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love this pack
Perfect for my bike commute and graduate school. The perfect laptop and tablet sleeve, outer and inner pocket for organization, and just enough room. The height of the bag is PERFECT for my small torso for biking to work - it does not interfere with my movement even when packed full. Pleasantly surprised.
I ordered one of the 23L for grad school and internship. It's been fantastic! I didn't want the larger size (25L), as I figured this would carry my books, computer, & binders. It works well for me. I wish there were another smaller pocket, but I'm not sure where they would put it! Overall great pack.
Perfect for traveling and hiking!
My husband and I each bought one of these packs for a two week trip to Spain. We used them as carry on bags for travel and then hiked with them every day. They were the perfect size. We were traveling along the Mediterranean so the waterproof factor was terrific. They were the perfect purchase for our trip and will be used for many further trips an... Read Mored day hikes in the Bay Area.
Best all around backpack I've ever owned
I was looking for a new backpack but wanted to make sure it could keep up with all the different traveling and activities we do, this backpack is absolutely perfect. It has more than enough room and is perfect for our hikes and carries exactly what we need (bonus with it being water resistant!) Super comfortable and will definitely be getting so mu... Read Morech use out of it!
Excellent fit and super comfortable.
I love this backpack so much that I bought one for my daughter whos a college student. We love the womens fit. Its shorter in the torso and fits perfectly across our chests. The fabric is amazing and its so comfortable. I wore it daily while visiting Canada for a week and it was perfect!
I was looking for a bag that I could use during outdoor classes that require lots of walking around in all kinds of weather conditions, and this backpack is perfect for that. It is lightweight also really easy on my back. All of my materials fit easily, including a portable folding stool (pokes out of the top a little but the zippers are sturdy and... Read More hold it in place). It is also stylish enough to use when I'm just out and about. The size is just right, too- for reference I am 5'2", average to slim build. Great product overall.
Excellent Packpack To Carry All You Need For A Day at Work or Play
Now that I am back at work I needed a backpack that could carry all my essentials, food, computer, umbrella sweater and more and this pack fits the bill as there are plenty of pockets to keep things organized, plus I love the navy/yellow accents. The 32L backpack holds it all and more, and I never have to worry about my stuff getting wet when it ra... Read Moreins. Best of all; however, is the fit. Patagonia really thought about how to best fit for a women's torso so this pack falls just right on my back with no yanking up, making it comfortable to wear. Highly recommend,.
Hi, I loved this product (materials, color, quality, etc.), but I would say that the measurements provided were not sufficient to order the correct size. I think it would be helpful to add maximum laptop dimensions to the the order page. I couldn't even find the overall dimensions of the 23L backpack anywhere. I don't think it should be t... Read Morehat hard. I think you all do a great job, but here I think you can do better. :)
Hey Lydia, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us on our Black Hole Pack 23L. We've passed your feedback along to our Web Team. In the future, if you'd like measurements, feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service Team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/).
Very small pack
This pack is disappointingly small. I even have a short torso, but this pack fits like a child's pack. The straps are also quite a bit thinner and flimsier than what I would expect from Patagonia. A disappointment.
Hello Ellen, we're sorry this didn't fit as you expected! Feel free to check out our [Black Hole Pack 25L](https://www.patagonia.com/product/black-hole-pack-25-liters/49297.html) if you're looking for something bigger. We're also always happy to email you any item's measurements chart so you can feel more confident about your next purchase.
Due to the pandemic, I bought this bag online before trying/seeing it, which I don’t usually do. I wanted an all-rounder that fitted my laptop, could take on walks/hikes, had a few compartments, had water bottle bottle pockets, was comfortable and importantly, ethical. Dare I say only this bag ticks all these boxes and exceeded my expectations! I’m... Read More 1.71m and average weight (size S Patagonia) and this fits perfectly, is really comfortable and looks great. I chose black to suit most occasions (and cause I love in the city) and think it’s so much nicer in person than in photos! Really happy with this purchase, and highly recommend it. :)
The backpack is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Ill be using it for work/school. Its the perfect size and so comfortable to wear while biking/ taking transit throughout the city. The water protection feature is definitely my favorite part, makes me feel secure with my laptop inside. Five stars!
Beautiful and Functional!
I bought the women's backpack in purple, because purple is my favorite color, especially this hue of purple. I love it! It has a pocket on the back, one on top, a zippered mesh pocket inside, and two other pockets inside. It is the perfect size for me, very lightweight, and simply gorgeous. I use it for my daily errands and outings. The color ... Read Moreis mind blowing if you love purple as much as I do! I appreciate that it is so lightweight, too. It is perfect! Thank you, Patagonia!
fav backpack i've owned
I am a college student at the University of Oklahoma and this has been such a great investment for me. I've had it for over a year, taken it on countless planes and trips, used it everyday for school, and it looks brand new. It is the perfect volume. Not only has it been awesome for several hiking and ski trips i've taken, it's perfe... Read Morect for my average 4 classes a day schedule. Its height fits my back perfectly; I have had back problems and this backpack, even full, has not given me any pain. It fits my large mac air, up to 4 notebooks comfortably, several books, pencil cases, chargers, and miscellaneous thing. Its size keeps me from overfilling and making the backpack too heavy. I am also someone who likes to hyper organize and there is a great amount of organizational pockets for me to divide my things. I love how it looks as well and I get complimented on it all the time. the strap across the middle is great for grabbing it quickly out of a overhead bin or a backseat of a car while driving, and the top hook slot is a great idea because it keeps the bag stable even when open . My only small complaint is how it is semi-waterproof and not fully waterproof. Norman weather is somewhat unpredictable and there have been several random showers that have soaked parts of the back, yet the front half of the backpack is dry. I have taken it skiing and the back half of the backpack holds water, unlike the canvas part that is durable and has water and snow roll right off of it. The bottom is also not the canvas material, and it holds water, so I have set it in snow for a couple of minutes before to find the contents damp. I also wish there was a larger volume in the black color, as it is just slightly too small for a weekender bag for a girl, even though it's the perfect size for planes as a carry on. Overall you need this backpack, I promise.
Lightweight, flexible, comfortable pack
I used this pack for 2 years of commuting to grad school via train and a 1.5 mile walk each way. It was comfortable and protected my laptop from a fall of around 4 feet at least once. I love the security of the water-resistant fabric. I got compliments all the time on my bag. I adore it. I once had to check it as luggage in order to bring some Nute... Read Morella with custom labels on it home for my children. There was no problems with it when I received it back from the airline. Highly recommended!
Good little day pack
Bought this to take a few essentials with me when I take the dogs onto the hills and I don't want/need to take a larger pack. So far it's been great - wore in a downpour and whilst things in the front top pocket got a little damp the internal gear stayed dry. Fits waterproofs/fleece/water bottle/first aid kit in with no problem. I would r... Read Moreecommend balancing out water across the two holders because the bag is so light it did cause me some shoulder issues with it heavily weighted on one side. Would recommend!
Pictures just show colours of bags
Disappointed that now pictures only show colours of bags, missing important information of how interiors look like which customers really want to know before buying.
Hi Vivian! Thanks so much for your review and our apologies for the disappointment. If you scroll down in the product page, you will see additional pictures of the backpack with the interior included. Don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team if you have any additional questions.
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