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Base Camp Duffel—Medium, by The North Face
Boasting 71 liters of storage capacity in size Medium, the Base Camp Duffel has you covered for extended ski trips overseas, weekend getaways to your Aunt and Uncle’s place upstate and day trips to the local ski hill. Featuring a large D-shaped main compartment with an interior mesh pocket for small belongings, I’ve been able to pack my duffel for a week-long stint away from home and still have room to spare.
Ergonomically sound shoulder straps allow you to wear the duffel comfortably on your back like a backpack when traveling through airport corridors or around city streets. An exterior compartment on the end-cap was also implemented in this latest version to stow dirty, wet clothes or swamped-up shoes, separating them from your fresh belongings.
The weather-resistant TPE fabric laminate and zipper on the main compartment keep your possessions protected and dry while four compression straps cinch down the load for a guaranteed fit in the overhead compartment.