The Black Hole Duffel from Patagonia is called the “black hole” because it fan fit all your stuff.
- Solid Build Quality: it’s built well.
- Great Capacity: it comes in a few different sizes, grab whichever one is right for you. No frills or thrills, just capacity to carry!
- Great Look: the materials and design strike a nice balance.
- Pretty Comfortable: It’s not the most comfortable bag in the world, but it does its job well.
You’ve seen this bag around at airports, it’s very popular, and for good reason.
Other Bags to Check Out:
The Aeronaut from Tom Bihn is an excellent duffel/backpack conversion bag with minimal organization and insanely durable materials and construction.
The Duffelpack from Peak Design expands from 45L to 65L (a little too large for carry-on on most airlines), has backpack straps that hide away, is made of weatherproof material and is a durable and organized companion for LOTS of different kinds of adventures.
The Homebase series from Tortuga features this incredibly lightweight sailcloth material that's water resistant and super strong. (It feels light and scary! But it's damn strong stuff.) This makes for an incredibly light and resilient travel bag.
The Federate Adapt from Kathmandu converts between three separate modes: a 28L daily carry bag, a 38L carry-on travel bag, and a 50L check-in bag.
DSPTCH hand-makes bags here in the USA and the Travel Pack is a great example of the kind of extremely durable designs they put together.