This story originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of our print edition.
Every traveling climber needs at least one indestructible duffel that can hold all your climbing and camping gear and can withstand dragging and dropping and the occasional ride on a mule or a yak. With mega-haulers, we also like wheels to get us through the airport chaos quicker. Enter the Long Hauler, which wasn’t scathed by a round-the-world trip: 35 flights through nine countries. “I watched baggage handlers from across the globe throw this thing around and beat the hell out of it over the course of a year,” one tester said, “and it’s ready for round two!” That’s thanks to the 1680-denier ballistic nylon and 1000-denier TPE laminate outer material, as well as sturdy stitching and construction. It will hold everything you need for a month or more of travel: “It seems like a never-ending chasm that will always fit one more jacket or pair of climbing shoes.”
Review: Adventure Travel Gear