The North Face Longhaul 30" is a more traditional piece of rolling luggage utilizing a large "U" shaped zipper and a clam shell design. This design makes it a great option for travelers who want easy access to their main compartment without having to do a lot of rummaging around. The Longhaul 30" also features an extremely durable and mega-stiff frame that handles any load fantastically and its 36" extended handle height makes it easier and more wieldy than most rolling bags on the market; a feature even more appreciated by our smaller testers. The only downsides of the Longhaul 30" is that it's a little harder to utilize its full volume (AKA packed super full). The shallow lower half of the clam shell design burdens packing the Longhaul to the brim and as a result our testers think it feels a little smaller than its 88L volume would lead you to believe.
There's a new Longhaul in town! The North Face has made some serious updates to this duffel. Keep reading to get the details.