Roll further, faster.
- Made from strong, durable TPE tarpaulin to prevent abrasion and damage to your luggage
- One large main compartment with internal compression straps will allow you to pack a bushel of carrots with your suit
- The retractable handle is designed for people who are not ambidextrous
- Durable custom wheels with protective wheel housing roll smoothly
- The protective skid rails keep your goods from getting crushed when the bus driver tries to put a large sack of rice on your duffel
- Easy-access zippered top pocket for a book or your passport and tickets
- Bottom, top, and side handles for easy loading
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After going through several cheap gear bags on ski trips I finally buckled down and bought this on a recommendation from a friend. I witnessed His rolling thunder bag touring the world. Always overstuffed and mistreated. sure he'd get dinged for extra weight once in a while, but that beats buying a new bag every year. I'm several trips into my rolling thunders now and haven't looked back.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
I havent used it personally as it was a gift but my buddy loves it. He can fit all his snowboarding gear in it with extra room. Super sturdy.
Here are the product specs for the different sizes:
Avg Weight: 10 lbs 9 oz (4790 g)
Dimensions: 27" x 16" x 11" (68 cm x 41 cm x 28 cm)
Volume: 4455 in3 (73 liters)
HAS RETRACTABLE HANDLE
Avg Weight: 11 lbs 10 oz (5275 g)
Dimensions: 31.5" x 16" x 14" (80 cm x 41 cm x 36 cm)
Volume: 7325 in3 (120 liters)
DOES NOT HAVE RETRACTABLE HANDLE
Both will meet most airline size specifications (>62" total L+W+H), although you can easily exceed the 50lbs weight limit on the Large if you're not careful!
- Gender: Male
I change my opinion on this thing. Be sure to balance the weight so that it can stand properly, though it's still prone to tipping. Considering it's a bit overpriced, I give it 4 stars but as a bag it's well featured with loops that I don't use, and compression straps inside, a bit odd but ok, and one large compartment with one smaller section on the head/top part. Not bad if you can swallow the price.
Perfect for packing to all you need. We need this as we go back and forth internationally, but understand a completely large size full bag can inherit airline hefty baggage fees or be too heavy to go through some airports (sometimes we pack heavy comforts from home to host country). Durable and easy to transport. Nice side compartments on the side for seperating smaller items. Expandable handles on every size but large. The pull handles on the large size work quite nice without making the whole unit too large and awkward to pull.
As earlier reviews have stated; this bag is huge. I don't know if it's ideal for airline travel, but if you're looking for one bag to fit every piece of gear you'd ever need to take on a trip, this is the bag for you. I was most impressed with the durability of the materials used. This bag should last for many years even with the roughest treatment!
Will the medium size fit downhill ski boots easily?
This is big bag, even in medium.
Avg Weight: 10 lbs 9 oz (4790 g) Volume: 4455 in3 (73 liters) Dimension: 27 x 16 x 11 (68 cm x 41 cm x 28 cm)
What's the weight for M size??
10 lbs 9 oz (4790 g)
Is this bag different in Large than in Medium?
There is only a picture of the bag in Medium
There is not any differences in function or style, just a larger capacity.
The large does not have the "Ambidextrous retractable handle." Check it out http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/equipment-luggage_duffels-filter-category-wheeled/rolling-thunder-large_2.html
How about waterproof? or water resistant?
This bag will have better water resistance over the Dakine. It's not waterproof, but it will prevent short term water exposure from seeping through.
The large size of this bag does not have the extend-able handle. Only the medium and the small sizes of this bag have that feature.