Nothing kills the buzz of a trip faster than a bag breaking in baggage claim. Proper duffles should be lightweight, weather-proof, and sturdy enough to take a beating. Convenience matters, too. These days, many duffels can be converted into backpacks for when you hit the trails, and have smartly placed side pockets so you can access the important stuff without having to pull over. Here are the best high-performance duffels on the market.
Thule Chasm X-Large
At 130 liters, the Chasm X-Large is about as big as you'll ever need. In addition to its massive storage, the bag's beefy grab handles and stowable backpack straps make hauling easy. Side access allows you to get into your gear without rifling through everything. [$160; thule.com]