John B.wrote a review of Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole 45L Duffel on February 9, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Ok so i use this primarily for my sailing gear. For that application its great I can fit my farmer john wet-suit some small neoprene booties my life jacket ( I have an NRS Ninja in a L/XL) and a spray top. The little pocket is great for shoving my gloves, beanie, and watch into so that I don't lose them. The best part of this pack is that the fabric itself is very water proof. After im done sailing i can shove my wet gear into the pack and not worry about it getting my car wet. It should be noted that this pack is not waterproof in any real sense. My main problem with the pack is that the backpack straps are terrible. I have quite broad shoulders and these straps will not stay put. I have to constantly hold them so keep my bag on. I think that a sternum strap could easily fix this in future models but until then id steer towards the classic black hole bags because they have more adequate shoulder straps.