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Patagonia Black Hole 45L MLC Bag

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    Tech Specs

    Material:
    450D polyester ripstop, TPU film laminate, DWR finish
    Volume:
    45L (2745cu in)
    Backpack Carry:
    tuck-away shoulder straps
    Pockets:
    2 zippered main compartments, 2 small zippered, 2 slip
    Carry-On:
    yes
    Closure:
    zippered
    Dimensions:
    22.75 x 6.75 x 18in
    Claimed Weight:
    3lb 5.1oz
    Recommended Use:
    travel
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    lifetime

    Patagonia's most popular bags had a baby.

    The Black Hole MLC Bag combines Patagonia's most popular traveling luggage—the MLC, which stands for Maximum Legal Carry-On—with the same fabric that makes the Black Hole luggage so popular among the alpinists and outdoor adventurers. This laminated fabric boasts long-lasting protection against weather and abrasion alike. You can carry this MLC Bag with the removable shoulder strap, the tuck-away shoulder straps, or the sewn-on handles for versatile convenience. The large compartment splits in two so you can keep your clean and dirty clothes separate.

    • Carry-on bag that boasts myriads of travel-friendly features
    • 45L capacity suitable for three to five day trips
    • Tuck-away backpack straps and removable shoulder strap
    • Split main compartment separates clean clothes from dirty shoes
    • Internal organization for laptops, documents, tickets, and more
    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    Headache Free Packing

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use my MLC along with a 70L Black Hole Rolling Duffel and it's the perfect combination for just about any traveling that I do. The MLC holds WAY more than you would expect out of a 45L bag and the rectangular layout makes it super easy to keep things neat and organized. The zippered pockets help keep things structured so my stuff doesn't end up all over the place in the bag, regardless of I'm carrying it. Plus, the slide on feature along the back of the pack makes it super easy to partner the MLC with my rolling bag.

    Worth it

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I travel frequently and saw so many reviews about this bag. I was hesitated wondering if it is worth to buy "one more" bag. Turned out I have been using this one the most and my husband even ask me to borrow it for his business travel because the bag is easy to fit many things in this bag and you can use it as a backpack. My favorite part is the zipper on the back that allows the backpack to be able to slide to my roller bag, and the laptop sleeve on the back is perfect.

    Love it BUT

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Love this bag! Use it all the time for business and pleasure air travel. Compliments galore on its style. Very functional for a 2-4 day trip. BUT - no internal straps to keep clothes stable within the large clothes compartment. They move around somewhat unless it’s packed tight. I use a lightweight down coat to keep stability. Other than that - love it!

    Great looking bag with key flaws

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    Have used an old MLC bag for a long time plus had recently purchased 60L Black Hole so figured this would be a slam dunk. Upon arrival, bag looked great, sturdy, and new shoulder straps worked well. Then the side pocket confused me. Instead of a place where eg a water bottle could go, the bag had a heavy duty name tag. Oh well, a bag designer going a bit overboard on the heavy duty piece. Not the biggest deal. but room for improvement needed. Then inside the bag. One side had three overlapping big zippered pockets. Not bad. Would have been good if there was a smaller zippered pocket but adequate. The other side has one big room. However, whereas the old MLC has a somewhat loose but usable strapped compression system, useful to keep things in place, the new bag, meant to be carried on your back, does not. That means that unless you fill it completely to the max, things move around at will. For an overnight bag that does not work. Hope they fix this with a minimum of a set of straps as on the other Black Holes. A mesh compression system would be better.

    Damn near perfect...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have lived out of this bag working in Europe, and travelling down in Central America for weeks+. The bag functions well, and never get's a second look from any flight attendant as a carry-on. One note : the straps are a shade narrow (as others have mentioned) if you have to cover some distance fully loaded, wearing it like a backpack, really consider having someone mod them so they're slightly wider.

    Great bag!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Love this bag--easy to carry on my back--also easy to sling over a roller. So many compartments and pockets. Stays organized and very durable.

    MLC 45L Bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Great all around travel bag. Has many options to carry it. Great access and dividers. Heavy duty construction. Wish they had more color options.

    Great travel Bag

      Nice bag that matches my other blackhole luggage.

      The only bag you need...

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I purchased this for my husband to replace an “irreplaceable” almost 20 year old MLC. I was unsure about the Black Hole version, but thankfully he was not. He is so pleased with the updates. This bag has a place for everything, and holds more than you would think! Multiple zippered compartments organize all of the small stuff. The Black Hole exterior looks and feels like it will easliy survive another 20 years of road trips. It’s pure Patagonia quality throughout.

      Unanswered Question

      What is the interior color of the black Black Hole MLC? I like the understated exterior, but I like a contrasting color inside to make finding things easier (the one issue I have with my TNF Base Camp Duffel). Thanks.

      Great Addition to the Black Hole Series

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is a great bag for travel. It fits more than you would expect it to. It's well made and rides comfortably as a back pack. I was able to get through 3 weeks in Europe with just this bag.

      We’re you able to use this as a carry on only? We don’t want to have to check bags

      Taylor S. I have looked at carry on limits, and on all the airlines I've checked, the dimensions fit! I'll be taking it to europe carry on only.