North Face Base Camp Duffel – winner of the Editor's Choice Award for 2010. It was the most convenient bag to load and lash and came with many carrying options. According to gear tester Ian Nicholson, "The North Face Base Camp Duffel sets the bar to which which all other expedition duffels are compared. While it has been around forever, it has undergone only minor revisions and is still at the top of the pack."
Helly Hansen Duffel – winner of the Best Buy award for 2010. This award is given to a product that balances an extremely high score in our tests and a very reasonable price. According to Ian Nicholson, "None of the other sub $100 models feature a D-shaped opening or backpack straps. It also has more small pockets than any similarly priced models."
Gregory Alpaca Duffel – winner of the Recommended award for 2010. This award is given to products that scored very highly, and offered unique capabilities. According to Nicholson, "The Gregory Alpaca is one of the most fully-featured duffels we tested and has the most carrying options."
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