Patagonia Black Hole Bag 40L

Patagonia Black Hole Bag 40L


If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll be used to seeing this bag appear on my trips over the years!

Sadly, it’s gone up in price of recent (I got mine for around £90) and they no longer do my 45L bag, but instead you can bag yourself a 40L bag for £120.

It absolutely does not fit in any of the small cabin bag baggage sizers (it’s 53.3 x 34.8 x 26.9 cm) but as it’s a backpack, I find airlines don’t question it when it’s being worn in the queue. I’ve haven’t been charged in over 7 years.  However, if you don’t love the idea of risking it, it will fit into most large cabin bag baggage sizers instead.

I love this bag because not only does it fit LOADS, it’s comfortable, it’s waterproof and most importantly (for me) – it’s a fun design!

It also has all of these features:

  • Extremely durable, weather resistant, 100% recycled fabric
  • Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory
  • Full-access main compartment
  • Removable, ergonomic shoulder straps
  • Accesible internal organisation
  • Padded base
  • Burly daisy chains for lashing options

In addition , Patagonia offer an ‘Ironclad Guarantee‘ which states ‘if your item isn’t working for you, send it in for a return or repair, hassle free, anytime’. Though note that wear and tear damage repairing may come at a charge.

This bag sells out all the time so if you find one in stock, I wouldn’t hang about. Sometimes it takes months for anyone to restock them and honestly, they’ve become a bit of a mythical beast at this point! If you want to search for yourself, google ‘Patagonia 40L Black Hole Bag’.

Other shop items:


Sign up to my mailing list!

If you want info first on the best deals I find, then sign up for my mailing list. It’s free!

About Chelsea

Find out a bit more about what I do.