Eddie Bauer First Ascent Maximus Duffel


$109 (40L) to $169 (150L); eddiebauer.com


With trips to Smith Rock, Hueco Tanks, and Colombia, the Maximus Duffel proved to be an expedition-ready carry-all durable enough to stand up to any baggage handler’s abuse. With burly 1,000-denier tarpaulin and 210-denier nylon ripstop fabrics, this duffel showed almost no signs of wear despite dragging, throwing, and rolling it through airports, across sidewalks, and around camp. A fivepoint carry system—with drag handles on all four sides and a briefcase-style double handle on top— made for easy transport.