Sean Cornilliewrote a review of Patagonia Black Hole 120L Duffel on September 25, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it several times
It's a large bag that holds a lot of stuff, but that's pretty much where it stops. I purchased this bag based on waterproof/resistant claims, and since have been wholly disappointed. I've just found out yesterday in spectacular fashion, that the black hole bag lacks any sort of water resistance.
Stuffed full of camping gear, clothing for a wedding, work laptop and documents, I tossed the bag in the back of my pickup. Rain was in the forecast but I wasn't worried in the slightest, as I'd purchased this bag in particular for peace of mind that my things would be kept safe and dry in the event of the unexpected. It began raining shortly into my drive, and I figured no big deal - this is why I bought the black hole bag.
After about an hour of driving in the rain, I arrived at my destination and began to unpack. To my dismay, most of my things which were contained by the black hole bag were much wetter than expected. This includes my work pc, which I now have the pleasure of replacing.
Perhaps I ended up with a lemon, but either way I'm not very happy. Thanks Patagonia.