The duffel is a simple creature with a simple task: transport your gear through thick and thin, whether on the roof of a Land Rover or in the overhead compartment of a Boeing. But choosing one can be difficult. So we turned to legendary polar explorer and Minnesota native, Will Steger, for help. In 2004, Askov Finlayson founder Eric Dayton accompanied Steger on a six-month expedition across the Arctic and the duffels in which they hauled their gear were from Seattle-based Best American Duffel. For BAD, there’s no such thing as “overbuilt”—the DWR-coated seam-taped 1,000-denier CORDURA nylon repels water and is virtually impervious to tearing or abrasion and the reinforcing straps are rated to 6,000 pounds of break-strength, which is reassuring whether you’re traveling to the pole or simply the gym. We’re so confident in the BAD x Askov Finlayson Limited Edition #3 Duffel that it’s guaranteed for life against workmanship or materials failure. It’s the last duffel you’ll ever have to buy.