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The North Face Base Camp Duffel - Large


    The North Face Base Camp Duffel - Large

    This large Base Camp duffel from The North Face is expedition-ready, thanks to burly construction and cavernous space, swallowing gear for trips to Greenland or Greensboro. See details

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    This large Base Camp duffel from The North Face is expedition-ready, thanks to burly construction and cavernous space, swallowing gear for trips to Greenland or Greensboro.

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    This large Base Camp duffel from The North Face is expedition-ready, thanks to burly construction and cavernous space, swallowing gear for trips to Greenland or Greensboro.

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    This large Base Camp duffel from The North Face is expedition-ready, thanks to burly construction and cavernous space, swallowing gear for trips to Greenland or Greensboro.

    • Main compartment features a D-shaped zippered opening for high visibility and easy access to the interior; internal mesh pocket enhances organization
    • Duffel-style handles and twin haul handles on ends provide carrying options and can be used for towing or tying down when traveling
    • Shoulder straps provide comfortable, easy hauling as a backpack
    • 4 side compression straps secure load and stabilize bag when traveling
    • Dual daisy chains along sides let you lash on extra gear or tie onto roof, boat or yak
    • Locking zippers protect your possesions, locks sold separately; ID pocket on top ensures positive identification
    • Constructed of water- and abrasion-resistant 1000-denier polyester with PVC-free thermoplastic elastomer coating to withstand the abuse of travel
    • Commenting on the Base Camp duffel from The North Face, Backpacker April '09 said "... these indestructible carriers ... make short work of stowing and sorting all our junk."

    Please note: The North Face products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


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    The North Face Base Camp Duffel - Large Specs
    Best use
    90 liter
    5,495 cubic inches
    1 main compartment
    28 x 16 x 16 inches
    4 pounds
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    Laptop compartment
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    The North Face Base Camp Duffel - Large

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    The North Face Base Camp Duffel - Large is rated 4.6316 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pack the World Snarky's Musings on the "The North Face Base Camp". I bought this bag in person from the Westheimer REI in Houston. They had a display with stuffed Base Camp bags, so you can see what they look like full. The red doesn't really look like it does on the website, it's a bit more muted. Perhaps if you oiled it, it would look that saturated. The expense of this bag is what you would expect from TNF, but it does deliver as a surprisely durable, good looking product. Also surprising: it's fairly simple without a bunch of useless internal pockets nothing you own would ever fit into. I use the internal mesh pocket to hold the duffle's backpack straps. I would say that there are three things it is missing (that aren't deal breakers): 1. A normal shoulder strap. 2. Taped seams. 3. A water-resistant zipper. I use this bag for holding camping gear on my motorcycle and sometimes truck. Here's an example of what is in mine right now for an upcoming trip: 1. A 2 person tent with rain fly. 2. A mummy sleeping bag (long enough for a 6'1" male). 3. A small pot and an enamel cup. (dromedary hydration tube, spices, and a jar of coffee crystals stored inside these) 4. A small box of (~36) alkaline batteries. 5. A small LED Lantern. 6. A bag full of four (2-serving) freeze-dried meals plus granola bars. 7. A whisperlite stove and a fuel bottle. 8. A mysterious blue foam sleeping pad (stakes and tent poles rolled inside it). 9. A rolled up 10L Dromedary bag. 10. A tool roll with various camping implements such as knifes, tent goop, flash lights, utensils, fire starters, rock hammer and water tablets. 11. A small inflatable pillow. 12. A sleeping bag liner. 13. A couple of rain ponchos. 14. Probably a few other things I can't think of. With all that stuff my bag weighs in at around 32 lbs (~14.5 kg). That fills this bag up to the point where there's still a little room left to stuff a few other things, like toiletries and the like. You could also use that little excess space for light weight dry bags to contain all your gear you want perfectly dry. That said, this bag does a pretty decent job at being water-resistant, without the annoyance of being a fully submersible dry bag (difficult to open and close). I point the zipper away from driving rain and stuff stays as dry as it needs to be. You can always cover it in a plastic bag if you need it to be 100% for equipment or samples. This bag has allowed me to free up pannier space for other things which is great. It ties down easy to my bike due to having lots of webbing loops. This also works the other way and you can strap a full dromedary to the top of it. The zipper is lockable. I run a light weight steel cable through two of the web loops to the lockable zipper, and down to something to lock it to. I use two small, similar keyed locks. One locks the zippers together and to the cable, the other locks the cable to a fixed object. As with anything, if someone wants to steal your stuff, they will, but it gives piece of mind in keeping honest people honest.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXcellent BaGS These bags hands down have got to be the best duffel bags I've every used�?�The durability of these bags on five trips as been Awsome one stands out to mind with lay over in UTAH. My last trip to Cabo San Lucas, I had the opportunity to see my bag from the window of the plan getting tossed into the luggage carts and cringed, as I thought the gifts I bought were surly broken. (They were not thankfully) To makes matters worse there was a complete down pour of rain during our lay over, and even though a short distance from the conveyer belt to the luggage carts every thing was soaked. Waterproof was a huge plus in this situation, as I saw people check their bags as soon as they had them in their possession. Some helpful tips for people interested in these bags: I have two of these bags and the L with backpack straps gets to be pretty heavy if you fill the bag, so pack it evenly. Tighten the backpack straps or else you'll have the hunch back walk about you. This is a good size bag, so if you want a carry on for the plane or overnight getaway I would suggest the medium size depending on how you pack. Happy travels to all�?�.
    Date published: 2014-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Bag Is A Beast! I purchased this bag in mid-October and have already put several thousand kilometers of travel on it. Only a few superficial scuffs from airline baggage handling, but nothing has even left a real scratch on this bag. It is a tight fit, but I can get my 65L internal frame pack plus everything that I normally lash externally (trekking pole, sleeping bag, etc) inside the Large pack. (Smaller bags fit very easily.) This is very useful when I want to travel by airline and check my bag but don't want to worry about damage to my packing gear. Note though that, while this bag folds down quite well, it would take up way to much space in a pack once you arrive at your destination; you really need a "base camp" (ie. airport locker, hotel, etc) to leave it at while you go out packing. When using as a standalone bag, I have been unable to completely fill it with a week's worth of gear, clothes, food, etc. It is *that* big. The side compression straps pull things in really well, which is especially useful when using it in backpack mode. As a backpack, I am able to easily carry the Large as a 182cm tall male. At 160cm, my girlfriend struggles a little bit with a completely full Large backpack, but she has motored through airports successfully. Last note on the review: The REI Cable Lock (Item # 765688) and the Victorinox Travel Sentry Cable Lock (Item # 800518) work brilliantly to secure the bag through the lid zippers.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Duffel This is simply the best duffel I have ever used, period. The material is incredibly burly. The PU-coated nylon is basically waterproof - it just doesn't have taped seams or waterproof zippers. When canoeing in rain and with some splashing, it was absolutely perfect. Nothing got wet. The backpack straps make it easy to haul on your own, or use the side grab handles with a friend for extra heavy loads. All of the webbing is super high quality and the stitching is bombproof. It's not nearly as heavy as you would expect from the construction. The cinch straps work great at compressing the bag when you don't need the capacity. The big, chunky zippers have generous pulls and glide easily. I highly recommend it - I also bought the XL!
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from will it last? hopefully this holds up. i bought one of these a few years ago and it's great. it's been through airports, roof racks in the rain and strapped to mules. it has held up great, no zipper trouble, no holes or rips, basically it's almost bullet proof. so needing another bag, this was my first choice. we'll see how it goes. i think TNF is getting cheap on us. the material is thinner and they got rid of some interior pockets. i hope i'm not editing this review after my next trip
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from NOT WATERPROOF Don't expect this to be waterproof because its not. Regardless, its one of the best.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from it does exactly what it says on the box this bag, along with its smaller sibling (duffel small), has already been around the globe in the few short months since they were picked up in CO. It only took on airline to take the sheen through means of being stuffed in the cargo hold of a grubby plane. At time of writing it is sitting filled with tent sleeping bag and stovetop expresso maker on the tarmac of a very small outback Australian airport, waiting to be loaded onto yet another plane to be jetted off to the Dolomites and then the Alps in France. This bag has an opening that can be filled with what ever you want and sufficient zippers to close it providing it is not over filled, and straps to compact, straps to carry and straps to put on your back. Its durable and will scuff up like you have had it for years in a short time (if those sort of things worry you). I dont normally fill out these reviews but I am bored while waiting on another plane. Get this bag or any of the larger or smaller ones and you will be very happy (though it is just a bag and if you are relying on a bag to make you happy maybe you should spend the money of going to see doctor or psychiatrist)
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor QA and not all that it's known for I work year-round on the Himalayan Plateau conducting climate change research and environmental technology development. Over the past five years I've owned six Base Camp duffels from The North Face, sizes medium to extra large. Out of these, two have been unusably destroyed on their first flight from US to China (I recognize this may be entirely United's fault, but it at least says these bags are indeed "destructible"). I recently purchased my 7th duffel and took it home only to find the shoulder strap was not sewn, leaving the trim and outer nylon unattached and exposing the white foam padding. I called customer service and their warranty department and explained the situation. To consider this support case they require me to pay for the shipping to send in the shoulder strap. I find it completely ridiculous that I am fully responsible for the time and money required to fix their QA problem that should have been stopped before the bag left the factory. Since I work regularly with manufacturers to produce my products in China I understand how something can slip past QC, however, I would have hoped The North Face offers better customer service. If I needed a repair or this was a well-used bag, I can understand paying the shipping cost, but for a brand-new product I'm flabbergasted. Since this mishap and the bag failures I've experienced in the past, I've switched to Patagonia Black Hole duffels and I'm so far satisfied. Additionally, I already work with a factory that produces these so I can personally speak to the high environmental and social standards employed to produce this Patagonia product. I don't know as much about TNF, but on all matters of my experience with the company and its products, I hope my opinion can be somehow changed for the better. Otherwise, I see this as a harbinger for any future interactions with The North Face. I don't support companies that are careless about their customers.
    Date published: 2014-04-16

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