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Black Wolf Bladerunner

Black Wolf Bladerunner

3.9 from 18 reviews

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EddoGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 2 reviews

Great Bag


My wife and I have had our 80 20 blade runner bags for 3 years. So far they have survived 2 back packer style trips through Central Europe and the Balkans and more recently a trip through the Middle East. Airports, all different forms of public transport and regularly chucked onto the roof of buses, bags have performed well and are still in good condition. Its a bit disconcerting to read of non repairable wheel failures experienced by other people.

Purchased in June 2016 at Anaconda for $200.00.


roddoPerth, WA

Not built to last a lifetime


I bought this 110+30L bag a few years ago. It has been my main travel bag. I don't do that many trips and I look after my stuff with care. The backing plate for the top handle has broken off and is now tearing through the material. It should not be called rip-stop, because it's just simply ripping.

Additionally the zip tags have been breaking off which is disappointing for a premium product.

Purchased in May 2012 at Bagworld for $220.00.

Black Wolf 80/20 Bladerunner


I have had this for years and it has never failed..Impressed me that much I told my Team mates and they use them now..They get abused thru the airports and dragged thru mud n dirt and the wheels just keep on going..Big enough for all my gear yet smaller than the competition which means I can pack more gear as the weight isnt all Bag.



Blck Wold Bladerunner 80+20


My wife and I have had 8 of these over the years and we have never missed a beat. We have had to replace 4 due to airline handling damage, and the airline replaced them each time without an issue. We travel extensively and these bags have been sturdy, strong and problem free. The only reason I have replaced them (other than airline damage) is after lengthy time they get old - just like all of us. But we have never had wheel problems or anything else, and packing them is easy from the bottom up. One last useful tip is that we use TSA locks on the key sippers, and coloured plastic ties on the lesser ones. then it is easy to spot of anyone has tampered with the bags.

Chris G

Chris GSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews
  • Verified purchase

OK for short term


I have had two of these bags in the past 3 years. I travel a lot so the warranty really appealed and I rely on a reliable sturdy product. I have really given the product a fair go. When the first one failed after 6 months they replaced easily. The second time not interested in replacing. Mode failure the same in both cases - fabric falling apart and zipper breaking. Quite good function up until failure. Plenty of room and easy to pack. Easy to wheel, Not a product for serious travelling but maybe good for one trip per year,.



Great until the wheels fell apart


Purchased the 40+10 Bladerunner and it was great for a few trips, until the wheels started falling apart.
Blackwolf weren't interested in replacing in fact couldn't get anyone to repair/replace due to style of wheels (which have apparently been changed in later Bladrunner versions).
Lots of zippered pockets and different sections, but none of this is of any use if the wheels fall apart.



  • 2 reviews

Be careful! Wheels are already busted




  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Almost perfect choice for luggage black wolf blade runner 60+20


Fabulous all-round, heavy duty. Only tip is keep what you put in the two compartments very segregated as if you want things from the bottom section first, the top section which in sort of the lid is heavy and awkward to lift. So always pack what you'll be needing either first, or what you would need overnight or first couple of days if on the move. Once I got the hang of just how to smartly pack it, it's the best luggage ever. I just use bits of string to hold all the zips together securely. They just cut little locks anyway! The numerous handles are a godsend. Great robust luggage, mine has just done 2 months solid all over the world.



Good Bag BIG Problem Wheel Construction


Done alot of domestic and international travel with my Bladerunner 80+20
Poor structural integrity with wheel design
Blackwolf will not accept warrenty claim on lifetime warrenty
Great service from my local supplier
Kimberley Camping Mngr Bruce
Poor response from Blackwolf
Its a good bag but wheel design is weak and cant survive luggage carrousels
Focus on a solution Blackwolf
My next bag will not be Blackwolf !


iitravelSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Quality construction



joycePerth, WA

Wheels are useless and cannot be replaced


We travelled with our Bladerunner 80 plus 20 bags and one wheel got damaged in transit. We asked Black Wolf rep to review re warrenty/replacement both requests were declined saying it was wear and tear not warranty. I have contacted Black Wolf customer service and spoken to marco a couple of times re my complaint and asked him to submit my request to his manager and advise. I have had no response. Very disappointed. Thank you. Joyce



  • 4 reviews

Highly Recommend Black Wolf Bladerunner 60+20 & 80+20




  • 5 reviews

Bladerunner 80+20 first choice when I travel


I travel almost every week for work plus take a major trip every two years for holidays. I have gone through many bags so feel I know what's a good bag.

The bladerunner in my opinion would be my pick of a bag if I had to make a decision, why?

Easy to move whether on wheels or backpack
Expands to take more gear if required
Plenty of pockets so you don't rummage through looking for a ticket or charger for phone
Well built and will stand up to plenty of abuse with by airlines
Well priced.

I highly recommend these bags and in particular the 80/20 size not too big not too small for a few weeks of travel.



  • 3 reviews

Black Wolf Bladerunner.


This is a great bag. A little more expensive than consumer grade but its built to stand up to baggage handler abuse. It will still be going when 3 of the cheaper ones are gone. Built strong and tough with very practical features. The wheels are really heavy duty.



  • 8 reviews

Still going strong.


Travelled overseas 3 times (India, Alaska & Europe) 18 weeks in total. Also buses and four wheel drives in outback Australia. Bag has weathered all that has been dished up to it. So good I have purchased another 2 for other family members who now also rave about their bags.
Later addition to review.
Have clocked up another 16 weeks now through South America, also the Kimberley and Africa, (more four wheel drives) and still going STRONG.
Good looking, durable, durable, durable, many pockets. The material just wears and wears. Bag has been thrown around for nearly 5 years and does not appear worn, no stiching give way or wear and still has no tears.

Black Wolf Blade Runner 60+20




  • 10 reviews

Great bag.


This bag has been around the world a couple of times and still looks like new. They are great value for money. I like the two main compartments, use one for winter clothes and one for summer if travelling south to north. Like the "dirty shoes" pocket, useful for dirty washing if your boots are not dirty. Expandable if needed, though I pack with the expansion open and then zip closed to compress the bag. Fully packed with arctic gear only weighs about 16Kg.
Tough. Many handy pockets. Handles on top, sides and ends for easy handling. Sturdy wheels, compact for small boot spaces. Easy to spot on the bag carousel.
Can't think of any problems except people asking where I got it from when OS


Sounds like just what I need. All the other brands I've looked at so far look a bit flimsy.
what size do you have?


Thanks Ken. I'm going to order one of the 60+20 bags.



  • 6 reviews

Great bag, durable, and with many pockets


Questions & Answers



I'm heading overseas for 8 weeks through Canada, US, Columbia & Galapagos Islands. Am not sure if it's the 80/20 or 110/30 I'm wanting to buy for this trip. What size do you suggest? Has anyone experience with both sizes?

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80/20 was fine for me for 5 weeks in South America. Best test is get your gear together and see how bulky it is and how big a bag you need.

Old Toolie

Old Toolieasked

What does the 60.20 or 80.20 mean?

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Its the capacity in litres....60 l expanding to 80

Old Toolie
Old Toolie

Thank you, that's a start. Given that most holiday makers would be packing approximately 20 - 25kg of much the same clothing and a couple pairs of shoes, would that fit into a 60 + 20 size bag? Its no good me buying a bag that holds only about 15kg of clothing and meantime I can't relate 60+20 into kgs. Genuine buyer.


I have a 60 + 20. Thats in litres I think. Anyway when packed and the expansion "closed", that is 60 litres it weighs about 16 or 17 kg. Thats with a spare pair of shoes. I learned long ago that packing light pays off. My wife has a 80 + 20 and its a much bigger bag, but she does not need the expansion to bring it to 100. Her bag tends to weigh about 21 to 22 kg. We have found that often domestic flights have a 20kg limit and we can usually get by OK. I think 60 + 20 would hold 21 to 22 kg if the expansion was open. Hope this helps.

Janelle Carter

Janelle Carterasked

We are hiring a car on our holiday and are not sure two large hardsided suitcases will fit in the boot. We are considering buying this duffel, with the hope that it might compress to fit in the footwell if need be. Does the Bladerunner compress to a smaller size if you take it's contents out or is it's frame too sturdy?

Thank you!

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My wife and I have hired two cars in the UK on extended driving holidays. Both were VW golf diesel. The first time we had Bladerunners 60/20 and 80/20. It was a struggle to get both bags in the boot. The 60 fit in lengthways and the 80 was sort of diagonal in the space left, still OK when we figured it out. But a bit of a squeeze. The bags are a bit flexible as well. The second holiday we also hired a Golf and this trip we had 2 60/20 bladerunners. They fitted in side by side no problem, with enough room for smaller bags like a small backpack. We always bring a bit more home than we leave with so depending on your destination, pack light. e.g Clothes are usually cheaper OS than in Australia. There is always the expansion if needed as well.

Janelle Carter
Janelle Carter

Thanks Ken, still deciding between the 60/20 and the 80/20

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