet more lightweight than the TNF Base Camp bag and the BD one for that matter. Additionally, I like the shape better: it's more ergonomic and feels less like I've got a giant piece of tubing attached to my back.

      Thus far, we've found that the small duffel is ideal for short adventures: overnight work trips (three day max), gym sessions (be it climbing or fitness), dog items (food, toys, etc - we have a manic-snacker so a durable zippered bag is a must when we're traveling with her), or daytrip emergency necessities (first aid kit, reflectors, blanket, extra jug of water, etc). My husband and I often trade-off who takes the BH duffel and who takes the Lighweight Black Hole Tote (which, I highly recommend as an complementary piece to any Black Hole Duffel purchase) as both pieces offer dependable tote-age and durable performance.

      Go Everywhere Duffle

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Bag is great! Purchased as a gym bag for my husband. Works great for that but I see potential for an overnight bag, carry on for the plane, and more. Love the dark grey with the subtle turquoise trim. Love love the waterproof material. Will last for years!

      Patagonia Black Hole 45L Duffel Bag

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

      I bought this duffel for my 12yo nephew and he loves it. It's the perfect size to carry his sports gear to and from practice. It's also a great size for a weekend sleepover with his friends.

      Classic, Useful bag

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These things are awesome little bags. They are durable, fun, and will last forever! Great for overnight/short weekend travelling. I would highly recommend.

      The name says it all!

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

      I bought this as a gift for a gym crazy friend and she says it's been perfect! It really is like a black hole, even for just 45 L there's so much she can fit into the bag, gym clothes, toiletries, climbing shoes, yoga gear, and a water bottle. With its perfect plane carry on size it will soon travel the world. Now I'm really itching to get myself one!

      The little bag that could

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is one of the best duffle bags I have ever owned and it has a surprising amount of space. Would definitely recommend, over all great bag.

      Back for more...these are great

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I'm amassing a collection of black hole duffels (have 60, 90 and 120). We're using them for airline travel (domestic and international), regular recreation (car camping, gear hauling to trailhead etc) and then even gear organization when at home... One thing to note--the models larger than 45L all have an integrated backpack associated with the handles. The 45L model does not. For my petite wife, using the shoulder strap cross-body for any length of time was very uncomfortable. So much so that she'll probably opt for using the 65L (especially as airline carryon). Material, construction, function is typical Patagonia--that is to say well done. Price is also typical Patagonia--that is a little spendy if you can't find it on sale (last seasons color or something). Like most quality items, you don't think about the cost when you're using it.

      Small but mighty

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Needed a new gym bag. One that would hold everything I needed and could take a beating. I FOUND IT. Don't let the small size fool you. It comfortably holds shoes, towel, toiletries, clothes and a water bottle and STILL has room to spare. The exterior is tough and wipes down easily. Zipper is easy and smooth. Would make a great carry on bag (could EASILY fit under the seat in front of you) or a great weekender.

      Patagonia taking on The North Face

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

      Weather resistant, stylish, and light.
      Nice big D-shaped zipper that was easy is easy to pack.
      Durable, but not as durable as The North Face Base Camp.

      Where are the removable backpack straps?

      Hey Lauren

      I'm so sorry sadly this bad does not come with removable backpack straps. I have notified our content people to make this change so that further customers are not confused. I apologize that we missed it earlier and thank you for bringing it to our attention.