When you absolutely, positively, have to carry loads of stuff to the top of a mountain, accept nothing but North Face's legendary Base Camp Duffel Bag. Built to withstand the harshest environments on earth, whether that be up Everest, deep in the Amazon, or travelling on a really packed train, the Base Camp Duffel is big, tough, and like any design classic, has a great story.

First introduced in 1978, the Base Camp - then called the Soft Luggage Duffel – was made of 18 ox laminated waterproof vinyl polyester, which is as hardy as it sounds. The current design is made from phthalate-free tpe fabric laminate (again, strong!) with alpine-cut shoulder straps (comfy), and twin haul handles (convenient).

So where can you take it? Pretty much anywhere. The Base Camp has been the best bro of some of the world's top adventurers and explorers (nice gig, guys). They've been up mountains all over the world, including first ascents (read: getting there first) of the terrifying sounding mountains like Aksu, in Kyrgyzstan, and a current attempt to climb up Gasherbrum II, in Pakistan. Blimey.