It's not your average duffle bag. Made from a durable laminate material, the Base Camp Duffel is a bomber of a bag. Amply resilient to be roughed around in-flight, or to be transported up a mountain via a yak, this is one burly duffel bag. 42-litre volume provides ideal storage for trips three days or less.
The editors of USA's Backpacker magazine swear by the Base Camp Duffles. It even won the Editors' Choice 2009 Gold Award for Luggage! That's a recommendation that's hard to ignore.
Check out this head to head review and photos of the North Face Base Camp (XL size) Vs Patagonia Black Hole Duffle over on our Whiteboard Blog.
“iconic trow around . Now i don\'t worry about my bag anymore, trow it, kick it, it can take it all. Great for active people.”
“Great backpacking bag. Perfect for plane carry on luggage. Fits so much and handy with the full open zip.”
“Good, heavy duty bag...with a few minor flaws. Pretty much what the title says, the bag feels bomb proof. The vinyl (or whatever the main material is) feels super solid and thick. The zips are also quite large and industrial feeling which is a good thing. I would have liked the design to include maybe a single smaller pocket inside to keep small loose things in but it\'s not a big deal. My main gripe with this bag is that unless you\'re carrying a bag full of house bricks unzipping the bag is a 2 handed process due to how heavy the zip is. Besides that it\'s awesome :).”
“A good to mid sized duffle. Good and durable, if not a bit overpriced. This is the second one of these i have purchased, the other being a 70l (large). Can carry with handles, or on back with the \'backpack\'style straps - although no waist band.”
“Perfect sized bag. This bag is everything the description in the video describes. It\'s sturdy, spacious and easy to use. I\'m using my bag for a 6 day trip and it fit everything i needed. I would say for myself that it\'s a bit big for a gym bag but perfect for a small trip away.”
“Best bag for carry on . Perfect size for carry on luggage, super comfortable on back.”
“Looking for a REALLY durable bag? This is it! People were not joking when they said this was bomb-proof! The backpack straps are very convenient -- good for moving around airports with three boys in tow. I was hooked the moment i read it was the right size for carry-on airline luggage.”
“This bag NEEDS scuff marks! Bought this bag for my short trips and so that i can use this is a hand luggage. Whilst i can\'t say that i have tried this in all planes, but this most certainly fits into the 737 and 767 qantas planes with ease, and well within the capacity of the overhead compartments. Because of the construction, this bag can actually be overloaded to a point that picking it up is hard, so beware :) finally, this bag looks \"odd\" without scuff marks :) will need to continually use it to \"break\" it in.”
“Perfect gym bag size with durability and style. Most bags claim to be water proof well this one is. Most bags claim to fit you gym cloth plus change of cloths, well this does. It is light with a smooth finish and dependant on colour you can be reserved or flash. Some sports bag break your back and other can not fit the basics, this is just right, well done north face and rush faster for supplying.”
“Best bag! I bought this bag for my boyfriend and he loves it. He uses it for the gym and says its great!”