REI Co-op Big Haul 28 Duffel

This duffel is undeniably cool. It doesn’t just look rugged, it is rugged. We took the 40L version across the U.S.-Mexico border last year for a multiday bikepacking trip.

Not only that, but since then we’ve dropped it, kicked it, strapped it down, and stuffed it in overhead bins, and it shows zero signs of fatigue.

With some cleverly designed carry options — duffel handles, shoulder sling, and suitcase carry — and not too many features, the REI Big Haul Duffel wins our praise.

A size that meets most carry-on standards, ballistic nylon construction, and daisy chains make this a versatile and durable bag.