Reviews Summary


90% of the Patagonia Black Hole reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (70%)
Good (20%)
Average (4%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (4%)


Here's what the reviewers think about the Patagonia Black Hole:

Reviewers like these things about the Patagonia Black Hole

  • A lot of users thought that the Patagonia Black Hole backpack is resistant to any weather condition that might tarnish the state of the bag.
  • Other users recommend the bag for those who are commuting to school and work.
  • Other users noted that the bag has a lightweight design.
  • Many of those who have tried the backpack were able to secure things properly due to its pockets.
  • Several users observed that its straps could be pulled quickly.
  • Reviewers have found that it is comfortable to wear due to its back panel.
  • Laptop users found it easy to store their gadgets due to a padded sleeve dedicated for laptops.
  • Tablet users found it easy to secure their gadgets due to a sleeve dedicated to tablets.
  • Many wrote that the bag is durable and functional.
  • Another user said that its stretchable pockets make it easy to store different sizes of water bottles.
  • Other reviewers noted that there is a roomy storage space for more comfortable organization.
  • Users thought that the bag has an attractive design.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user remarked that it has a minimal protection to laptops.
  • Another user thought that the bag might be too small for him.
  • A reviewer felt that it is not fit for hiking.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Patagonia Black Hole models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity6-120 l (366-7323 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.2-3.3 oz (0.1-1.5 kg)
Length iconLength9.5-24 in (24-61 cm)
Width4.5-14 in (11-36 cm)
Height6-20 in (15-51 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Sport
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Patagonia Black Hole Cube

48% choose the Patagonia Black Hole Cube

48 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity6 l (366 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.2 oz (0.1 kg)
Length iconLength9.5 in (24 cm)
Width4.5 in (11 cm)
Height6.5 in (17 cm)


Patagonia Black Hole Mlc

36% choose the Patagonia Black Hole Mlc

36 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Grey




Patagonia Black Hole 60

16% choose the Patagonia Black Hole 60

16 %


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity60 l (3661 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength24 in (61 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)




Patagonia Black Hole mlc vs Black Hole cube


The two most popular Patagonia Black Hole models are the Black Hole mlc and the Black Hole cube, so let's compare them:

The Black Hole mlc
Patagonia Black Hole Mlc

The Black Hole cube
Patagonia Black Hole Cube

Popularity and Prices

In total, 84% of the people interested in the Patagonia Black Hole bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Black Hole cube which is choosen by 48% (1.3 times as many as the 36% that choose the Black Hole mlc).

Black Hole mlcBlack Hole cube
Most popular

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and grey. Only the Black Hole cube is available in blue and green.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Patagonia Black Hole features:
  • Carry-on size
  • Sternum strap
  • Water resistant
  • Bluesign approved
  • Laptop compartment
  • Compression straps
  • Organizer panel
  • Seam taped
  • Wheeled/rolling

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Side pockets
  • Hydration compatible
  • Zippered top
  • Carrying handle
  • Hydration bladder

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Patagonia Black Hole models (the most popular choice is the Black Hole cube).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
cube6 l0.2 oz0.03 oz/L
Mini12 l1.2 oz0.1 oz/L
2525 l1.3 oz0.05 oz/L
4545 l3.3 oz0.07 oz/L
6060 l2.4 oz0.04 oz/L


Patagonia Black Hole
Average for 19,962+ different bags




Rankings


vs Patagonia Bags

The Patagonia Black Hole ranks #2 compared with the other Patagonia bags.

Top 10% Patagonia bag

1Patagonia Black Hole
4.59
Patagonia Black Hole
2Patagonia Nine Trails
4.40
Patagonia Nine Trails
3Patagonia Ironwood
4.28
Patagonia Ironwood
4Patagonia Paxat
4.20
Patagonia Paxat
5Patagonia Lightweight
4.20
Patagonia Lightweight

vs All Bags

The Patagonia Black Hole ranks #43 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

41The North Face Banchee
4.59
The North Face Banchee
42Patagonia Black Hole
4.59
Patagonia Black Hole
43Osprey Talon
4.58
Osprey Talon
44Osprey Aura
4.58
Osprey Aura
45Deuter ACT
4.57
Deuter ACT



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Patagonia Black Hole vs 11 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Patagonia Black Hole vs Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.59BEST
Based on 1,386 reviews
Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$


Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler
Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler

3.86
Based on 901 reviews
Capacity: 45-120 l
Weight: 1.5-4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Black Hole is rated better than the Cargo Hauler.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,287 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Black Hole is the same size as the biggest Cargo Hauler (both 120 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Black Hole is 21% lighter than the biggest Cargo Hauler (3.3 oz vs 4 oz).

FeatureBlack HoleCargo Hauler
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red
Grey

Only the Black Hole is available in these colors:
White
Green
Yellow
Pink
Brown

Only the Cargo Hauler is available in these colors:
Orange




Patagonia Black Hole vs Gregory Alpaca


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.59BEST
Based on 1,386 reviews
Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$


Gregory Alpaca
Gregory Alpaca

3.92
Based on 52 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 3-3.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Black Hole is rated better than the Alpaca.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,438 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Black Hole is the same weight as the biggest Alpaca (both 3.3 oz).

FeatureBlack HoleAlpaca
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red

Only the Black Hole is available in these colors:
Grey
White
Green
Yellow
Pink
Brown




Patagonia Black Hole vs Mammut Cargon


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.59BEST
Based on 1,386 reviews
Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$


Mammut Cargon
Mammut Cargon

4.40
Based on 13 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 2.5-3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Black Hole is rated a little bit better than the Cargon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,399 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Black Hole is 10% heavier than the biggest Cargon (3.3 oz vs 3 oz).

FeatureBlack HoleCargon
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Black Hole is available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Grey
White
Green
Yellow
Pink
Brown




Patagonia Black Hole vs Marmot Long Hauler


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.59BEST
Based on 1,386 reviews
Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$


Marmot Long Hauler
Marmot Long Hauler

4.45
Based on 329 reviews
Capacity: 75 l
Weight: 2-3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Black Hole is rated a little bit better than the Long Hauler.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,715 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Black Hole is 60% bigger than the biggest Long Hauler (120 L vs 75 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Black Hole is 10% heavier than the biggest Long Hauler (3.3 oz vs 3 oz).

FeatureBlack HoleLong Hauler
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Haul loop
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Internal pockets
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red
Grey

Only the Black Hole is available in these colors:
White
Green
Yellow
Pink
Brown




Patagonia Black Hole vs Osprey Transporter


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.59BEST
Based on 1,386 reviews
Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Transporter
Osprey Transporter

4.43
Based on 554 reviews
Capacity: 40-130 l
Weight: 2-3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Black Hole is rated a little bit better than the Transporter.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,940 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Black Hole is 8% smaller than the biggest Transporter (120 L vs 130 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Black Hole is 10% heavier than the biggest Transporter (3.3 oz vs 3 oz).

FeatureBlack HoleTransporter
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red
Grey
Green

Only the Black Hole is available in these colors:
White
Yellow
Pink
Brown




Patagonia Black Hole vs Patagonia Arbor


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.59BEST
Based on 1,386 reviews
Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$


Patagonia Arbor
Patagonia Arbor

3.96
Based on 610 reviews
Capacity: 26-32 l
Weight: 1.3-1.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Black Hole is rated somewhat better than the Arbor.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,996 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Black Hole is 275% bigger than the biggest Arbor (120 L vs 32 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Black Hole is 106% heavier than the biggest Arbor (3.3 oz vs 1.6 oz).

FeatureBlack HoleArbor
Adjustable torso
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water bottle pockets
Water resistant
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red
Green
Yellow
Brown

Only the Black Hole is available in these colors:
Grey
White
Pink

Only the Arbor is available in these colors:
Orange
Purple




Patagonia Black Hole vs Patagonia Headway


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.59BEST
Based on 1,386 reviews
Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$


Patagonia Headway
Patagonia Headway

4.06
Based on 249 reviews
Capacity: 20-70 l
Weight: 2.3-3.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Black Hole is rated somewhat better than the Headway.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,635 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Black Hole is 71% bigger than the biggest Headway (120 L vs 70 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Black Hole is 6% heavier than the biggest Headway (3.3 oz vs 3.1 oz).

FeatureBlack HoleHeadway
Adjustable torso
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green
Brown

Only the Black Hole is available in these colors:
Red
Grey
White
Yellow
Pink




Patagonia Black Hole vs Patagonia Lightweight


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.59BEST
Based on 1,386 reviews
Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$


Patagonia Lightweight
Patagonia Lightweight

4.20
Based on 1,752 reviews
Capacity: 20-45 l
Weight: 0.1-1.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Black Hole is rated slightly better than the Lightweight.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,138 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Black Hole is 167% bigger than the biggest Lightweight (120 L vs 45 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Black Hole is 200% heavier than the biggest Lightweight (3.3 oz vs 1.1 oz).

FeatureBlack HoleLightweight
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Moisture wicking
Organizer panel
Quick drying
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Waterproof
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red
Grey
White
Green
Yellow
Pink
Brown

Only the Lightweight is available in these colors:
Orange




Patagonia Black Hole vs Patagonia Yerba


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.59BEST
Based on 1,386 reviews
Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$


Patagonia Yerba
Patagonia Yerba

3.85
Based on 152 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.3 oz
Price:

  • The Black Hole is rated better than the Yerba.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,538 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Black Hole is 154% heavier than the biggest Yerba (3.3 oz vs 1.3 oz).

FeatureBlack HoleYerba
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green
Yellow
Pink

Only the Black Hole is available in these colors:
Red
Grey
White
Brown




Patagonia Black Hole vs The North Face Base Camp


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.59BEST
Based on 1,386 reviews
Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Base Camp
The North Face Base Camp

4.13
Based on 6,088 reviews
Capacity: 3.5-132 l
Weight: 0.4-4.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Black Hole is rated somewhat better than the Base Camp.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 7,474 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Black Hole is 10% smaller than the biggest Base Camp (120 L vs 132 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Black Hole is 33% lighter than the biggest Base Camp (3.3 oz vs 4.4 oz).

FeatureBlack HoleBase Camp
Bluesign approved
Carrying handle
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Water resistant
Waterproof
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red
Grey
White
Green
Yellow
Pink
Brown

Only the Base Camp is available in these colors:
Orange
Purple

While each product represents a distinctly different brand, the Patagonia Black Hole and the North Face Base Camp share several essential similarities. The most noticeable of the similarities between these duffel bags are their neoprene coatings and singular duffel strap. At a glance, they starkly differ in shape, with the North Face Base Camp's rounded design, compared to the Base Camp's more rectangular appearance.

Additionally, while both bags feature a similar single duffel strap, the Base Camp's strap-design carries with it the potential to function slightly more dynamically than the Black Hole's. The Base Camp's single strap is reinforced by several other straps, which are intended to distribute the weight of the bag more evenly, thereby preserving the product's longevity. However, it only features a simple single strap for horizontal use; which, while more ergonomic, does not distribute its load's weight as well as the Base Camp's complicated strap-function.


Patagonia Black Hole vs The North Face Rolling Thunder


Patagonia Black Hole
Patagonia Black Hole

4.59BEST
Based on 1,386 reviews
Capacity: 6-120 l
Weight: 0.2-3.3 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Rolling Thunder
The North Face Rolling Thunder

3.67
Based on 434 reviews
Capacity: 40 l
Weight: 7.05-9.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Black Hole is rated much better than the Rolling Thunder.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,820 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Black Hole is 200% bigger than the biggest Rolling Thunder (120 L vs 40 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Black Hole is 185% lighter than the biggest Rolling Thunder (3.3 oz vs 9.4 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red
Grey

Only the Black Hole is available in these colors:
White
Green
Yellow
Pink
Brown







Selected Reviews


The Tech Toolbox

It is a reliable bag to have around. Its convenient top-loading design makes it fast and easy to access, so you don’t have to stop what you’re doing just to get something out. Whether you’re looking for a new daypack, a bag to commute to work with, or a bag to hold your yoga gear, this bag is ideal for just about any application you throw at it.

Posted 15 February 2017 by Matthew Stolper - Read full review

Gear Junkie

For a light day-pack (18 oz) at $100, the Black Hole is a great product.

Posted 13 December 2016 by Chelsey Magness - Read full review

RMK Outdoors

Overall I was very impressed by this duffle and it will continue to be my large travel duffle for whatever I need.

Posted 2 December 2015 by Trevor - Read full review

Backcountry Skiing Canada

If you value your skis (and why wouldn’t you as they provide so much joy in life) then you ought to look at the Patagonia Black Hole Snow Roller to protect your investment and also make your travels that much easier!

Posted 5 December 2014 by Brad - Read full review

Skyd Magazine

The Black Hole is versatile, durable, and permanent. It’s the Mercedes Benz of bags.

Posted 22 April 2013 by Jonathan - Read full review

Backcountry Skiing Canada

We have been running the 60 and 90 Litre Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bags for our last half dozen trips and have found that the design is truly rugged.

Posted 12 March 2012 by Brad - Read full review

Our World Awaits

The bag is setup with a thick polyester waterproof outer shell which makes it more durable. It is a compact and light travel gear.

Posted by Uriah Nazario - Read full review

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Last updated on February 20, 2019

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