The Patagonia Black Hole Duffel is a top-notch all-around duffel. It's lighter than most duffels we tested and scored near or at the top in every category, taking third place overall. The Black Hole is among our favorites in both the ease of transport and comfortable to carry categories thanks to its cushy and easily removable shoulder straps. This contender is the lightest duffel we tested that features padded shoulder straps and the only product weighing in at less than three and a half pounds. A strong consideration for our Editors' Choice award, it was just barely edged out by The North Face Base Camp, which is a pound heavier and offers similar weather resistance, as well as an additional pocket for better organizational options. It also offers a touch more durability.
New colors are available for the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel. A few of the new shades are displayed below.