2 lbs. 9.1 oz.


40, 55, 70, 100L

What we like:

Durable, comfortable as a backpack, and looks great.

What we don’t:

A little pricey.

Patagonia’s Black Hole line helped made duffels fashionable and we believe that the 55-liter model is the best bag for all purposes that’s available. In 2022 the entire line of Black Holes are made with 100% recycled materials, in addition to the top quality construction and fashionable colors that Patagonia is famous for. The bag is exquisitely constructed from beginning to end and comes in a variety of color options , from black to the blaze orange. The Black Hole is tough: it’s a burly 990-denier ripstop nylon, with an DWR finish that helps to repel water. This duffel isn’t water-proof unlike other models like the YETI as well as the SealLine models above however it will protect your items even in moderate to moderate humidity well.

With regards to features as well as comfort, you have many options to carry and hold your Black Hole duffel. The adjustable backpack straps provide more comfort as well as useful than the majority bags, and it comes with heavy-duty haul handles and webbing loops that can be carried with a hand. Take note that this bag does not have a particularly sturdy design (only it’s base, which is cushioned) and therefore does not offer much in terms of protection for fragile objects. Additionally, it’s one of the most expensive duffels that aren’t rolling on this list, however, we believe its quality is worth the price. Patagonia’s Black Hole line also includes various versions, that include smaller travel packs as well as duffels that have wheels, and the 40-liter roller model is compatible with carry-on luggage.


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