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The North Face Base Camp 95L Duffel

$158.95
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Why We Like The Base Camp 95L Duffel

When we're planning a two-week road trip down the Baja coast in search of waves, we pack everything we need in the Base Camp 95L Duffel. Large enough to fit our yoga mat, beach towel, blanket, wetsuit, and a couple shirts for good measure, this duffel keeps all our essentials organized when our buddy's car is essentially a makeshift hotel room.

Its rugged construction can get tossed around by rough-handling baggage handlers or withstand drops on the sidewalk without skipping a beat. And when you have to sprint from taxi to terminal, the removable shoulder straps allow you to throw the bag on your back and pick up the pace with tons of stability and support.

  • Rugged duffel bag made for adventurous travel
  • Legendary durability for dirt- and weather-resistant design
  • Detachable alpine-cut shoulder straps make for easy traveling
  • Duffel carry and haul handles are a breeze to grab on the go
  • Internal pockets organize clean underwear and wet swimsuits
  • Four compression straps help to size down a full bag
  • Daisy chain to lash on extra gear
  • Water-resistant ID pocket makes for quick identification
  • Item #TNF041P

Material
1000D phthalate-free TPE laminate, 840D nylon
Volume
95L (5797cu in)
Backpack Carry
yes
Shoulder Strap
yes
Pockets
[internal] 1 zippered mesh, 1 zippered, 1 mesh sleeve
Compression
4 compression straps
Closure
zipper
Dimensions
15.75 x 27.50 x 15.75in
Claimed Weight
4lb .9oz
Activity
travel
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

It's a beast, but you probably knew that

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

I have owned other sizes of the Base Camps and they have been all over the world and through all kinds of abuse. I expect I will get the same life out of this 95L version and anticipate owning it for years of abuse and travel and trekking around the world.

>Rating: 4

The Bombproof Yellow Bomber

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

Some duffels are over-engineered suitcases, others are glorified stuff sacks. This beast is just a rugged hauler that will get your kit from place to place, over and over again. I've taken mine to Maasai Mara, Kenya, lived out of it in London for a semester, but I mostly just shove whatever I need into it for weekend adventuring along the East Coast. I'm a hobby-photographer and traveling with gear never gets less nerve-racking. I got this bag after watching an Andy Mumford video where he explains his packing methods (if you're a landscape photographer, definitely check him out on YouTube). Most photographers use black, inconspicuous luggage for obvious reasons... I went with Yellow. Too often I'll find myself being separated from my bags while traveling, but with such a bright color I can almost always see it in my peripheral. Sure enough, I caught someone walking out of the lodge with my bag one winter in Maine - but I got super lucky catching them. Best thing they would have taken that day was a pair of raggedy ol' Vans with kickflip holes and some stinky snowboard socks. Cons: I hate this bag almost as much as I love it. It's one of the few things I feel comfortable abusing, and for that it deserves the utmost credit in a time where strength and quality seem hard to come by, but damn those YKK zippers never break in! You almost don't need a lock. I also got this just when they stopped offering it with a shoulder strap apparently - huge bummer. The backpack style straps are fine, but usually after 14hrs of flying and layovers I just want to drag the thing through the airport because of shoulder chafe. Patagonia and other brands have stopped offering this as well. I found a 90's strap at Goodwill and haven't taken it off. A con relevant to the Yellow version (that isn't actually a con) is that the filth shows. Most of the time it wipes off during cleaning, but honestly if your duffel doesn't have scuffs and scars, are you even using it? All-in-all, it's a fantastic duffel bag. I got the Large and wouldn't go smaller because of my kit; but I wouldn't go bigger in fear of over-packing. Get it, you won't regret it.

>Rating: 5

Tough and Swallows a Lot

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

I just returned from a week-long business conference. When I realized I was going to have to carry home about 50% more "Stuff" than I went with, I called Backcountry and ordered one of these in Large. I considered XL, but I really like the end compartment in this one and the Medium. My Large arrived the very next day, thanks to my Gearhead, Alex. I stuffed it with my BD Creek 35 bag holding my climbing gear, plus 2 laptops, plus a raincoat and Thermoball jacket plus all sorts of catalogs, notepads, you name it. I even used the mesh bag it came in for my socks-and-undergarments-headed-for-the-laundry, if you know what I mean. Packed, it weighted north of 50 pounds. It easily handled the load and being abused by airport baggage handlers. I actually saw them toss it, upside down, onto the conveyor belt up into the plane belly. I've had numerous Black Hole duffels, but keep coming back to the North Face Base Camp duffels. They can take a beating; that's for sure!

>Rating: 4

Water resistant is misleading

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Great duffle. Not very water resistant....

Man, I’ve had mine in the bed of my truck during down pours and didn’t have any issues. Maybe they’ve reduced the quality.

Jim Scott: No they haven't; it's still practically waterproof. If you need waterproof, pay $500 for a Yeti; otherwise, short of dunking it, this duffel is 90% adequate.

>Rating: 5

HUGE & RUGGED

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

My husband and I both have these bags (He has this one (95L) and I have the 50L) This bag (95L) --He is a geologist and has to pack several weeks worth of clothes into this bag along with boots and other equipment. This size may be over kill for a weekend adventure unless both-you and your spouse-pack in one bag. (we've done that before) I really like the material, it will definitely hold up to abuse. Seems to be very watertight as well and will last many years to come. If you are looking for a "carry on" size check out the 50L

Thanks for the helpful comment about the carry on size. Exactly what I was looking for today!

You can usually sneak onto the plane with the Medium (71L). I know; I've done it.

>Rating: 4

Base Camp Duffel

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

The Base Camp is a great all-around duffel with a sturdy construction and simple design. The multitude of handles makes throwing this bag in a variety of locations easy (I brought it with me for a mult-day mountain biking trip!). The one thing I would change about it is having more compartments in the mesh lid pocket for organizing small objects. As far as water resistance the material and side zippers are great and the flap over the main zippers are good for a light rain but they could have put a more waterproof zipper and flap to be more trustworthy. Overall a great, durable duffel for traveling and car camping but I wouldn't leave it outside the tent during a rainstorm.

>Rating: 5

Hold Stuff

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I believe this is the best outdoor duffel on the market! It has a pocket, is durable, weather resistant, and is fairly comfy as a backpack. You can toss it around and feel comfortable that you are not ruining anything. I have 2 different sizes for different uses.

>Rating: 5

Awesome Bag

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Very durable bag. Big enough for any camping trip or weekend getaway. Love it so far. The only complaint I have is that while it does have the backpack straps when needed, it doesn't have just a regular shoulder strap which is its only downfall, in my opinion.

>Rating: 5

Great bag

This duffel is on the roof of my buddy’s car right now. And we’re driving across the desert toward snowy mountains. Am I concerned for my down sleeping bag, underwear, or toothbrush inside? Nope. I’ve done this a number of times through muddy, rainy, dusty environments and this bag handles it all.

That's awesome this bag gives you full confidence for your gear!

>Rating: 5

Great Bag

This bag is so rugged. I love it.

>Rating: 5

Great Bag

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I use this bag to trough all my gear for weekend adventures and for travel. shoulder straps are great for throwing it on your back and taking off. the bag is tough and durable. ive beaten up pretty good and it still looks new

>Rating: 5

Bomber.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These duffels are the best duffels every made. I personally use mine for everything from moving gear to a friends house to get ready for an adventure to traveling on boats and planes with them regularly.

>Rating: 5

Durable...great for traveling

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I bought this for my teenage daughter that has gone through many suitcases, bags and backpacks. This is holding up great. She is hard on everything and it is staying strong, wiping clean and holding up as promised. I may have to buy one for my son ;)

>Rating: 5

Bombproof

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This must be our 6 or 7th TNF duffel. This size is great for an overnighter somewhere or on a flight.

>Rating: 5

Bombproof duffel!

If you need your gear to survive a nuclear apocalypse, this is the duffel for you! The fabric on this bag is incredibly durable, and might even stop a bullet (do not test this please). Besides that, this is a pretty drill-free bag; there are some small pockets on the lid, but that’s its for organization. The shoulder straps are great though, and the bag carries really well when worn as a backpack. The 95L holds a ton of gear, and is perfect for extended trips. I still prefer the Patagonia Black Holes, primarily because they’re really nice looking bags, but this is definitely a close second.

>Rating: 4

killer travel bag!!

keeps my items for travel out of the elements while in transit also gets me on the plane with a large carry on with the duffel straps for back pack conversion.

>Rating:

Is the misty rose color the medium size or large size according to north face sizing?

Hi Elizabeth, this is the 95L duffel, which is size Large. 71L is Medium.