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Great bag for large, awkward items. Ski-tubes, tents, etc.
on September 29, 2014
This is a great value for a duffel bag. The material isn't as strong as say, a cordura nylon suitcase, but it is heavier than most cheap duffels. I would say it is medium grade, strong enough for occasional use with heavy loads, or lots of use with medium loads. It doesn't have a rigid bottom, but it IS a duffel bag, NOT a suitcase or backpack. I didn't really care about the pockets, I bought this for one specific purpose. I have a giant 3-man towable ski-tube. Even with all the air sucked out it is big, bulky, and difficult to handle. After folding and rolling it I can just fit it and it's accessories into this bag. The overall construction is good, including the double-stitched zipper. There is one feature that isn't mentioned but is a wonderful addition. Normally when I have to zip something big, bulky, loose, and heavy into a duffel, I need someone to hold the zippered edges close together until I can get the zipper all the way across. This bag has two quick-release straps built right in! If you look closely at the picture, you can see where the handles are stitched to the bag. Where the handle falls away from the bag there is a gray strap that continues over the top of the bag. Those are not decorations, they are the two quick release straps. So I drop my rolled up ski-tube on top, pull across the first strap and snap it together, same for the second strap. Then pull the loose ends to tighten the straps. Now the zipper is easy, and it zip towards the middle from both ends. After being zipped the straps continue to hold some of the load, so I have no doubt the zippers will last longer. I don't know why anyone would try to use this as a suitcase, but if you need a giant duffel for your canvas tent (yes, some people still use those), ski-tubes, or commercial load of laundry, this is the bag to get.