Helly Hansen 90L Duffel Bag

Jun 1, 2012
Outside Magazine
Helly Hansen 90L Duffel Bag

Helly Hansen 90L Duffel Bag    Photo: Courtesy of Helly Hansen

BEST FOR: Off-road adventures. THE TEST: This 90-liter hauler isn’t a drybag, but it comes dang close. The zippers aren’t watertight (as they are on your hard shell), but the thick nylon truck-tarp-like fabric is practically impervious to the elements and kept our clothes dry on both splashy raft trips and drizzly walks around town. For longer hauls, you can deploy the hidden padded shoulder straps and carry it backpack-style. “For a backpackable unit without a frame, it’s surprisingly well mannered,” said one tester. “Of course, the more you stuff it, the better it behaves.” And indeed, you can stuff it silly. The exterior webbing constrains the single main compartment like an exoskeleton. THE VERDICT: If you don’t need no stinkin’ wheels, this is your bag. 3.7 lbs