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Gear Review: The North Face Base Camp Duffel

A staff favorite, again and again.
The North Face Base Camp Duffel 200x170The North Face Base Camp Duffel 200x170

Winner of our 2009 Editors’ Choice Gold Award, the XL version of this classic expedition duffel remains our all-time favorite for hauling gear to the far reaches of the globe. The thickly coated (with TPE for durability and water repellency) 1,000-denier polyester has proven virtually indestructible over a collective decade of testing, and the contoured, padded shoulder straps let you carry it in backpack mode much more comfortably than its competitors. Go to for a full review. $160; 155 liters; 4 lbs. 15 oz.;

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