ebags Haswell Laptop vs Patagonia Black Hole Mini MLC

  • Great for a small carry-on
  • Smaller than expected
  • Works great for a commuting bag
  • Not the best product from eBags
  • Decently dense padding on the inside
  • Made for travel
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable straps and back panel
  • Good for short hikes or day trips
  • Fits a laptop up to 15 inches in size

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Laptop

ebags Haswell Laptop
eBags Haswell Laptop Backpack | Pack Hacker
Carry-On Compliance View 139/144 Airlines Capacity 10l Estimated Weight (lb) 1 lb (0.5 kg) Dimensions 15.55 in x 11.05 in x 4.13 in (39.5 x 28.1 x 10.5 cm) Notable Materials Polyester, Polyethylene Manufacturing Country China Laptop Compartment Size 13" Warranty Information Warranty
PositivePositive
6 months ago
packhacker.com
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Patagonia Black Hole Mini MLC
It looked more like it was a part of my back rather than a classical "backpack"-look. The Black Hole material is fantastic. It looks really nice and is extremely durable. Luckily I haven't been in a position where it would be able to rip, but from what I've heard the material is incredibly durable.
NegativeNegative
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oktourist3
reddit.com/r/onebag
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Carry-on

ebags Haswell Laptop
eBags Haswell Laptop Backpack | Pack Hacker
Carry-On Compliance View 139/144 Airlines Capacity 10l Estimated Weight (lb) 1 lb (0.5 kg) Dimensions 15.55 in x 11.05 in x 4.13 in (39.5 x 28.1 x 10.5 cm) Notable Materials Polyester, Polyethylene Manufacturing Country China Laptop Compartment Size 13" Warranty Information Warranty
PositivePositive
6 months ago
packhacker.com
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Patagonia Black Hole Mini MLC
I’ve eyed this bag for a while and the sale price puts it right where I want it. Anyone have this bag? Anyone have experience & can recommend something better in the same price range?
They add weight to the bag, and in this case the bag is no longer carry-on compliant anywhere when fully opened. I'm assuming this is not supposed to be an EDC bag so assuming you are using this as a carry-on bag I'd look into \~35L non-expandable bags as an alternative.

Compartment

ebags Haswell Laptop
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eBags Haswell Laptop Backpack Review (Initial Thoughts)
If you want to try to show you it's a little difficult. If you want to, you know, have a taller thing in here like maybe like a lunch box or something and yeah there, you have it it's a pretty simple bag. This is the Haswell laptop bag from eBags
PositivePositive
Pack Hacker Reviews
7 months ago
youtube.com
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Patagonia Black Hole Mini MLC
It looked more like it was a part of my back rather than a classical "backpack"-look. The Black Hole material is fantastic. It looks really nice and is extremely durable. Luckily I haven't been in a position where it would be able to rip, but from what I've heard the material is incredibly durable.
NegativeNegative
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oktourist3
reddit.com/r/onebag
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Size

ebags Haswell Laptop
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eBags Haswell Laptop Backpack Review (Initial Thoughts)
If you want to try to show you it's a little difficult. If you want to, you know, have a taller thing in here like maybe like a lunch box or something and yeah there, you have it it's a pretty simple bag. This is the Haswell laptop bag from eBags
PositivePositive
Pack Hacker Reviews
7 months ago
youtube.com
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Patagonia Black Hole Mini MLC
What is this Patagonia pack? Cabin compatible it seems, and seemingly easy to wear as backpack. Would you recommend?
Pros—black hole bags are tough, Patagonia has a great warranty and repair program, the bag rolls up into its own side pocket to make a very compact package for storage, and Patagonia itself is a great company to support. Personally I think the new Patagonia MLC might be a better travel bag? My MLC is older, but I like it quite a bit with the exception of some poor pocket placement, but the new ones have different pockets. I also like to put a plastic sheet in it to give it a bit more rigidity if I’m using it as a backpack, which you can do because it has a laptop compartment.