Reviewed by mse from midwest on Thursday, May 9, 2013
MS typically makes very solid packs/bags (e.g. old Bombpack won't quit after 12 years). This duffel is no different. The upper fabric is a lighter weight ripstop, compared to the thicker cordura bottom (my guesses at the material). Solid YKK zipper. Wish I could find an XXL sized version at STP prices. This review comes with the purchase of a second one (first one 2 y/o and going strong)
Reviewed by rdcny from New York City on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
For a Mountainsmith product, I found the material and construction below average. If you want to carry a lot of light weight clothing (nothing heavy) - this duffel is fine. However, add a tripod or something heavy, and you stand to rip the handles from the backpack...Also, the material the duffel is made of is not heavyweight - this keeps the overall weight down, but with use over a year's time, one is going to wear holes into the duffel (on the underside eg). There are other manufacturers whose XL duffels are better made...