This burly duffle bag is inspired by the simple utility of shipping containers on trains. Made from waterproof fabric and equipped with water–resistant zippers and seams, it will protect your gear from rain and rough handling. Its U–shaped lid allows quick access to the main compartment, while two zippered internal mesh pockets keep small items organised. The padded bottom panel adds structure and helps cushion the load when your duffle gets overly zealous baggage handler treatment. Carrying options include removable, padded shoulder straps, webbing handles with a snap closure and haul loops at either end (that facilitate linking multiple bags). Four daisy chains let you lash additional gear to the outside. A zippered exterior pocket holds the stuff you need to access quickly.
Check out this head to head review and photos of the Patagonia Black Hole Duffle VS The North Face Base Camp (XL sizes) over on our Whiteboard Blog.
“Great bag if you love the outdoor and also whips and chains excite you. . Great high-quality duffel from patagonia. I just took it on a weekend climbing trip and i’m about to take it on a 3 week trip to the uk. No problem fitting a couple pairs or shoes, a jacket, some pants, shirts socks etc with room to spare. Organising mesh pockets on the top keep your quick access items right where you need them. Functionally it’s a perfect bag for a weekend adventure or a longer minimally(ish) packed trip. The aesthetic of the bag is... Polarising. Personally, i love the look of the glossy black exterior but my girlfriends reaction was to inquire if i had recently gained employment at an s&m parlour.”
“Great bag. .”
“Outstanding!! . Great size, functional and very well made. Was undecided with the 45l vs 60l, happy i went with the 60l. Doesn't feel oversized when half full but has the capacity to grow. Awesome!!!!”
“Great bag, well made and looks good. .”
“Great bag, better service. Great turnaround from finalising payment to opening the package! Really clear communication throughout.”
“This rocks! . Great size, lightweight and well designed.”
“Practical and sturdy bag. .”
“Perfect bag for backpacking in style. Exactly as described. Love it. Will be traveling for 4 months with it,.”
“Great quality bag with some drawbacks. A great quality travel bag, with generous capacity. Would be nice if it had an over the shoulder strap as well. Bag handle also rides up your spine when carrying it as a backpack. The bag could do with a design upgrade. I ended up exchanging this one for a burton backhill duffle, which can be worn over the shoulder, as a backpack and is small enough to be considered as hand luggage by most carriers.”
“Perfect duffle. Perfect duffle.”