The Best Luggage For An Adventure Traveler

The Best Luggage for an Adventure Traveler

Regardless of what kind of traveler a person is he or she most likely want to pack as much as possible in as few as one bag. This is often achievable if you're going a weekend trip, but what if your adventure, hopefully, lasts much longer? Visit one-of-a-kind attractions, incredible landscapes, vibrant cities and iconic landmarks without ever having to leave your favorite pair of shoes or jacket home because you don't have enough space.

Osprey Porter 46

The Osprey Porter 46 is a first-rate travel companion regardless of your adventure destination –in the mountains, at the beach the beach, or navigating the airport. The Porter has loads of features and pockets for whatever adventures you've got planned, according to Outdoor Gear Lab. It has padded sidewalls and suspension for backpack-style travel that disappears when checking bags, as well as a zippered laptop and tablet pocket.

Osprey OZONE 46L/22"

The exterior dimensions match the airline's maximum allowable size for carry-on luggage making this the optimal bag for adventure travelers who prefer airport efficiency. External and internal compression straps add extra stability when ferrying heavy loads. The OZONE 46L/22" has an injection molded high clearance ABS base with foot bar for durable backbone and large wheels with sealed bearings for a smooth ride. "This is the best carry-on piece that I have every owned!" one review on Amazon says.

Lowe Alpine Kulu

This modern backpacking hybrid is part travel luggage and part trekking backpack. It can easily be transformed to haul luggage for flights, buses, trains, yaks, camels and 4x4's. The Lowe Alpine Kulu has a simple design that allows you to stash the hipbelt on the side so your backpack is less likely to get damaged. The Travel Cover ensures the harness and other straps are also secure while travelling. There is also a spacer mesh and a die-cut foam back panel for ventilation.

Conductor Limited – 40L Duffle Bag

This water resistant carry-on size duffle with durable and lightweight outdoor materials has a lifetime warranty. The Conductor Limited keeps it all in a tow with the side zip pocket for your keys, phone and book. This is the bag you need if you carry many essentials such as registration papers, handheld VHF radio, life jackets, flares, first aid kit, etc. "Durable, well designed and made in the USA. What more could you want?" one person wrote on Amazon.

Lowe Alpine KLETTERSACK 30

The Klettersack is a heritage inspired 30-liter hiking pack. It is retro in design but ready for any modern day adventures. It features a top loading design with drawstring, big buckles, tough canvas fabric and leather trim detail. Inside you'll find an internal valuables pocket and a sleeve for either a laptop or a hydration pack.

Eagle Creek Expanse™ Drop Bottom Wheeled Duffel 32

The Drop Bottom Wheeled Duffel 32 was built tough to withstand anything your travels throw at it. The bag's design offers the flexibility to have one large compartment or use the large zip-away center divider to separate the interior into two large compartments. The bad weighs in at 129 liters of packing capacity making it the largest in the Expanse™ Collection.

Eagle Creek Expanse™ Convertible International Carry-On

This is a versatile carry-on that offers two ways to carry it – with zip away backpack straps and a padded hip belt for when you need to travel hands free, and wheels so you can roll it when it is convenient. The Convertible International Carry-On is made of Bi-Tech™ Armor Lite material that can withstand both urban and rural terrain. The fabric is designed to hide scuffs and stains.

Patagonia Black Hole™ Wheeled Duffel Bag 40L

Patagonia's smallest wheeled Black Hole™ duffel is carry-on approved and ready for on-the-go adventures. It features a burly polyester ripstop with highly weatherproof TPU laminate and a durable water repellent finish, a large opening to main compartment, zippered external side pocket, and mesh pockets in lid for smaller items. There are also two-position telescoping handle and reinforced haul handles.

Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole™ Duffel 45L

The Lightweight Black Hole™ Duffel 45L is the perfect midsized duffel that packs down small but deploys when needed. It held warm-weather clothes for 4 days, a pair of flip flops, a toiletry bag, 32 oz. water bottle, tablet (all shown in the pictures), and had extra room for a fleece, scarf, and small purse, according to a review on The design of the bag makes it easy to spot when collecting luggage off a bus or the baggage claim belt. "It went into the wilderness and returned in good shape," according to another review.

Patagonia Ascensionist Pack 40L

Simple, light, and relatively inexpensive, the Patagonia Ascensionist is a solid alpine climbing pack, according to Outdoor Gear Lab. It features lightweight, bomber, tear- and abrasion-resistant CORDURA® nylon/polyester ripstop, asymmetrical spindrift collar that opens wide for easy packing, drawcord that simultaneously cinches collar and closes lid for a secure seal, and high-density, foam back panel that gives pack structure and helps to support heavy loads, but can be removed for lightweight pursuits.

The North Face Rolling Thunder Wheeled Duffel - 22"

The North Face Rolling Thunder 22” wheeled duffel is designed to be very tough and it will haul your weekend gear wherever you go. The larger wheels and wheel wells work together to keep wheels clean for the best traction in all conditions. The perforated, exposed back panel reduces weight without sacrificing strength. "This bag makes airline travel much easier!" a review on the company website says. "Works perfectly for long trips or smaller business trips. Bag is durable which nice and has a waterproof shell," according to another review.

REI Co-op Big Haul Rolling Duffel - 30"

The Big Haul Rolling Duffel – 30" is the perfect size for a week-long trips, according to reviews. You can fit everything you need – several pairs of shoes, clothes, books, toiletries, etc. The bag features a solid bottom with the expandable sides. The two inside straps help secure everything inside. People love the storable of this rolling duffel. The internal mesh pockets add convenience and organization. The Daisy chain has lots of lash points for easy gear attachment.

North Face LONGHAUL 30”

The LONGHAUL 30" will carry everything you need on long adventurous trips. The durably constructed, spacious, 79-liter rolling duffel hauls heavy loads without a problem because of its extendable luggage handle with side-release buttons and durable wheels. The design makes it a great option for travelers who want easy access to their main compartment without having to do a lot of rummaging around, according to Outdoor Gear Lab.


The Oakley CARRY ON ROLLER, made of 100 percent polyester, features a telescopic handle for easy maneuvering, top and side handle for versatile carrying, zip exterior pocket for quick-access storage, and zip main pocket with interior compartments to keep gear organized and secure. "I travel overseas about 25 times per year and this bag has been great and has held up to the terror that baggage handlers put on peoples things. Definitely recommend this product," a review on Amazon says.

Oakley FP 42L ROLLER

The premium design with a hard-sided bottom and PU coated ripstop material provides lasting durability on the FP 42L Roller. The bag features a split main opening and front pocket for easy access to your gear. The telescope hand and ergonomic hand grips offer a variety of comfortable carrying options, while the smooth-rolling wheels make your trip a walk in the park.