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We’ve written about Patagonia’s Black Hole duffel more times than we can recall. That’s because it’s the perfect travel bag — perfect for a weekend out of town, perfect for a week on the other side of the planet. Patagonia makes it with a highly durable TPU-coated ripstop fabric that holds its own against inclement weather as well as scrapes. We like the 55-liter version because it’s carry-on compliant but still plenty big.
Tanner Bowden is a staff writer at Gear Patrol covering all things outdoors and fitness. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and a former wilderness educator. He lives in Brooklyn but will always identify as a Vermonter.
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