I call a number of my black bags “black hole bags” where I put black gear like cameras, phones, pens, notebooks, iPods, etc, and some sort of internal gravity keeps them from ever escaping. A bright light or sometimes a heavy shake will make the black gear reappear. Sometimes not.
I assume Patagonia’s Black Hole Pack is actually meant to swallow vast quantities of gear (black or not). Holding over 2136 cubic inches of gear, this bag is meant to have the sturdiness of a climber’s haulbag, yet have features that make it perfect for school or office.
A companion to and made of Patagonia’s Black Hole Duffel fabric, this crossover pack easily holds most 17″ laptops. Featuring waterproof fabric and water-resistant construction and zippers, it has padded shoulder straps with load lifters and a sternum strap, a molded back panel that allows a cooling airflow, and a simple waistband to secure a load.
On the outside, a lid pocket with little gear seals with a moisture-shedding, reverse-coil zipper and daisy chain lash points will secure your bulky items. Made from 14.7-oz 1,200-denier polyester with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Weighs 992 g (2 lbs 3 oz). Comes in “Black Hole” Black, or a more visible Larimar Blue (which will cancel some of the Black Hole effect), or a middle ground Nickel.