The Lightweight Black Hole Duffels from Patagonia are constructed with the same principles of minimalism and durability as the original Black Hole duffel series. They're still highly functional and weatherproof bags that'll hold up to the abuse of your travels from airlines to campsites, and everywhere in-between, but they've been streamlined.
Same performance, less weight
Patagonia has done this by constructing them from a lighter 210D ripstop nylon, laminating them in TPU-film and then treating them with a moisture resistant DWR fabric. The result is a series of Lightweight Duffels that have been slimmed into highly resilient featherweights of the duffel bag world.
These Lightweight Patagonia Duffels come with a diagonal zipper that provides you with quick access to the bag's main compartment from the outside, while internally they have a handy stash pocket that doubles as a stuff sack.
Use as a duffel or wear as a backpack
The bag's webbing handles mean that the Lightweight Duffels can be worn like a backpack over your shoulder, freeing up your hands to carry your other luggage or sip that coffee. They also come with micro daisy chains so that they can be attached to your other bags if you so desire.
If you like the idea of the original go-anywhere Patagonia duffel but want something a little lighter, then the Lightweight Black Hole Duffel is a great choice.
Bag vital statistics...
Patagonia Duffel Bag Size & Weight Comparison
The chart below should help you decide which Patagonia Duffel Bag is for you. Imperial measurements can be found underneath the metric table.
|Volume (L.)||Dimensions (CM.)||Weight (G.)|
|Arbor Duffel 30L||30||53x27x24||624|
|Arbor Duffel 60L||60||61x32x28||737|
|Black Hole Duffel 45L||45||48x25x25||794|
|Black Hole Duffel 60L||60||59x33x28||963|
|Black Hole Duffel 90L||90||71x33x33||1190|
|Black Hole Duffel 120L||120||79x38x36||1672|
|Black Hole Wheeled Duffel 40L||40||54.6x37x23||3175|
|Black Hole Wheeled Duffel 45L||45||59x33x27||3179|
|Black Hole Wheeled Duffel 70L||70||61x35.6x31.75||3799|
|Black Hole Wheeled Duffel 120L||120||79x38x36||3912|
|Headway Duffel 40L||40||53x30.5x25.5||1006|
|Headway Duffel 70L||70||61x35.5x33||1190|
|Headway Wheeled Duffel 35L||35||56x35.5x24||2925|
|Lightweight Black Hole Duffel 30L||30||53x28x25.4||453.6|
|Lightweight Black Hole Duffel 45L||45||56x33x28||510.3|
|Arbor Duffel 30L||1831 cu. in.||21x10.5x9.5||22 oz.|
|Arbor Duffel 60L||3661 cu. in.||24x12.5x11||26 oz.|
|Black Hole Duffel 45L||2746 cu. in.||20x12.5x9.5||1 lbs. 11 oz.|
|Black Hole Duffel 60L||3661 cu. in.||25x13x10||2 lb. 7 oz.|
|Black Hole Duffel 90L||5492 cu. in.||29x15.5x11||3 lbs. 2 oz.|
|Black Hole Duffel 120L||7323 cu. in.||32x17x13||3 lbs. 13 oz.|
|Black Hole Wheeled Duffel 40L||2441 cu. in.||21.5x14.5x9||7 lb.|
|Black Hole Wheeled Duffel 45L||2746 cu. in.||23.5x13x10.5||7 lb.|
|Black Hole Wheeled Duffel 70L||4272 cu. in.||24x14x12.5||8 lb. 6 oz.|
|Black Hole Wheeled Duffel 120L||7323 cu. in||30.5x16x14||8lb. 6oz.|
|Headway Duffel 40L||2441 cu. in.||21x12x10||2 lbs. 3.5 oz.|
|Headway Duffel 70L||4272 cu. in.||24x14x13||2 lbs. 10 oz.|
|Headway Wheeled Duffel 35L||2136 cu. in.||22x14x9.5||6 lb 5 oz|
|Lightweight Black Hole Duffel 30L||1892 cu. in||21x11x10||1 lb.|
|Lightweight Black Hole Duffel 45L||2563 cu. in||22x13x11||1 lb. 2 oz.|