Duffel for Backpack

Jorge400

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The carry-on backpack thread brought up a question. I've checked a full size backpack in the past with most of my gear in it and carried on a smaller pack/bag on with optics, etc. I used my rain fly as a cover and synched it down tight to get the straps etc. covered. However, rain flys are not made to withstand luggage compartments and baggage handlers and I ended up with some holes in my rain fly.

Does anyone here use or recommend a lightweight wheeled duffle that will accommodate a pack in the 5,500 to 6,500 ci range when checking a pack?
 

THBZN

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Lightweight wheeled duffels are one way to go, but I do like non-wheeled options -- less bulky, way cheaper, easier to stash at your destination, especially if you are on a bush plane, etc. The Osprey Airporter (Large) or the Deuter Flight Cover 90 work well.
 

Vandy321

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I've had good luck with both the northface and patagonia duffels with shoulder straps to be worn as a backpack around airport and well. Waterproof, super tough/durable....
 

david_227

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I use the Mystery Ranch Mission Duffles. The 90 L works pretty good as I haul my 8000 ci pack to Alaska in it every year. I usually put the empty pack in the duffle and the contents around it.


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Vandy321

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That MR duffle looks awesome! I retract my post pushing the northface and patagonia...the MR looks much more comfortable the way the straps run
 
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