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  • Made from highly weather-resistant, 900-denier polyester ripstop with a thermoplastic urethane laminate and a durable water repellent (DWR) finish
  • Large opening to main compartment; zippered side pocket; mesh pockets in lid; duffel stuffs into its own pocket for easy storage
  • Padded, removable shoulder straps and reinforced haul handles for easy carrying
  • Padded base protects contents
  • 4 durable, corner-mounted daisy chains for lashing on extra gear or tying to a roof rack
  • Internal compression


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Bag Style Duffel
Gear Capacity (L) 90
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 5,492
Number of Exterior Pockets 1
Material(s) Ripstop polyester
Dimensions 28 x 13 x 13 inches
Packable Yes
Weight 3 lbs. 2 oz.
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag for all types of trips I bought this bag for an upcoming trip to Washington where I was going to be staying in hostels and also camping. I wanted a bag that would be able to fit all my camping stuff as well as all my clothes and other gear. I knew that I really wanted a duffel but the backpack straps are what really sold me on this duffel. I hate lugging around heavy duffels on one shoulder. The bag had plenty of room for everything and is very good quality. The bag is water resistant which is another plus. I checked this bag twice and it seems like it held really well. I definitely would recommend this bag to anyone and I plan on buying one of the smaller ones in the future!
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Find Bought this bag (two of them) to take for 10 days to the jungles of Panama. Hammocks, camping gear, clothes for a conference, water bottles, solar charger, clothes for name it, it fit. The detachable backpack straps made it bearable through the airport then popped off in a jif to pack away when we checked them. Straps back on to haul them out to our spot in the jungle. They lived under tarps, under hammocks for a week and the bags were still in great shape, as were the contents. The waterproof outside kept the contents dry when it rained and kept the spiders out of my skivvies, which was awesome. Hubby loved his, I love mine and we'll probably be back for the 60L version at some point, too. Well done, Patagonia!
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from High quality but with a security flaw This is a great bag of the highest durability. And it always gets compliments. But if traveling with this, it's a little difficult to secure, and can only be done so with *two* locks. The side pocket is accessible from both the outside and the inside of the main compartment, meaning that if you unzip it from the outside with the single zipper, you could unzip the interior zipper and then access the main compartment without opening the main zipper. So the only way to actually lock this closed (for air travel or before handing off to a porter) would be to get a *second* travel lock for the side zipper that is long enough to reach the daisy chain (a cable lock works). Not a worry for those who aren't planning to check this bag or who don't care to lock it. But being able to access the side pocket from both inside and outside is definitely a concern.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holds the "Hole" kit I bought Patagonia's "Black Hole Duffel 90L" to use as my daily ski bag. When you ski east coast and drive 1 hour and temps from 40˚ to -15˚ and much more wind, your kit has to hold everything. Goretex hard shell, a puffy windstopper jacket, 2-3 levels of insulation, light, medium and heavy base layers, 2 pairs of socks 2 pairs of gloves, mittens, 2 sets of goggles and lenses, wax, hand and toe warmers, windbreaker, 2 helmets because color matters,water, energy bars and lunch. I used to throw it all in the back of my forester, now I carry it all in the black hole. If the Black Hole was heated I wouldn't need my boot bag. It is so well made I bet I will still be using it in 20 years. I love this bag.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect duffle for adventure I originally purchased the 60L duffle, and quickly realized that the larger one was what I needed. I spent a long weekend in Homer and Halibut Cove AK kayaking, hiking, exploring using the 90L duffle (after returning the 60L)- and it was perfect. It held all my gear, as I packed heavily for this venture due to typical weather changes in AK. I had extra room for luxury items such as a Bluetooth player, a bottle of wine, etc. I normally travel light, and the reviews for the 60L state the cons are that it often fits in the overhead compartments when I plan to repurchase a 60L for adventures when flying. The bag is sturdy, looks great and the backpack style straps for carrying were great when walking up and down the boat ramps to the water taxi.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, Versatile, Improved I've been sold on the Patagonia Black Hole Duffels since leaving all the substitutes aside two years ago -- kept trying to go cheap before the switch but there are some things you shouldn't stint on. I have to admit that I thought the Black Hole line was as good as it gets before this latest iteration came along, but really find myself appreciating the internal compression straps for that extra cinching. And the new D rings for the pack straps sure handled the slippage problems we experienced in the older version's straps (though all we did before was tie an extra knot into the straps and that worked fine if you're patient in the unknotting -- still, the D rings are quick & efficient and so a great improvement!). I have the duffels in every size but the 90L is by far the most versatile for my needs: getting gear from the USA to Nepal in the hold of a plane, bringing that gear to the trailhead on the top of a jeep or truck along some of the worst roads in the world, and then redistributing loads by function so that supplies can get hauled by porters across an 11 & 14,000 ft pass to the remote research site where I need to live for a month or two. While there, the duffel serves for organization and storage. What I mean by "gear" is everything I can't carry in my own backpack: books, office stuff, cooking supplies, clothing, tarps, and whatever else goes for provisioning a research team. I've tried the 120L out and find it great for the plane & jeep, but too much for porters (too tempting to overdo the weight it can contain). This is based on the reports of the guys who carry these on the trail, all of whom agree that the 90L is just right -- holds lots, but keeps the load manageable and humane and the rest stops nicely spaced for all. For the flight to and from Nepal, I put my sleeping bag and backpack inside a duffel and find that they barely make a dent in the capaciousness -- "black hole" is pretty apt. (But I did find that a 90L won't do for that 6 X 8 Tibetan carpet you may want to bring back home with you -- the 120L will take it with room to spare.) These duffels have traveled with me in a whole range of conditions from pre-monsoon rains to snowstorms to gouts of choking dust at the top of a jeep or truck. They've been dropped in mud, covered with heavy morning dew and thick frost. They inevitably get used for comfortable seating (I don't let them get too close to the fire) and that doesn't phase them. They've enjoyed the perfect blue sky and crisp weather days, too. And never a problem with dust, dirt, mud, or moisture getting inside (though I respect the truth that these aren't water-proof & wax the seams in wet weather while making sure they are set down with the most water-repellent surface skyward). For carrying long distances, the cooler and cold temperatures are best to prevent a sweaty back, but I kept checking with the guys doing the carrying & they all spoke highly of the general comfort when things were packed right. The daisy chains are wonderful for lashing things to the bags -- thumbs up from all the porters on that. As for durability, these bags take a beating every step of the journey -- some have made three round trips as described above and, wiped down, they look like new. Barely abraded from rock and thorn and nowhere a concern that they can't make it as many future trips and more. A great investment! I recommend these bags. And so do a bunch of guys from a high mountain village in Nepal.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bombproof Bag Fantastic bag that keeps getting better with newer models. I have three of these bags now and have no reason to buy anything else. My family and I decided to give up our home and travel the US for 6 months and these bags are mobile dressers for our purposes. I can stuff these bags full, jump on the stuff inside, and then put more in them and have no doubt that the bag will hold up to the abuse. The newest model has interior compression straps that work well to help take stress off the zippers and allow easier closing. The external pocket is large enough for toiletries and provides easy access even when the bag is full. The two internal pockets on the lid are a great size and work well for socks and underwear, if you choose to wear them. I find the exterior handles on the ends of the bags to be very useful in shoving the bag into and pulling it out of a vehicle. The fabric on all three of our bags shows zero wear after 4 months of continuous travel. The bag has a great bottom that resists wear even more than the top. I do have some concern that the bottom material may be difficult to clean if you ever want to clean the bag. The material used on the upper is fantastic at shedding water and dirt and is very easy to clean. The bags have also been used as foot rests for my kids during our trip because their legs are too high to touch the floor. These bags handled that task perfectly too. This bag is great and I'm not sure what else you would need from a bag like this.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fabulous bag. Roomy. Light. nd waterproof to boot! Duffel bags are often poorly weighted, too flimsy or frankly, ugly. This one is the opposite! It's everything you want to travel with and folds inside itself to make it easy to store. Well done Patagonia!
Date published: 2016-01-27
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On safari there is a 44lb weight limit. Should I get the 60L or the 90L Patagonia Black Hole duffel?

Asked by: SafariSue28
Both sizes of this duffel are constructed with the same robust material which support weight equally; the main consideration is the 30 liter difference in size. We recommend comparing the dimensions listed in specs to the accumulative size of the gear you want to take.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-21

Are the removable shoulder straps adjustable? Or are they a set length?

Asked by: 407guy
The shoulder straps are adjustable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24

What added the extra pound to this 90L compared to last year's model?

Asked by: patagonia-bound-motorcycle
Patagonia added foam padding to the Black Hole Duffel - 90L to better support the load. They also added an extra zipper which will allow you to stuff the bag into its own pocket.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-21

What are the dimensions?  Is it a carry-on size for airplanes?

Asked by: jellybellyfish
The dimensions of the 90 liter Black Hole Duffel are 28 x 13 x 13 inches. Most airlines require carry-on items not to exceed 45 linear inches (L + W + H). The Black Hole Duffel measures at 54 linear inches and will be too big for a carry-on. We would highly recommend checking with your airline prior to your trip.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-27

What is the interior color of the INK black duffel?

Asked by: Gerri S
​The inside of this bag is the same color as the straps.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-27

Is the bottom of this bag waterproof? I read one of the reviews of what seems to be an older version of the Black Hole duffle and the reviewer said the fabric on the bottom of the bag would soak up water. 

Asked by: Mongolia2011
The Patagonia Black Hole Duffel - 90L is not a waterproof bag. It is water resistant. It uses water proof fabrics, but is not seam sealed and some zippers are not water resistant. If left out in the rain the contents will eventually get wet. If left in a puddle the contents will also eventually become wet.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-21

Will the white with purple version show dirt easily? Is it bright white or light grey?

Asked by: Thank you
​The fabric has a laminate finish that is fairly resistant to dirt, so it does not get dirty easily. The white does appear as more of a light gray since it is white fabric with some black stitching mixed in.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-21

How does this fabric perform in the cold? Wondering if it gets hopelessly stiff and brittle below 0F

Asked by: Alaskagirl
​This bag performs great in cold temperatures and should not get any stiffer even when it's 0 degrees outside.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-21
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