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Black Hole® Duffel 40L

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September 19, 2023

Best bag ever

The Black Hole duffle is the best travel bag I have ever used. We use them for every trip (my wife, son and I have 5 between us), whether its diving, hiking, leisure travel, you name it: it holds everything, keeps it neat, organized and DRY. Excellent piece of gear.

September 18, 2023

Best Gym Bag Ever

The smallest Black Hole Duffel makes for a great everyday gym companion. It's the perfect size for hauling your towel, toiletires, shoes, goggles, bathing suit, and a change of clothes! All handsfree! Worth every cent.

September 7, 2023

Awesome Travel Bag

Great carrying capacity for a weekend trip and can be used as a duffle or backpack. Being carry-on compatible for airlines a huge plus as well.

September 6, 2023

Love it

Love the bag, I only want to use Patagonia products as I believe in their mission of less waste,environmental conservation and reuse policies

August 21, 2023

Perfect bag

Such a durable bag. Perfect size and and shape for mountain hiking gear. Fits hip bag, helmet, shoes etc perfectly. I got one now the whole family is getting one. Also great size for weekend trip and fits as a carry on. Also have this bag in 75L for skiing and bigger trips. Black hole bags are the best!

August 21, 2023

Great bag

Its a great bag. One complaint. There no shoulder strap. if you dont want to carry it like a backpack the included straps dont work well if you want to carry it like a normal duffle.

August 19, 2023

Great Bag

The 40L duffel is the perfect bag for those short trips. It easily fits into an airplane overhead bin. Quality and utility.

July 18, 2023

Great bag!

I wish it come with cross strap as well as backpack strap. But other than that it’s good bag.

Response from Patagonia
July 18, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! This duffel should have come with backpack straps so you can carry it as a duffel and a backpack. Sometimes they are stashed away in the pockets, but if you cannot locate them, please feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service Team]( and we will be more than happy to help!

July 11, 2023

Fantastic, but..

The black hole duffle bag is ALMOST everything that I want it to be. I am an avid traveller, and I think this is the perfect carry-on and mini-break bag. Patagonia is a fantastic brand; however, that is related to my concern. Travellers are a target for thefts, and the huge patagonia label on this bag makes me a target. I understand that branding i... Read Mores important for a product, but I wonder if this branding could be made smaller to reduce the risk of theft. I love Patagonia, and I always try to buy from ethical stores like this, and I feel like many people feel the same way, so is that huge lettering even necessary? Alternatively, could there be a fun way to cover the branding, some sort of anti-theft cover? Just a thought.

Response from Patagonia
July 14, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, Jocelyn! We think this is a wonderful idea and we will make sure to pass it along to our Product Design Team. Again, thank you so much for providing this feedback for us!

July 7, 2023

I'm a believer

I hated duffel bags. Truly. I traveled all over the country and the world with a backpack for years. Plane? Train? Car? Backpack. Until I saw my kids using duffel bags and having access to EVERYTHING without having to dig to the bottom like I did. I now own two of these: a 40L and a 55L. The 40L is pretty much the perfect size for most trips, and... Read More the 55L is almost too big. I get where I'm going, unclip all the junk I've carabiner'd to the sides (I deplore having shoes in my bags) and just unzip. Poof. In business. Access to everything. No more digging around, no more pulling out every last pair of undies to find that one thing I needed. Bought my youngest son one for his birthday before a school trip to France. He rolled up to the drop-off with just a 40L Black Hole and a daypack. In a sea of kids bringing full-sized wheeled luggage, he breezed through 10 days with no problem. Too expensive you say? Watch Worn Wear... I got all three of the ones we own on there and I see ZERO evidence they were used.

July 4, 2023

Needs a shoulder strap

I bought this in part on the basis of Patagonia's own comments to reviewers here that you can use the backstrap straps as an over-the-shoulder option. You can't. It is akward in its distribution of the bag's weight. I wish that I had known in advance this would be such an issue - if you don't want a backpack, the bag is practica... Read Morelly limited.

Response from Patagonia
July 7, 2023

Hi Daniel, we're very sorry to hear about the trouble with the backpack functionality not meeting your expectations for the Black Hole Duffel 40L. Please feel free to begin a [return or exchange]( at your earliest convenience.

July 4, 2023

Great size and use.

This size iteration of the series is perfect to pack a bunch of items and be Carry On legal when on a flight.

July 1, 2023

Great travel bag with capacity beyond its appearance

I got this bag last minute to check gear and clothing for casual biking, boating, hiking vacation. Bag is solid and utilitarian - exactly what I needed. This was my introduction to the Black Hole line. Im a fan.

June 23, 2023


Have both the 40 and the 55 in all black. Have used them both for all kinds of situations. Great for one bag travel. I use the 55 if I have to pack a wetsuit for a surf destination and usually the 40 for every other type of onebag travel. Would love it if Patagonia made a smaller 30 version since sometimes even the 40 is more than I need. I love ho... Read Morew tough they are built and the big opening. I have used them for traveling for work too. I would prefer a less conspicuous logo but I still think these bags are pretty amazing. Sometimes I use packing cubes which I prefer to loads of separate compartments.

June 9, 2023

Great gym bag!

Bought this as a gym bag based on another review. It works exceptionally well and has nice features - I can easily fit 2 towels, toiletry bag, another set of clothes, flip flops - as I head to the pool or to the gym for my workout. Love that it has backpack straps and not a shoulder strap. Use the loops on the bag for my lock, and tie my wet suit o... Read Moren the top strap. Feels comfortable and light on my back, and I love the pink color. On the improvement side, it could use another pocket; and when using the backpack straps, I end up sliding my arms through the other carrying straps as well. Haven't figured out how to avoid that just yet!

June 6, 2023

Fitz Trout Color

I love this bag and the 40L is perfect for a smaller frame (5'3). I only wish Patagonia made this size in the Black w/Fitz Trout color. Coming soon?? :)

May 6, 2023


This bag is amazing. I bought it when it was on sale, and I am glad I did! It has been with me for 3 trips now; one week long trip, one weekend trip, and a 14 day trip to Europe. Yep, all I packed was this bag on that 14 day trip (and a lululemon waist bag), and there was just enough space to bring home a couple small souvenirs too. I used packing ... Read Morecubes with it which made a big difference. It made traveling so easy, since it converts to a backpack, especially on cobblestone streets, and in many hotels where the elevator was broken or there was not one. It also fits under the seat in a plane in a pinch if the overhead compartments are full, but it really only works if needed and you are short, or at least have an aisle seat. I highly recommend this bag, you will not regret buying it!!

April 26, 2023

The name suits

This thing is the best. So awesome to be able to fit everything for a climbing trip (tent, sleeping bag, pad, helmet, gear, clothes, etc) into a carryon bag and just cruise off the plane and out of the airport after landing. Also great for canoe camping, surfing, or just shoving a bunch of gear into for an unstructured weekend where you want to be ... Read Moreprepared for anything. It keeps stuff dry, it holds a ton, the carry options are great, I love it.

April 20, 2023

Great Airport Bag

Got this as a carry on bag and it is perfect as a versatile, durable option. Great volume- easily holds 3 days worth of clothes and supplies- and the different straps offer great versatility. It fits easily into overhead compartments - never need to gate check like some rollers require - and is easy to sling on while navigating airports. Shoulder s... Read Moretraps dug in a bit after lugging a bag full of 3 days worth of gear around after 2.5 hours straight so I wouldn't recommend for long hikes, but it's great for glamping, fishing, gym activities, commuting, or airport travel. Would recommend for just about anyone.

April 19, 2023

Long haul travel

I was waiting till I completed travel to write this review and I want to say I love this bag! I switched from TNF Terra 40 as I was tired of the backpack style when unpacking at a destination and I was never sure if the day might come where an airline suddenly decided my bag was outside carry on limits. Now I am more at ease, and while I would love... Read More a little more back support from the bag, it serves its purpose and then some. I cant believe how much this bag holds and I used it to travel home from the states. I was there for about 2 weeks and usually bring back new clothes or goodies we cant get in Europe so imagine! I also tend to overpack. If you are wondering if its enough to travel with when your trip is longer than a weekend, the answer is yes. It is truly a black hole. I plan to use it for our upcoming 2 week trip to Japan as a carry on and I am confident it will hold more than enough. This was the info I was looking for so I hope its useful for someone else!

April 13, 2023

Perfect for Gear and Travel

I already have this duffle and bought another as I find someone is always using it. It's perfect for stowing gear to grab and go. I also use it as a carry on for flights. The duffle handles with the optional backpack straps makes it extremely versatile for traveling. Seems to be the perfect size.

March 20, 2023


Great carry on bag. Like others have said, maybe a little closer to 30 liters. I also have a 55l which holds a ridiculous amount of stuff. Quality is top notch. Perfect for a week somewhere warm or a long weekend with cold weather gear. The friend green is a little more yellow green than what appears on the website. Some hate the backpack straps, b... Read Moreut I think they are great for traveling through a crowded airport.

March 16, 2023

Awesome bag! The best.

Awesome bag! The best.

February 26, 2023

Great work bag

Holds all the things! Just really the right size for all the odds and ends I take to work everyday. I pack heavy and this works great for that. Also heavy duty without the bulk is just right.

February 23, 2023

Perfect Fit

I have this along with a 90L black hole duffel, and they have both been around the world with me. I find the 40L fits perfectly under the airline seat in front of me and with accessibility through the top, with the option to carry as a backpack is the perfect combination. In a pinch I have used this as a backpack on a hike while traveling. It wasn&... Read More#x27;t the exactly the same for as a small backpack, but it did the trick. It is amazing how much you can fit in this pack. Both my black holes bags have been thrown in and on planes, trains, boats, buses, and are still working great.

February 20, 2023

Travel Bag

Great bag for travel - keeps hands free!

February 15, 2023

Love it!

I bought this for travel and I bought the 40 liter bag. This thing is amazing! I was able to fit so much into it and it was easy to navigate. I considered the roller version but I much prefer the backpack! Fit perfectly in overhead bin as my carry on bag. Quality is great and very sturdy. No regrets. The backpack feature is one of my favorites. My ... Read Morenew go-to bag.

February 9, 2023

Couple needs

I loved the size and material of this bag! Would hold plenty and be perfect. It needs a long shoulder strap and a better way to get it back in its pocket for storage. Add those things and I would have one in every size!

February 8, 2023

used it for a 2

used it for a 2 night trip as a carry on. Worked great

February 5, 2023


LOVE it!!! I have always wanted this bag:) Comfortable, easy to access things in the front pocket, fits my laptop in the zipper top. Easy for travel as a carryon. I LOVE that you choose the environment first! Thank you!!!!

February 5, 2023

Great duffel

I just bought one, and I love it, but am confused about how to attach the shoulder straps at the top...thanks for any tips!

February 4, 2023

Great gym bag

Great size for packing my gear to the climbing gym. Easily holds harness, chalk bag, 2 pairs of shoes, 40 meter rope, and water bottle.

February 4, 2023

Wonderful Carry-On Bag

This bag is beautifully made with good-looking but rugged, water-resistant fabric. Its interior is easy access and it holds a lot in its 40L size, which can make it somewhat heavy when full. The backpack straps come in handy when I travel. I love that it fits the airlines' carry-on requirements. Another winner, Patagonia!

February 3, 2023

Perfect Weekender

I love this duffle so much I bought one for my girlfriend as well. Compact and easy to maneuver, yet large enough inside that you can comfortably fit everything you need for a long weekend in this bag. Think three days of cloths, a rain jacket, an extra pit of shoes, toiletries, laptop, and a good book. I don't find the included backpack str... Read Moreaps to be terribly useful in the 40 liter size because its kinda small to begin with. No need to throw it on your back. However, the straps easily hide away inside the bag if you want to have them around just in case. From a visual perspective, there isnt a better looking travel duffle in the outdoor market. So it doesn't matter if you're packing your dressy stuff for a romantic long weekend at a swanky lodge or tossing in your cloths for a car quick camping trip, this bag will fit right in no matter what.

February 3, 2023

40l black hole is a keeper

My 4th black hole and second 40l. Perfect for carry on short trips. Rugged, functional and well designed. Love the black hole line and this one is my favorite

February 2, 2023

Terrific Bag!!

Just used my Blackhole 40L Duffle Bag for the first time since purchasing and was not disappointed. It has a ton of room and look great! Another great purchase and would highly recommend!

February 1, 2023

My Go To Bag

Traditional Patagonia. Great bag across all sizes. Rugged enough for the back of a truck, or checking at the airport. The 40l is perfect for both my kids clothes for a 3 day weekend trip.

January 31, 2023

The black hole 40L duffel

The black hole 40L duffel has a well thought out sturdy design and structure. Holds up well to my rough use.

January 30, 2023

Great travel carryon

A surprising amount of space, easy to manage with the backpack straps and nice to have the secure/comfy hand hold option as well. Excellent choice for a soft sided carryon. Love having the backpack straps.

January 30, 2023

The bag is everything that Patagonia promised

The bag truly is a black hole. I was able to overpack and still had room in the compartment. What other bag prompts strangers to ask you how you like it in an airport?

January 24, 2023

Bomber travel bag

I was gifted a 55L about 8 years ago and couldn't believe how durable and functional it was. It is still in fantastic shape and over the years I have been inspired to purchase the 40l and 70l. Today, I got the 100l and I know how much utility I will get out of it. Looks amazing and I know I will have it, likely for the rest of my life. Can&#x2... Read More7;t say that about too many travel items! You can't go wrong with these black hole bags!

January 23, 2023

Amazing Bag

I bought the larger version of this bag and within minutes of opening the box and getting it out, I was back on the Patagonia site buying the other size! Truly durable and cosmetically beautiful bag.

January 21, 2023

Perfect travel size

I own a 60L but found that I rarely used its full capacity on 3-14 day trips, and as such it didn't sit as comfortably as I'd like on my back and shoulders. So I bought a 40L, and after just coming back from a 4 day trip with it, I think it's perfect for my needs. I would say I'm a medium packer, so if you also travel fairly lig... Read Morehtly and don't need to pack any large items like parkas or snow boots, this size should work perfectly. On this recent trip, I took 5 pairs of underwear, 2 pairs of long underwear, 3 short-sleeve shirts, 2 long-sleeve shirts, 1 lightweight fleece sweater, 1 rain shell, 2 pairs of winter gloves, 1 beanie, a small bag of toiletries, a small electric razor, and the removable hood of a down jacket, and I still had a little room for more on top without smashing anything. Due to the slightly smaller size, it also fits better on my back, the straps are comfortable, and while I have sometimes been able to carry my 60L onboard planes, I now know I can for sure do so with this bag as it meets the carry-on size requirements for most airlines. Durability with the 60L has been great, so I've got no doubt it'll be the same here. Definitely recommend.

January 21, 2023

Very nice

The bag is really nice and sturdy. The only thing I struggle with is putting it away in its travel size bag. It is very hard to fold it into itself as displayed on the webpage.

January 19, 2023

This is the 40L Black

This is the 40L Black hole bag. It would be much improved if you could lock the side pocket as it allows access to the interior of the bag. Its important to lock all during international travel. Thanks for considering!

January 18, 2023

Black Hole Fan

Love black hole duffels. I have a 100l, 70l, 55l and this is my second 40l. A little heavy but super sturdy and built to last. Love the assortment of colors and the recycled fabric. Great for travel

January 17, 2023

The packing !!!

Great bag bought on sale at a reasonable price but the manner in which it was shipped almost ruined it. Patagonia has out smarted itself with the way it ships bags making it infuriating to unpack.

January 15, 2023

Love these bags.

We use them for skiing, sailing, and travel.

January 12, 2023

Patagonia, please make a few tweaks to the almost perfect 40L bag!

This bag is almost perfect. I love the waterproof fabric, the removable backpack straps, the lack of a bunch of storage pockets I never use, and the light weight. I am planning on significant minimalist (carry on only) travel over the next few years, and with a separate small backpack can fit in the 40L everything I would need for a month of travel... Read More in the warmer climes I favor. The problem is that many of the trains and small planes I need to take require slightly smaller dimensions than this bag offers as is. With the addition of both vertical and horizontal compression straps, I could easily cinch the bag in to get that extra inch or two I need to know my bag will be accepted on my trip. If it's a weight issue, I would much rather have compression straps than daisy chains. One more finishing touch to make it perfect--hang loops on the ends of the narrow side so it can be easily carried with a shoulder strap.

Response from Patagonia
February 2, 2023

Hi Andrea! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate you sharing this feedback with us, and we'll pass it along to our design team.

January 12, 2023

amazing bag!

This 40 L bag is perfect for taking back and forth to Crossfit! it holds all I need, is easy to maneuver and fits easily into my life!

January 11, 2023

Stylish and functional

I have always loved everything you guys put out

January 11, 2023

Perfect For Carry-on Wise Traveler

I have used several different sized Black Hole duffles. They are all excellent travel companions. But, the 40 l is perfect for carry-on travel. Holds enough for a week or more if careful with packing. Easy to carry with back pack straps or handles. Fits overhead compartment easily. Durable and fairly water resistant. Recommended!

January 10, 2023

Great Cabin Bag

We have at least 10 of these bags; some for the boat ( because they are soft) and some at home for larger weekend bags. I bought this one to carry clothes & other things belonging to my niece & nephew back to NZ. I will check it but it can easily fit in the overheads as long as it isn't stuffed to the gills!

January 10, 2023

Great product!

Great product!

January 9, 2023

Great Travel Bag

Able to fit plenty of clothes and works great as a carry on.

January 7, 2023

Great bag , have multiple sizes

These bags will outlive me . I decided to give several as gifts , its ( the 40l) is the most useful size for me great for carry on , great for weekend trips , the material is durable and washable , important in these times . I have entire wheeled set in black , and all sizes in duffel, but use the small duffles and pack in 2 for weekend trips , et... Read Morec Love new camo ! And they were on sale ! All the people I gifted lived them too !

January 6, 2023

Perfect Duffel

I bought this bag for an eight day sailing trip and it fit all my clothes, shoes and toiletries with extra room to spare! I was able to carry it on my back and got a ton of questions at the airport about what size and model the bag was. It was extremely easy to put in the overhead bin on planes and lug around airports. It was compact enough to fit ... Read Morein the small storage areas of the sailboat as well as it collapses so nicely. 10/10 recommend!

January 4, 2023

Built well

Its what you would expect. A bag that could be passed down to your kids Only request would be that they had a regular shoulder strap option as I always travel with a backpack

January 3, 2023

Rugged yet stylish

The 40 liter Black Hole is the perfect size for weekend getaways and travel carryons. The construction is top notch and the zipper quite durable. I find the detachable shoulder straps particularly useful when my hands are full.

January 2, 2023

Great bag!

This is actually the fourth black hole duffel we've purchased, so now everyone in our family has one for travel. They really do hold an incredible amount of stuff and are durable.

January 2, 2023

Deceptively Large!

My wife and I each own the 55l versions which are MASSIVE inside. I bought the 40l to scale down a bit for short weekend trips. I would HIGHLY recommend adding the Black Hole packing cubes to this, makes organization super nice. * One suggestion/request for the design team: it would be nice if there were some way to remove or stowaway the handles ... Read Morefor when the duffle is worn as a backpack. They ride in the center of your back and if you leave them loose and hanging, your arm has a 98% chance of slipping through them when slinging it up and going for the actual shoulder strap.

January 1, 2023

Holds stuff

I love the simplicity and function of the Black Hole Bags. They are built super bomber to take the abuse of travel. And they are lightweight, allowing more contents on highly scrutinized airline travel. The backpack straps give a great alternative to heavy roller bags. I often use the smallest bag as a day pack around town or on a trip to the showe... Read Morer in a campground. It's a fantastic travel companion.

December 31, 2022

Industry gold standard.

I work as a product designer for a company that manufacturers OEM solutions for bags and everyone at the office considers this the gold standard from which we measure. PHENOMENAL craftsmanship and quality.

December 29, 2022

Tough in a good way!

I have the 55 Black-Hole Duffel and wanted the smaller size to lug field gear in. This fits the bill. The shoulder straps work for me too. I never use them on the 55 but have on the 40. Expect years of use out of them without thinking twice. Get one!

December 28, 2022

Please bring back the 45L

I love love love my 45L black hole bag, which I believe Patagonia calls the "briefcase" - even though it has all the same function as these duffel back packs. I came on line to buy another one for my fiance only to see they don't make it anymore. Too bad as it is the perfect size - maximum capacity while still passing as carry on. Pl... Read Moreease bring it back!

December 28, 2022

Love the color

The Patagonia bag is great for travel

December 24, 2022

Best Bag Ever!

Love this bag so much! I travel for work and it is perfect for a carry on with flying. 10/10 recommend

December 24, 2022

Legit bag

These bags are killer. I just got the 40L size for carry on air travel, and have had the larger sizes already for years. They hold up great to use. The more scuffed up they get, the cooler they look. Great waterproofing. Watch the zippers over time. I had the main zipper on the bag seize up due to corrosion which locked the zipper up. This happened... Read More while stored for months then I took it out and noticed it. I put some lubricant on and it seemed to clear it up again. One request: I would LOVE to have a shoulder strap for these bags. They come included with the backpack straps, but every time I am traveling with these I am already wearing a backpack. I have rigged up my own shoulder strap from a different bag, but its awkward due to not having center line attachment points that line up well for balance, other than the end grab handles, which don't work great for that purpose.

December 23, 2022

Bomber bags

I love these bags. I now have them in 3 different sizes for different needs.

December 22, 2022

Great bag.

One of the best small duffels out there. use it all the time, and this bag has stood up to some abuse. Big fan of the blackhole line.

December 21, 2022


Great quality, all around fantastic product

December 20, 2022

Best backpack ever had

Best backpack ever had

December 19, 2022

Perfect gym bag

This is the perfect bag for the climbing gym or standard gym. Its big enough to hold all my sport climbing equipment or weightlifting essentials and still has room for any miscellaneous items (shoes, change of clothes, bottles, etc). I used to use a 20L backpack but found that it wasnt big enough to carry everything. Its big enough to comfortably c... Read Morearry everything but small enough to fit in the gym lockers with ease. This duffel does the job.

December 18, 2022

Love the black hole series

Love all of the black hole bag series. So versatile and easy to carry as a duffle or backpack. Very durable as well!

December 11, 2022

Please bring back the 45L version

These black hole backpacks are THE BEST!! I have an old 45L version and is perfect!! I had it pre children and now is my go to carryon with my kids. It fits EVERYTHING for long haul travel and we dont use screens. I wanted to get a second for my husband and ordered the 40L but its just too small !!!! Please Patagonia bring back the 45L. It is the p... Read Moreerfect travel size for a carryon Europe with all airlines and international travel. I will look out on worn wear but the 45L is just too small. The 45 L took me through week long trips and more. Anyways best bags and hope to see the 45 L soon :-)

Response from Patagonia
December 15, 2022

Hi Helena, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts, and we'll be sure to take your feedback into consideration.

December 11, 2022

Perfect carry on

I picked up this bag for my trip to Vegas. The bag was perfect. The backpack fit was great. Picked up a few cheap packing squares which made for an easier pacing experience altogether and helped me keep to the shape of the bag. 10/10

December 1, 2022

love the color

Very convenient bag for travel.

November 4, 2022

Practical.. great size for a carry on. Wish there was more compartments inside.

Practical.. great size for a carry on. Wish there was additional interior compartments.

October 28, 2022

Love it

Perfect size for a weekend trip. Easy to carry as a duffel, simple to convert to a backpack and have free hands to carry other stuff.

October 25, 2022

Great Overall Duffel, could use a shoulder strap

I bought this duffel to use as a carry on for plane travel. I was tired of having the airline check my bags at the gate. I think this bag is really well constructed. The material and zippers are sturdy and seem like they will last years. I also very much like the colors. My biggest setback with the bag is that there is no included shoulder strap. ... Read MoreThe backpack straps are great, but I was intending to use the bag with a backpack, not AS a backpack. I think adding the option for an included shoulder strap would make this bag absolutely perfect. I ended up using two carabiner hooks and using a generic shoulder strap. It worked OK, but not perfectly.

Response from Patagonia
October 27, 2022

Thanks for your feedback! You might appreciate one of our [Maximum Legal Carry-on Bags]( which come in two sizes. They have a shoulder strap and backpack straps. Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions. We'll be happy to help!

October 20, 2022

Good bag for travel

So far I used this bag once for a 5 day trip as my carry on bag. It had enough space for my clothes and toiletries, but was definitely a tight squeeze. I think its great and loved wearing it as a backpack. However, the buttons got scratched super easily so its not too rugged in that regard. But, the material overall feels very durable so I do like ... Read Moreit.

October 18, 2022

I wanted a high quality

I wanted a high quality bag to take to the gym and sometimes for short trips, I had to choose this over the northface base camp because of all the great reviews the bag had I'm very happy with it and would buy it again.

October 18, 2022

Perfect travel duffel bag

Love the versatility of the black hole duffle. Can be worn as a duffle or asa backpack. Very roomy and super comfortable when carried as a backpack. Stylish and sleek. Highly recommend.

October 12, 2022

my favourite duffle

I own the 70L 55L & 40L black hole duffles. They are perfect for transporting whatever you need. If you are on the go often and moving around frequently this is the perfect bag. they are super durable which is awesome for me. The 40 L is great for a well packed weekend trip 55 L great for a weeklong trip or if you're bringing gear along wi... Read Moreth you. 70 L is perfect for gear or if you're travelling in a team of two.

October 10, 2022

Tough as nails

The bag look stylish and very functional. Material is tough and the zippers are strong. One thing I would like to see is a shoulder strap for this bag. I had to modify my own strap to carry it. It has a optional backpack strap but I already had a backpack with me.

Response from Patagonia
October 11, 2022

Hey Stanley, thanks for the review. We recommend checking out our newly redesigned [Black Hole MLC 45L]( It comes with a strap that doubles as not only a shoulder strap, but a hip belt; and it also comes with backpack straps as well. It's very versatile and might be better suited for your needs.

October 9, 2022

Super functional

Have used this as carry one, jammed pack and still fits under the seat. Its not precious (sturdy) so can shove into tights places. Backpack straps awesome too. Good value.

September 24, 2022

Heavy duty

This is a nice looking, quality bag.

September 20, 2022

Favorite duffel

Absolutely love the black hole duffel bags! I have a few different sizes, love them for traveling, work back, over night bags, camping. The really big ones are great for traveling with ski gear.

September 15, 2022

Good bag!

Good bag with plenty of space at 40L. I haven't gotten to use it yet but it will work well for traveling.

September 5, 2022

Great weekend bag!

Prefect size bag for a couple day trip! Weather Im flying or driving I can fit everything I need!

August 28, 2022

Best bag Ive ever had

Absolutely flawless. No complaints. A little pricey but worth it. Cant imagine ever replacing this bag.

August 27, 2022

Gym bag, occasional travel bag

Excellent quality and well thought out. A minor irritation is that opening the bag requires both zippers to be fully unzipped. An additional centered zipper would help although it would sacrifice the unessential pocket in the lid.

August 24, 2022

Strongest Zippers on Earth

I am 5'9, 120 lb and the 40 L is the perfect size for carrying on my back (anything larger may be too long/uncomfortable). I use only the backpack straps, and have carried the duffel across large distances for long periods of time without discomfort. It withstood periods of heavy rain in Iceland while keeping bag contents dry. I've sat on... Read More it countless times queuing up in airports and train stops. I've sat on the bag while pulling the zipper shut. The bag looks good as new, and I've used it extensively for about two years. The green colorway is very stylish, strangers approach me to ask how to get the bag all the time.

August 20, 2022

Great quality travel bag

This bag is such high quality. Cant wait to cram in my travel clothes for a two week in the go trip.

August 19, 2022

Wish there was a shoulder strap option

I love everything about this bag, it fits enough clothes for a week worth of travel. Its only downside is that it does not have a strap option. If I am already carrying a backpack, then it becomes difficult to carry the duffel when it is full.

August 18, 2022

Seriously awesome!

I have multiple Black Hole bags and they are perfect for everything from gear to a weekend get away. They hold up well and continue to look good - even with rough treatment! I especially like that they are light weight and weather repelling. The BH bags don't have a space-hogging-weight-adding dividers or tech pouches - a plus for me. I can cr... Read Moream in more stuff than I need. The backpack shoulder straps are actually comfortable. Love color combos! If you don't have one, ya gotta get one.. or 3!

August 17, 2022

They ruined a great product

I have a 40 L black hole from a few years ago, and its perfect. I use it every day for work to pack scrubs, lunch, etc... I just sling it over a shoulder and go. I bought this one for my wife who also does anesthesia and has admired mine. There is no longer the strap to sling it over your head/shoulder! Only hand grips or backpack (both shoulders) ... Read Moresetup. What a shame :(

Response from Patagonia
August 19, 2022

We're sorry for the disappointment, Michael! An aftermarket shoulder strap can be attached to the newer design. Also, you might prefer the [Black Hole MLC 45L](, so reach out if you'd like any help with a return!

August 16, 2022

The Perfect Getaway Bag

I got the 40L blackhole duffel after losing my 70L and the downsize was the best choice I've ever made. I travel for weekend getaways often and this is the perfect bag, with a water resistant exterior for all the adventures, plenty of space inside to bring the extra pair of shoes. I wish I could convince everyone to buy one of these bags- it&#... Read Morex27;s a game changer! If you're on the fence, go for it. I also had a small issue with supply chain and it interfering with my move and needed to change the delivery address and Patagonia's customer support was helpful and set me right where I needed to be!

August 12, 2022

Perfect Bag!

I purchased this bag after borrowing my friend's for almost 3 months! I'm a student athlete and I'm often going away for long weekends where I need a couple changes of clothes on top of sports clothes. I am always amazed by how much this bag fits! I was able to fit 1 weeks worth of clothes (without access to laundry) in this bag and ... Read Moreit fits perfectly as a carry on for any airline, both domestic and international. I highly suggest this bag to anyone who is looking for something versatile and easy to pack.

August 8, 2022

Great Sailing Bag

Perfect lightweight duffel for cruising, coastal, and offshore sailing. The bag weighs only 2.5lbs, so while it is larger than a backpack nobody can complain that I am bringing too much weight aboard. Fits a PFD/lifejacket, shoes, gloves and all of my foul weather gear! Backpack straps means I can use both of my hands while carrying it (really he... Read Morelpful when loading/unloading). Have also used it as a pillow when filled with clothing. Another handy feature is that the pockets/bag layout are easy to describe to someone else if you need something retrieved from your bag while you are on-shift. I also found that this bag fits most US/International airlines requirements for a carryon (not personal item).

July 26, 2022

Black Hole bags rock!

I bought the 55L for my adult kids for Christmas and liked them so much I got one for me. Then I decided to get a 40L for overnights or to carry on if I check my 55L. I carry in the 55L all the time. These bags are rugged, look good, super functional, love the removable backpack straps.

July 25, 2022

Perfect size and weight

I loved the color, size and weight. Very practical duffel bag. I would highly recommend. I will be using mine on my next trip to Alaska as my carry on piece.

July 24, 2022

Perfect for a weekend getaway

I pack minimal so the size works out perfect for me. Great product!

July 24, 2022

Great travel bag

Great bag that can serve as a carry on bag. Very versatile in uses!

July 23, 2022

A bit disappointing.

The shoulder straps were an extremely poor fit, to the point I returned the bag. I also found I was looking for more features. I crew on two different boats and now recognized I need a bag with more compartments - ones for items I need to quickly/easily access; ones for shoes; ones for wet foul weather gear - at a minimum. It might be an ok airport... Read More bag, but it doesn't work for my needs. I'm a long-time customer (ask me about my baggie lights...circa 1987 when they were made from ripstop nylon) and I'll continue to be a customer...this bag just wasn't it for me.

July 23, 2022

So I really have never

So I really have never thought about how a So I really have never thought about how a duffel bag fits, But I guess the small duffel was true to size. Actually, I can get more into it then you would think from looking at it. I guess it really is a black hole.

July 22, 2022

Perfect carry on travel size

A water proof bag that carries well. This is my second bag. I use this as a extra empty travel throw in and use this for extra goodies for the trip home.

July 22, 2022

Super cool

This dufflel bag its just awesome when going out of town in any adventure, its water proof,sand proof and its super handy to pack and go and the backpack straps! The best addition!

July 22, 2022

Not what I wanted...

First of all, after waiting for several months of backorder, and ordering the size smaller and returning it to order this, I feel like this size is too large. I have friends who have the same bag ordered a couple years ago that is right in the middle, and a much more usable size for daily use. On the first trip I took this on, the snaps on the hand... Read Moreles completely broke off, I wonder if velcro is better than snaps for the handle strap.

Response from Patagonia
July 26, 2022

Hi Ben! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the duffel. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

July 18, 2022

The bag is terrific for

The bag is terrific for carry on for planes and for gym equipment Well designed

July 10, 2022

Incredible Bag

So I purchased this more as a weekend getaway bag that could fit as a carry-on. Good news is it is JUST under carry-on dimensions for, as far as I have seen, any American airline (Delta, SW, AA, etc). Bag was lots of trouble to get out of its packed state (way it came from ship facility) so I do not see myself packing the duffel back into its poc... Read Moreket anytime soon. The material is awesome because it stays mostly rigid and can clearly be water resistant. Also seems like it will be able to survive the occasional tear. Again, I am using this more as a travel bag, but with the backpack straps there is no reason you cannot use this for camping or hiking. I looked up and down the Internet for reviews about what could fit in the bag. People were only throwing in toiletries, camping equipment, and a small tent. Good news, reader, I am here to tell you about what every day items you can shove inside of this bad boy. Warning: some wrinkling may occur to items if you are XXL in pretty much all of your clothing like I am. I was able to fit 1 pair Vans low, 1 pair birkenstocks, 4 pair socks, travel size toiletries (convenient pocket on top flap), 8 pair underwear, 7 heavy cotton tee shirts, 4 pair shorts, and 3 pair long pants (1 jeans and 2 khaki). This bag is pretty darn impressive. I have scoured the Internet looking for this kind of info on the bag to no avail, so figured I would run the test myself and share. Put your name on the E-Mail Waitlist and get you one. And it's made from recycled materials? Incredible.

July 8, 2022

Perfect size

I saw the Patagonia 40L on a recent trip. It is the perfect size for a carry on, love the backpack straps. After getting stranded in the airport overnight, I will never not have toiletries and a change of clothes. The 40L is perfect for that. The fabric of the bag is weather resistant, another plus. In addition to the above it that the bag looks co... Read Moreol!

June 19, 2022

Sturdy bag with many uses, worth the price

I ordered the 40L and it was definitely bigger than expected. Initially I had imagined it to have the width and length of a large school backpack. It was pretty hard to unstuff and I wish that this bag had more internal compartments and pockets, but those are my only complaints. The quality of this bag is amazing. It has very sturdy fabric, seams, ... Read Moreand zippers and I really appreciate the fact that it is water-resistant. I dont mind the price of the bag since I know that it will be able to last me awhile and I will always support businesses that have sustainable and ethical practices. Im not big on outdoorsy stuff outside of glamping, but this bag is great for traveling, camping, and daily use.

June 5, 2022

Great weekend bag

This bag is built to last. Very well built. It is also a lot larger then I expected. Holds lots of stuff. Great weekend bag.

May 29, 2022

Better than backpack and sustainability

I use this for extra gear, snacks, drinksin the boat for late autumn Musky Hunting. Bag sits out in weather on boat, shore back of F150. I have hauled building materials in this bag too. Lasted travels to Finland it was my carrying. Navy blue and chartreuse are super attractive and I am proud to carry it everywhere. Utility of size, pockets, zipper... Read Mores, straps, handle work great for my life. I also love how the bags are measured in Liters. I love this brand so much. Had first stand-up shorts 30 years ago and was hooked.

May 15, 2022

A bag for the Beach

I swim in the ocean four times a week. I need a durable and handy bag to carry my wetsuit (a Patagonia R3) and all of the related stuff. It is much easier to access the contents of a duffle than with the backpack style bag most of my friends use. The bag is very well designed and has been made to last a long time. The previous Patagonia bag that I ... Read Moreused for this purpose lasted almost 20 years. The new bag has the right number of pockets and the detachable shoulder straps are a great feature, plus I could pick the size that was correct for how it would be used. I buy Patagonia products because of their quality and the knowledge that everything about the design, materials and the production of my purchases is based on an very high environmental ethic.

May 15, 2022

Black hole duffel bags

We love the black hole bags for travel. Our family of 4 each has one and we pack in them and they are great for carry on.

April 25, 2022

Good build and Perfect Size for flying

I bring this to work as my gym bag, but also regularly fly with it. It is the perfect size and the build quality is very nice. I like the water resistant exterior.

April 18, 2022

Best Travel Bag

I bought this bag as a travel carry-on, and it is fantastic. The size is perfect, and I didn't look like a tourist with a rolly bag when I made my way around the city after landing. The straps are easy to tuck in if needed. My only qualms were that it was really hard to unstuff upon recieving it- so I definitely won't be able to stuff it ... Read Morein the future- and that the straps aren't super comfortable after a while, which is to be expected. Still definitely love it, and would recommend to everyone.

March 19, 2022

Lots of space, easy to carry.

Purchased this bag for a trip, wanted something easier to carry onto planes for checked baggage. The backpack straps are incredibly convenient, felt that the price was slightly high, hence only the four-star rating. Overall quite a nice bag.

March 14, 2022

Really a Black Hole!

I've been eyeing this bag for a while. I wasn't sure it would be big enough for my needs, because it looks small. But this thing really is a black hole! I crammed a ton of gear in it as a carry on on a trip and had a lot of extra room to spare! I like the option of backpack straps too. The outside pocket is accessible inside too, which is... Read More convenient. I really love this bag!

March 10, 2022

Patagonia standard

I own every sized tote in this. The new colors are fabulous! Wear and tear from hiking and travel, this covers everything. Thank you Patagonia!

March 3, 2022

Perfect Weekend getaway bag

This BlackHole bag will fit everything you need for a long weekend getaway! These bags will take a beating and still look great. I have several sizes now for all travel and camping occasions and do not travel with out them. They are great for hauling all your gear for a trip too.

March 2, 2022

Black Hole Duffel Bag 40L Review

Great Bag! Versatile, durable, and lots of space. I would recommend adding a few internal pockets on the sides or ends to provide additional space for small items that get lost inside the larger bag.

February 25, 2022

Love it!

Super useful product. The size is perfect for a weekend trip or to pack up a bag to the gym. Overall I love the black hole duffel bags and enjoy that I don't have to worry about wear and tear

February 24, 2022

Perfect Travel Bag

Having had two of the 60L Black Hole Duffels for five years now, I ordered the 40L for my son. It's perfect, just a smaller version of the bigger bag I've taken to multiple countries, 20+ states, countless trips and campsites. Holds up well, great material. My only complaint: the 40L is a lot more difficult to fold back into the little po... Read Morecket than our 60L bags. I want to buy myself a smaller one now, too!

February 23, 2022

very good gym bag

the 40l version is the perfect size for a gym bag. it is not too big and not too small. also doubles as a travel duffel. the material is high quality and water resistant. could not have asked for more. the backpack straps also add a good way to comfortably cary the bag.

December 12, 2021

Super Warm

Your review is based on clothing. My past purchases have been Black Holes. Which are some of the best built traveling/adventure duffles built. Water proof, they take a beating and are easy to transport. I do have a large selection of Patagonia clothing. Have not purchased anymore lately. They just do not wear out.

November 30, 2021


I have the larger bag and I loved it so much that I wanted a smaller bag as well for day trips/use!

November 22, 2021

Gear bag or for Travel

These are so helpful. Use one all summer to keep mtn bike stuff in the truck. That way there are always extra gloves or water bottles when needed. Then throw the babies clothes in for a night at Grandma's, and you are dialed.

November 14, 2021

Solid, sturdy and well designed

Ok This is a durable incredibly constructed piece of travel gear that I had to replace because my daughter "borrowed" my first one when she went to college. Suspicously she hasn't returned in. Great gear!

October 22, 2021

Super durable

This bag can take a legit beating

October 13, 2021

Black Hole Duffel Just Fine

I have been intrigued by the Black Hole line of duffels and finally bought one at 40 liters in navy. It is just what I hoped it would be, a versatile travel bag or back pack that fits enough clothing for a California (read mostly warm weather) week. It is light weight, but built well. I am quite satisfied with this purchase.

October 7, 2021

Fits so much!

Just fit everything for a two week trip in this duffel as my carry-on, and I am HOOKED.

October 7, 2021

Super Durable

Durable and stylish. Packs extremely small. Only wish it came with a shoulder sling carry option.

September 30, 2021

Great bag

The bag is durable! Its a perfect size for short trips or busy weekends or anything in between. The strong material looks like itll stand the test of time

September 21, 2021

Solid weekend bag

Bought this for weekend trips and it does the job. I don't pack heavy but you need to pack smart as things get tight pretty quick. It's mostly one space, and I wish there was a section for shoes or toiletries (I used a smaller bag for them). Not sure how useful mesh in the top flap is either. Shoulder straps are great, as are the other ha... Read Morendles. Fits in overhead bins nicely.

September 21, 2021

Great duffel from a great company!!

Bag was so good I bought another smaller one for weekend trips.

September 11, 2021

Great bag!

We love this bag, use it for camping, traveling, sports, etc. Its great to fold up and store after using and not taking up a lot of space like other bags. Definitely would recommend to anyone.

September 8, 2021

Excellent Bag for Airports and Car Rides

This bag has been excellent. I have used it as a carry on for planes as well as for car trips. The backpack straps are comfy and, of course, if you need a shoulder strap, just use one backpack strap at it's longest length, diagonally. The handles on the bag are excellent, and the water resistance is a nice touch. The bag is quite aesthetical... Read Morely pleasing to my eye. I have received several compliments on it. It fits enough clothes for about a 5 day trip, especially when supplemented with a small backpack. Great for flying when checking a bag is not favorable. Overall, really couldn't be happier!

September 5, 2021

Perfect Duffel

I travel out of town for work. This 40L duffel holds all I need for 3 to 4 days out of town. No extra nonsense just a big cavernous bag that swallows my gear. Love the bag.

August 31, 2021

Just the right size

I use this bag for transporting my motorcycle helmet, boots and gloves to the race track. My race leathers go in an original Black Hole Bag purchased in 1992. Great products, but I would expect nothing less from Patagonia.

August 30, 2021

Great Bag!

I use this bag for the gym. At first I thought it was kinda small but after reorganizing my items that I keep in there such as my foam roller, a jump rope, two pairs of training shoes, and extra clothes for work, everything fits like a glove with room to spare. I love this bag! All black color-way looks so sleek too.

August 29, 2021


Ive needed a few bags just to move things around this summer. I thought the 40 and 55L black hole bags are the perfect size!

August 28, 2021

Replacing a 25 year old Patagonia Duffel

My trusty duffel from decades ago functions as well as it did when it was new but this will be much more appropriate for the travel I do these days, and the removable backpack straps and waterproof materials are a huge improvement in functionality. Dont worry the old one will still work great for winter equipment hauling!

August 23, 2021

Travel Bag

Great travel bag that can take a beating!

August 21, 2021

Versatile nice resistant

Excellent material, brown color and orange logo is really nice. The posibility to carry it as a bag or as a backpack is the best thing overall. The only thing that it could be better is that there could be a pocket especially for carrying things vertically as a backpack.

August 20, 2021

Fits Everything!

Bag can pack more than expected and looks great!

August 13, 2021

Loved this bag

I used this on my trip to Hawaii. Perfect for the beach with sand cleaning easily off without getting the inside wet. I wish there was a pocket for a water bottle, but love the backpack straps.

August 12, 2021

Perfect travel bag for economy flying

This bag cubes out perfectly to fit under the seat in front of you perfect for 3-5 days of travel. Both my partner and I each have one as well as the kids.

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