The Patagonia Black Hole Messenger is a 22 liter shoulder bag for the daily commuter and constant traveler. The Black Hole Messenger is ready for anything with a 1200D polyester fabric that has a TPU-film laminate and durable water repellent finish, providing your gear with highly weather-resistant protection. Flip open the main flap to reveal a padded 17 inch laptop sleeve, organization panel, two zippered mesh pockets and the rest is just space for lugging your stuff around. On the exterior, a zipper on the front flap and one at the backpanel secure small items that need quick access as well as one large shoulder strap and a removable waist belt. Can you feel the gravitational pull? Sorry, that was a super lame comment.
FEATURES of the Patagonia Black Hole Messenger
Waterproof fabric with bound seams protects your gear in all but the wettest conditions
Main compartment contains two mesh pockets, key keeper and an organizer panel; interior padded sleeve protects most 17" laptops
Main flap with daisy chain, LED attachment loop, and external pocket with water-shedding reversed coil zipper; second zippered pocket and additional daisy chains under the flap
Seatbelt webbing shoulder strap has floating pad equipped with reflective material and webbing attachment points; can be set up for right or left carrying and is fully adjustable with one hand
Three-point adjustable stability strap and padded carrying handle ensure a secure and comfortable carry
Durable Water Repellant
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating that is applied to fabrics which makes them water-resistant, or hydrophobic. It's cute to think of a fabric as being afraid of water. Now if only they could make a bearphobic coating. A DWR finish doesn't interfere with breathability, which makes it perfect for adverse conditions in the backcountry.
Rated 5 out of
A great work bagThis bag is definitely what I've been looking for as a messenger bag. I don't know about the other colors, but black is very stylish and I've received many compliments on it. The space is great and holds everything I need. Also, the water resistance is a great plus. The only thing I wish this bag had was one more pocket on the back of it so I could easily slip something in and out of it, such as keys and whatnot. I would highly recommend the bag to anyone looking for a messenger bag for work or anything fairly casual.
Date published: 2014-09-11
Rated 4 out of
I would love this bag if it fit my 17.3" laptopThe bag doesn't fit my 17.3" laptop (dimensions 16.3" x 10.6"), so I am returning it. I can get my laptop in the laptop pocket if I try, but it won't slip in or out easily. It would be great if the pocket were slightly larger. Other than that, the bag looks tough and well built.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 5 out of
Excellentquality! What a great bag. My new favorite.