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Makes Your Life Easier.
Being an organized human doesn't mean you have to color code every single item you own and diligently put it back in its original packaging. But being organized certainly does help when time is of the essence. The Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole Gear 28L Tote is designed to make your life, well, easier. This versatile tote easily accommodates stinky trail running sneakers, climbing necessities, and snacks of all shapes and sizes, while the small stash pocket on the front allows you to stuff the bag down and toss it in your pack when not in use. And, to bolster its gear-friendly design, this tote features an abrasion-resistant ripstop that's tough as nails, and the DWR treatment (as well as the TPU laminate) offer protection from light precipitation and moisture.
- A durable and generously sized tote for storing gear
- Abrasion-resistant ripstop is tough as nails
- DWR treatment and TPU laminate defends from moisture
- Toggle closure offers some semblance of security
- Small stash pocket turns into a stuff sack
- Item #PAT01PJ
- Q & A
Love this bag
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I use this tote to schlep gear to/from my barn. It is super lightweight and holds a lot. The zipper pocket is really a nice add as you can separate any kind of important docs, etc. The best thing about this bag is that you can spills, dirt, etc. and literally just wipe it off. No concerns about stains. I love it and might buy another one.
The Multi-Tool of Totes.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The Reader's Digest Version? This bag is the bee's knees.
Non Reader's Digest Version? The Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole Tote is one of those things that you didn't know you really, really needed until you've got in your hot little hands.
That being said, I'm a huge fan of utilizing milk crates for hauling around gear: I throw my climbing, running, dog toys, ski, or hiking gear in them like it's going out of style. However, my love for them has been waning as of late as I was finding that not only are they cumbersome, but they're not all that spacious or flexible (in fact, quite contrary). And that's where the Lightweight Black Hole Tote comes into play.
Not only is this tote more flexible and easy to throw into a back seat than a milk crate, but it's also larger! I can fit way more stuff in there than I originally thought I could. See picture: I was not expecting the tote to accommodate my ski jacket, vest, goggles, spare lens, boots, two pairs of gloves, ski helmet, neck gaiter, and snacks (though, not pictured: the 2 granola bars and bag of chips I ate that were originally in the bag, but then I ate because.. yeah, snacks - oops!).
The bag itself is structured so you don't have to worry about the sidewalls folding in on themselves as you're trying to stuff the bag with gear. And, the exterior is super durable, which is awfully convenient when I need to smoosh it between skis, poles, and whatever other stuff I'm bringing along. Additionally I like the fact that the material is easy to wipe down. Perhaps what's most awesome to me is the fact that the tote stuffs down into the internal pocket, making it an ideal companion for road or plane-bound trips. Also, this pocket is awfully convenient when the bag is in use, keeping snackables or whiskey nips organized and secure.
Bottom line: This bag is the multi-tool of totes. So, if you're on the fence about whether or not you need this bag because A. You have a small Black Hole Duffle already, B. Own enough totes (or milk crates if you're like me) to craft a giant canvas balloon bag or C. Are just on the fence... my answer is just grab one. It's one of those things that I didn't know I needed until I got it.