This is a great traveling bag. I got it for trips out West when I visit family and we go ATVing and hiking, camping and horse back riding while I'm there. This is perfect for a week's worth of clothes and then some. I carried it on the plane as my main bag and it fit in all the overhead bins just fine. The backpack straps were great when I had to run through the airport to my next plane. This bag is really tough and water proof, I was caught on my ATV on my to a camp site in a severe down pour. Thankfully I had packed my electronics in this bag and not my small backpack, which ended up leaking, but not this bag! Everyone else's clothes and electronics got wet, but all my stuff was bone dry! I love the purple one, it is great in color and I got a matching toiletry kit too, which is water proof too, well to siliva because a horse decided to walk off with it, and nothing was harmed in the process, including the horse. I was able to fit the following into this bag: 8 Shirts, (some were thin sports shirts) a hoodie, a thin sheet like blanket, toiletry kit, large camera, ATV gloves, a slim cube with a belt, socks and other undergarments in it, water bottle, rolled up water bottle, bag with chargers, camping rolled up large pillow, jeans, Bible, head lamp, thin pants, winter hat, sunglasses in case, travel hair dryer, The North Face Fly weight small duffel bag, and a mirco towel (and a few more smaller items) all fit with some room to spare for things brought back. Over all a mist need to any type of traveler!
Everything it boasts to be and more
I bought this and 3 other sizes for my sons. I saw my oldest carrying the large size when he came home for a visit. Amazing duffle bag. I am very picky and quality means a lot to me. His large duffle was so well made, strong, waterproof,I wanted to get him additional sizes. My son is an avid adventurer and uses this all the time. Very easy to clean. After seeing his large duffle, I bought the small to hold some of his climbing gear, and the medium for more camping uses. Bought my other son the large and medium and my sister-in-law (seeing the bag) bought my brother a large also! It is a GREAT bag - having one in every size is a luxury! Perfect for camping - and for travel. Just touch one, look inside, put some stuff in it and you will be sold. Love the handles and the variation on how you can carry it.
Best Bag I Have
I was obsessing about this bag for weeks. I kept looking and looking. After researching forever i finally bought it. I will never regret it. This is the best bag that i own. I absolutely love it. Im taking it on my first winter camping expedition this weekend and i cant wait. I leave tomorrow. It can hold a ton of stuff. They are alot bigger than they appear on the website. the small size it really much bigger than i thought it would be. it can hold all of the clothes and gear that i need for my weekend trip. I highly recommend this bag to everyone. Thanks alot TNF for making such good gear. I will be a life long customer!!!
This is a fantastic bag that I take with me almost everywhere. From toting around as a carry-on to weekend road trips to use as a boat bag or tackle bag on fishing trips, this piece almost never leaves my side. It's durable, simple, and cavernous.
One note, though, while the fabric itself is waterproof, the bag is not. The seams are not taped and the zipper offers no water resistance. After sitting through several hours of torrential rains and T-storms on a boat on a lake, the bag had an inch or two of water in the bottom. Serious rains - water will get in. Light sprinkles, it will stay dry.
Perfect bag for travel -- of any type
I purchased the small duffel as a carry-on for a trip to Asia. Perfect for traveling through multiple airports and stuffing into overheads in airplanes. The back packing straps are comfortable and convenient. I will also be using this for camping later this year and expect the water resistant feature to useful.
There is only one web pocket on the inside of the flap to the main opening to the bag. It would be nice if it had at least one outside accessible pocket for small items such as keys or travel documents without having to open the bag all the way,
Bomb Proof Bag
I have 3 of these bags (S,M,L) and they are fantastic for any trip. I bought this one for my wife before she went to Africa for two weeks as her carry on. The backpack straps come in handy all the time, and the bag is bomb proof. These bags have been schlepped all over the world, been strapped to the roof of my truck through a severe rain storms, been a storage place for firewood at camp, and numerous other rigorous activities and have been solid through and through. Great bag at a great price.
Best duffel bag I have!
I've always been a big fan of The North Face for their engineered products, so getting this bag wasn't a matter of if, but rather a matter of what size. The small duffel is a perfect size bag for light weight travel and just packing the accessories for what ever purpose. I find so many uses for this though bag from my boxing and gym equipment, to carrying clothes for a weekend getaway. I highly suggest this bag to everyone who is looking for something durable while still getting the job done!
Perfect bag for a weekend trip
This is a great duffle for any trip! Use it for a weekend getaway in the summer or winter. The bag is very durable and waterproof so you aren't worried if it's raining or snowing and your contents getting wet. It fits everything you need for 2 people to travel comfortably and it has a shoulder strap and attachable backpack straps if you want to carry it on your back. Great buy!!
This is a great bag. I use it as a gym bag, and while that doesn't stress the bag to the limits, I find that it works great. I have two of these in different sizes, and they have traveled the world over and haven't caused me any stress. I will likely buy another one, but I have yet to determine the size, as I absolutely love them.
All you could want from a duffel bag
Perfect airline overhead bin size, small enough to carry what passes for my normal loads by just using the grab handles. While I completely understand the backpack style shoulder straps for the Base Camp Duffel series--and make good use of them on my larger capacity versions--for the small it seems that a single shoulder strap would do the trick. Not a deal breaker by any means, though.