A base camp duffel bag is an easy way to carry your clothing and supplies without having to haul luggage with you on your camping trip. The duffel bag came into widespread use in the military as way for sailors and soldiers to pack up all their gear into one convenient space. Today, the duffel bag is used by camping and hunting pros to pack necessary items they will need on their camping adventures. Depending on the length of the trip, you can purchase a base camp duffel in many sizes made with a variety of materials and features.
If you’re planning an overnight camping trip you might consider a mini base camp duffel bag for your trip. The North Face Base Camp X Small Duffel would be ideal. You can fit two pairs of shoes and a change of clothing in the small but durable bag. This bag is made of laminate ballistic nylon with extra stitching and bar tacks. The main compartment has mesh pockets for storing papers or ID. It has four compression straps to lock down your cargo and a resilient zipper to keep things inside the duffel. The straps also convert to a backpack so you can easily carry this mini base camp duffel on a day hiking trip.
If you’re looking for more packing space for a weekend camping getaway but only want a base camp duffel small in size the Marmot Long Hauler Duffel Bag Pack is perfect. It is compact but roomy enough for all the supplies and clothing you will need. It is made of extremely durable, waterproof fabric with an extra outside flap to protect against wet weather. The interior is fully large enough to pack clothing and shoes for a 3-4 day trip. There is also an extra pocket on the outside for hauling wet items. The straps are cushioned and can also be adjusted to turn the duffel into a backpack.
Are you planning on an extended camping vacation, rock climbing or maybe heading out on a longer expedition? Will you be carrying extra food supplies, change of shoes or a variety of clothing for the climate? A base camp duffel medium sized is what you need. The North Face Base Camp Duffel medium size is a great option. This base camp duffel has a rugged construction, double stitched, it is water resistant, has a sturdy base, and comfortable shoulder strap. The D zip with zip strap makes it easy to pack and access. It can be used as a backpack as well. The interior compartment is large enough to stow anything you need for your outdoor venture. This base camp duffel comes in a variety of colors as well.
For those one to two week hunting or camping trips, when you need a little more space, try a base camp duffel large size from Browning. The Browning Kodiak is a 90 liter base camp duffel bag constructed with rugged oxford and tricot fabric and is burr resistant. The heavy duty bottom makes this base camp duffel one of the toughest around. The huge interior compartment has room for everything you’ll need to take on a very long hunting or camping expedition. It has a comfy shoulder strap which can be easily removed if you want to use the handles to carry this sturdy base camp duffel bag. An excellent option if you’re in the market for a large base camp duffel.
When selecting a base camp duffel bag consider the length of time you’ll be using it, what supplies you’ll be packing and how durable you need it to be. Keep in mind “water resistant” does not mean “waterproof”. Do you need it to convert into a backpack for easier travel? Choosing the best base camp duffel for your needs will be easier if you know what you’re looking for. Chances are there is a perfect base camp duffel out there for you.