Marmot Long Hauler Large ($149)

From proven outdoor models with backpack straps to rolling designs for travel, below are the year's top duffels
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Travel/outdoor

3 lbs. 5.5 oz.

35, 50, 75, 105L

Another quality do-everything duffel for travelers.

Thinner body fabric than most outdoor duffels.

The duffel market at around $140 isn’t unbeatable, but a excellent option for travellers is the huge-sized (75L) Long Hauler from Marmot. Redesigned recently, this bag comes with all the features you’ll require including detachable straps for backpacks, an U-shaped opening for the main compartment with grab handles, internal compression straps, as well as external pockets at each end to hold small items and valuables. All of this makes for an effective and durable duffel whether you’re going to an adventure or packing for a weekend getaway.

This Long Hauler goes up against well-known models such as those of the Patagonia Black Hole, TNF Base Camp and the Osprey Transporter above. For around $10 more, you’ll have a little more room than the Patagonia (55L) or Osprey (65L) However, the Marmot isn’t as slender like the competitors, with the body fabric being a bit thinner at 600 denier (although the base fabric is 1680D and can be a bit rough). We like the pockets that are zippered on both ends and provide you with some extra storage space than the other designs. Marmot has a stuff bag that can be used to organize your items. Overall the Long Hauler is a bit higher priced than the others, and doesn’t come with any distinctive features, but it’s a good choice.

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