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Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole 20L Cinch Backpack

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    12 Reviews


    From Work to Play.

    Ready to deploy at a moment's notice, the Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole Cinch 20L Backpack flaunts the same, dependable performance as the iconic Black Hole series, but features a slightly lighter and more packable twist that makes it even more adept at handling travel, work, or play—no matter if you're abroad or at home. This pack is constructed with a 210-denier nylon ripstop that's equal parts hardy and feather-light, especially when you compare it to the 450-denier construction of the OG Black Hole packs and bags. Meanwhile, the DWR treatment and TPU laminate fends off moisture, dog drool, or accidental coffee spills, and the mesh-lined shoulder straps and back panel assure ample breathability to ensure you stay comfortable when you start to work up a sweat. So, whether your weekend takes you to your go-to climbing crag or to yoga in the park, the Black Hole Cinch 20L Backpack touts a can-do attitude for all of your pursuits

    • A lightweight pack for work, travel, or play
    • Durable ripstop exterior is packable and protects gear
    • DWR treatment and TPU film laminate fend off moisture
    • Mesh-lined shoulder straps and back panel offer ample breathability
    • Drawcord closure assures easy access to gear or necessities
    • Zippered stash pocket is ideal for keys, wallet, or snacks
    • Daisy chain provides extra lash points for gear
    • Item #PAT01PH

    Tech Specs

    210D nylon ripstop, TPU film laminate, DWR treatment
    20L (1220cu in)
    Shoulder Straps
    adjustable, mesh
    Hydration Compatible
    yes, reservoir not included
    1 zippered, 1 hydration-compatible sleeve
    Gear Loops
    yes, daisy chain
    Claimed Weight
    1lb 1oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking, climbing
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    Great for the basics

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This pack is great for quick day hikes or bike rides. It has a cinch top that lets you pack a little extra for those long days or just get to your gear a little quicker. Make no mistake this is a basic pack that covers the essential needs. It’s highly packable, which means it doesn’t have a tone of padding, so it’s not ideal for heavy loads. I use this pack for quick out and back trips, bike rides, and concerts picnics. The internal zipper pocket is great for small items you can’t lose (wallet, keys, etc.), while the external pocket has a bit more room for snacks and such. I originally bought the Balkan Blue color but decided to switch it out for the Black after seeing how bright the blue is in person.

    Lightweight and packable

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

    I bought this for my husband and it's awesome! Might have to get one for myself. It's lightweight, packs down small and easy to stuff into bags. The material feels really durable and like it can hold up to some abuse. It does have a spot to hold a bladder but not a dedicated spot for the hose to come out. However, with the cinch top I don't think it's really going to be an issue.

    great light weight pack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This bag is awesome, I typically use it for my climbing gym bag, it can fit a 32 oz nalgene, harness, chalk bag, 40 m rope, shoes, and throw in a light jacket or extra pairs of shoes if needed. The perfect bag to pack for trips as it will lay flat on the bottle of a duffle bag and not take up much space. As someone else said, it is definitely a black hole and everything works its way to the bottom. The only thing I would change is add a small mesh pocket on the outside to put a waterbottle in!


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

    I thought this bag would look big on me, but it ended up being the perfect size. I’m not sure why I waited so long to get this, but super glad I finally did. fits my 13” laptop very well, but since it’s not made for that, it doesn’t have any padding. It can probably fit a laptop padded case to put your laptop in safely, too. 15” won’t fit as my 13” laptop fits nice and snug already. The pack’s quality is excellent and I thought $79 would be too much to spend on this, but seeing it now I think it’s definitely worth it. I can tell by its quality that this pack will last a long time.
    Very happy with this bag and also very content with shopping from backcountry.

    Great for Travel

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Good:
    - The Imperial Blue color is rad and even brighter in person.
    - It's incredibly light and packs well. Bought this bag for a 2 week trip to the Philippines - it packed into my carryon bag with ease when I wasn't using it, and it stored everything needed for a day of exploring when I did... actually holds more than you think upon first look.
    - It's surprisingly durable for its weight. We experienced rain, sea spray, sand, dirt, boats, etc. and nothing ever got wet and the pack never tore.

    The Bad:
    - Because there's no structure to this bag (a selling point), it literally becomes a "black hole" and you have to dig for 5 minutes to find what you need.

    In all - if you want a pack that looks right on the trail, or in a city, or on an island, and stows away nicely in between, this one is perfect.

    Great pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a great day pack, its light weight but still has enough structure to it. I take it on hikes, traveling and on road trips. I gave it 4 stars because I wish it had a flap to snap over the top.

    Simple light and packable

      I bought this to be a carry on when traveling out of the country to accompany my 90L Patagonia blackhole duffel, I had previously been traveling with chrome bags and while bombproof they were quite heavy and the Patagonia blackhole are just as durable and way lighter. This is a great day pack with a simple draw strong closure and minimal padding in the shoulder straps so it can be packed down small enough in another bag I would only give it 1/2 star decuction for lack of 2 things a small webbing belly band would be nice and a flap over the top of the draw string to keep water out but I'll give it 5 stars none the less just because it is a great bag nonetheless

      My One Quiver Daypack.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Reader's Digest Version: I'm in love. This well-fitting, minimalist pack has just-enough storage capacity to accommodate a day's worth of necessities—without overwhelming my small frame.

      Unedited Version: When it comes to daypacks, I'm mega picky. I'm short and as a result, I'm often stuck wearing packs that are way too long in the torso or too wide (as to compensate for the lack of length in the torso, yet maintain an ample storage capacity). This design flaw with other packs can prohibit my ability to navigate tricky terrain easily, or it weighs down my upper body, forcing me into a hunched over position..... and it drives me crazy.

      However, the Lightweight Black Hole Cinch is a proper daypack that actually fits well, ensuring that I'm able to navigate all sorts of terrain with ease. The slim back panel fits my build just about perfectly, in turn allowing me to focus on the task at hand—be it biking around town, hiking, or wherever else my day takes me.

      Also—at last: the cinch top construction doesn't get in the way of my bike helmet or force me to crane in a precarious manner as I cruise around town.

      I don't like using purses, so this pack is my purse if you will. I use this pack for work and play—the pack easily fits a day's worth of necessities when it comes to hiking.

      In regards to work, the generous main compartment easily fits my 15in laptop, lunch, and plenty of room leftover for other necessities. I typically stash three granola bars and some First Aid Kit items in the internal zippered pocket so I can transition from work to the trails with ease. The zippered front pocket is great for items I need on-the-fly access to (glasses, work ID card, etc) and is deceptively deep.

      For freelance work, I've stashed a camera, two extra lenses, and a few other small addendums without any problems whatsoever. The external lash points allow me to compress the pack should I desire or I've used them as reinforcement lash points for a camera stabilization strap.

      I love the fact that the sternum strap is customizable - a great design addition for women, especially considering the fact that a great deal of packs are designed by men and don't account for certain differences in anatomy.

      All in all: if you're a short gal like me who has long struggled with the too-long or too-fat pack designs, I'd highly recommend picking up this pack. It's extremely versatile, hard-wearing, and comfortable to wear.

      Versatile Simplicity

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      First of all, I'd like to that Patagonia for sending this pack out to me to test and put through the wringer in order to review it for I've been using this pack since this past summer and here is what I think...

      When I first received this pack, I wasn't sure where it would fit in with my other bags - when exactly I would use it. I have a daypack that I like and serves me well. But after using this cinch bag a few times for going around town and some short hikes, I realized that this pack is the perfect everyday, super versatile pack that I think anyone can appreciate.

      It's lightweight and stripped down build has been perfect for those quick 3-5 mile hikes when that technical pack with 15 adjustment straps just isn't needed. The comfort provided by the cushioned back panel is just enough when you're around town, lugging that 15 inch laptop to your favorite coffee shop. And the large-mouth cinch top is great for throwing/cramming/pile-driving gear and clothes in when you're in a rush to catch your flight, meet your buddies, or heading out for a weekend car camping trip.

      What this bag is not is a technical, long haul daypack for hours on the trail. It's just not built for that.

      Honestly, the simplicity of this bag is the best part and what I think makes it such a versatile piece to have. That daypack that I have that was mentioned before, that used to be my go to bag. Most times, it was too much bag for those quick hikes or coffee shop occasions. This pack is just enough for almost anything you need it for, outside of being a technical daypack.

      A great addition to the Black Hole line-up from Patagonia and really a sweet pack that has fit right in as an everyday pack for me.

      favorite pack

        I have a strong affinity for any Black Hole bag or pack from Patagonia, and I was immediately psyched on the new lightweight collection. This is the first lightweight piece I snagged for myself, and I ended up using this pack more than any of my others packs last summer. It's a great hiking pack, travel pack, or I've used it quite a bit running errands or commuting on my bike as well. I like packs with lots of pockets and features typically, but this simple cinch pack is awesome in it's simplicity. Easy to open, plenty of space in the main compartment, and two zippered pockets if you need to keep something separate, or well secured. The fabric has held up just as well as the heavy duty Black Hole fabric, and barely shows any wear after almost a solid year of use.

        favorite pack