Solid, no thrills duffle bag. I use this thing for everything from carrying ski gear to packing clothes for a weekend at the beach. Shows no signs of wear and I'm confident it will last as long as I do. Only con is it could use an additional storage pocket on the outside.
"Great heavy duty bag, large enough for most"
I bought this bag for some upcoming traveling, I was looking for something that I could easily take on a plane without checking. I'll admit I was a little hesitant about the size, as most people described the bag as perfect for overnights or weekend getaways, and I was looking for something that could get me through 5-7 days of travel. I thought about going up to the medium, but was worried about having to possible check the bag, and the medium being too large for short trips. So I bought the small, and figured if it was too small I could exchange it. I did a test pack, and I was able to fit a pair of size 13 sneakers, 3 pair of jeans, the north face toiletry kit, 11 t-shirts, a button down dress shirt and a north face denali jacket with a little room to spare. The bag is well made and is sure to see tons of use, being that it is small enough to be an overnight bag, but big enough to go on a week or more excursion.
I have a chance to use it recently. I can stuff most of my gears inside (mine is M). It is very durable, can say that it is almost 'bombproof'. I love the color as well (cyan with red straps) as it is very distinctive. I wish it had more compartments though and perhaps more zips to access from the side of the bag. Overall I love it!
I got the black Xl duffel. I needed a durable bag for an upcoming trip to S. America - something that can be tossed about, stuffed in the back of a truck, can get wet - and this bag can do all of that!! It's cavernous inside and with all TNF, is very high quality. BUY IT NOW FOR ANY TRIP YOUR TAKING!!!!!!!!!
This bag is awesome, and let me tell you, you can load that bad mama jama up. I travel the country as a travel nurse and just toss this thing in the back of my car or truck. It's so big, it takes up the entire backseat. I can fit half of my closet in it too. It can be become extremely heavy, so I probably wouldn't recommend checking it unless you were ready to pay the overweight fee. Like I said, I've lugged this thing all over and it has held up excellently.. no rips or tears! I've seen other reviewers recommend this thing for a dive bag and I would agree completely.
I used this duffel on my hike to machu piccu. easy to carry with the added extra shoulder straps, water tight - not a single item was damp even though we hiked in rain, sleet and snow ! Get one, it may be your 1st but wont be your last!!
"Totally worth it - look no where else.."
40 days trekking in the Himalayas - this bag took it all and came out smiling. Porters, Yaks, rocks, snow, rain and sun. No leaks (although this isn't supposed to be 100% water proof). Totally dependable and very rugged. Would be nice to have an inside compartment but a minor point. Recommended ++++