In fall of 2015, The North Face made some changes to their classic bag, adding features like a large access pocket at the end of the bag and updating some of the materials. Keep reading to find out more about these changes.
The Base Camp Duffel sets the bar to which every other duffel bag is compared. While it has been around forever, the Base Camp has undergone only minor revisions and is still at the top of the pack and in line with all the more expensive duffels we tested. It has nearly all the features you need and nothing you don't. Designed with expeditions in mind, the Base Camp duffels are extremely durable and easy to carry. The Base Camp easily lashes to a sled for glacier travel and straps to Jeeps, buses and even yaks. It has many carrying options and external compression straps for lugging through airports. It is made of durable, highly water resistant fabric.
See how this compared to other products in its class on our complete Duffel Bag Review.
The North Face Rolling Thunder for the same great features as the duffel we reviewed with the added ease of wheels! This bag retails for $320 and is significantly heavier than the non-wheeled version we tested, but the extendable handle and wheels make for easy airport travel. If you like the sound of the Base Camp but are looking for an airport-friendly bag, the Rolling Thunder may be your perfect fit.