• BLACK HOLE PACK 32L, Black (BLK)
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Patagonia Black Hole® Backpack 32L

C$ 179.00
C$ 179.00
49331 #49331
  • Black
    C$ 179.00 BLK
    Black (BLK)
  • Navy Blue w/Paintbrush Red
    C$ 179.00 NPTR
    Navy Blue w/Paintbrush Red (NPTR)
  • Hex Grey
    C$ 179.00 HEXG
    Hex Grey (HEXG)
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This versatile pack, with a unique double-zipper design for top or side access, opens completely to make loading and unloading a breeze.

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This rugged, highly weather-resistant gear bag protects your belongings when the weather turns surly or your hike morphs into a contentious scramble. The large main pocket holds the lion’s share. An internal padded sleeve protects most 15" laptops or accommodates a hydration reservoir, and a mesh pocket equipped with a key keeper organizes small items. Daisy chain lash points secure a skateboard or yoga mat—a zippered front pocket holds quick-access items. For carrying comfort, the backpack’s padded shoulder straps have load lifters and a sternum strap, or you can carry it with a top-mounted reinforced haul handle. A molded back panel sheds moisture and allows a cooling airflow, and a simple waistband secures the pack. Made from 13-oz 450-denier polyester ripstop (50% solution-dyed) with a TPU-film laminate and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
  • Light and strong polyester ripstop with highly weatherproof TPU laminate and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • Hybrid pack with integrated folding lid for easy access to main compartment; padded sleeve protects most 15” laptops or holds a hydration reservoir; front stash pocket for small items
  • Heavy-duty molded back panel for comfort and durability
  • Padded shoulder harness, sternum strap and simple webbing belt
  • Top-mounted, reinforced haul handle
  • 850 g (1 lb 14 oz)
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13-oz 450-denier 100% polyester ripstop (50% solution-dyed) with a TPU-film laminate and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.

Fabric is certified as bluesign® approved

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32 L (1,952 cu in)

Water Resistant

DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.

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bluesign® Approved Fabric

Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in our materials supply chain, and to assist us with managing the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process. bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers, and safe for the end customers.

In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign® system partners.

Any fabric you see that’s bluesign® approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.

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Black Hole® Pack 32L is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This just didn’t do IT for me. A friend recommended this pack and I was starting back to school and I wanted a sleek, functional pack so I thought I would give this a go. But I was more or less disappointed and annoyed with the design. It looks great, and it bomber construction. That I can not deny. But the overall design just wasn’t right for me. It’s 32 liters but it’s a very LONG pack. And because it’s a black hole the material isn’t forgiving at all. With my 8+ year old Refugio pack I can jam tons of books and stuff into it and it conforms and adapts to the load I need to carry. This pack only accommodates about 2 large texts and a computer and notebook. And then there’s lots of space on top of the books but it just isn’t great for a average student. More of a commuter bag I would say. It’s gorgeous, I just wish it suited my needs more. It’s kinda become my clinical bag where I through my instruments when I don’t need to haul texts to lecture.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pros and Cons Pros: durable fabric, lots of space, very comfortable, expandable, straps are pretty low-profile Cons: pockets are too specific to fit anything into (i.e. small and outdated), can be difficult to get into because you have to unsnap two buckles then unfold the top, side zipper is not well positioned for easy access This could be a great pack for someone, but not me. I would highly recommend that Patagonia changes the pocket styles to accommodate bigger and more general items, and think more carefully about access.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from versatile for many activities I have had this bag for about a year now and I use it for just about everything. I use my pack for urban commuting on a bike, day hiking, and as a personal item when I fly. My old messenger bag (of 10yrs) was finally breaking apart and this is the bag I chose to replace it. Overall I am very happy with it. For biking, it is very durable. The rings on the front make it very east to hook a light onto so you are highly visible. It is weather resistant as advertised, not-waterproof. Though I will admit, it takes A LOT of water for me to notice anything coming through the zippers while riding. To date, I haven't had a problem with water. The side zipper unzips from the bottom. So if you are used to a messenger bag, this makes it very easy to swing the bag across your shoulder and open it up, without having to go through the top. This also makes it very easy when you are in a meeting and need to grab a pad of paper, pens, etc. I use it almost exclusively for travel on a plane. I don't like to check bags, and I don't like to pay for a carry on. This bag is about as big as some airlines will let you bring as as a personal item that can be stored under the seat in front of you. I pack rather efficiently, so it works well for me when I travel. It isn't ideal for a bottle of drinking water. You have to go into the bag, where there is a pouch to stow a bottle OR clip it on to the front. There is a hole in the top for a water reservoir pouch. This doesn't bother me as much as it could bother other people. I am ok with this, because it leaves the bag a little more streamlined for travel and commuting. I would have the following recommendation for improvement: It would be ideal to have some sort of reflective piping on the edges OR have the front strap, which is a series of loops, be made of a reflective material. Something to increase visibility would be great.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great durable pack I’ve used this pack for a lot of travelling as my main carry on piece of luggage. I found it to be a perfect size for a week away or long weekend away or back packing in Thailand. I can fit all my gear in and it’s strong and weather resistant. Would strongly recommend. One of my favourite Patagonia products.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent day pack Easy to access from top and sides. Water resistant (not water proof) and feels good on the back and shoulders, even when fully loaded. So far I've used this as a carry-on, and as a day pack on a bonefish trip. It's amazing how much stuff you can pack in this thing.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tapered Body.. Hard to get things in and out I like the Black Hole material and overall function. But the body is tapered. Larger at the bottom and gets smaller all the way to the top. For my purposes, only the bottom area is useful because if I stuff this bag, it is difficult to get things out without scraping my dry hands on the way out. I do not think I got 32L out of this paxk. My 26L Arbor pack is more functional because of its tubular shape.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Many things I like/some I don't I've had this bag for around 2 years. There are many things I like: a) the water proofing (I live in London and tropical Singapore) b) the flap on top helps it be very compact but also allows it to expand..I was able to carry almost 10 kg of barley malt from a brew store c) I like the big carry loop on top and the strip of small hanger loops down the back d) I like the elastic on the chest strap e) the top of the computer sleeve is angled which gives less protection but it means that you can pull your computer out from the side zipper. This works well because I like to stuff a raincoat in the folded down upper half as if it were a separate compartment. f) The huge zipper that really lets me open the thing up. Things I don't like 1) the zipper. This seems like such a silly design considering that you they were marketing this bag as something mostly waterproof. Why not put a flap over it so rain can't get it. I haven't seen a whole lot of water come in but I'd rather not chance it. I under stand that an external large flap would make it difficult to fold down but how about a simple double flap (a small one from each side) internally? 2) the headphone wire hole. this gapes open most of the time and it is right above my laptop! could have been simple to add another flap. but actually why is it necessary 3) I wish the straps were a little wider and more padded. 4) the padded bit on my back gets folded over and is very warm. It would be nice if the back were a little more stiff (without a laptop the back pad gets really foldedand if they used a material that doesn't absorb water (isn't this bag supposed to be water proof) 5) I really really wish they had included a strap on the shoulder pads that would pull the bag up higher on your back (I'm sure this has a name). Now, even with moderate loads the bag hangs low. Combined with the wimpy should straps it sort of digs in and hurts. 6) I wish there was another set of compression straps on the sides. things do sit low. this is offset by the fact that the bag is a bit narrower at the bottom, but having some compression could also help to bring the load a bit higher. Outside of barely malt, I really don't carry heavy loads but it would be nice to be able to and even moderate loads don't feel right. yes yes this is just a laptop bag but still it is nice to have a bag that can have multiple uses. 7) another loop like the one at the top on the bottom. it can be helpful to have something to grab. 8) the laptop sleeve could be more padded at the bottom...some people might prefer to have the laptop entirely covered but I do like being able to pull it out from the side. My computer has gotten scratched a bit but I can live with it. maybe there is a way to achieve both but i can't think of one.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost the perfect backpack Great size. I already own a 25L Black Hole and the extra 7L really makes a difference. LOVE the side opening. It's almost perfect. However the zipper. Why not make it zip down rather than up. This would make it more waterproof. Currently the zip ends up at the bottom of the pack and it never really seals 100% which I recently found out when crossing a gorge. Otherwise I love this pack.
Date published: 2017-09-23
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