Climbing Holiday Gift Guide: Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler

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“I didn’t realize something so lightweight could be so sturdy,” one tester said after more than a dozen plane flights with the Cargo Hauler as both a checked bag and a carry-on. The bag easily stood up to abuse during all legs of travel, including being dragged through airports and across a half-mile of pavement when one tester was shouldering three other bags. The secret is in a coating applied to the outer fabric, which allowed designers to use a lighter denier fabric but maintain toughness. But these duffels truly shine for their Russian doll–style packability. “For two weeks in France I knew I’d be coming home with souvenirs, so I threw the 45L version in the 120L bag and left.” All the bags pack down to a fraction of their size and zip into their own pockets so you can carry an extra bag—without carrying an extra bag.

$89–$119 (45L, 60L, 90L, 120L);