Product reviews/11/21/2023

ISPO Award Winner: Black Hole® Wheeled Duffel 100L by Patagonia

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This iconic duffel bag features cutting-edge sustainability updates, a sleek matte finish, collapsible construction, and a strong focus on repairability. Crafted with a commitment to quality, this duffel isn't just a favorite for its durability; it's designed to last for years, if not decades.

The Black Hole Wheeled Duffel 100L is the perfect travel companion for all athletes, gear-heads, travelers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Patagonia's Black Hole® Wheeled Duffels have a storied history as trusted travel companions, but the brand knew it could do better. The mission is to reduce waste in the manufacturing process and enhance functionality based on years of field-testing and valuable feedback. These updates consider the entire product lifecycle, from production to end-of-life.

Patagonia takes a significant step towards sustainability with a groundbreaking approach. The duffel is crafted from a recycled TPU-film laminate, capturing waste that would otherwise go unused. Every 1,000 yards of TPU coated material generates 35 kg of wasted TPU, but this innovative material captures that waste and turns it into high-quality goods.

The bag's design revolves around the efficient loading and unloading of your belongings. The recycled TPU-coated material offers outstanding abrasion resistance and water repellence, protecting your gear from the harshest baggage handling. This luggage piece is not only eco-friendly but also built to withstand the rigors of travel.

For easy storage, the duffel can be compressed to save space.
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"Black Hole® Wheeled Duffels have been trusted travel companions for many years, but we knew we could improve them. We wanted to take on the huge task of addressing waste in the manufacturing process and refine the duffels’ function based on years of field testing and feedback. These updates take the full life of the product into account, making improvements from the manufacturing process all the way through to retirement after many years of use", explains Austin Robbs, Category Director Equipment, Accessories and Logo at Patagonia.

The Black Hole material is exceptionally tough and resistant to abrasion and water, making it perfect for travel. With its proven longevity and a focus on converting TPU coatings to recycled materials, Patagonia builds a robust and sustainable product from the ground up. Plus: this duffel comes with spare parts and repair guides, ensuring you can address mid-trip failures and allow the bag to serve you for a lifetime.

Spare parts and repair guides are included.
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This is what the jury of the ISPO Award says about the Black Hole® Wheeled Duffel 100L by Patagonia:

"A proven product that becomes even more sustainable through the use of the new recycled TPU film material and at the same time reduces its ecological footprint"

4 reasons why the Black Hole® Wheeled Duffel 100L by Patagonia convinced the jury:

  • Very robust recycled TPU coating
  • Spare parts and repair guides are included.
  • High focus on longevity
  • Lifelong Ironclad Guarantee (return, repair, refund)

Product specifications:

  • Colors: black, seabird grey, smolder blue
  • Target Audience: Athletes, gear heads, travelers, and outdoor enthusiasts
  • Intended Usage: Perfect for gear-intensive or extended travel
  • Features: High abrasion resistance, eco-friendly, recycled, water-repellent
  • Price: € 450.00

The Black Hole® Wheeled Duffel 100L will be available in in-store and online starting August 2024.

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