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Backcountry All Around 40L Duffel

$99.95 - $109.95
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Why We Built The All Around 40L Duffel

With handy versatility in mind, the Backcountry All Around 40L Duffel hauls gear for car camping, short road trips, and even hauling gear. We designed it as the smallest member in our lineup of duffels, it's perfect for weekends away from the city, and it boasts a durable construction that can handle rugged adventures or dusty travels.

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • A mid-sized duffel for car camping and travel
  • Rugged construction is ready to handle life on the road
  • Internal waterproof pocket is perfect for storing wet gear
  • Detachable shoulder straps double as a backpack carry
  • Gear loops and compression straps help you pack efficiently
  • Black colorway comes with reflective branding
  • Item #BCC00E2

Material
[face fabric] 300D tarpaulin, [pocket lining] 210D waterproof nylon
Volume
40L (2440cu in)
Backpack Carry
yes, stowable
Pockets
[external] 1 zippered stash, [internal] 1 zippered waterproof, 2 zippered lid
Compression
yes
Closure
zipper
Dimensions
23 x 11.5 x 10.5in
Claimed Weight
2lb 8oz
Recommended Use
casual, travel
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

great size duffle

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

i love the size of it

>Rating: 5

Don't leave home without it

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

This bag is one of the best duffels I've owned. The material is fantastic super durable and easy to wipe clean. The backpack straps are my favorite feature that allow you to take this bag anywhere and fill it to the max. Has great pockets on the sides and on the inner flap that allow you to keep all your stuff organized and secure.

>Rating: 5

Great Gear Duffel

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

I am so glad this duffel popped up in a Backcountry ad! My husband would say I don't need any more duffels - have a Pata Black Hole and an Arc' one too - but decided to ask my gearhead on a whim (two of our duffels are currently "fire season" grab/go ready). This has become my gear bag for weekend trips - no more throwing things in the car in piles. It fits all my extra layers, gloves, jackets, etc., for skiing in one easy to access location. Plus, I can stash stuff in the larger end pocket. It's definitely a well thought out bag. If you're on the fence about giving it a whirl, I highly recommend it!

>Rating: 5

The perfect duffel bag

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this bag for a wide variety of uses. I have used it to keep all of my fly fishing stuff like boots, waist pack and waders inside of it. You can also attach your rod tube to the outside of the bag. The shoulder straps make it convenient to carry around. Since then, after a good cleaning I've used it for airline travel (fits nicely in overhead or under the seat), holding my snowboarding outerwear and helmet, and my bike things. 10/10 recommend this duffel. Oh, it's pretty weather resistant too.

How do you clean it? Mine has a funk about it that I do not want transmitted to my gear.

>Rating: 5

More substantial than the black hole

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
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True to size

Definitely seems much more durable than the Patagonia Black Hole, which I have as a 55L. It is also a more rigid material so it does not pack down as well, but wears as a backpack / stays open while packing much better. Lastly has compression straps. As long as storing the empty bag is not high on the priority list, this is the better option of the two in my opinion. Also, its leaps and bounds more refined than the original Backcountry Welded Duffel (2015 vintage).

>Rating: 4

Very good travel duffel

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

I purchased this duffel with the intention of using it for airline travel and general travel needs. It certainly meet those needs. Pros: Rugged design, weather resistant, simple, comfortable straps for carrying as a backpack and are easily removable. Cons: Oversized side compartment can get in the way and is bulky. Would be improved by adding a way to cinch these down while maintaining the usefulness of having a large side pocket. I would also appreciate having an area for ID in case getting lost. Solid purchase!

>Rating: 5

LOVE the dry sack compartment!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

I wanted a great weekender bag that could also be used as a solid carry-on bag for travels. What really drew me to this bag was the dry sack that is sewn right into the side pocket. I sweat A LOT, so I need to keep my used running clothes and shoes separate from the rest of my stuff. I've used this duffel a few times now, and I'm in love. The dry sack expands large enough to basically have all my dirty clothes packed into the dry sack when it's time to head back home. The only thing I would suggest is some way to be able to compress the dry sack. I only use the backpack straps on this duffel, because it frees up my hands to carry the cooler / climbing gear / cookware / etc. to the car (because carrying it all in one trip is always the challenge). The backpack straps are comfy and easy to adjust, and they don't come loose / unadjusted while in use (which I've had issues with on other duffels)! Plus, this pack fits my torso well (5'2" height)! But, if the backpack carry isn't your thing, the backpack straps can be removed. This is a solid duffel that will last for years of travels. P.S. The shark color is a really pretty grayish soft lavender color. If anything I want comes in some kind of purple, I get the purple. And this shark color has become my favorite shade of purple!

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>Rating: 5

I love this thing

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

This thing goes everywhere with me. It's seen several climbing trips, flights, and everything in between. A great size for a packing a weekends worth of clothes or even more. I use it to carry all my climbing gear too, and it works great. Its a super function, and super durable bag that works for every adventure so far, and I'll definitely be buying another one.

>Rating: 5

Best Duffel

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

Got it for my girlfriends snow gear this season and she loves it, has room for all of her gear and boots. She loves that it has a dry bag installed into the bag itself. Would absolutely purchase again!

Got
>Rating: 5

Best Duffel I've Ever Used

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I love this bag. I got the 60L bag a couple years ago and used it for quite a few trips. Last year I decided to get the 40L as the bigger bag was more than I needed for most trips. It really is a great size and fits quite a bit, but is compact and super easy for a carryon bag. I got my wife one at the beginning of this year, and she's loved it too. It's light weight, durable, and the backpack straps make it super easy to pack around. My favorite feature is the waterproof pouch. It expands into the main compartment as you can see in the picture. I primarily use it for my dirty clothes. During the trip clothes transfer from the main compartment to the pouch and I'm able to keep everything contained without having smell or anything get on other clothes. Then when I'm done with the trip it's easy to dump out the dirty clothes and put anything back that wasn't used. We used to bring a garbage back to put dirty clothes in, and this is so much easier. I've used this for car travel, camping, and flights, and it's great in any situation. Not as many pockets for those of you who like everything to have its own spot, but I don't end up using all of the pockets it does have most of the time. Love this bag.

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>Rating: 4

Good features, good price, not perfect

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

I've been looking forward to trying Backcountry's new line of gear. After a few uses, I feel confident saying that the the 40L duffel is well-made and looks sharp. Pros: I love the zip compartments on the duffel, esp. the waterproof compartment for wet gear. Cons: I wish the opening to the main compartment was wider and the backpack straps are unnecessary and get in the way. This duffel works great as a gym bag (esp. since it has a waterproof compartment), a go-bag, wet gear storage, or a place to store small gear in your car. I wouldn't recommend it as a travel bag. Most travelers need more space and should use a larger duffel. And if you are a minimalist traveler, you should get a 40L backpack that was designed and built as a backpack. Overall, this duffel is a welcome competitor to bags by Patagonia, and the North Face.

>Rating: 5

40L duffel--perfect

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

Best all around duffel, given price/value. I keep mine in my truck at all times, ready for use. It's not as thick as the North Face Base Camp Duffel, but this means it's lighter...a plus. Also, the pockets are much better than the North Face Base Camp duffel.

Best
>Rating: 5

The Perfect Duffel

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
40L

I bought this bag to use on my trip to Alaska last week. It was nice that it had the backpack strap options in addition to the regular handles. It was plenty roomy and I ended up using the side packet for my wet clothes which was perfect for separating them from the dry clothes. It was easy to fit in an overhead bin on the airplane and I even got a couple compliments on it. One night it got rained on for a few hours but the zippers held and my clothes were still completely dry inside in the morning. I would definitely recommend this duffel since so far it feels pretty bomb proof.

>Rating: 4

Not the same color at all

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I'm disappointed because I really liked the "shark" color, but it doesn't look like the photo. It's dark, like a muted plum color. Seems high quality though!

>Rating: 5

Use it for Everything

Size, features, adaptability to back, shoulder or hand carry. Tough, durable fabric. Can use it for gym, gear-hauler, etc...

>Rating: 5

Great Multi-Purpose bag

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This is one of the higher quality, multi-use duffel bags I've purchased. I was able to travel abroad for 2 weeks with this bag (minimalist style packing) as well as carry pheasant hunting gear out to South Dakota. The high quality zipper and fabric overlay on top of the zipper prevent dust and grim from reaching your gear. The zippered side pouch is a great feature and allows you to quarantine your stanky clothes from your clean clothes. Highly recommend.

>Rating: 5

Always by my desk

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I use this duffel every week. It's excellent for packing a change of clothes for the office after a dawn patrol ski run before work. I really like the separate compartment for keeping wet items or shoes away from your nice clothes. The backpack straps are really handy for keeping your hands free for other items. It's very well made - I feel like it will last me for decades of travel. If you are doing a bigger trip, go for the larger sizes. I find the 40L to be perfect for day to day life (gym, office, etc.) and up to 3 or 4 day weekend trips.

>Rating: 5

Awesome bag for any purpose

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This is a really awesome duffel bag. I use it to keep all of my fishing gear in. It easily fits my waders, wading boots, hip pack and some other essentials in it. The gear loops and compression straps come in handy when clipping things to the bag or clipping in my rod tube. This bag is also great for traveling. The straps allowing it to be carried like a backpack make is a nice carry on with all of your clothes for your trip so you can avoid paying for a checked bag. They fit easily into overhead compartments. The fabric of this bag is also really durable and water repellent so you won't need to worry about your gear inside getting wet. I recommend this bag for sure!

>Rating: 5

Great All Around Bag

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I love how durable this bag is. Shoulder straps are super convenient and comfortable. Cinch straps allow you to compress the bag in case you don't use it's max capacity. The separate shoe compartment is super useful to keep your dirty kicks away from the rest of the stuff you're packing. The outside pocket is a little difficult to zip and unzip but that's only a minor inconvenience. I wish the inside pocket was large enough to stick a tablet or laptop in but it's not. I've used this bag for the gym, traveling, and weekend warrior sports. When traveling I've used this bag for a 3 day trip.

>Rating: 5

Solid Gear Bag

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I got this bag as a gear bag for bike rides and for that it works pretty well. The space is well configured to hold just about everything for a ride or a weekend trip and construction quality seems good. Out of the box the bag smelled real plasticky which made it seem cheap but that smell has faded. The backpack style straps are an easy on/off which is nice and worked pretty well but the excess strap is a little too long and they take up to much space when packed into the bag. I could have used another medium size pocket but that's just personal preference. Beyond that, I really like the extendable side pocket for shoes or dirty laundry, the zip top opens and closes smoothly with one hand, and the material seems tough.

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is this carry-on size?

Hi Elizabeth - it sure is! Fits well both in the overhead compartment as well as at your feet. I travel with it all the time (both domestic and international) and have had no issues.

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Does the black color have a logo on the end? If so, what color are the logos?

Hey David, Yes it does! It has a black logo on the end - just like the logo color on the side of the duffel in the main image.

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Does this have a traditional sling type shoulder strap? If not, how comfortable are the backpack straps when carrying like a traditional sling type?

Hi Christopher, While the bag is designed for a backpack carry, you can easily convert to a shoulder carry. Entirely remove on of the straps and stow it away. Unclip one end of the remaining strap and re-attach to the buckle used by the strap you just removed. Lengthen the remaining strap as necessary and now you can carry the bag shoulder style. Ben

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I may end up having to hike for 5-6 hours with this bag on as a backpack (with just enough stuff in it for an overnight trip), does anyone have any feedback on how comfortable it is to wear as a backpack for long periods of time or if I should try to find an alternative? Otherwise it suits my needs perfectly.

Hey Amanda! This is a great duffel but I would not suggest using it for a 5-6 hour hike. If you are looking for something to use that is similar but is designed for a longer hike, I would recommend checking out the Osprey Fairview 40L: https://www.backcountry.com/osprey-packs-fairview-40-backpack-womens?s=a . If you have any other questions or need assistance with an existing order or placing an order, please feel free to contact us on Chat or call us at 1-800-409-4502. Thanks!

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How much does this bag weigh?

2lb 8oz

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Is this bag the same as the Backcountry Trekker 40L duffel bag?

Yes it is! We changed the style name because we swapped out some of the buckles on the prior version to be metal (vs. plastic before).