The humble duffle bag is an often overlooked piece of kit for an outdoor enthusiast. Here are three we think have a packload of positives
Osprey Transporter 95 (£60)
Duffle bags fall into two categories: the cavernous hole and the feature-led organiser. This is the latter, and humble it’s not. The main bonus of this pack is that the handle quickly becomes comfortable shoulder straps. Other features include plenty of zipped pockets, and a reinforced base. It’s very well thought out as you’d expect from Osprey. Comes in more sizes.
Aquapac 70L Trailproof Duffel (£55)
No prizes for guessing the USP on this bag; it’s completely waterpoof. It’s also really tough thanks to the 500D vinyl. There’s one compartment that is sealed by folding over the top three times (a Velcro strip holds it in place) and that’s it. There are four compression straps and good carrying handles. This will hold up to all expeditions.
Eagle Creek No Matter What Flashpoint Rolling Duffel 128L (£130)
This duffle is firmly in the cavernous-throw-everything-in camp – but blimey it is solid. This will (and has) withstand everything a gnarly winter trip can throw at it. It’s water resistant material is reinforced and there’s sold handles and a shoulder strap. It’s also got wheels if you need to drag it anywhere. There’s a separate zipped pocket and it fits neatly into it’s own stuff pouch.