The original Black Hole backpack from Patagonia has always been a popular option for travelers and day hikers alike. The packs earned themselves a loyal following because they were lightweight, incredibly durable, comfortable to wear, and have the ability to swallow up everything that you threw inside of them. These bags happened to be highly versatile too, allowing you to use them while running errands around town, hiking a local trail, or jetting off on a trek through Africa. In short, they were pretty much the only pack you ever needed, easily pulling double duty on daily commutes or long-distance adventures.
For 2017, Patagonia has taken its tried and true approach to the Black Hole packs, and applied it to several new additions to the line-up. Each of these new options share the same bulletproof build quality that allowed the previous generation of bags to shrug off abuse with ease, while also retaining their ability to pack down to an incredibly small size for ease of transport while stored inside another piece of luggage. Additionally, all of the new Black Hole products are made from fabrics and other materials that are 50% lighter than the older models, which makes them all the more alluring for frequent travelers.
This new lightweight Black Hole collection has expanded to now include a 20L Cinch Pack, a 26L backpack, 30L and 45L duffels, and a 28L gear tote. Each of the bags has its own distinct styling to help differentiate them from one another, while at the same time sharing enough of a common look to remind us that they are all part of the same line of bags. For instance, the 26L backpack most resembles the classic Black Hole that we’ve all come to know and love, while the 20L Cinch Pack shares a similar vibe while also taking some design cues from a traditional chalk bag used by rock climbers. As you would expect, all of the products are lightweight – the 45L duffel weighs just 18 oz. – but still retain the durability that the Black Hole bags are revered for.
The entire collection of Black Hole bags and packs are available now at prices starting as low as $49 for the gear tote. The other items in the line-up are priced equally affordably, with the Cinch Pack and 30L duffel each selling for $79, while the Backpack and 45L duffel are priced at $99.
These packs look to continue the legacy that Patagonia has set down with its original Black Hole bags, while also taking them in new directions. To find out more and view the entire collection, visit patagonia.com.