REI’s low-cost, no-frills, self-branded gear items are often some of the best in the industry. The company’s new Big Haul duffel series is no exception.
The duffel comes in multiple sizes, allowing you to choose the best fit for your usage. The 40-liter, for example, is the perfect carry-on size, and most buyers will find it works great for a weekend trip.
The lightweight bags are sturdy, constructed of ripstop nylon and a ballistic nylon base. There are multiple carrying options, including a crossbody strap, removable duffle handles and stowable backpack straps. The latter is crucial — because the duffel doesn’t have wheels, without the option to toss it over both shoulders, you’d potentially struggle to carry it long distances through an airport, for example.
The compression strap system helps you close the bag over large loads, and a daisy chain system helps with multiple lash points for easy gear storage. Internal mesh pockets help you keep your items organized and an internal access name card helps ensure your bag, if lost, makes it back to you.
A reasonable price point (just less than $50 for the 40 liter) and attractive color options make this bag a great choice if you’re in the market for a duffel.
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