Cavernous main compartment contains 2 mesh pockets, key keeper and organizer panel; simple pocket holds most 17 in. laptops or a hydration reservoir, sold separately
Zippered lid pocket with moisture-shedding, reverse-coil zipper and daisy chain lash points; front panel has concealed pocket and additional Hypalon® lash points
Padded shoulder straps with load lifters, sternum strap and a simple webbing belt ensure a comfortable and secure carry
Compression-molded back panel sheds moisture and allows airflow
Side compression straps help manage different size loads in the Patagonia Black Hole daypack


Best use Casual
Bag style Backpack
Gear capacity (L) 35 liter
Gear capacity (cu. in.) 2,135 cubic inches
Number of exterior pockets 1 + main compartment
Laptop compartment Yes
Fits laptop size (in.) 17 inches
Material(s) Coated polyester
Dimensions 24 x 13 x 10 inches
Weight 2 lbs. 3 oz.
Gender Unisex


The Patagonia Black Hole daypack is a highly water-resistant, super-durable pack designed to carry your gear to the office, to the crag, or the beach. Holds your laptop, too.


  1. dawidio


    If we were playing D&D, this would be the bag of holding. As the name implies, it swallows everything you stuff into it and is hungry for more. This pack has been on campuses, airports, jungles and deserts with me and is my go-to pack for a weekend or a month-long stay in a foreign country. It fits as a carry-on when flying – and coupled with some packing cubes – easily lets you go for long periods of time with what can be packed inside this beast.

    Now then, having said all of that… I just got the “new and improved” black hole pack from Patagonia and am unimpressed. There is one long zipper on the side that allows you to access things in the pack from the bottom – but it also allows others to do the same. When I’m taking a bus in Central America, the last thing I want to worry about is someone unzipping my pack from the bottom and taking my belongings. Secondly, there is no more top compartment for keys, sunglasses or other small items.

    Where did it go? Did it get swallowed by it’s own immense appetite? Third, the three compression straps on the side have been replaced with two that cinch down the main flap from the top to the bottom. This doesn’t really compress the bag so much as it just crunches it down. All in all, it seems that someone liked the bag for an urban commuter sack rather than an outdoor adventure pack. Really Patagonia, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

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