Rainforest explorers and Weather Channel illiterates, take note: The aptly named WeatherShed defies the elements. It's roofed with a rubbery topside fabric, sealed with a water-resistant zipper, and finished with a bathtublike plastic bottom. The duffel yawns open like a doctor's black bag, exposing a 4,100-cube interior that isn't fussy about bulky gear. Quarantine stinky boots and laundry in a separate baffle pocket. It's also one sweet drive, trundling on oversize Patagonia-exclusive wheels. www.patagonia.comBonus: Makes even dirtbag travelers look classy.Bummer: No off-roadingit has suitcase handles but no backpack straps.
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