One of my favorite pieces of hiking gear is one I resisted for quite some time. Isn’t that always the way? What did I resist and then love? The Camelbak.
Out of the box, the Traverse 30 presents solid, somewhat minimalist construction. It’s a low profile design that I like quite a bit. Oh, and it comes in one of my favorite color combinations, dark gray and yellow-orange.
The North Face is definitely a good looking bag. It has backpack-like styling that sets it apart from most boring, traditional rollaboards. Because it’s narrow, it looks much taller than other bags in the category.
Did I mention it’s in one of my favorite color combinations? Out of the box, the duffel is handsome. It’s nice and wide with a solid telescoping handle, rugged wheels and many more features that make it a fine travel companion.