We updated this review in early 2017 and found that the Helly Hansen Duffel Bag 2 is offered in new colors this season! More details are below and in the individual review of the product.
Which duffel bag should you take on your next adventure? We took our favorite burly travel bags (aka "duffle", but more properly spelled "el" for the town of Duffel in Belgium that first manufactured them) and compared them head-to-head to help you decide. We took eight of the industry's top bags and ran through airports in Chamonix, dragged them on sleds across the Alaska Range, stashed them in the rain for weeks on end in Patagonia, and packed them on mules in the Andes of Bolivia and Argentina. Recently we also picked our three favorite rolling duffels and scored them in a similar fashion. While there are literally hundreds of options, we preemptively narrowed it down to only include our tester's favorites. Find out which duffel bags scored the highest, and which will meet your needs the best, by reading below.