The North Face Base Camp Duffle is hailed as the king of heavy duty duffles, and for good reason. It's a legendary classic that has been around for over 30 years with little changes since it inception. This is the Small Base Camp Duffle, the 50-litre version. Made from a highly durable, 'bomb-proof' 1000D TPE fabric laminate that is phthalate-free and reinforced with a beastly 1680D junior ballistic nylon base, the Small Base Camp Duffle will protect your gear from abrasion, stretching, drops and falls and keeps it dry from the wet elements too. It's a bag that's amply resilient to be roughed around in-flight, or to be transported up the alps via a mountain yak. The small size is suitable for a weekend stay or a sports day.
The Small Base Camp Duffle features a spacious main compartment, accessible via a large D-zip opening with a weather-resistant flap to keep it extra protected. The main compartment is a simple open space with a zippered mesh sleeve on the inside of the D-zip flap. The outside cap side of the bag features a small zippered pocket useful for a phone, wallet, keys or the like. Daisy chain webbing is featured around the bag for easy attaching of accessories. Compression straps are available on both sides of the bag for a more compact fit.
The Small Base Camp Duffle has a three-fold carry. From the side padded haul handles, the top padded haul handles or the detachable, adjustable, alpine-cut shoulder straps that have been improved to provide a more comfortable and ergonomic fit and to reduce strap twisting. A water-resistant ID badge is available on the top of the bag. With all these notable features in mind, the North Face Small Base Camp Duffle is a force to be reckoned with.
Check out our comprehensive review of the Base Camp Duffle over at our blog.
“Well constructed bag, lacks some features. Nicely designed and constructed duffel. Feels like it would take a beating and last a long time. The downsides; the main compartment zips are not lockable, the back pack straps difficult to remove and stow, no shoulder strap included.”
“Perfect for 7 day trip anywhere. Perfect for someone who is looking to travel lite with only carry on but will get away with 10 days with of travel gear. Lite durable water proof with a simple design for ease of carry. Size small is perfect being the same size and a wheelie type carry on bag. Highly recommend this bag.”
“perfect bag for everything . Durable, the lifetime warranty should say it all. Small is perfect size for carry on.”
“Very cool bag. I'm traveling with carry on only and this will be perfect. Love the backpack style handles.”
“Great little sports and sleepover bag for kids (7-14?). We have a number of these bags for traveling, since they are very light and durable. For short distances they can also be used as a backpack. Lately we also started using them as a sports bag, since they can easily be washed down when you have some sweaty stuff in them. While the m size bag is a good size as an adults sports bag the s size seems to be the right one for kids. Alternatively the also come in handy as a weekend travel bag for them.”
“Best carry on backpack. Perfect size for carry-on and quality is excellent.”
“Great little travel and sports bag for kids around 8-10. Was looking for a light, but durable bag that my kids can use for sport and short trips or a sleepover. This bag is perfect for it. Had originally ordered the medium size one, but found it too big for a 9 year old boy. This one is perfect.”
“Perfect size bag for carry on luggage, backpacking or weekend trips. . .”
“Classic TNF duffel strength and durability. The new redesigned north face duffel has all the classic features of robust materials, simple but accessible main compartment & a new end pocket. All very good. I'm yet to use the bag for an extended trip - and the new side handles may take some getting used to. But everything else is as expected & i'm sure i'll get many years of use from it!”
“Bought for gym, exchanged for smaller size. This would make a great carry on bag and could take you on a decent trip while still getting around baggage fees, however, i returned this and purchased a smaller size. Better prices than the sydney store for this brand.”