Patagonia BLACK HOLE™ Luggage

Whether you’re off on a weekender or packing your van for the 2016 summer season, when lugging gear around is in your job description a Patagonia Black Hole™ bag is ideal.

Patagonia Black Hole

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Patagonia Black Hole Bags

So, looking from your ‘event horizon’, which Black Hole™ is the one for you this season?

Patagonia Black Hole™ fabric is a burly 15-oz 900-denier 100% polyester ripstop (50% solution-dyed) with highly weatherproof TPU film laminate and DWR (durable water repellent) finish.  It fends off snow and rain while in transit and protects your gear from rough handling. The fabric is bluesign® approved which means it offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in its manufacture to conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.  At Countryside Ski & Climb we stock all the colours because they are as individual as you are and it makes your gear easier to identify on the carousel.

Black Hole™ Duffels and Wheeled Duffels

Available in 4 capacities and also in wheeled versions these duffels are easy to pack as their shape swallows up gear effortlessly and their lightness belies how sturdy they are.

The main compartment of all models is accessed by a zippered U-shaped lid, which has a pair of zippered mesh pockets on the underside for small items.  This shape opening makes it far easier to access gear and to pack than a straight central zip of traditional duffels and adds the obvious extra storage capability in the lid.

A zippered exterior pocket holds the stuff you need to access quickly and the non-wheeled versions have a padded bottom panel to add structure and help cushion the load when your duffel gets launched onto a truck.

Carrying options include webbing handles with a snap closure and haul loops at either end that facilitate linking multiple bags if you need. There are four daisy chains on the outside to which you can lash additional gear. The 45 litre duffel comes with a removable webbing shoulder strap and all the larger models also have a shoulder harness (removable) so you can lug it on your back if that’s more convenient. Size matters – here’s the low-down on duffels:

45Litre – The Weekender; carry-on compatible and sized for quick weekend getaways. 20" x 12.5" x 9.5"

60Litre – Grab and Go; enough space for a fun-hog weekend or a well-organized extended trip.

90Litre - Gear Heads Rejoice; easily swallows a week’s worth of clothing and gear. 29" x 15.5" x 11"

120Litre  - Everything but the Kitchen Sink; when leaving something behind is not an option. 32" x 17" x 13"

Black Hole™ Backpack 25L

Patagonia built the Black Hole™ backpack with an urban aesthetic with an alpine heart so it will brush off the full gambit of abuse from mud-caked streets to rough granite ridges. Tough and highly weather-resistant, it protects your gear from scuffs, scrapes and miles of rough handling. The large main pocket holds the bulk of your gear, with an internal sleeve to carry most 15" laptops or a hydration reservoir. It has a mesh pocket equipped with a key keeper and an organizer panel to hold your phone and small items.

The bucket-style opening replaces a traditional lid and contains a small stash pocket that seals with a reverse-coil zipper. Daisy chain lash points secure a skateboard or yoga mat and a stealthy zippered front pocket holds quick-access items. Stretch woven side pockets hold pretty muchany shape of eater bottle too. With padded shoulder straps for comfort and a molded back panel that sheds moisture and allows a cooling airflow, it’s a great commuter bag as well as scambling partner.

Made from 13-oz 450-denier polyester ripstop (50% solution-dyed) with a TPU-film laminate and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Fabric is bluesign™ approved.

Black Hole™ Backpack 32L

The 32Litre version is a versatile pack with a unique double-zipper design for top or side access. The pack opens completely to make loading and unloading a breeze.The large main pocket holds the bulk of your gear and an internal sleeve carries most 15" laptops or a hydration reservoir. A mesh pocket equipped with a key keeper organizes small items. Just like it s little brother above, 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 a sternum strap. A molded back panel sheds moisture and allows a cooling airflow, and a simple waistband secures the pack.

Black Hole™ Messenger 24L

This is one of the most rugged messenger bags to ever meet a daily commute. Tough and highly weather-resistant, it protects its contents from travel’s travails. A roomy main compartment holds books, papers, running shoes and a packed lunch. Inside, a padded sleeve accommodates most 17" laptops and two mesh pockets come equipped with a key keeper and an organization panel to hold your pens, small items and a phone. The flap has an outer pocket that seals with a water-shedding zipper, two daisy chains to hold your bike lock and a webbing loop to attach a bike light.

Designed for a vertical fit while you’re riding, the shoulder strap switches between right- or left-carry and features a single-handed, quick adjustment for a precise fit. A padded back panel softens the loads. With a topside carrying handle, reflective material for visibility at night and lash straps to hold a yoga or pilates pad. These really are impressive bags for travel too – perfect for carry on and if you can pack efficiently it will even carry enough gear for a month’s road trip somewhere warm. Don’t believe us? Pop in store and we’ll show you how!

Made 13-oz 450-denier 100% polyester ripstop (50% solution-dyed) with a TPU-film laminate and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Fabric is bluesign™ approved.

Black Hole™ Mini Messenger 12L

The ideal size to keep two-wheeled commuters focused on their ride, not the status of their goods. This gem of a bag is highly water-resistant, super durable and designed to carry the essentials whether you’re traveling via bike, rails or plane. The top flap opens to expose the main compartment, which holds the bulkier items - waterproof, paperwork and snacks. A padded sleeve inside accommodates most 13" laptops and tablets to keep them protected from the wear and tear of going places. Interior mesh pockets, including a stealthy zippered pocket, provide a secure location for pens, passport, lunch money and the to do list you’re planning to finish. A handy exterior pocket opens via a moisture-shedding, reverse-coil zipper on the top flap. With a carrying handle and a webbing strap to hold a bike lock – perfect!