The North Face Base Camp Duffel

This is the original modern classic kit bag that most others are based on. It’s made from PVC-coated tarpaulin, with oversized handles that allow the holdall to be carried as a backpack. You also get removable shoulder straps, compression straps and lockable zips. There is an internal mesh compartment, but no divider for dirty gear.


Capacity: 70 litres
Weight: 1415g
Material puncture resistance: 522N

Verdict: A high price, but an excellent lightweight yet tough holdall.