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The North Face Base Camp 33-150L Duffel

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    Carries all the gear you could possibly need.

    With a proven design and bombproof construction, The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag is an expedition classic. Its heavy-duty fabric withstands a lifetime of abuse, and its alpine-cut shoulder straps allow for comfortable carrying as a backpack. Cram this duffel full of gear for a mountaineering expedition or pack it for your Thanksgiving family reunion. One internal mesh pockets holds small items, and the D-shaped zipper gives exceptional access to every corner. Daisy chains make it easy to tie the Base Camp Duffel to a car roof rack or to a camel. Four compression straps make all that gear surprisingly manageable on travel days.

    • A gear-swallowing duffel for gear-intensive travel destinations
    • 1000D TPE laminate and water-resistant fabric withstands wear
    • Large D-zip opening to main compartment for easy packing
    • Detachable shoulder straps allow duffel to double as a backpack
    • Side zippered pocket (not included for small and x-small)
    • Internal mesh pocket keeps small essentials organized
    • Four side compression straps secures luggage in transit
    • Item #TNF01VI

    Tech Specs

    1000D phthalate-free TPE, 840D junior ballistic nylon
    [x-small] 33L (2014cu in), [small] 50L (3051cu in), [medium] 69L (4211cu in), [large] 95L (5797cu in), [x-large] 132L (8055cu in), [2x-large] 150L (9154cu in)
    Backpack Carry
    Shoulder Strap
    1 zippered side (not included for small and x-small), 1 zippered mesh
    yes, side straps
    [XS] 11 x 17.7 x 11 in, [S] 12.8 x 20.9 x 12.8 in, [M] 14 x 25.4 x 14 in, [L] 15.8 x 27.6 x 15.8 in, [XL] 17.7 x 29.7 x 17.7 in, [XXL] 18.9 x 31.5 x 18.9 in
    Claimed Weight
    [XS] 2 lb 0.8 oz, [S] 2 lb 11.4 oz, [M] 3 lb 8.1 oz, [L] 4 lb 0.9 oz, [XL] 4 lb 6.9 oz, [XXL] 4 lb 10.8 oz
    Recommended Use
    travel, alpine & expedition
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Why didn't I purchase this sooner?!?

      Believe the others reviews! This is a top quality bag. Material can withstand a beating with no evidence of wear (used it ~5 times to date). The backpack straps are very comfortable and it does not feel like you are carrying such a large bag (it is big!). I love this bag so much that I will likely by the smaller versions in the not to distant future. If you are looking for a large travel bag that will handle any kind of travel, buy this bag!!!

      believe the hype (so far)

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

      I have the size large. I can't speak to the long-term durability, but it performed as advertised strapped to the top of my car on a recent multi-state road trip. It saw some rain (but nothing super heavy) and just laughed it off. I'm excited to put it through the grind over the next several years.

      How did I travel without this bag?!

        So I spent a about 3 weeks doing medical work in China/Thailand and because I was Hill tribe bound I needed something that wasn't my rolling hard case. After reading copious amount of reviews I settled on this bag in L and absolutely love it! I picked the map print and was a tad worried the white would get filthy but pleasantly discovered was that the lovely water proof material that was super easy to wipe off. I'm 5'7" about 125lbs and I lived for the fact I could wear it as a pack. It was huge and easily fit all my medical gear and clothes with room to spare. It was pretty used and abused and the straps and zippers held up just fine. I got tons of compliments and was asked on several occcasions where I picked up this treasure (I'm a very proud junkie). My only regret is not getting a small for a carryon prior to my trip. That will be my next purchase. As always, delivery was fast and easy from the good people of Cheers and enjoy!

        Double Trouble

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I'm not sure if this bag will ever wear out! Every time I get ready to pack I think I'm over packing, until I find I still have so much space left over in my bag. I got 2x mediums for my wife and I and I like how there are just two compartments to in the bag so it leaves endless possibilities of what shapes/sizes of equipment can fit in the bag.

        Love the small

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've had my Northface Basecamp Duffel for about a year now and it's awesome. The small can carry a precent amount of stuff - I mainly use it a weekend travel bag, but I've also used it as a gym bag. The small qualifies for carryon.

        The backpack straps are really comfortable.

        The one caveat is that there aren't any handles. You have to hold onto the backpack straps instead. Not a big deal, but not ideal.

        Perfect travel companion

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

        I used this bag to pack all my clothing and light mountaineering gear and left it in my car as a base camp (Ha! That's the name of it!), for five days in the Colorado Rockies. I was able to fit a few days worth of clothing, a couple of jackets, an ice ax, crampons, couple pairs of shoes, undies, lightweight towels, hats, headlamps, toiletries, etc. Everything fit just fine with room to spare. The material is nice and durable and very water repellent. The straps are easy to adjust with a comfortable shoulder pad, and the side pocket is great for some organization. If I could change one thing about the duffel bag though, I'd probably add 1-2 more pockets for even more organization since I have a tendency to lose the smaller things.

        Summary: Straight-forward, simple, durable.

        Killer Duffel!

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

        I picked up the Large size for my recent trip to Costa Rica. I was able to throw everything that I needed in it for 10 days of fishing, surfing, hiking and being a lazy bum on the beach. In no way does it qualify as carry on size but that is exactly what I did with it and the airline staff never even said a word, probably because I was wearing it like a backpack. It still fit in the overhead bin no problem.

        The durability is fantastic and I mad sure it was tested!

        Killer Duffel!

        TNF Base Camp Duffel Bag Large

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I took the 90L version of this bag to Utah for a trip to the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. It held all of my gear. This included 2 person tent, 20 degree sleeping bag, daypack, boots, food, water bottles, pillow, and sleeping pad. I even had room to store some stuff I bought while there. Great bag and it held up to the elements and the luggage carriers at the airport. No issues at all with this bag. The backpack straps are really good too and help out a lot while going through the airport.

        Thee best bag. Period

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        We are big fans of the TNF Base Camp Duffel at our house. We have a large for myself, medium for my wife and a small for my son. They are sturdy and super easy to travel with since they have backpack straps. My wife does wish there were a few more pockets, but other than that, we have zero complaints.

        I love this bag!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This bag is rugged and durable. Small enough to use as a carry-on but feels like it has a ton of space. It is amazing how much you can fit in the bag! My only complaint is that is does not have a waist strap. Hard to use this on a backpacking trip or where you will be walking a lot. Other than that I love it. Would not recommend as a backpacker, but I plan to use this bag for all other types of travel.

        Love it

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        The North Face Basecamp duffel is a classic, and it can't get any better. I have the small, which is great because it still fits as a carry-on bag on planes.

        The backpack functionality is great and the bag can get a bit heavy. It doesn't have carryon straps, but you can use the backpack straps for that purpose.

        What more can you say about this bag

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Basecamp duffles have become a staple at my house, they are bombproof, you seriously can't kill them. my only gripe is I love the look of the Black duffel but my stuff just disappears inside it so I end up digging around to find my favorite socks and just making a mess

        Perfect Basic Duffel

          I needed a weather-proof no frills duffel to haul ski/running/ocr gear. I also wanted something that looked good enough to use for normal non-sporting weekend travel. The medium base camp duffel in tnf black has worked out very well in both regards. I love the backpack straps – they are much more comfortable and make carrying a loaded duffel much easier than a typical single shoulder strap. I was debating between the base camp duffel and the patagonia black hole duffel. Two features on the base camp won me over. First, the separate pocket on one end of the duffel is perfect for keeping muddy shoes or wet clothes away from the rest of your gear. Second, the cinch straps on the sides of the duffel are great for reducing the size when it is not fully loaded. Probably can’t go wrong with either, but my Gearhead, Karsyn, was spot on in pointing out these features. Lastly, I love the fact the TNF logo on the black model is a muted silver color rather than bright white.

          Great Bag!

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I finally got around to getting one of these in size large. I purchased it for traveling, and so far it has accompanied me on several trips. Plenty of room and really bombproof. The zipper seems super strong, and I expect to get many years of use out of it. I also like that it collapses down for easy storage. Best in class.

          Kilimanjaro approved

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I needed a 90L bag for trekking Kilimanjaro. I did a lot of research on bags and couldn't be happier with this bag. It fit all of my clothes (winter and summer wear for a week) in addition to a very large sleeping bag. It is easily carried as a backpack which is fantastic, and the space is perfect for a decent trip.

          Unanswered Question

          I'm looking for a duffle/backpack to store in my kayak for portageing, big enough to throw my water proof bags into,strap on, throw up the kayak and make one trip approximately how small does this duffle fold up?

          Do all sizes (of the new updated version) have the extra zipper pocket on one end? From the pictures, it looks like some have it and some don't.

          In October, Cameron C. claims that this bag isn't water-resistant even though it's marketed as so above. Can anyone verify this or have an experience with this bag and water/snow/etc?

          For anyone that has the older style with the carry handles, have you found this to be as convenient? I know they always got in the way, but they really were convenient when carrying it like a normal duffel.

          Hi there,

          I've found the re-positioned side handles do a better job for extended-arm side-carry. Since the new handles are offset and positioned near the top, the bag hangs closer to you and doesn't cause your arm to form an angle outward. I think they are more convenient, since like you said they will not get tangled every time you use the shoulder straps.

          Does the small or x-small meet requirements for all flight carry-on?

          Best Answer


          Here are the measurements for the X-Small and Small:


          11.03” x 17.72” x 11.03” (28 x 45 x 28 cm)


          12.8” x 20.87” x 12.8” (32.5 cm x 53 cm x 32.5 cm)

          The FAA says "The maximum size carry-on bag for most airlines is 45 linear inches (the total of the height, width, and depth of the bag)."

          Based on that, the X-Small would work and the Small would be right on the edge. But you'll want to check the allowed dimensions for your specific airline that you'll be flying. The above rule of thumb from TSA is just a general guideline and can vary from airline to airline.

          Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

          Jared D.

          Expert Gearhead


          Can you strap a snowboard to this bag?


          For this bag, there won't be a way that is secure.

          What type of use scenario are you looking to do where you need to be able to attach a snowboard? Travelling? Boot packing? etc?

          Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

          Jared D.

          Expert Gearhead


          Do you have a chart showing volume to size comparisons for this duffel bag?