The best luggage is that which you don’t notice. You know those bags where the wheels stop spinning, the handle gets loose and the zippers break at the worst possible time? Well this wheeled duffle from Dakine isn’t one of those bags. This is a bag you can stuff full of gear, drag across inhospitable terrain and subject to rough baggage handlers and you’ll never hear a peep of protest.
The Dakine duffle ($170) is made from thick, 420D nylon that resists rips and sheds dirt. In the large size, it will hold almost 5500 cubic inches of your boarding, skiing, surfing or dive gear. The beefy zippers are grippy and confidence-inspiring and the rigid pull handle doesn’t go all wonky after a couple of trips. Thoughtful touches like interior mesh pockets for organizing your smaller items to two cavernous separated end pockets for dirty laundry or boots keep the good, the bad and ugly in their places. In short, if you like having an excuse to replace your luggage every couple of years, don’t buy this duffle from Dakine.
Buy Now: $170