The Perfect ... Adventure Travel Bag

Paula Froelich
Editor at Large
July 2, 2014

What: The Gregory Stash Duffel (Small)

Cost: $79

Why: I am not a full-on, metal frame, cinches everywhere, backpack kind of girl. Nor am I a wheelie suitcase lady (until recently). I’m a grab-it-and-go type. And this bag suits me perfectly. It comes in three sizes, but the smallest is the best.

The Gregory is like the Mary Poppins of duffels. Just when you think there’s no more room, it just keeps fitting more. The bag is durable, lightweight, and comfortable. And due to comfy padded straps, when it’s full and heavy, it can be worn on your back like a backpack to free up your arms and distribute the weight.

I have used this bag everywhere — from Mali to Iraq, in Colombia, Guatemala, Vietnam, Turkey, and even within the United States. It has been through hell and back and never let me down. If you are going on an adventure trip, this is the bag. Trust.