Duffel Bag

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  1. Scrumbag

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    Hi folks,

    After 2 3 week safaris, a couple of ski and fishing trips and various other times baggage handlers have gotten hold of my duffel bag, it has developed a couple of small holes so is no longer going to keep kit dry / clean and runs the risk of tearing and depositing my clothing on the conveyor belt.

    So, my question is, what are you guys use?

    Last bag was an Eagle Creek No Matter What

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    Scrummy
     

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  2. TTundra

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    Its heavy, but I have had the 5.11 CAMS bag for a while now, few trips to Asia, South America, and Africa and its held up quite well in addition to domestic travel.
     

  3. cagkt3

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    I've been looking at a Yukon Outfitters Bug Out bag - found one on sale for $60....anybody use them before?
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  4. gordon kings langley

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    The handed will get caught up in the baggage handling conveyors. Ok for carry on
     

  5. GuttormG

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    The North face duffel; have used mine for international travel the last 10 years; still good as new.
     
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  6. TTundra

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    Ive been making them for a while now across various brands. Maxpedition has an identical one. OPMOD also has one. The design is great for carry on and transport, as long as the material is 900x900D or higher for that price.
     

  7. 375 Ruger Fan

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    My wife got us a couple of duffel bags with wheel from LL Bean. Very similar to the bag in the OP. They work well and have lasted us several years while living in Africa.

    However, my serious go-to bags are made at a place in Morgan City, Louisiana. Steele's Marine is well known in the offshore oil industry for making waterproof duffel bags. They make them in various sizes and colors and come in either heavy weight cordura material or a rubberized material that "dry bags" are made with and the cost is about the same as the name brand bags. You can call them up and ask them the color, size, etc and they'll make you a bag and ship it to you. They don't have a website.


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  8. cagkt3

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    Hmm, unfortunately is 600D

    Thanks Dave, have to give them a jingle
     

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    Check out Boyt Harness duffels. They are heavy duty.
     

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    Have you looked at any Military Surplus Duffel Bags? Sportsmen's Guide generally has a lot of different types for sale at reasonable prices.
     
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    I use a Boyt Harness Co. duffel. Been to Africa twice and dozens of domestic trips. Still in excellent condition and should last for many more trips.
     

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    I've used the large LL Bean wheeled duffle for four international hunts. It has a wide girth and has been great at $129. Filson's latest large wheeled duffle is $725 and I actually had Delta tear a rip in the side of a smaller version. Sorry bastards. For the past 15 years I've carried a North Face duffle and they are pretty tuff and water proof. So today I purchased their large rolling duffle for $329. North Face may be one of the anti hunting companies like REI and others. So I didn't want to re up with them but it seems to be a great product and priced fairly. The Bean bag was about 5700 cubic inch vs 9000 for the NF.
     

  13. 008

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    I use Filson and Ghurka for dry and the Patagonia black hole for anything that might get wet. Depending on the size you need, Filson has a new expedition bag around $425 that looks solid.
     

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    140 Liter version. Mine is an older version.

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    +1
     
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    The older ones were great , the new ones are a lot thinner :mad:
     

  17. Scrumbag

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    Thanks for all the info folks. I'm surprised at the wealth of opinion here but good to know!
     

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    I have two Boyt Harness duffels - a medium and a large. They are both wonderfully made and very classy duffels but do have one drawback: they do get heavy on the shoulder. I've managed to use a folding wheelie dolly thingy to great success.

    I don't suspect I will ever wear them out.
     

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    I am still using my government issue duffel bag that I got in 1990. It's been on helicopters, boats, cargo planes and plenty of bouts with commercial airlines all over the World. I've used it on both of my Africa trips and not a single issue. But there are no wheels on it so you have to man up when it's fully loaded.
     
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    And what you really need is always at the bottom! I used flight bags for the last two decades of service. But now, if it doesn't roll, it doesn't fly.
     
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