The North Face Base Camp Duffel

4 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Specs

XS S M L XL
Weight 2 lb 5 oz / 1050 g 2 lb 12 oz / 1250 g 3 lb 8 oz / 1600 g 4 lb / 1820 g 4 lb 15 oz / 2240 g
Capacity 1525 cu in / 25 L 2560 cu in / 42 L 4395 cu in / 72 L 5495 cu in / 90 L 9460 cu in / 155 L
Dimensions 18 in x 11 in x 11 in / 46 cm x 28 cm x 28 cm 20 in x 12 in x 12 in / 51 cm x 31 cm x 31 cm 24 in x 15 in x 15 in / 61 cm x 38 cm x 38 cm 28 in x 16 in x 16 in / 71 cm x 41 cm x 41 cm 32 in x 19 in x 19 in / 81 cm x 48 cm x 48 cm
Fabric 1000D Phthalate-Free TPE Fabric Laminate, 840D Jr. Ballistics Nylon 1000D Phthalate-Free TPE Fabric Laminate, 840D Jr. Ballistics Nylon 1000D Phthalate-Free TPE Fabric Laminate, 840D Jr. Ballistics Nylon 1000D Phthalate-Free TPE Fabric Laminate, 840D Jr. Ballistics Nylon 1000D Phthalate-Free TPE Fabric Laminate, 840D Jr. Ballistics Nylon
Price $90.00 USD $110.00 USD $125.00 USD $135.00 USD $160.00 USD

Reviews

0

It's huge!! Excelent for an expedition or for travel…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120

Summary

It's huge!! Excelent for an expedition or for travel anywhere without concern of dust, or an angry cargo man dropping it.

Pros

  • Size
  • Straps
  • Material

Use it for packaging to EL CHALTEN. 

Have two of them and they were enough for me and my wife trekking in Patagonia. We put our backpacks in them for safety. And there was also space to put our stuff (clothes, shoes, etc.)

I love them.

0

This is a super durable bag that can stand up to some…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Moosejaw)

Summary

This is a super durable bag that can stand up to some pretty rigorous outdoor activity. The Base Camp Duffel also looks casual enough to use just as a weekender bag for clothes and essentials for the road.

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great color choices
  • Backpack straps

Cons

  • Could use more pockets

Moosejaw hooked me up with a small Base Camp Duffel and it's actually even more awesome than I expected it to be. The straps that let you wear it backpack style are my favorite thing about the bag. why don't all duffels have a hands-free feature?

The bag is super tough and even made it through my puppy's teething stage, unlike most other things I own. This has got to be the most durable bag I've ever owned. On top of function, the color is totally awesome.

I honestly don't have a bad thing to say about this bag. This bag is great on the trails or even just as a clothes holder for a quick weekend getaway. I wouldn't mind having some more pockets, though. Maybe some smaller easy to access zipper pouches on the outside.

The bag has one main compartment and a mesh zipper pocket inside the top flap of the duffel. If you enjoy compartmentalizing your various travel items, this may not be the bag for you. If you don't mind everything being in the same place, this is a great bag. Especially if you're rough on luggage.

Overall, this is a high quality bag that adjusts to your carrying needs.

0

Used for backpacking trough Colombia, Iceland, and…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 145 usd

Summary

Used for backpacking trough Colombia, Iceland, and China. Backpack straps make it easy to carry heavier loads, but not comfortable for carrying longer than 20 mins. No issues carrying the large size on plane (though never had it stuffed full). Durable, does well in rain, and looks great.

Pros

  • Backpack straps help with heavier loads
  • Durable construction
  • Good warranty

Cons

  • Not comfortable to carry for more than 20 mins
  • Backpack straps can't be removed when not needed

Bought and used to replace a typical backpacker backpack for extended travel as it has larger capacity and can still pass for a carry-on on a plane.

Used the large size for 20-day trip through Colombia. Held up well to bus, boat, and plane travel (both checked and carried on). Contents remained dry in 15 min downpour. Mostly used backpack style for carrying to and from hostel/airport/bus terminal. I always tightened the side straps before heading to the airport so the bag was as slim as possible and could therefore be carried on.

0

Simple, durable, and bombproof. While it may just…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140

Summary

Simple, durable, and bombproof.

Pros

  • Durability
  • Simplicity
  • Ease to carry

Cons

  • Price
  • Zipper sometimes gets stuck

While it may just be a "duffel," the TNF Base Camp Duffel is nearly indestructible, easy to load (one large compartment with one inner mesh pocket), and it is easy to carry: it has two handles and two backpack-like shoulder straps in addition to compression straps to cinch down the load.  

The zipper sometimes gets stuck when the load is full and the price tag is a bit steep but, all things considered, you get what you pay for and it's a fantastic purchase.  I have both a large one and a medium one, and the above can be said for both.