Updated: Apr 22, 2018
The Patagonia Black Hole Backpack 25L is the near perfect backpack. And it has the near perfect name.
As a connoisseur of backpacks, I am often amazed at how these big bags can hold so little (usually due to separators, pencil holders, zipper pouches and other unnecessary items.) The Black Hole Bag by Patagonia is quite the opposite. How such a little bag hold so much? And it has the perfect name
as it is truly a black hole. I loved them so much that I actually have three of these bags. First lets talk about the bag.
The Black Hole is made of lightweight and strong polyester ripstop with weatherproof laminate and water repellent finish. The material keep the bag looking new and the contents dry. It is durable enough that it is ready to to withstand any weather challenges that come its way. The bag also includes a top easy-access zippered pocket, hidden front vertical zippered pocket, and two side elastic water bottle pockets (that I have never used, but it a great for holding sunglasses for easy access when you are riding your bike.
Why do I have three? Well my wife stole (ok, borrowed) the first one. I also have one in the back of my car with my yoga clothes and one on my bike with my gym clothes. Both a ready to go when I need them.
The one in my car is protected from the elements. The one on my bike gets used twice every weekend and gets tossed around often. After two plus years of use, you cannot tell them apart. This is one durable bag. The Black Hole by Patagonia is easily the best backpack that I have ever owned.