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Patagonia Black Hole 60L Duffel Bag - 3661cu in

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    Defies physics.

    Tell your astrophysicist and sci-fi friends that Patagonia found out what's in a black hole, or at least the Black Hole 60L Duffel Bag: your climbing, hiking, and traveling gear from your last five-day trip. Inspired by rugged-yet-light alpine packs, the Black Hole features a burly ripstop fabric filmed in a TPU laminate and coated with DWR for the ultimate in outdoors protection. The padded base protects your gear throughout the trip, and Patagonia padded the removable shoulder strap and removable backpack straps for comfort. Internal organizers and zippered mesh pockets organize all the small things, while the external side pocket stows the duffel for compact storage. Compression straps prevent your gear from bouncing around whether you're traveling via airplane or four-wheeler.

    • Removable, padded backpack straps
    • Laminated ripstop fabric with DWR finish
    • Protective padded base
    • Zippered top access
    • Internal organizers and zippered mesh pockets
    • Duffel stows inside zippered side pocket
    • Internal compression
    • Item #PAT00Z9

    Tech Specs

    Material
    900D polyester ripstop, TPU film, DWR finish
    Volume
    3661 cu in
    Backpack Carry
    yes, padded, removable
    Pockets
    1 zippered side, 2 mesh lid, internal organizer
    Padded
    yes, base, shoulder straps
    Compression
    yes, internal
    Closure
    zippered top
    Claimed Weight
    2 lb 7 oz
    Recommended Use
    travel
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Amazing Versatility

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this bag for almost a year now, and I use it constantly. I have tossed it and dropped it and had it on my back for countless adventures. I no longer need to check bags when going on trips, because I can use this bag as a carry-on, while also being able to pack everything I need for a weeklong trip. This bag has exceeded my expectations and is by far the best pack I have owned.

    An Endless Abyss of Versatility.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Reader's Digest Version: This bag is pretty stinkin' awesome. It's not a dry bag, so it won't safeguard your stuff from downpours or accidental swims in the river. However, it does feature an extremely durable and water-resistant exterior. And it's supposedly carry-on compatible, but I have yet to test that rumor (though I wouldn't doubt its legitimacy).

    Non-Reader's Digest Version: To be honest, I've had the same carry on duffel bag since I was 7 or so. It was a pretty simple bag circa LL. Bean, and finally, after all this time, it finally had the radish this past year......Which is where the Black Hole 60L comes into play. I've now dubbed this bag Ye Olde Faithful's Replacement, and I speculate (based on Patagonia's bomber construction) that this bag will too be a Ye Olde Faithful.

    The Black Hole material doesn't even bat an eye when it comes time to huck and haul, not to mention it happily withstands the often hasty-stuffing-into-the-back-of-my-car-among-precarious-objects sort of scenario. The water-resistant treatment has been especially helpful. That being said, the bag certainly isn't waterproof - so don't expect it to protect your stuff if you leave it out in the rain for extended periods of time or let it take a dip in the river.

    The backpack straps are a really, really nice touch, and make transport a breeze. However (ha) they were a shade confusing to assemble at first. Despite this initial snafu, the straps actually stay put, which is a really nice feature and one that should be relatively self-evident, but you'd be surprised how frequent that kind of stuff occurs.

    The two, internal zippered pockets are great, but if you need more storage options, I highly recommend checking out the Black Hole Cubes!

    All in all, I highly recommend this bag to anyone who is looking for a hardy, versatile, and carry-on compatible duffel bag.

    Great Multi function Bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I gifted this to my father, and he loved it. I asked him about the details, this is what he said "I got the 60L Black Hole duffel just before leaving to Italy. As I have read, it is durable and will pass as a carry-on, taking one element of suspense out of international travel. I packed it efficiently and used all clothing by the end of the 10-day trip. There were several occasions we had to walk, up to about 2 kilometers, and for its intended use, it was fine. For a crossover bag, it worked fine, and looks like it will last for many trips."

    Prime Size!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love this bag. I have it in the 90L and the 60L. They are both perfect for different uses. The 60L my go to for any kind of weekend trip, or flight because I can carry it on. The amount of gear or outfits that you can fit in this and then throw on your back as a backpack makes me feel like Mary Poppins. The backpack straps are incredible. They can be a tiny bit tricky to get on if it is your first duffel, I am happy to walk you through it. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Prime Size!

    Lightweight, durable, weather resistant

    The Black Hole has a nice big D-shaped zipper that was easy to pack.

    Lightweight, durable, weather resistant

    I was actually looking to maybe use this for my climbing gear as opposed to the crag daddy which is not as large of a capacity. Luckily i ran across your pic! Do you find you have enough room? Im not too concerned with long term wearability as im not normally hiking too far to routes. Any feedback would be helpful! Thank you!

    Not super waterproof (or easy to stuff)

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've taken this bag on a dozen+ trips, ranging from overnights to weeklong excursions, on planes and cars and canoes. Overall, I do like it, but I'm not exactly thrilled. Here's why.

    PROS:
    - The pack's construction is tough as nails. I don't worry about it, period, in terms of durability. Just like my 32L Black Hole backpack (which I love), I can toss it, haul it, grab it by any strap, no worries.
    - It's versatile, with backpack and handheld carrying options, and fairly lightweight for its size (especially given its durability + water resistance)
    - It's a good looking bag, and stands out in a crowd

    CONS
    - Water resistance is not what I'd hoped for. I took the pack on a 4 day canoe trip into the coastal swamps of NC, and we got dumped on, big-time, during our first few hours of paddling. Serious impromptu gear test, for sure, and this bag was one of the "water resistant" packs that failed it. It was not sitting in the bottom of the boat (I didn't expect it to perform as a drybag, immersed in H20), but water still got in through the seams, the zippers, and the pack's bottom fabric as the torrential downpour tested every angle. Long story short, my clothes got soggy, though not soaked (it did resist the water, just didn't stop it). And that side compartment got soaking wet.
    - Filling it up is harder than you'd expect. While that 60L capacity is ideal for overhead bins (and is about the max I want to haul around w/ me on most trips), I find that due to the zipper's design, and the pack's stiff corners, I have a hard time actually making full use of that space. The shoulder straps are also pretty thin, so don't expect to carry much weight without paying for it with chafe-age/soreness. It's a duffel first, and a backpack second.
    - That side zipper pocket is also pretty "meh", since it both A) shares space directly with the main pack, so using it just (inefficiently) takes up room in the pack, and B) provides a point of insecurity for international/sketchy travel, because you can get into the main pack via the side pocket; there's a pass-through zipper.

    Big picture? It looks bombproof, but I wouldn't leave it on, say, the roof of a chicken bus or in the back of a pickup truck in a torrential downpour, and trust it to keep my most precious items dry. And if you want to use every one of those 60 liters, you'll have to work for it - both in the packing, and in the carrying. It's still my go-to travel duffel, I just know its limitations now...

    Backpack strap instructions

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I received the duffel yesterday but had no clue on how to attach the backpack straps. I finally figured it out after chatting online w/ back country customer service, researching videos online and just plain finagling with it. You have to place the square plastic piece from backpack strap into the d ring on the bag. It has to be twisted about 90 degrees to be placed inside the d ring. The other end of the strap is a buckle so that's self explanatory, then viola! Planning on using this duffel backpack on my surf trip to Bali next month so I'll update my review after.

    Travel Essential.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This duffle is my go-to for everything. I've hauled it around the world--from the cold of the Tetons to the jungles of Thailand. It's strong, durable, and protects your stuff wherever you go. It's a perfect size for a carry-on bag, and offers plenty of room for gear, clothes, and other essentials (it carried everything I needed for 2 1/2 weeks in Thailand). There aren't a ton of storage and organization compartments, but if you're looking for something simple and reliable, this is your bag. Verdict: buy!

    Big and Durable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This bag is great I have using it car camping trips and it can fit everything i need for a weekend including sleeping bag and pad, clothes, and the inside mesh pockets are nice for the essentials. Not a lot of bells and whistles here but a solid duffel that is made out of super durable material. Ill be using this bag for years to come.

    Excellent duffel.

      Great sturdy bag. This is the perfect size if I had to pick one duffel of the black holes. Have been using as my carry on along with a backpack and can bring everything I need for at least a week with no laundering needed. No checked bags is nice.

      5 stars

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This bag truly deserves 5 stars. It's constructed well and is super durable. It is lighter weight than most other duffel bags in this category. The shell material will keep your gear dry even when left out in a downpour. Another plus is Patagonia donates 1% for the planet. I enjoy supporting companies that give back.
      http://www.patagonia.com/one-percent-for-the-planet.html

      Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag - 60 L

        This bag is great - I bought two, one in Black for my boyfriend and one in Nouveau Green for myself.

        They have backpack straps, so you can carry it as a duffel bag, or add the backpack straps and wear it as a backpack. It's also the largest size bag you can carry onto a plane, which is why we went with the 60 L. The material is really durable and I can tell its going to last a long time and be my new go-to.

        I went on a 10 day trip, hiking in the PNW and then to Hawaii and had plenty of room to pack everything I needed in it.

        Back, Pack.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I used to live with a girl in Italy, I decided last summer that I would walk 500 miles...and possibly 500 more to go visit her. Fortunately they've invented airplanes which is nice because this bag is the perfect carry on size. I jammed it full of things that would make me look like a cool guy in Italy, and I looked so cool when I got there...cuz of how much stuff I can fit in this bag. The backpack straps made me look even cooler and I walked around all day as the coolest guy in Italy!

        *Note- fully packed, the dimensions of this pack flirt with the limits of carry on status. I've never had a problem...but it is possible.*

        the name says it all

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        can't believe how much of my crap i can get in this bag! travels well, meaning the airport hasn't been able to destroy it, that in and of itself is mind blowing.

        Fantastic

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I managed to jam my ski boots, ski jacket, pants, and 2 weeks worth of clothing into this thing. Somehow. Even while it was bursting from the seams this thing still managed to fit in an overhead bin. The only thing that would be nice would be a shoulder strap in addition to the backpack straps.

        Perfect Travel Bag

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I hate checking my bags when I travel. As other have mentioned, this bag is technically too large for a carry on item, but I've lugged it all over the world and never had it turned down. Stuffed to the brim, the 60L can even manage month long trips if you pack light. It's super durable and hardly shows any wear after more than a year. Would definitely buy this bag again. Considering also getting other sizes.

        Would this duffle fit two pairs of ski boots plus have room for smaller gear?

        How does the backpack straps attatch to bag?

        This DRW coating is not explained. Please elaborate.
        Is this duffel waterproof? Can it be made waterproof? If so what to use for waterproofing?

        Hi , has anyone taken this bag as carry on luggage in a plane? Do you know if it's too big? Many thanks!

        How do you fold it back into its pocket for storage?

        Unanswered Question

        What are the interior colors and how dark/light is it for the interior of all the duffle colors available including classic red? I'm looking for interior colors that are light so it is easier to find things. I don't want to be lost in a "black hole"!

        Does this bag have the traditional single over the shoulder strap or just the backpack style straps?

        Is the 60L carry-on size?

        Agnes,



        Most US carry-on restrictions are in the neighborhood of 22" x 14" x 9" -- the 60L Black Hole is ~25" x 13" x 10". I've used it as a carry-on five or six times, but not fully packed. If it were 100% full, packed to the gills, you might not get away with it, but for the most part, I'd say yes, it'll work fine as a carry-on.



        Let me know if you have any other questions-- I'd be happy to help! I can be reached via email at llabar@backcountry.com or 801.736.6399.

        Best Answer

        I packed mine to the gills, and though it was about 2.5 inches over the total restriction for American Airlines, no one said a word to me about it, maybe because I had it on my back, and most backpacks are well within guidelines. So for me, this was awesome as a carry on, and I loved getting to use it as a "backpack". But beware that different airlines have different restrictions and also have an up-charge if you claim it as a checked bag AT the airport (rather than doing it online beforehand). But some airlines also let things slide. Worst case scenario, they may tell you it's too big at the gate--just take a couple things out of it and squeeze it down to make it fit in their little size-tester-thingamajigs (something you can't do with a boxy suitcase)--it can surely take the rough handling! :) Good luck!!!

        Wondering why they went to 900d from the previous version that is 1200d and how that is heavier duty than the previous version.

        Best Answer

        Hello uraudi, what a good question. The previous model was made with 14.7-oz. 1,200-denier 100% polyester, whereas the new model is made with 15-oz. 900-denier 100% polyester ripstop. The fabric's weight does affect abrasion resistance, so the newer model is made with "ripstop" polyester, whereas the previous model--though coming in at 1200d--is not listed as ripstop (ripstop refers to the weaving of fibers into the fabric into a diamond or square shape that, when punctured or torn, are better able to stop the tear from growing). You can actually see the difference in the fabric, with the one the right being the new, 900d polyester ripstop (see the characteristic ripstop squares?) with the one on the left being the older model. So, the bottom line is the integrity might be even better in the new model, despite the difference in denier.



        I hope that helps!

        Hello uraudi, what a good question. The previous model was made with 14.7-oz. 1,200-denier 100% polyester, whereas the new model is made with 15-oz. 900-denier 100% polyester ripstop. The fabric's weight does affect abrasion resistance, so the newer model is made with "ripstop" polyester, whereas the previous model--though coming in at 1200d--is not listed as ripstop (ripstop refers to the weaving of fibers into the fabric into a diamond or square shape that, when punctured or torn, are better able to stop the tear from growing). You can actually see the difference in the fabric, with the one the right being the new, 900d polyester ripstop (see the characteristic ripstop squares?) with the one on the left being the older model. So, the bottom line is the integrity might be even better in the new model, despite the difference in denier. 

I hope that helps!

        What are the differences between this and the previous version other than a $10 difference. It also looks like the external attachment points are shifted a bit. Anything else?

        great question. The Black Hole bags were fully redesigned for this season.

        Here are the updates:

        New more durable fabric.

        Updated pack strap interface - more secure and easier to take on and off

        Internal compression straps

        The entire bag self stuffs into the front pocket

        (we should have a video available soon detailing all of the updates as well)