Black Hole 60L
Patagonia Black Hole 60L duffel (Courtesy of Patagonia)

Patagonia Black Hole 60L Duffel

Black Hole 60L

A duffel bag doesn’t need to be fancy. One zipper, one compartment, that’s it. A water-shunning exterior helps if you set it down on skeevy sidewalks (not to mention locker rooms). Look for one that can moonlight as a gym bag, weekend carryall, and impromptu backpack.

WHY THIS ONE: The Patagonia Black Hole 60L swallows up more than appearances suggest (3,661 cubic inches). It has a padded bottom to protect breakables and an extra zipper pocket for small items. Take it boating or on a road trip: it repels water, has shoulder straps, and can be lashed down at the corners. (Also comes in 90- and 120-liter sizes.)

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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