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The North Face - Rolling Thunder 22in Carry-On Bag

The North Face Rolling Thunder 22in Carry-On Bag

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$134.98 - $159.98 Original price:$268.95
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    Tech Specs

    1000D polyester with TPE lamination, 1680D nylon
    40L (2441cu in)
    2 external zip, internal mesh
    14 x 22 x 8.5in
    Claimed Weight:
    7lb 5.5oz
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    Rolling Thunder 22in Carry-On Bag

    Skip the bloated bag check line and breeze right to your gate with The North Face Rolling Thunder 22in Carry-On Bag. It's conveniently sized for short-term trips, but is still rugged enough to handle rougher adventures, and it now features a lighter, more user-friendly design that reduces weight by 25%.

    Bomber Base Camp material is paired with rugged nylon to resist abrasion and repel rainstorms and spills. Lugged wheels roll over muddy terrain and cobblestone streets, and the telescoping handle makes it easy to lug around. An external top zippered pocket makes it easy to grab your book or charger when the bag is in the overhead compartment, and mesh internal pockets keep smaller items organized. The North Face also included a Sherpa strap that lets you secure your backpack or duffel to the face of the bag so you can make your way through busy airports and crowded streets more easily.

    • Burly carry-on bag for short-term stays
    • Base Camp material is rugged and water-resistant
    • Wheels and telescoping handle for easy transport
    • External top pocket for easy access to in-flight necessities
    • Plastic bumpers on wear points prevent abrasion
    • Sherpa strap secures backpack or duffel to face of bag
    • Coated daisy chains offer durable lash points
    • Die-cut ID window for quick identification

    Great Versatile Luggage

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I have a more traditional clam shell style roller bag I use a lot too. However, packing in the two sides of those can be a little limiting depending on what kind of gear you're working with. Having one big open duffel like this is super nice to give you some more flexibility in your packing when needed. Say you're going on a ski trip for example and want to pack a big bulky helmet. That wouldn't really fit nicely in either side of the clam shell style carry on, but will plop down in this thing no problem.

    Quality is really great as well, definitely feels nicer to me than the department store style luggage. And as an "outdoor" person I love to support the outdoor brands I like with my luggage purchases.

    Can't comment on longevity with this, but my oldest duffel bag from TNF is 8 years and going strong so I am not super concerned.

    Great Purchase

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This bag is surprisingly spacious for its size. The outer compartment is extremely convenient for items you need to get quickly. It rolls easily and is more durable than any other carry on bag I've purchased.

    Pleasantly Surprised.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This bag surpassed my expectations as I was able to actually test it during two weeks in Japan (which was during the heat wave and typhoon Jongdari in July). Transportation modes included: buses, cars, trains, planes, and walking. No issues with plane overhead bins; I often had it sideways to accommodate others’ “carry-on size” luggage. This is my first rolling thunder, so I have no comparison to the last model.

    If you have mastered the art of packing, the size is PERFECT. Worked fantastic on the train, bus, plane, and walking to/from the train station. Its size allowed for easy maneuverability.

    Walked/rolled through the typhoon after an hour-long train ride. Excellent water-resistant material and zippers; contents inside were COMPLETELY dry and water didn’t seep through the zippers (my companion was not so lucky with her regular cloth rolling luggage). I was super psyched walking through 20 mph winds, sideways rain, and putting the luggage through what it was built for. Had no issues whatsoever with the wheels.

    The only feature that I was meh about, was the Sherpa strap. Strapped my Tom Bihn Brain Bag on and it dragged on the floor. Most of the time I sat my bag on top of the luggage against the telescope handle and wrapped the Sherpa strap around the top handle. The backpacks position made it heavier to roll since the weight was now distributed higher, but it worked.

    Pleasantly Surprised.

    Great for a carry on bag

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Rolling Thunder carry on bag is perfect for those short trips where you need to pack more than you can get into a pack. It’s slightly smaller than the Black Hole 40L, but I have found that it fits onto more planes as it will fit under the seat in front of you. I can fit a couple days worth of clothes into it. Overall this is a great bag.

    Roomy but not so rugged

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I purchased this bag for a trip to the Caribbean side of Panama. Roads there are uneven if paved at all, and most journeys include a boat ride. When I arrived it was raining, and when I unpacked at my destination, the contents of my bag were wet. While I didn’t expect the Rolling Thunder to be a dry bag, I did expect better performance than this.

    Old style was much better

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    We got the same bag 1 1/2 years ago and that style were much better. These new ones aren’t made as well. The handle is cheap(plastic instead of metal) and has a hard time going up and down. It doesn’t seem to roll as smoothly as the old style. The bag itself seems a little smaller on the inside because of the hard backing. Unless the styles goes back to the old one, we won’t be buying anymore. Which is a bummer because the old style has held up amazingly and it super smooth rolling and perfect for travel.

    Very well made

      This rolling duffel is very well made and fits almost everything you could possibly want in a carry on. It has two outside pockets on the front, which makes it nice to have necessary things easily accessible when needed. Love this bag.