The North Face Base Camp Duffel

3 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   1
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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit The North Face's Base Camp Duffel page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

This large Base Camp duffel from The North Face is expedition-ready, thanks to burly construction and cavernous space, swallowing gear for trips to Greenland or Greensboro.

- REI

The North Face Base Camp DuffelThe North Face Base Camp Duffel is the ultimate solution for all your packing needs, when you move out into the great outdoors. Thanks to the extra bartacks and double stitching, the product is doubly secure in its construction. So, you do not have to worry about it ripping or tearing easily. With the alpine-cut shoulder straps, it is designed not to overburden your shoulder, should you choose to carry it on a strenuous trek. The D-zip makes packing and unpacking easy, while the zip flap ensures that the zipper doesn't go through any sort of damage. Internal mesh pockets are fitted in to allow you that extra bit of storage to keep your essential items safe. Also, an ID pocket on top goes a long way to ensure you don't misplace the important documents. Thanks to The North Face Base Camp Duffel, all your storage worries are in the past!

- SunnySports

Top professional athletes and photographers, industry insiders and average Joes all have means of utilizing this awesome The North Face Duffel bag. This is NOT your average duffel bag. Made from a durable laminate material, it is a super bomber travel bag. Amply resilient to sit outside in the rain, to be roughed around in-flight, or to be transported up a mountain via a yak, this is one burly duffel bag. 90-liter volume provides ideal storage for everything from family days on the lake to extended trips lasting three to four days. Four compression straps allow you to load it to the brim or cinch it down with half a load or less. Main compartment with internal mesh pockets facilitates organization. ID pocket on top for easy access at security checks. Locking zippers keep valuables safe. Alpine-cut shoulder straps allow you to wear it as a backpack duffel bag when you're sick of carrying it by hand. D-zip opening with zipper flap protects luggage. Twin haul handles on ends for easy loading and unloading. Rugged construction with extra bartacks and double stitching. This The North Face Base Camp Duffel goes anywhere and everywhere - from the plane to your back, your trunk to the river raft. Avg Weight: 4 lbs (1820 g). Dimensions: 28 x 16 x 16 (in) / 71 x 41 x 41 (cm). Fabric: Phthalate-free TPE fabric laminate, 840D Jr. ballistics nylon. Volume: 5495 in3 (90 liters). Available Color(s): Cosmic Blue/High Rise Grey, TNF Black, Military Green Woodland Print/TNF Black, Moab Khaki/Red Orange

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Base Camp Duffel FEATURES of The North Face Base Camp Duffel Alpine-cut shoulder straps D-zip opening with zipper flap Twin haul handles on ends Rugged construction with extra bartacks and double stitching Four compression straps Main compartment with internal mesh pockets ID pocket on top Locking zippers Packaged in reusable tote to minimize retail display space needed SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Base Camp Duffel 1000D phthalate-free TPE fabric laminate, 840D Jr. ballistics nylon SPECIFICATIONS for Extra Small Average Weight: 2 lbs 5 oz / 1050 g Volume: 1525 cubic inches / 25 liter Dimension: 17 x 11 x 11in. / 43 x 28 x 28 cm SPECIFICATIONS for Small Average Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz / 1250 g Volume: 2560 cubic inches / 42 liter Dimension: 20 x 12 x 12in. / 51 x 31 x 31 cm SPECIFICATIONS for Medium Average Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz / 1600 g Volume: 4395 cubic inches / 72 liter Dimension: 24 x 15 x 15in. / 61 x 38 x 38 cm SPECIFICATIONS for Large Average Weight: 4 lbs / 1820 g Volume: 5495 cubic inches / 90 liter Dimension: 28 x 16 x 16in. / 71 x 41 x 41 cm SPECIFICATIONS for Extra Large Average Weight: 4 lbs 15 oz / 2240 g Volume: 9460 cubic inches / 155 liter Dimension: 32 x 19 x 19in. / 81 x 48 x 48 cm This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw