Chances are that whatever plans you’d had for this summer have been screwed up by the coronavirus. You might find yourself regrouping, looking into a local staycation or perhaps a road trip in your region. Whatever you’re doing, hauling stuff around in a bag will be part of the itinerary — it always is — and having the right one for the trip is essential.
If you need something new, check out Backcountry’s current sale. The online gear retailer is offering 20 percent off a wide range of items when you enter the code ADVENTURE20 at checkout, and the selection includes high-quality duffels and backpacks. Here are our favorites.
Mystery Ranch In & Out 19L Backpack
This daypack scrunches down into a tight wad, so you can shove it in your suitcase and unfurl it when you need to.
Mountain Hardwear Camp 4 Medium 65L Duffel Bag
Mountain Hardwear made its super-rugged duffel for expeditions to the ends of the earth, so chances are it can handle your road trip.
Deuter Trail 26L Backpack
Deuter’s Trail 26L the perfect size for short hikes, but it offers a suspension system that’s comfortable over a full day on the trail too.
Gregory Paragon 68L Backpack
The Paragon includes a separate sleeping bag compartment, a supportive harness, a convenient exterior sleeve pocket and a stowable rain cover.
Peak Design Travel Backpack
Peak Designs’ Travel Backpack is an award-winner for a reason. Well, a few reasons, like multiple access points, stow-away straps and a unique magnetic system that lets you expand it from 35 to 45 liters.
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