March 28th, 2015

Find Your Perfect Large Capacity Travel Bag

Sometimes, you just need to be able to carry a lot of stuff, and this means finding the right large capacity bag. But finding something that will carry everything and suit your needs can be tricky. We’ve compiled a guide to help you find the perfect big bag, by giving you the important information about capacity, weight, features, and pairing this with what it can be used for.

1. The ORV Trunk 30

Winner of the 2014 Outside Magazine Best Travel Bag, this bag is a great choice for hauling gear and clothing. It's got a seam-taped wet/dry compartment for your muddy gear, plus lash points, Equipment Keeper and Cargo Net for gear attachment. Combo that with heavy-duty rugged wheels and you've got a bag that conquers intense off-road situations just as well as it does an urban jungle. 

  • Capacity: 6225 cu in | 102 L
  • Weight: 10 lbs 12 oz | 4.8 kg
  • Fabric: Bi-Tech™ | Bi-Tech™ Armor | 1260D Helix™ Ballisticdesigned for extreme abrasion and weather-resistance
  • Durability: Water repellent, abrasion-resistant B-Tech™ fabric reinforced at critical wear pointsSelf-repairing #10 lockable zippers and heavy-duty terrain conquering wheels. Covered by the No Matter What™ lifetime warranty. Field repairable. 
  • Wheels: Two wheels + skid plate + sturdy wheel housing + runners + bumper protection
  • Handles: Strong zip-away handle system for added protection during transit, multi-grab handles on top, bottom, and side, with external lash points that allow you to secure your gear and lash to a vehicle
  • Safety and Security: #10 lockable zippers, quick stash pocket with interior zippered mesh pocket, and central lock point that allows you to secure the main entry point with just one lock
  • Warranty and Repairs: No Matter What™ Warranty covers the Lifetime Warranty promise plus the added insurance of repair or replacement due to product failure during the product lifetime, regardless of the cause

 

Handy Features:

  • Bi-Tech™ Wet/Dry Compartment is seam-taped and separates dirty gear from clean garments
  • Equipment Keeper holds gear and outerwear to the top of the bag and attaches with a Porter Key bottle opener (great for securing jackets and helmets.... and opening beers.)
  • Detachable Cargo Net for internal compression or attach to outside of bag to secure additional items on the front

People Who Love This Bag:

  • Divers – So they can lug all their SCUBA gear in a strong bag that’s also lightweight
  • Mountaineering Folks – Traveling with everything from boots, to ice axes, to climbing axes, to trekking poles, to parkas, to gloves... tons of oddly shaped tools can fit in this bag - and you know it will hold up against the weather
  • Outdoor Professionals – For jumbo size capacity, extreme durability, and bag security - all necessary when traveling across the world
  • Skiers – so they can take all their ski gear in a bag designed for rugged adventures and not have to worry about durability

2. The EC Adventure Collapsible Duffel 30

This super durability large capacity lightweight duffel has the special ability of being able to collapse to half its size, so it’s perfect for anyone who has limited storage space.

  • Capacity: 4825 cu in | 79 L
  • Weight: 9 lbs | 4.08 kg
  • Dimensions: 16 x 30 x 10 in | 41 x 76 x 25 cm
  • Fabric: 600D Poly Ripstop | 600D Helix™ Oxford | 1260D Helix™ Ballistic
  • Durability: Rip-stop fabric and reinforcements at major points
  • Wheels: Two large, over-sized wheels to move easily over any kind of terrain
  • Handles: Pull handle makes it easy to cart behind you, with top, bottom, and side handles
  • Safety and Security: Lockable quick stash pocket with interior zippered mesh pocket, and #10 lockable zippers
  • Warranty and Repairs: No Matter What™ Warranty: covers the Lifetime Warranty promise plus the added insurance of repair or replacement due to product failure during the product lifetime, regardless of the cause

Handy Features:

  • Collapsible design reduces volume by 50% for easy storage
  • Large interior door panel pocket offers extra packing space
  • Interior compression straps secure and compress contents of bag
  • ID Tag pocket and contrasting colors make it easy to identify on an airport carousel

People Who Love This Bag:

  • College Students – Because they’ve got lots of stuff to lug and then have to store their bag in cramped dorm rooms and small apartments
  • Apartment Dwellers – People who are avid adventurers and need a bag designed for their travel speed, but don’t have the room at home to store a large bag
  • Study Abroad Students – They need to get everything they need for a semester in a foreign country but they’re also extremely limited in space when they get there and will most likely be using a much smaller bag for weekend trips so they don’t have to pay for a checked bag

3. The Tarmac 28

For a more traditional piece, this expandable wheeled upright will give you a structured packing space with the ability to expand for even more packing room.

  • Capacity: 6600 cu in | 108 L
  • Weight: 10 lbs 8 oz | 4.8 kg
  • Dimensions: 18 x 28 x 14 in | 46 x 71 x 36 cm
  • Fabric: Bi-Tech™ | Bi-Tech™ Armor | 1260D Helix™ Ballistic
  • Durability: Water repellent Bi-Tech™ Armor fabrics for extreme abrasion-resistance
  • Wheels: Large over-sized treaded wheels to move through any kind of terrain, with little to no effort
  • Handles: Travel-tested handle system, with multiple padded grip handles on top, side, and bottom for easy grab-and-go
  • Safety and Security: #10 lockable zippers, quick stash pocket with zippered mesh pocket
  • Warranty and Repairs: No Matter What™ Warranty: covers the Lifetime Warranty promise plus the added insurance of repair or replacement due to product failure during the product lifetime, regardless of the cause

Handy Features:

  • Expandable main compartment adds more packing space
  • Lockable quick stash pocket
  • Coat Keeper™ securely holds outerwear to luggage
  • Padded exterior pocket (22” size has padded tablet sleeve in front pocket)
  • Detachable Cargo Net provides versatility for internal compression or attaches to outside of bag so it can be used to hold more stuff
  • Safety reflective accents for dusk and nighttime visibility

People Who Love This Bag:

  • Road Warriors – For people who truly go all out, and consistently travel, the durability of this bag is unmatched
  • World Travelers – When you’ve got a three-week international trip, you'll need something big and that won’t add any extra weight

Your Turn: What do you use your large capacity bag for and what features do you find most helpful?

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