Patagonia Black Hole 25 Daypack

This daypack's thick, waterproof skin repels everything.

Brand: Patagonia Gear Reviews

Model: Black Hole 25 Daypack



After more than nine months of hard use, one tester reports: “There are no scratches and the mud wipes right off.” Credit the burly, 450-denier ripstop polyester, which is laminated with TPU. It thwarted everything from cactus spines and saber-sharp obsidian to sideways rain and red rock glop.


Double protection—from the TPU and a DWR coating—makes this pack all but waterproof. You can do everything but submerge it.


The molded backpanel and padded shoulder straps support loads up to about 18 pounds. A webbing hipbelt tucks away when you don’t need it.


The zippered lid prevents overstuffing.


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