All Around All Around is Backcountry’s addition to the market for outdoor duffels and is a extension of their expanding collection of gear in-house. Like The Patagonia Black Hole as well as The North Face Base Camp above, it features an U-shaped zipper opening with several pockets for organization and the option of using it as an actual backpack. Similar to The Base Camp, an external zipper at the other side opens up to a second compartment that is ideal for keeping dirty laundry separate from shoes.
Backcountry did not necessarily bring something new in the realm of All Around, but they have created a high-quality bag at an affordable cost. When compared to our top-rated Black Hole It is in terms of durability (300-denier fabric against. The Patagonia’s high-density 900 denier) and weather-proofing (the Backcountry lacks the waterproof laminate that is found in Black Hole), weather resistance (the Backcountry lacks the waterproof laminate coating of Black Hole) as well as capacities. Additionally it is the All Around is only available in a limited number of colors and you’ll either like or dislike the bold goat logo on the other side. We applaud Backcountry for their work but, at about the same cost, you can go to the tried-and-true Black Hole.