Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear Expedition Duffel™ Medium

Mountain Hardwear Expedition Duffel™ Medium

Durable duffel designed for athletes carrying their gear around the globe Made of incredibly durable and pliable material, this duffel is clean in appearance but maintains a few loops for unconventional loading. Designed to be worn comfortably as a backpack the shoulder straps can also be converted into a single grab handle or over the shoulder strap.
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4.625 / 5
4.6
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5
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3 out of 3(100%) recommend this product
Customer reviews for Expedition Duffel™ Medium
Review 1 for Expedition Duffel™ Medium
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Fantastic Duffel

PostedApril 29, 2015
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Location: Jackson, WY
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Have had this bag for about a month and so far, have just used it for airport travel and some car camping, but my first impressions are that it is one tough bag. Will see how it holds up over time and update my review if my opinion changes, doubt that will be the case though.
Pros
1. Burly TPU material. My testing hasn't been rigorous but I'm confident this duffel will last for years and years to come, it just feels like it will stand up to anything I will throw at it.
2. Burly zippers. Big, strong, yank them hard on a full pack with no worries about the zipper breaking. Critical component for a quality duffel bag.
3. Versatile. The backpack option works reasonable well, and the straps adjust easily to switch from a single hand carry to over the shoulder.
4. Well organized but simple. Two interior mesh pockets help keep smaller items separated in the pack, external pocket has enough space for anything you'll need to access quickly while traveling, and the internal compression strap helps keep everything tight when the bag is fully loaded making it easy to zip shut.
Cons.
1. The handles could be a smidge bigger and have a bit more padding for the backpack and shoulder strap function. It's not terrible, but an area that could be improved upon.
2. Small complaint, but while there is a slip for an ID card, mine didn't come with an actual card to write on. I just cut a note card to the right size, but I'd prefer a card that was waterproof as the rest of the pack is. Also a velcro tab at the opening of the ID slot would ensure that it couldn't possibly fall out of the slot.
I got the medium size. It's perfect as an airport check in size, you'd need to be lugging some heavy equipment in it to go over 50 lbs. I believe a small would make a great carry on. If you fully packed a large I assume it'd end up being oversized.
I haven't tested a lot of other duffels out, but I assume there are probably more comfortable ones out there and it's not super pleasant carrying this bag at 45 pounds for over an hour. I give it 5 stars because I am confident that this bag is going to put up with hard abuse for a darn long time.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Expedition Duffel™ Medium
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Solution

PostedApril 25, 2015
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Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I had a tough gift to buy for my son-in-law who is 6'5" and 300+ lbs. He needed a bag that would hold his 'big stuff' while he rode his bike to work, yet wasn't a big, ugly bulky pack. This bag was the perfect solution. The right size to carry his gear and easy access to get at what he needs. He loves the bright orange color and said this bag is the perfect solution. Fits on his back nice or he can strap to the bike. Either way it works great!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Expedition Duffel™ Medium
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5 / 5
5 / 5

The Perfect Expedition Duffel

PostedFebruary 5, 2015
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Location: Moshi, TZ
Experience: Core
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
We use this duffel to haul gear up, down and around Mount Kilimanjaro, through mud, snow, rain and dust. It holds up well and clean up nice. Bombproof, durable - it lasts forever. We at Ultimate Kilimanjaro are really happy with these bags and highly recommend them.
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Review 4 for Expedition Duffel™ Medium
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Sturdy Bag

PostedDecember 29, 2014
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Location: bakersfield, ca
Experience: Avid
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Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Well constructed and has the feel of quality work. I was expecting it to be a bit more rigid than it is but it is still sturdy. Too much weight and the bag folds just like any other duffel.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Expedition Duffel™ Medium
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Sturdy and Versatile

PostedMay 26, 2011
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Location: NC
I recently bought this bag for an upcoming trip to Central America. So far I've loved it! Ive used it to just throw things into and go as well as spending time to organize it, which the inner pockets allow you to do. The straps are comfortable but it could use a waist belt. The aluminum side handles on each end came in handy when I ran out of room in my car and tossed this bag on the roof for a recent long distance move. It held up to highway speeds with nothing bug a few bug splats on it that wiped off easily thanks to the waterproof material! Overall great bag
+1point
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Review 6 for Expedition Duffel™ Medium
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love It

PostedMay 15, 2011
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Location: Fayetteville, NC
Best duffle bag I have ever owned. It has tons of space and offers great protection from the elements. I would go with the small if you are planning on using it as a gym bag because you can fit a weeks worth of clothes in this no problem.
+3points
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Review 7 for Expedition Duffel™ Medium
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Bomber bag!

PostedApril 20, 2011
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Location: Montana
I recently purchased my 2nd MH expedition bag. I use them in my job as a smokejumper.. to store and haul all my fire gear around in the summer. The bag is tough and waterproof!
+6points
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Review 8 for Expedition Duffel™ Medium
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4 / 5
4 / 5

great bag

PostedMarch 28, 2011
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Location: Interior Alaska
It is a well thought out Travel bag. Constructed of heavy materials to put up with the abuse of traveling. The design and sintch-down features make whatever is being placed inside more secure.
I'd recommend it. The shoulder/backpack straps are handy to switch.
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