Skip to main content

Alaska Needs You

More mining and drilling in America's Arctic will push us away from a livable Earth and further into climate chaos. Right now, you can help protect our climate, local communities and biodiversity by asking our government to stop extraction in three areas under threat in Alaska.

Learn More

Free Shipping on Orders Over $99

Orders are shipped within 1-2 business days and arrive within 3-10 business days. Need it sooner? Concerned about the environmental impact? Flexible shipping options are available.

More Details

Earth Is Now Our Only Shareholder

If we have any hope of a thriving planet—much less a business—it is going to take all of us doing what we can with the resources we have. This is what we can do.

Read Yvon’s Letter

Back to Product

Ultralight Black Hole® Tote Pack 27L Reviews

Write Your Review


True To Size

Filter Reviews

  • Runs Small
  • Kinda Small
  • True To Size
  • Kinda Large
  • Runs Large
  • 5'0 or less
  • 5'1 - 5'3
  • 5'4- 5'6
  • 5'7 - 5'9
  • 5'10 - 6'0
  • 6'1 - 6'3
  • 6'4 - 6'6
  • 6'7 or above
  • ALL
Sort By
  • Newest
  • Highest Rating
  • Lowest Rating
  • Most Votes
  • Least Votes

All 217 Reviews

Clear All

Ultralight Black Hole® Tote Pack 27L

True To Size
November 23, 2023

Versatile backpack/tote bag

Functional and well designed backpack/tote. Comfortable and light! Can hold 2 water bottles on the side and plenty of space inside for an overnite trip

November 15, 2023

Great for day tripping on travel

Very light weight and great for putting personal items and such inside while you walk around on travel. Water resistant, easy to use. Can fold-up into an attached pouch when not using. I like this a lot.

November 10, 2023

Excellent daily and travel bag

I love this bag. Light, seems extremely strong, and is very comfortable to carry. The black color picks up visible dust and dirt really easily. I wish that there was a shoulder strap and a non-padded laptop/ tablet pocket.

November 8, 2023

Lovely lightweight backpack

I love this bag for its weight. I wanted a pack to use every day, but would prefer something super light. And this checked the boxes. It is also very convenient as a tote as well. And was featured (in old color red :( ) in the Netflix movie “Love at first sight”

November 3, 2023

Birth to Senior Citizen recommended gear

This handy tote serves for a lifetime of transporting basics needs (think diaper bag for babies), backpack for preschoolers, go-to-bag for parents on the fly, travel/hiking tote for all ages. The roomy main compartment holds extra clothing, diapers, etc., while there is a zippered pocket for valuables and keys. Two side netted pockets provide a sec... Read Moreure accessible place for water bottles and straps for holding like a grocery tote or use the backpack straps when you need your hands for more important little people. I have given many of these as gifts to expectant parents and they are always well received and appreciated!

October 19, 2023

I take this everywhere!

This is a fantastic bag that I use daily. For extra layers for a bike or hike to a full order of groceries that somehow seem to fit. Super lightweight, durable, nicely designed- perfect! Suggestion! Side mesh pockets should have a cinch to keep water bottles from falling out!!

October 12, 2023

Best pack evah

Aloha This is the best bag evah! Im an urban Patagonia junkie who grew up keeping warm by wearing Patagonia in Boston, riding the T and carrying everything everywhere from dawn to dusk. Ive had or used almost every imaginable backpack product from all the usual suspects and have returned repeatedly to this exact bag. My first, wore out and leaked, ... Read MorePatagonia replaced it, the second I used for a diaper go everything everywhere everyday bag and yes I put my son inside. The leaking had improved so my son used it thru 3rd grade, hahaha, no , until one of the plastic clips broke, Patagonia replaced it. The third was my very own and was recently stolen from the beach in Hawaii. I tried to find and change my bag style, yet the bag called to me. You know me, I work, keep it simple stupid. So you might wonder why? Well I can carry it like a tote, backpack, sling bag. It will hold everything for a mid winter day in Boston and still have room to pick up dinner and get it home hands free and safe. Over the years improvements worked- deeper outside pockets, larger body, more sturdy yet comfy straps, better clips and waterproofing. So now it will go to the beach with everything we need for the day, keep the sand out and make a great pillow. Glad have my old buddy back. And IYKYK 2 secret pockets to hide the goodies. Mahalo Nui loa

September 29, 2023

Great for travel

Enjoyed carrying everything I need for travel in this bag- great pockets for water bottles and love the option for carrying- backpack or shoulder.

September 11, 2023

Truly a black hole

The colors are cute and a little lighter than shown (light blues and greens with yellow accents). The backpack is super light and has so much more room than expected. I am trying not to overpack for our trip to Italy which is a good problem to have.

September 5, 2023

Mostly a good product!

This is a truly lightweight versatile backpack that can also be used as a tote. The strapping material for the shoulder straps is very slippery and each time I put it on or remove it the everything has to be "reset" which is annoying.

August 30, 2023

Great light and compact bag.

I bought this for a trip and carried it on all my excursions in Alaska. It was perfect for extra clothes and jackets, water bottle, snacks, souvenirs etc. I carried it on my back, shoulder, and as a tote. It was perfect and I wish I had one sooner. When I got home I washed it and hung it to dry. It is one terrific bag!

August 26, 2023

This thing is great

I have one from 2015 that’s been to the beach, the mountains, on planes, and been an overnight bag on more than one occasion. It’s packable and machine washable. My old one is still good but I just bought a second so my husband doesn’t have to make do with a canvas bag or random other inferior one when we’re traveling together

August 26, 2023

Perfect swim/gym bag. Roomy without the bulk.

I have been hunting for a more flexible backpack that can carry my gear and essentials for trainings at the pool and gym. While padded backs with structure for laptops/tablets serve their purpose, they just were cutting it and had too much bulk. If I take them into the pool room, the padding tends to build up with moisture. I love the Black Hole li... Read Morene and purchased this along with the Black Hole 25L tote in case this did not fit the bill and I needed to give up on a backpack option entirely. This is perfect and a great example of when less is more. Im able to fit all of my training gear along with a towel, toiletries and fresh clothing without maxing out the bags capacity. It has just enough features to not make it complicated to find things or stuff in a locker. Side pouches for water bottles were also an essential for me, and in all honesty they feel a little risky on this one since the bag is so flexible, but they are deep enough that I havent had any issues. I do agree that the straps adjust a bit too easily, so if you had them short and the bag is heavy, they will likely extend on you, but I havent had an issue. I would recommend doing a quick knot after adjusting if this is a concern. If I were to redesign the bag myself, the only changes I would make is a lightweight clip/strap above the side pouches to allow something to secure a water bottle, and very slightly lengthen the tote handles, not by much as the bag would hang low due to vertical length if carried by hand (not a necessary adjustment considering it does have shoulder straps). Overall, this bag completely meets my needs and any additional features could risk too much bulk for a convenient, packable and flexible bag. Every bag I have purchased from Patagonia has its intended purpose. As this will be my designated pool/swim bag, Im not going to use it for everything else I could see it being convenient for, but am considering picking up another to keep packed in my suitcase or work bag. Its a great bag to have on hand if you need something extra to pack (or even separate) clothing, extra gear or anything you may acquire on your travels. Thank you Patagonia for solving the really annoying problem of not being able to hunt down a quality, non-structured bag for active use.

August 24, 2023

LOVE my Tote-Pack!

This is my 5th tote-pack. Yep - love them THAT much! Design is versatile, attractive, durable, the right size, compact-able, etc I have 5 because I wanted a new color. I still use the others and will love all of them equally. 😀

August 22, 2023

Worth a try

I bought this bag for to take as a light backpack for trips. I enjoyed how light and compact it is and the large pockets on the side fits my bulky water bottles. Because the bag is designed to be compact, there is no back support and even with light items in the bag, wearing this back pack for a full day out caused me a lot of back and shoulder pa... Read Morein. I prefer using the bag as a tote/shoulder bag instead. Lastly, after I have taken the bag out of the pouch and used it, I am unable to fold it back into its original pouch. It has become stretched out/too relaxed to fit in the pouch. Overall I like the lightness and simplicity of the bag, but i do not recommend putting many items and/or using it for long periods of time.

Response from Patagonia
August 28, 2023

We're sorry to hear that while the bag is working in many ways, it's also causing you some pain. You might consider trading your bag to Worn Wear, and checking out our [other smaller bags like the 20L Atom Tote Pack, or 25L Fieldsmith Linked Pack]( Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions about products or processes. We will be happy to help!

August 20, 2023

Incredibly Versatile

What I love: stow and packability, folds into itself very easily. Two strap options - I have used both. Shoulder straps work really well for such a lightweight bag. Love the deep water bottle holders. Durable fabric: this is great to have in hand as an extra bag. Farmers market, beach. Small minus but not a dealbreaker: If there isnt anything in th... Read Moree main compartment, the sides will be a bit floppy if you have water bottles or something in them. I bought two bottles of wine and didnt have enough stuff in the main compartment to offset the bottle weight so they were a bit floppy. overall excellent bag!

August 6, 2023

Great bag

My wife purchased this bag for us to use for Pickleball. It fits both our paddles along with plenty of balls. Pouches are get for towels, tissues, etc. water bottle side pouches are a plus.

August 3, 2023

Best Bag Ever

This is the best I have ever owned. Its super durable and I love that it is so light! I live in NYC and frequently have tons of stuff I need throughout my day - lunch, a change of clothes, etc. This bags fits it all and I still can find room.

July 26, 2023

Great versatile bag!

Bought this bag to bring with me on trips. Folds up small fits in my travel bag, and I have a great backpack while exploring new places. However I use it for way more, pool bag, grocery bag in a pinch, picnic carrier, etc.. its a great bag!

July 26, 2023


Perfect all around bag, whether for work, farmers market, personal carry-on or weekend adventure Love the versatility that negates the need for multiple activity specific items; satisfies the burgeoning minimalist within. (~):-}

July 26, 2023


Great bag for travel. Packs down, holds a lot. Colors weren't quite what they seemed online, but great bag!

July 8, 2023

Small tote straps

Very disappointed with the tote straps. Too small, not comfortable to wear or practical to put on. Its Other than that the bag is ok.

Response from Patagonia
July 11, 2023

Hi Erin, thank you for submitting this review. We're sorry to hear you haven't been happy with this pack! Please keep in mind you are always welcome to [return]( it if it isn't working for you.

July 6, 2023

Roomy, durable bag

Very handy bag. Like the flexibility of being able to carry as a tote or as a backpack. All black color is sleek. I'm ok with the bag being unstructured. One thing that's kind of annoying - the backpack straps loosen too easily to the largest setting. Not sure if it's a design flaw or a defect of my particular bag.

July 4, 2023

Love it

Best backpack! Very lightweight, roomy, lots of pockets, fits well, quite adjustable, looks good.

June 6, 2023

Falls apart easily

I purchased this bag and it only has light usage diaper bag the occasional book etc.. the bag broke at the strap and when I called about fixing it takes up to 14 weeks, by the. I wont have as much use for the bag. It isnt durable the outer material is flimsy and prone to tearing. I purchased all my luggage and bags from this company overall I get b... Read Moreehind the ideals and materials but overall this bag didnt hold up and its cost wasnt worth the value.

Response from Patagonia
June 9, 2023

Hi Fran, thank you for sharing this. We're so sorry to hear this pack didn't hold up as it should! While repairs can take some time, we would consider this a warranty issue. We will reach out to you about returning it under our warranty.

May 9, 2023

Best backpack ever

My favourite backpack ever - I use it ALL the time, with a laptop sleeve inserted for a bit more stability. Easily fits in everything I need for work with space left for spontaneous shopping as well. It is also my favourite travel backpack - thanks to the loops I can squish a coat or travel pillow on top, and it still easily fits under the seat. T... Read Morehe side pockets are big enough to hold extra bits as well. I have had this bag for 2 years now and I do not think it will fall apart any time soon.

April 22, 2023

Best backpack ever. Don't change

Best backpack ever. Don't change it.

April 8, 2023

Day pack

Love this lightweight pack. It holds essential items I might need. Side pockets for water bottles is great. Love the many pockets w/zipper or Velcro that make organizing items easy. Very versatile.

April 4, 2023

Best baby diaper bag

We love using this as a diaper bag. Super lightweight, can load in lots, nice stretchy side pockets. Just enough extra small pockets to put all the other small things. Has the clips to hold on the stroller. Its awesome!

April 4, 2023

Great travel bag

Perfect for fitting kid stuff, snacks, water bottles, extra clothes for travel

March 30, 2023

Great Backpack and Great Customer Service

This back is well-designed and versatile, lightweight yet very strong. It's great for travel, as it can hold a lot of stuff, but still fit under an airplane seat. I also had a great experience buying it online. I wanted it in black, which was no longer available, but the customer service rep was great, telling me when it would be back in stock... Read More in that color, then telling me there was one in the color I wanted in the Worn Wear section, which I would never have thought of checking. That's the bag I got, and I'm very happy with the purchase.

March 27, 2023

Love the Flexibility!

Love this bag - I have a few suggestions for improvements: 1. Longer (2 inches or so) tote handles to fit better over shoulder when not using backpack straps; 2. Pockets to tuck away tote handles when using backpack straps; 3. Switch clips on right/left backpack strap bottoms so when not in use/stowed the bottom straps will clip to each other; 4. M... Read Moreake chest straps removable; 5. Add drawstring to side pockets/water bottle holders to snug up for different size bottles.

March 21, 2023

The Best lightweight, beautiful and useful tote pack.

After wearing this backpack, I fell in LOVE with this tote pack. This tote pack is super lightweight, has a lot of room to carry many things, and beautiful looking. I would definitely ask others to try this tote pack. Thank you

March 3, 2023


I bought this bag a year ago in preparation for taking a group of students to Guatemala. I usually wear my 90L black hole duffel on my back through the airport, and struggle to find a way to carry my school/hiking backpack safely and comfortably. I usually end up putting it on my front like a kangaroo pouch but the double shoulder straps don't... Read More sit well. I liked that this one was lightweight and could be a tote (duffel on back, tote under arm!) or a backpack. Easy access to wallet, passport, etc. A flat, hidden pocket that faces the outside under the straps would be awesome, but the internal one there is very secure. Just takes getting through two zippers to dig it out. As other people have said, it has become my work bag and holds laptop, planner, books, papers to grade, and still has room for my stuff sack of charging cables, my "mom pouch" of first aid and meds, a windbreaker, and a lunch bag. It truly is a black hole. On weekends, I unload the work stuff and it becomes a purse or day bag for family adventures. Another reviewer was confused about the internal compression straps and cinch cord, and I was too, until I possibly maxed out the purposes for this bag in Guatemala. I had it packed to the gills with snacks and supplies for a day around town, when the sun came out and it really warmed up. Layers came off and I was afraid I'd have to tie them around my waist as I had made some purchases; they weren't fitting inside the already quite full bag. Wait! I draped the fleece over the open zipper and compression strapped it into place. Very full bag covered securely and fleece off my body! Another time, we came upon a fruit stand with some amazing looking cantaloupe, papaya and watermelon. Feeding 25 people, we filled every bag we had. The straight line zipper didn't match the incongruous load well and wouldn't zip, so I just used the cord and cinched it shut so my treasure wouldn't roll out. All those adventures and more, and a year later, it still looks brand new. Only the drab olive color was available last year, and while I love this bag to the moon, those two blue ones have me doing double-takes. Hoping I can convince my husband to adopt this one since he just gave his North Face to our son as a new school backpack and I can justify getting myself a blue one! Now the question is, pale green straps or orange zipper?!?

February 21, 2023

This bag can be used for a wide variety of things.

I got rid of my huge, heavy purse and put everything I need in this bag when I go to work, including my laptop, billfold with a strap so I can just carry that into a store if I need it, and my cosmetic bag, books, etc. I am a teacher and I always have so much I carry back and forth from school, it works just perfect. I plan on using it for my trave... Read Morel as well, however, the two zippers can be unzipped while I have it on my back so I cannot carry stuff securely in it unless I can figure out how to get a lock on the zippers. I would like to suggest that one of the styles has a zipper that faces my back so I don't have to worry about a pick pocket trying to get into my bag while I have it as a back pack. That's my only suggestion.

February 12, 2023

Perfect work/Travel Bag

Easily compatible yet fits work documents, cell phone, water bottle, small laptop, keys, snacks and make-up bag. Lots of compartments, sturdy and the sleek black color makes it versatile for work and play.

February 8, 2023

Super cute and functional!

Loved the color and texture and style : )

January 28, 2023

Nice Light Tote/Backpack c

Nice light bag/pack that I use for shopping and travel. One improvement suggestion: pockets to tuck away the tote handles when using the shoulder straps.

January 18, 2023

Best travel/overall bag I've owned!

This bag is amazing. It can fit so much stuff and all of the pockets and features are super functional - it's super useful for travel. Even though it is lightweight and minimally padded, I find it comfortable to wear and would definitely take it on hikes. On top of all that, I also love how this bag looks. Very, very happy with it!

January 12, 2023

holds a LOT

I love how many pockets this bag has, and that the water bottle pockets are HUGE so they easily fit my 1.2L water bottle. It's a good size for every day, but can fit SO MUCH inside. I take it to work and it can fit food, a change of clothes, pair of shoes, even a laptop, and everything I need inside with room to spare. It arrived in the mail v... Read Moreery wrinkled since it's a packable bag, but the wrinkles fall out after regular use.

January 8, 2023

Perfect size!

The design of this bag has basically been the same for 15 plus years. Only the name has changed. I have an old one that just wont wear out. I wanted a new color and is happy to be the owner of two Patagonia Blackhole ultralight totes! I love the zippered pockets, water bottle stretchy pockets on the side, and I love that I can use it as a pack or h... Read Moreand carry. The tote is my every day bag.

January 5, 2023

Great bag, but not engineered so well

I love the concept of this bag. It is wonderful for converting from a tote to a backpack and has plenty of zippered pockets. The outside bottle holders are great. My complaint is with the straps/handles. If I hold it like a tote bag, the bag drags the ground if I put the straps over my shoulder, they slip off. I also wish that the backpack straps j... Read Moreust pulled out, ready to use and you did not have to feed them through the buckle. Also, there should be some sort of mechanism to capture the extra length on the backpack straps so they are not swinging in the wind and dangling.

Response from Patagonia
January 19, 2023

Thank you for this feedback, Tracie. We are sharing it with our product designers.

January 2, 2023

Perfect for everyone!

We purchased three of these bags in various colors for our daughters. I was really tired of the various backpacks and bags they would use for all their activities and sleepovers (and then said bags were strewn about - still holding their contents). The Blackhole has been a game changer (and they have only had them for a short time!). They load thei... Read Morer school work to go to coffee shops (they are home educated), sleepover supplies, toys to go to friends, snow gear - any and all things! And then the bags are emptied and easily packed down into their little pocket and be tossed into their basket home. I thought these would be a fun replacement for our baggy issues, but did not really expect them to go above and beyond! I am buying one for myself today out of jealousy!

December 27, 2022

Purchased for my wife after

Purchased for my wife after seeing her friends, whom she has had for a while, she loves it, would recommend for all

December 27, 2022

This will be my nieces baby bag!

I was surprised to see this listed on her baby shower gift list . What a great idea. She and her husband are expecting their First child late February 2023. This will certainly turn IntoA multi use tote bag for them though The years

December 18, 2022

Sturdy construction and packable

Great product! Highly recommended for travel and daily use.

December 12, 2022

Perfect all purpose bag

This bag has been perfect for everything I need on the go. It's tough, lightweight and packs into a small pouch. It has a great combo of a large pouch and zippered pockets with multiple options for carrying. Please send some big high fives to the wonderfully talented team of individuals that made this bag happen.

December 11, 2022

Versatile Bag

I bought this bag with the intent of shoving it in my suitcase and using it while traveling. However, I found it so useful on my first trip that I use it daily now. The inside and outside zipper pockets are perfect for organizing small things I need to find quickly. The main compartment is sized well to carry groceries, my running gear, or everythi... Read Moreng I need for an airplane flight. I expect to use this bag for many, many years.

December 5, 2022


My daughters (5) have started using book bags to go to school. One day, I was home doing dad stuff like washing shoes and coats, when I went to wash their bookbags, North face book bags at the time. I washed and dried and the printed logo melted off of one. I knew there was a long term solution and I asked my girls what colors they wanted. They got... Read More them and have loved them since. I hope they can use them for the rest of their lives! Thank you design and craft teams

December 2, 2022

I want to always own this bag

I love everything about this bag. It holds so much, but it isn't bulky. Super lightweight; I love the easy outside access pocket, and inside pocket. Side pocket will easily accommodate a hydoflask-type bottle. I love the convertible straps. I have used this bag seriously every day for the past 3 years and it looks brand new; zero snags, rips o... Read Morer tears. It might be indestructible. I've thought about getting a backup, but it's still going strong so I haven't. But I come back to check every year or so just to make sure they don't discontinue it!!

November 7, 2022

Handy for Traveling

I bought this backpack for Traveling primarily. It is light weight, not too big and has the right amount of compartments. With all the color options to choose from it isn't boring looking also...... if you like boring you can get it in solid black :>). I used it as a Tote and Backpack. It fits easily under the seat on the airplane making ev... Read Moreerything I needed easily accessible.

October 31, 2022

Great travel bag for Moms

This is a perfect airplane bag for all the things you need to stuff in for last minute. There are not many pockets inside, so I use smaller bags inside to keep organized, but there is the all important "key clip" inside one of the pockets. Love that it can convert to a backpack to be hands free and balanced on your torso. I like the pop o... Read Moref color in the straps (magenta) and the blue zips. It is meant for a quick bag, so it can't hold much weight, but it can do the job with stuffing 3 down jackets in when the family gets too hot. Perfect for airplane, around town and picking up a few groceries. Super lightweight and would be easy to take (packed away) on a trip for quick day trips.

October 28, 2022

This is the absolute BEST TRAVEL Tote

This is the absolutely best Travel Tote/backpack! I used it all throughout. trip to Europe as either a day pack or picnic tote! Super lightweight and durable. Also great to toss your computer in for the plane! Can't ay enough about this product!

October 25, 2022

Great lightweight bag

Purchased this to use as a diaper bag and its perfect. Super lightweight and love that you can use the handles or straps to carry. Since we use it as a diaper bag, we have a felt organizer insert in it for the baby items, but love there are zip pockets inside and outside. The biggest thing we love is that our large water bottles can fit into the si... Read Morede pockets, great when youre short on hands. Only thing that can be tricky is when putting on the second backpack strap if Im not careful I end up loosening that since its an easy adjustment. Not a big deal but takes an extra second to readjust.

October 24, 2022


I didn't realize how flimsy this bag was after reading the description and reviews. I have other Black Hole packable items and this one doesn't live up to the others. For example, the backpack straps loosen all the way at the slightest provocation, with not much more than the weight of a 12-in MacBook in the bag.

October 11, 2022

Black hole tote

Love this tote! It perfect for any kind of sports, it's water resistant and a perfect option while traveling. The only downside is the two side water bottle pocket holders run a little big, so if you have a 12 Oz water bottle or smaller be prepared to be constantly picking it up from the floor.

October 2, 2022

The perfect bag for ALL occasions.

I originally purchased this bag as a personal item to place under my seat on the plane (which worked perfectly, might I add). I loved the pockets for my waterbottle on the side, and the easy access of the front pocket. I love the two different options to handle the bag, it came in handy more than I thought it would. But what made this bag exception... Read Moreal, and is the reason Im even writing this, is the little pad in the back of the pack. Im writing this from the ledge in my dads icu room and when emotions run high, you dont really think about your comfort. But this silly little pad has kept me stationary and from sliding all over the ledge. I would have never thought something so small could make such an impact. Just such a versatile bag and Im sure as more colors or patterns (praying for the mushroom print) gets released, I will be adding to the collection!

September 30, 2022

Great Travel Bag

I used this for a trip to the city. I was able to fit 2 jackets, a pack of beer and pizza box inside it. And the outside pocket is great for keys and an extra battery. Highly recommend

September 18, 2022

Perfect Lightweight Tote Bag

Love this bag for work, travel and everything in between.

September 13, 2022

black hole tote

Wow! What an incredible design.. can fit all kinds of things from books and daily junk you might need and west a sophisticated confuser pack... well thought out ... definitely top shelf

September 10, 2022


Everything fits, easy to clean and when it becomes too heavy this pack goes from a shoulder bag to a backpack quickly, I love it!!!

September 9, 2022

A back saving pack

I bought this backpack to carry my work supplies (paper, lunch, etc.) in from the parking garage to work and it has been a back saver. I can grab the handles and go or use it as a backpack too.

September 6, 2022

Flexible storage

I recently purchased the Ultralight Tote Pack and then returned it before rethinking how useful and practical it is for everyday activities and travel. I'm going to go back and re-purchase this as it will make a nice companion to my daypack. However I am curious about the video that shows a foam insert on the back of the pack. The one I picked... Read More up did not have this feature. Have I missed something....?

Response from Patagonia
September 15, 2022

Hi Edward, thank you for submitting this review. Yes, the Ultralight Tote is extremely useful and versatile! If you lift the inner zippered pocket you should find a flap secured with a hook-and-loop strip, and inside of that pocket is a very light foam sheet (easy to miss) that can be used for a seating pad if desired. If you pick up the tote in a store the staff should be able to show it to you. Some people take it a step farther and cut a section from a closed foam sleeping mat to give the bag additional structure.

September 2, 2022

Too much going on

This is the one backpack of ours that I've owned & generally like, but it's still missing the mark. I don't understand a majority of the bells + whistles... there's internal compression straps, a zipper & cord lock all to enclose the main compartment. The webbing = ribbon and the pack could have SOME structure for its lo... Read Moread capacity. I'm still giving it 4 stars since it's great for groceries or while running errands on bike/foot, but that's it.

September 1, 2022

Lightweight and super durable

I wanted this backpack/tote for a long time. Finally I took the plunge and I couldn't be happier. It fits all my work needs, including my laptop and I love that it is a tote and a backpack. I can throw it on my shoulder or back. It protects my belongings with a zippered closure and large pockets. The colors make me feel happy and up to date.

August 25, 2022

walking pack

Love the tote backpack option. Use it for dog walks to carry bottle water and as a purse. Also like that its black and does Get dirty. Overall a nice pack

August 18, 2022

Functional AND fashionable

This bag is so functional and looks good too! Lots of pockets for all your things. Used it as my personal item on a recent flight and had so much room for everything!

August 17, 2022

Perfect bag

I cant rate this bag highly enough. I own two of them as they're perfect for travel, commuting, and weekend excursions.

August 15, 2022

Needs a laptop panel (unpadded is fine)

This needs an unpadded laptop slot/panel to keep my tablet (usually) or 11" lightweight laptop from sliding to the bottom or tipping over. The tablet or laptop will fit in a sleeve for light bump protection, but I need a way to keep it in position. That's the only thing keeping me from using this as my underseat bag on a lot of flights. T... Read MoreHE top features of this fine ultralight tote-pack are (1) the huge water bottle slots - I carry empty 25 oz TJ's spout cap water bottles through security and refill on the other side; and (2) the stowable shoulder straps, which allow this to pass muster as a tote, which raises fewer eyes at the gate than carrying on two daypacks.

Response from Patagonia
December 7, 2022

Hey Michael, thank you for taking the time to share this very thorough review with us. We appreciate the feedback you've shared, and will pass along your thoughts to our design team. There are a couple things we wanted to touch on that were mentioned in your review. The pocket on the shoulder strap was designed to stretch and hold most phones. This design wouldn't be ideal for smaller items, but if you were hoping to use it for a phone, it should stay in place. It should also be able to stuff into it's own interior pocket, even with the padded strap. With all of that said, we want to ensure that you're happy with your purchase. If you find that you're not pleased with the bags performance, feel free to [begin a return](

August 11, 2022

Great Tote

Compact and light weight. Overall great for on the go.

August 4, 2022

Awesome tote with one big flaw

I absolutely love this tote. I've had it for years and I take it everywhere--hiking, around town, and most importantly, traveling. It's my personal item on the plane, then it becomes my travel tote/backpack/purse when I land. My favorite features are: the inside pocket, so you can stash really important stuff like your wallet and passport... Read More inside the bag then zip up the top zipper and have them doubly protected, the tote straps, which are a great length and allow you to sling the bag over one shoulder comfortably, and the backpack straps, which are quite comfortable, I can carry this around all day without them cutting into my shoulders. Since I use this for travel, the one big flaw for me is that it's not waterproof or even very water resistant. If it rains anything more than a drizzle, everything in the bag will eventually get soaked. I keep a large Ziplock bag in the interior so that if I'm surprised by a storm, I can at least tuck anything I don't want getting drenched in there. The bag dries quickly, but the stuff inside, not so much. I wish this bag had better weatherproofing, that would make it perfect.

July 27, 2022

Great travel bag

Brought this with me on a recent trip back east. Was fantastic & can hold a ton of extras! Used it for transporting vinyl records through the airport. Which there was plenty of extra room, for a water bottle, jacket etc. I wouldn't use this as an every day bag or purse as its too big for me.

July 21, 2022

Great daypack

My brother hikes a lot with a shoulder bag for ease of access. I got this as a nice combination of shoulder bag for easy access or backpack if I am fording a stream of just hiking. It is also great for airplane travel with its zippered pockets and light weight. Not to mention mesh outer pockets for water bottles or wet things. This is a very well t... Read Morehought out & terrific pack to have. I just gave one to my brother for his birthday.

July 20, 2022

Lovely backpack. Very comfortable to

Lovely backpack. Very comfortable to pack in. Lots of space. Its not extremely sturdy. You could use this for packing clothes and light gear, your computer and maybe 1 book. But its not made for heaving holding. Super cute and functional for everyday use.

July 19, 2022

Customized mine=perfect! Tote option great for museum

Own 2, prefer the black (sweat doesn't show, looks sleek, passes as classy as needed), but the bright one is easy to find and spotted not to be left behind. The interior of the black one truly is a black hole, lol. Some museums don't allow backpacks, so the quick change to tote saves the day. This bag is perfect for weeks long travel to a... Read Morenywhere after I customized it to suit my every whim. 1: added mesh zipper small pocket on the outside of the interior pocket for lip balm, floss, inhaler while flying. 2: added flat mesh zipper deep interior pocket to side to hold big travel wallet (passports x4, boarding passes, vax cards, etc.). 3: added exterior side panel small stretch zippered pocket above the water bottle sleeve for all-day walking trips for easy access to lip balm, inhaler. This pocket is easily accessible by removing only one shoulder strap, where otherwise I nearly have to take the whole pack off to access any compartments which became annoying enough for me to sew my own on there. 4: added interior bottle sleeve on side, elastic top and Velcro to the side so it doesn't get caught up when I dig around. If my bottle doesn't have a handle, then I can't use a carabiner to secure it to the cinch strap on the outside while in pocket, so it easily slips out when I bend over. 5: I have carabiners permanently attached to the binding of the cinch straps for this purpose, to secure anything I put in those pockets (big hand fan for humid days, umbrella wrist strap for rainy days, baseball cap. 6: added interior metal ring to the key fob so I can find it easily and attach a lot more to it. I use this to secure modular bags as well so they don't smoosh down and get lost in black hole. I can grab them by grabbing their color coded strap on the key fob instead of digging for it. I am 5'8" and the bag doesn't drag as a tote, but the straps will and that is fine by me. The ripstop is more durable than expected. I have abused my bags by kicking them under a seat a million times, dragging them on a beach, back sweating them until soaked (washes up nice in washer in mesh bag on gentle, hang dry). I am likely to add a band to the back panel for when I may slide it onto my luggage, but it is so floppy it may just spin off anyway and it is so comfortable to carry that I rarely put it on my suitcase since it is my "personal item" on the plane. Note: I make my interior pockets bright colors on the black bag so I can see a little better by having a light background while looking for my stuff. I like my interior side water bottle pocket also for stuffing a windbreaker or beanie, easy to find. I may add another pocket on the interior other side just for that purpose. I use mesh or lightweight poly fabrics for my pockets to keep the weight down. Really, this bag is so amazing and versatile that these little customizations shave hours off of the time I would take looking for items while traveling. I love that it has a huge interior because there are those times that everyone wants to shove their hoodie or all of our purchases in the bag... and it fits! I love customizing all my bags. This one really is my everything bag for travel whether local or overseas, hiking or touring. I have back issues and the lightweight plus lumbar strap really helps (old ones had waist strap but I never used it). The zippers are top notch, I add color zipper pulls so that when the family puts something in there we can verbally share which "color" pocket it is in so we can find it quickly later. I have only ripped a cinch strap and that is likely because I hang my hand sanitizer from it and family pulls on it to use it all the time. Easily sewn back on. I added a few patches on the outside just to easily recognize my black one no matter where I set it. When flying, I use a handle cover to keep the tote straps together so I don't have to spend the time to grab both straps every time I pick it up as a tote which I do a lot while checking in/security lines. It hangs nicely over my forearm, and if it is heavy, the neoprene handle cover reduces digging into my skin. Yes, my dream hobby is customizing bags, but finding a top notch bag to start with makes all the difference! I have also hooked my sis on these bags and she has three. Thanks, Patagonia! Love your stuff so much... own way too much of it (or do I?)

July 18, 2022

Excellent lightweight backpack with nice pockets.

Working great for travel.

July 12, 2022

Super versatile bag for all occasions

I got this bag mainly for work to carry my laptop and other essentials so that I don't need to even carry my purse. I love the roominess and how lightweight it is but that means it's also not very structured or hold its shape well. I love that can convert to a backpack but I use it more as a tote and I really like those clasps that allows... Read More you to stuff the bag to its maximum. I was expecting the removable padding to be thicker and can't really see it as seat cushion like others have mentioned. Overall, I would not hesitate to purchase this bag again - it's a great addition to my Patagonia bag collection.

July 8, 2022

Nice sized pack

Very lightweight but great size. I thought it was a little pricey because of the weight.

June 27, 2022

Love this bag!

We bought this to use as a diaper bag. It has been great! So multi functional and will be great post diaper bag. Love how compact it can get and washable!!

June 22, 2022

Great functional bag

I absolutely love this bag. It's comfortable, versatile and easy to wear. I love that the outside pockets fit my large water bottle. If I could change anything about it, it would be to be able to lower the chest clip a little more and an additional pocket on the inside. Overall very satisfied with this bag

June 22, 2022

Light and Versatile

I was looking for a gear bag that was roomy yet compact and versatile enough to also be used as a pack. It was all that.

June 21, 2022

All-around PERFECT bag.

I was searching for a good bag to use for work because a popular brand backpack just wasn't cutting it. Thankfully I saw a colleague with this bag. It looked spacious; I liked that it had straps to either be a side bag with backpack straps packed away, or a backpack. What I didn't realize is how much this ultra-lightweight bag can carry. ... Read MoreI've use it as a carry-on bag, an overnight-bag, a work bag, a purse, etc, etc. It is perfect for anything and everything. I hope they never stop making this! I have seriously thought about purchasing a second to have a backup, but 3 years later this doesn't even look like I've used it at all. If you're thinking about this bag at all, it is 100% worth it; do yourself a favor and go ahead and enjoy!

April 29, 2022

A Handy DandyTotem

A well made, versatile tote good for any use. Holds everything you need to carry on a trip. And it sits well on an airline seat or in your back seat of the car.

April 19, 2022

Best Baby Diaper and Adventure Bag

Have a newborn and this bag fits all his gear and mine! Fits all the diapers, bottles, clothes and has easy access to outside zippers and pockets for the "need now" baby stuff. My hope is he'll use it as his own backpack one day. Love the options for carrying like a tote or backpack.

April 10, 2022

Fit lots. Squishes nicely!

I can fit a lot into the bag. Collapse as needed into my bike panniers.

March 20, 2022

Perfect for Beach Vacations

I bought this bag to bring to the beach with me when I go on beach vacations. As we typically ride a bike to the beach, this is perfect. I can fit several towels, water, sunscreen etc, and then it packs up great for packing in the suitcase. Also, the tag says to hand wash, but it cleans up nicely if you put it in the washing machine.

March 15, 2022

Great Bag

Its packable so not very sturdy. Love this though for traveling because you can tote it or use as a backpack.

March 13, 2022

Ultra light, roomy and high quality! Great for Travel as it can compress to nothing!

Bought this bag primarily as a Gym workout bag. Wanted something that could accommodate my shoes, workout clothes, etc., and not be bulky, but fit easily into a locker. It's also ultra-lightweight which is perfect for packing into a suitcase when traveling. It's very thin and doesn't hold shape like a stiff backpack, but I'm ok ... Read Morewith that. Holds a lot and I love the versatility of both backpack straps and carry with handles for carrying it two different ways. Just perfect for me.

February 26, 2022

Too many compromises

A backpack and tote that's packable. I should have realized this bag is trying to do too many things to be great. I tried using this for work commutes, shopping trips, and light travel. Since it's packable, I think it's too lightweight and unstructured to fill fully with your things. The backpack straps are not very supportive since ... Read Morethey pack away. And the tote straps are slick and slip off the shoulder easily. I just traded mine in as part of the amazing Worn Wear program and will purchase a traditional backpack to replace it. In love with the brand, will stay loyal, but this bag did not work out for me.

February 22, 2022

The best travel bag companion

I have dozens of bags; tumi, osprey, Colombia, happy tree. I also have back problems. So after a while most bags get too heavy or too hot. A month ago I booked a trip to Cancun/Xcaret for me and my husband. I got this bag so that I could have something light to carry my towel and extras while walking in Xcaret and could fit in my carry on. It packs... Read More down easily and takes very little space. I did not expect it to be a full backpack!! Chest clip and all! Both my husband and I got one and it worked perfect for both of us. He is 62 and Im 52. It fit all our day items plus souvenirs. When I flew back from Cancun I was able to put my purse in it along with all my snacks to meet the travel carry on requirements. It fit perfectly under the airplane seat.

February 7, 2022

Backpack for my 10 year old

My 10 year old daughter needed a backpack that she could easily put her books, computer, water bottle and lunch. The fabric of this backpack is lightweight so easy to open, fill, and close. She can put it on her back or carry it over her shoulder, which she likes to do when her bag is light.

February 4, 2022

not waterproof

I love this bag, but it is not waterproof as it rained the other day and all the contents in my bag got wet I would advise in a rainstorm to pack your things in a plastic bag, then placing them in the bag - for additional protection

Response from Patagonia
February 4, 2022

Hi Muschi, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this pack. We're sorry your gear got wet! You're right, the lightweight recycled nylon ripstop of this ultralight pack is weather-resistant but not waterproof. It is not as resistant to water as the laminated Black Hole products. Please remember you are always welcome to [return]( anything that doesn’t work out for you.

January 24, 2022

Compact when not in use so great as a travel companion

This bag does everything it promises which is a lot considering its versatility. It folds up compactly when not in use and it is very lightweight but of durable fabric. It has cinch straps that give me size versatility. My only complaint is that the back pack straps are a bit confusing as I only use them occasionally. I just pulled this bag out aft... Read Moreer not travelling the past couple of years, and I realize that somewhere along the way the moveable plastic connectors for setting up the back pack straps are missing. I guess they slid off at some point. So, I no longer have back pack function.

Response from Patagonia
January 26, 2022

Thanks for your review Frances! Our customer service team can sometimes send out spare parts for things like lost buckles or backpack straps so we definitely suggest you reach out to them [here]( to see if you can regain that backpack functionality!

January 16, 2022

Almost! Needs a few tweaks...

Hello, this backpack tote come close to the mark, but misses. Patagonia, please up tweak it! needs to not scrape the ground when used as a tote. Perhaps less vertical, more horizonatal (or squared) orientation. tote straps need to fit over shoulders needs a rear slip pocket to slide onto wheeled luggage Love most of the BH line

Response from Patagonia
January 24, 2022

Hey Cora, we appreciate the feedback, we'll share it with the team. If you find that you're unsatisfied with your purchase, you're welcome to [send it back to us](

January 15, 2022

Great bag

Bought this for my wife and she loves it. The bag is compact, but big enlightening to carry extra clothes for the kiddo. She uses it to carry things when biking also.

December 27, 2021

Awesome tote bag

Love this tote bag ! This tote was supposed to be a Christmas gift for a family member, But I ended up keeping it for myself, !!! , I can fit everything in this bag.

December 21, 2021

Perfect day bag

I bought this to replace my purse as well as Crossbody. Can also be used for a day hike, going to the gym, beach, etc. Its so versatile! I love the size, pockets, backpack straps, and option to be a tote. It fits so many things inside, and looks great. True Patagonia quality. Highly recommend!

December 4, 2021

Good shopping bag, but....

I walk to the supermarket and this has become my grocery shopping bag. It holds a surprising amount, and is washable. The backpack straps are comfortable with heavy loads (think liquor store). The sternum strap keeps the backpack in place on my slippery synthetic jacket. The bag's inside pocket holds coupons and the outside pocket holds my mas... Read Morek, shopping list, etc. So I'm pretty happy with this as a shopping bag. I purchased this bag to use for travel, though. Nitpicks that are giving me doubts: 1. The backpack buckles slip too easily, and I'm forever having to readjust the straps. I'm thinking about securing the tail ends with Velcro. 2. The dangling interior compression straps are annoying, especially since I'll probably never use them. I'd prefer them to be tuckable or removable like the sternum strap. I don't want to cut them off, so again, Velcro? 3. The stretchy water bottle pockets are shallow and wide, and I'll need to find a way to stop my heavy Yeti bottle falling out. That thing could crack a tile floor. More Velcro? Hmmm.

December 1, 2021

Everyone NEEDS this bag!

Love, love, love this bag! The size is perfect from stuffing an extra jacket to holding a beach towel. 2 side pockets for my Camelback. A zippered outside pocket for my phone. It is genius that this tote turns into a backpack. Buy this bagyou wont be disappointed.

November 30, 2021

Great casual city bag

Love all the pockets but I wouldn't recommend this for any sport activity. The bag is not very durable, a rip-stop panel rippred within a month. I think that I had grocerys in it. The bag is also not designed for sport acitities, light weight and boxy in design. I basically use it as a gym bag and casual city bag

November 28, 2021

Great lightweight pack

I use this pack for my swimming and gym bag. It is lightweight and fits everything I need for swimming and pilates. I also use it as my carry-on when I travel.

November 13, 2021


This is the perfect bag for toting things around. It is especially wonderful for traveling on airplanes. It is "just right" in every respect--lightweight, zippered pockets where needed and wanted, tote or backpack options, good looking, unfussy, and practical. I love it. It makes a great gift for others too.

November 12, 2021

Great bag goes anywhere!

This backpack folds down to the size of a burrito, yet holds much more than you think. I pack it in my suitcase for when I explore around the cities I visit. Great accessory.

November 2, 2021

Great Bag

Bag is versatile- I love the use of a tote and back pack combination as well as fitting it into a pouch for storage . The bag is roomy with more to pack in. It does not hold it's shape shape per se as a traditional back pack when not filled ;however is lite and comfortable to wear !

October 25, 2021

Nice pack but

I really wanted to like this pack a lot. Its great looking and its got easy access to put things in and getting things out. But it doesnt work well at all as an actual backpack. More of a tote. But its listed as a backpack. Thats why only three stars. Its just too flimsy as a backpack. As just a tote its just way too expensive for what it is.

October 20, 2021

Great all purpose tote

This tote is perfect for my needs. I love that it doubles as a backpack. Also, I love the color combo I selected (kind of a tan and olive green). I haven't washed it yet but I'm sure it will come through just fine. It's the same great quality you'd expect from Patagonia!

October 18, 2021


Not up to usual quality. I doubt it will last very long. Flimsy material.

October 17, 2021

Utility at it's finest

I purchased this bag for my 23 year old college student and she loved it so much that I purchased another one for myself. Soon, the whole family will have one. Bag is strong, lightweight and portable. Holds more than you would think. Another Patagonia winner.

October 14, 2021

Blackhole for real

I was able to pack all of my clothing and a pair of shoes for a week and a half trip across the country! I cant say I was surprised but I WAS surprised how much it fit!!

October 9, 2021

Love this day bag!

Just got back from an epic camping/sailing trip on Catalina. This bag was perfect! You can fit a ton or not! It doesnt fit like a traditional backpack but it gets the job done!

October 7, 2021

Great Bag But Overpriced

This bag is made with good materials and is accurately portrayed in photos and description. My only complaint is the price pointthis is a tote bag with a backpack price tag, and should be listed a good $20 cheaper.

Response from Patagonia
October 13, 2021

Hey Adam, thanks for taking the time to write a product review on the Black Hole Tote Pack! What's awesome about this product is that the various straps allow the option to use it over the shoulders as an ultralight backpack or tote bag - providing more versatility depending on your needs. Of course, if you aren't satisfied with it, you are welcome to [send]( it back to us at your earliest convenience.

October 4, 2021

The perfect backpack!

I love the versatility of this backpack. I can use it as a carry on, pack and use at my destination, use it walking or riding my bike to the grocery store, etc.

September 9, 2021

My 'purse'

This is my everyday bag. I use it for hiking, commuting to work (laptop slides right in), and for traveling too. It is the perfect all around bag. Love that it has handles and backpack straps. It is easy to clean and water resistant.

September 3, 2021

Over engineered tote bag

I like the idea of this bag, its exactly what I needed for work. It just falls short on performance. Since the bag is light weight (when it really doesn't need to be) it doesn't hold its shape, and because of the silnylon (or similar) type fabric, it just slides all over the place. When I try to place things in the bag its just a chore. A... Read Moredditionally, I am not able to use it as a backpack. Its just too small. I am a larger guy, so this could be the issue. I wish I would have just got a proper backpack now.

Response from Patagonia
September 13, 2021

Hi Mike, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear about the disappointment that you've experienced with the pack. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

August 30, 2021

So light and functional

This is one of my favorite Patagonia items I own. It is lightweight, super functional and cute. I use it for shopping, hiking, airplane rides.... so many things. I have gifted this numerous times and all the recipients rave about this bag!

August 27, 2021

Light weight and compact

I havent had a chance to use this product yet but, right out of the package it looks great. Plenty of room for day trips and beyond. Compacts down to nothing and comfortable to strap on.

August 17, 2021

Great tote

Lightweight. Packable. Versatile. The ultimate travel tote

August 16, 2021

Great dual function

I bought this to use as a flight carry on, but am also using it for other things. Love the convertible option from backpack to tote. However, I like to be able to sling backpacks over one shoulder with one strap during short bag shuttles. For some reason, this item does not work well like that. It feels out of balance and/or doesnt want to stay the... Read Morere. Ive never had that issue with other backpacks, even flimsy ones. Not sure the issue yet. Will keep using and trouble shoot. Ill just put the tote handles over my shoulder instead when not using both backpack straps.

August 15, 2021

Love this bag

This bag is so convenient and versatile. Water resistant and lightweight. Love it!

August 8, 2021

Has room for everything you need

Has room for everything you need

August 1, 2021

Very light weight pack/tote

Typical Patagonia style and quality. I just wish it was constructed with the same material as the other Black Hole duffels - heavier, waterproof material. It would also benefit from heavier material to give it more structure when partially filled. The lightweight material does allow it to be stuffed down to a smaller size, but this is not an import... Read Moreant feature to me. I am definitely keeping the bag! Might add another style that is heavier for rougher use.

July 30, 2021

Great Packable Backpack

Purchased this backpack recently as a simple, packable, functional bag to use on outings and daytrips with my family. Its perfect for my needs. I like to organize and it provides ample spots for everything I need to carry. Great job Patagonia!

July 9, 2021

Almost perfect

I just returned from a work trip that I used this backpack every day. And its almost perfect. I wish the tote handles were a few inches longer, its awkward to hold on your shoulder when its on the full side. I also wish it had a crossbody strap- I use a 40L backpack for almost all of my luggage needs and the tote straps were a little short and unco... Read Moremfortable to put over my shoulder while also wearing a pack, a longer crossbody strap would make this the perfect packable convertible bag!

Response from Patagonia
July 14, 2021

We really appreciate this valuable and thoughtful feedback on the sizing, features and function of this bag. You may want to consider our [Ultralight Black Hole Sling]( Thanks for your review, Emily!

July 8, 2021

Versatile, functional bag but not quite 5 star build

This bag is really awesome, packable, tons of storage, rad material and great for toting gear and layers around in my bike basket all summer! The bag itself is a little hard to use when it is emptier because the bottom is wide and does not have cinch straps so it just flops around without a lot of structure as a backpack.

June 30, 2021

Great tote for carrying everyday items.

I've only used the tote twice but it worked out great. We had a small trip to another town this past weekend and my wife had to go to a coffee shop to do some work via her computer. We put both our computers in the tote and it worked out great. I plan to use the tote as a backup carry on if there are any problems with size etc... during flight... Read Mores we plan to take later in the year. I also plan to use it every day for groceries and day to day shopping. It's a great add and a good replacement for a tote that I used (and wore out) after 6 yrs of day to day use.

June 29, 2021

Super practical and cool!

This bag is very practical and can be use for travel and every day. I love the color. I got the yellow one.

June 28, 2021

Best bag ever!

I love this bag! Super lightweight, holds a ton of stuff, and you can carry it as a backpack or a tote. Durability and pockets are also great. What more could you ask for?? :)

June 28, 2021

Versatile perfection

Great for hiking and the grocery store. Perfect catch all for errands or long weekends.

June 26, 2021

Greatest Tote-Pack EVER!

I love this bag, you can wear it like a backpack or carry it Tote style! Its fits a lot of stuff. I love the side stretchy pockets, perfect for my water bottles. One of the inner pockets holds my phone and keys, my tablet fits in another inner pocket thats padded! The Black Hole Tote-Pack is my go-to bag that carries everything!

June 26, 2021

Great Tote

I have been looking/waiting for this (ultralight black hole tote pack 27L my adult life. The everything tote! Good job y'all!!

June 19, 2021

My "Every Day" Bag

This bag is easy to carry and holds everything I need. I tend towards large purses and the ability to wear this as a backpack is a real plus.

June 18, 2021

So many design flaws

I really wanted to like this bag, and was so excited to get it, but I find it barely usable. The 2 water bottle holders are so large that even a 40 oz Hydraflask will fall out if you bend over or swing the bag off of your shoulder, much less a 21 oz one. The tote straps do not tuck or clip in anywhere, so they are easily tangled with the backpack s... Read Moretraps. As well, as noted by others, the weight distribution of the bag when you have something heavy on it pulls the straps up so high that the chest strap is nearly at your neck and the bag feels like it's hanging from your shoulders. So weird and so uncomfortable. Hoping I can return through where I purchased, but am really disappointed and had high hopes for this!

Response from Patagonia
June 23, 2021

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write a product review! We're so sorry to hear that you are disappointed with your Ultralight Black Hole Tote Pack. We have passed your feedback along to our Design Team who are constantly improving and revising our styles. All of our items are covered under our Ironclad Guarantee, so you are welcome to [return]( it at any time.

June 16, 2021

Shoulder strap way too short

We bought 4 of the BlackHole 27L, 2 for us & 2 as gifts- while we love the idea of the bag and it is made well- the shoulder straps are entirely too short and you can barely carry it on your arm. We were hoping to take these to Europe in the winter to the Xmas markets - but no way will these go on our shoulder with a coat on. Would be a perfect... Read More 5 star if the shoulder straps were long enough to be a true tote

May 17, 2021

Lightweight and awesome colors!

I was looking for a new everyday bag and I found it! So lightweight and packs quite a bit. I also love its color. Get it!

May 16, 2021

Great Bag! I

Folds small and holds a great deal of stuff. Also, very durable and not flimsy!

April 29, 2021

Not good for grocery carrying as a backpack

Im 5 8, 170 lbs and I use this bag to walk groceries to and from home. For me, the bag hangs all weight on your shoulders and neck rather than hugging in using your body to hold the weight. Even after I tighten the shoulder straps, the chest strap laddering is so high that it pulls just below my collar bone at its lowest setting and into my neck at... Read More its highest. I think this design works best for light things, like the diapers people are mentioning, but when it comes to using it for heavier grocery backpack style carrying, Id suggest another way. Also, the bag occasionally scrapes the ground for me when I carry it in tote mode, the 27 L is mostly vertically oriented vs. a more wide tote.

Response from Patagonia
April 29, 2021

Hi Cole, we are sorry to hear that this didn't work well for what you'd hope to use it for. Please feel free to [return]( this back if you don't want to hang onto it. Thanks!

April 24, 2021

Holds a lot

This backpack really holds a lot and is comfortable to wear. The straps are alittle awkward to get on and the chest strap isn't comfortable even though I did move it down. It's still too high. I just don't use it and it's fine. It washed well.

April 19, 2021

Perfect bike bag

Good tote for my bike basket and I can put it on my back as well.

April 12, 2021

Fantastic Pack

Super packable, light, and comfortable. I use it as a quick stuff sack for day trips around town and I love it.

April 11, 2021

Amazing Bag, get it!

This bag is everything I was looking for. It's light, has lots of space and goes from kid activity to my own outdoor activities with ease. Very well made.

April 8, 2021

Cute, but not durable

I love the look, size, and concept of this bag, but it is just not durable at all. I've only had it for two weeks and it already has a small tear in the bottom, some sort of fabric pull/tuft on the side, and it stains incredibly easily (side note - would love to know the wash instructions for this?? Maybe it's fixable). It rubbed against ... Read Morea plastic bag and some ink came off on it, and I can't get it out. There's also unknown stains where it lies against my back. All I do is wear it to work and around town... I haven't been on a rugged backpacking trip or anything. And I don't really stuff it or put super heavy things in it. So far it is still functional! And I can confirm it's fairly water proof, which impressed me. But I worry that it really won't last me very long at all, and the staining thing is really a bummer. I loved the light blue so much, but I guess there was a reason it was on sale! I would suggest a darker color if you buy it. Also - what on earth are the clips inside the bag for? Not a problem, but they do sometimes get in the way and I've no clue how they would be useful. Might cut them off if I continue using the bag.

Response from Patagonia
May 12, 2021

Hi Amy, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that the bag ripped after two weeks and that it has stained in a few places. We definitely expect better quality out of our gear so we'd consider this a warranty issue. We've reached out to you directly with further assistance.

March 21, 2021

Perfect for a gym bag

I got this bag because I needed something slim for the gym lockers, which are narrow. I had been stuffing a duffel into the locker and wasn't too keen on keeping that up. This bag fit perfectly, and I love that it's also a backpack so I can easily carry it home while cycling.

March 11, 2021

Very versatile and useful

It's light and has many useful pockets and buckles and zips and scrunchies. Perfect for day to day carrying needs. Considering using also as a diaper bag for anyone with a newborn.

March 9, 2021

Tote Bag

It is great - very light weight, and hold a lot. Folds up small when not using it. Perfect for day hikes.

March 9, 2021

Super functional

This bag is amazing. I love how it has a lot of pockets, & I especially like the stretchy side pockets because they are so deep. I use the strap pouch to store my iPad & notebooks because the padding works well to protect larger electronics.

March 7, 2021

Tote Pack 27 liters

Love this bag. Use it to carry swim stuff to the pool. It holds a lot of gear.

February 26, 2021

Handy spare

Great utility bag for work- love the option to pack it away into its own pocket when not need -so far so good!

February 17, 2021

Great for the beach

We use this all the time, its a great size and packs down so I can take it anywhere.

January 23, 2021

Every day all year

I've been using these for years, every day, as a shopping bag, purse, hiking backpack, on the ski slopes, and back and forth to work. (My friends all do too, now). It's not a fashion bag but it sure is unbeatable for function. They seem light and a little flimsy but never seem to wear out. Keep the pockets as they are, please Patagonia-- ... Read Morethere was a year the front pocket was vertical and I kept losing stuff out of it! The big side pockets are good now too, enough for a medium water bottle or a hat/gloves (or the ubiquitous hand sanitizer and extra mask).

January 7, 2021

Scrapes the ground if you're not tall

I'm well within the standard range of heights for women (5'2"), and am sad to find that this bag doesn't work for my height. If you have anything in the bag, say an apple, it bulges out at the bottom and the bag easily scrapes the ground if you try to hold it like a normal tote. I cut out a piece of cardboard to reinforce the bo... Read Morettom, and it helps but it still scrapes. I'm always conscious of how high I'm holding it above the ground and that makes it a high-maintenence bag. I literally give it to my boyfriend to hold, not because it's too heavy for me, but because he can hold it without needing to crook his elbow. I haven't had this issue with any other totes. They need to take an inch off the bottom and take a bit of a hit to the capacity. The straps are just the right length to where I can wear the bag over my shoulder with a coat on, but couldn't be shortened any more. They should test this out on more women. Otherwise, it would be such a great and handy bag. So sad -- and now I can't return because there's scrapes on the bottom.

Response from Patagonia
February 11, 2021

Hi Emma! Thank you for your review. We're so sorry the tote pack didn't work out. All our items are backed by our Ironclad Guarantee. Please [contact]( us and we'd be happy to work with you!

Sorry, no reviews match your criteria. Clear or modify your filters and try again.

Popular searches