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Pros: Many carrying options, easy to load.
Cons: Doesn't fit longer items well, not light.
Best Uses: Expedition climbing, traveling anywhere you need a big, burly duffel.
The North Face Rolling Thunder – Medium is the wheeled silbling of the North Face Base Camp Duffle – Medium, which was the subject of our full review and which won our Editors’ Choice award. The Rolling Thunder is aimed at air travelers. The two are made from the same material and have about the same interior space (73 liters), but are different in several other aspects. The Rolling Thunder differs in these ways:
• It has wheels and a collapsible handle
• It costs about twice as much
• It has a frame
• It weighs 10 lbs, 9 oz vs. 3 lbs, 8 oz
There’s also a big difference in color options. The Base Camp Duffle comes in 12 colors while while the Rolling Thunder has only two: Red/Black and only Black.
Check out the full review of the The North Face Base Camp Duffel and the Duffle Bag Review where we compare the top duffels.
— Steve McNamara
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Most recent review: April 16, 2012
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