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Take the stress out of your travel-luggage.
- TravelShield Grid fabric with TPU coating
- Stashable shoulder strap
- Internal pockets
- Internal load compression straps
- Durable carry-handles
- Locking outer zippers
- Item #LWA000R
- Q & A
Planes, trains, and SUPER SICK SUITCASES
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love this duffle for traveling. First off, they couldn't have done a better job with the wheels. Super sturdy even dragging them through the cobblestone streets or Cuenca. I also love the oversized handle. It makes it much easier to handle this bag over rougher terrain and I get less of that barrel roll action going over curbs sideways - which I seem to never be able to avoid. I like the sturdy closure system. In addition to the two zippers there are four compression straps on all four corners of the bag. Two are permanently attached and the other two flip open easily with the special third prong that keeps it locked during travel. The thick Travel Shield Grid is bomber - we use these bags to travel with lots of first aid supplies and technical gear and they always hold up. The back of the duffle is rigid so you can pack it with just a few things or load it up to the 90L capacity!
Awesome and slightly funky
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought this bag as an alternative to the Patagonia black hole duffel. I have the blue one in the large size. I wanted a somewhat water resistant bag because i'll be traveling with a bunch of people in a car full of wet kayak gear in Chile for a month, and I want dry socks and a dry sleeping bag. So far I have tested it out on the wetest Moab trip ever (tent with inches of rain in it and an evac from canyonlands) and my stuff stayed dry. I also have it on a PNW trip now and it's doing the trick.
The only thing that is kind of funky about it is the lack of plastic fastex buckles. It has these metal loop closures that are a pain, especially when it comes to the backpack straps (those are nice though!). I'm thinking I might pick up some 1" fastex buckles and try replacing the metal closures.
Otherwise, the bag seems well made in general and is big enough for a long trip. I like the small zipper pockets on either side and the big zipper container inside.
Is this bag water-resistant? Doing a backpacking trip in Nepal and need a sturdy and water-resistant/proof duffel for gear.
it is water resistant, but not waterproof. Technically, in order to be considered waterproof it needs to be able to be fully submerged. This will protect against light rain, snow and water pray, but it wont protect against full submersion.