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jan5083728 wrote an answer about on October 7, 2012

These are larger than you might think. The "medium" will be quite large enough for a two-week trip (especially to a warm climate). I fit a month worth of clothing in it. If you pack light, you might even consider the "small", which easily fits in the overhead rack (even fully stuffed). Here's a thought -- order the small and medium, see which one you like, and return the other. Or... return both for the large, as some people are suggesting (but this definitely will not fit in the overhead).) But don't make a decision until you stuff your stuff into the bag -- they are deceptively large.

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jan5083728 wrote a review of on October 7, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have several of these bags. My sense is that they are somewhat larger than you might think from the descriptions. The shape makes then imminently stuffable (even over-stuffable) I've had the medium bag (big enough for a month of clothing) and the small bag (which I use for a large volume of underwater camera equipment) for several years, and I just bought the extra-small bag (which is not tiny, despite the name, and probably good as a weekend bag, or for specialized gear). The small bag, fully stuffed, fits int he overhead rack of a plane end in, so it makes a great carry-on bag. These bags are all built very well, and are tough. Great travel bags. Reasonably comfortable with the backpack straps, but must be packed carefully to provide padding and comfort. My only complaint is I wish NF would make them truly waterproof, not just water resistant (which they are) -- they should keep exactly the same design, but add waterproof zippers (while keeping the flaps) and factory-seal the seams. These two little changes would make a great bag perfect.

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jan5083728 wrote an answer about on January 24, 2012

North Face does the same thing with their Base Camp duffels: waterproof fabric, but NOT waterproof seals (factory sealed) and zippers (the new type with rubber covers). These two improvements would make this type of duffel MUCH more water resistant (even if it doesn't make them completely waterproof). Seems like such a simple thing to change.

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