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Patagonia Black Hole Review

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4.7 Rating based on 1,317 reviews
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We have checked 1,317 reviews of the Patagonia Black Hole. Having checked all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.7 out of 5 (it is one of the 10 best carry-on luggage we have reviewed!)

This bag is available as both a backpack, a duffel, a handbag and a suitcase (luggage). The most popular model is the Patagonia Black Hole 25.

Patagonia Black Hole 120120 L (7323 CI)59 oz (1.7 kg)32 x 17 x 13 in (81 x 43 x 33 cm)
Patagonia Black Hole 2525 L (1526 CI)24 oz (0.7 kg)21 x 11 x 6.5 in (53 x 28 x 17 cm)
Patagonia Black Hole 4545 L (2746 CI)27 oz (0.8 kg)20 x 12.5 x 9.5 in (51 x 32 x 24 cm)
Patagonia Black Hole 6060 L (3661 CI)39 oz (1.1 kg)25 x 13 x 10 in (64 x 33 x 25 cm)
Patagonia Black Hole 9090 L (5492 CI)50 oz (1.4 kg)29 x 15.5 x 11 in (74 x 39 x 28 cm)

Reviewers like these things about 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.


Average rating 4.7 based on 1,317 reviews reviews
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Selected Reviews

The Tech Toolbox
Matthew Stolper
Posted 15 February 2017
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.
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RMK Outdoors
Posted 2 December 2015
Overall I was very impressed by this duffle and it will continue to be my large travel duffle for whatever I need.
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Backcountry Skiing Canada
Posted 5 December 2014
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!
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Backcountry Skiing Canada
Posted 12 March 2012
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.
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Our World Awaits
Uriah Nazario
The bag is setup with a thick polyester waterproof outer shell which makes it more durable. It is a compact and light travel gear.
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Our World Awaits
Uriah Nazario
It is a great size for today’s smaller electronics and offers protection in uncertain climates. With the various pockets and functions means that this is a great bag for daily use or during travels.
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  • Bluesign approved
  • Carry-on size
  • Compression straps
  • Harness system
  • Hip belt
  • Hydration compatible
  • Laptop compartment
  • Organizer panel
  • Sternum strap
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Water resistant
  • Wheeled/rolling
  • Carrying handle
  • Zippered top
  • Side pockets
Actual features depend on model


Check how much you can pack in the different Patagonia Black Hole models:

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Ranks 9 compared with the other Patagonia bags
Ranks 7 compared with other messenger bags
Ranks 12 compared with other tote bags
Ranks 26 compared with other duffel bags

Bag photos from Amazon.co.uk (bag), Amazon.co.uk (duffel), Amazon.com (handbag), Amazon.de (backpack) and CampSaver (luggage).

Last updated on March 22, 2018

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