As a kid we had one of those tiny camper trailers that looked hardly large enough for one human until it made some Transformer moves, and morphed into a fort-like house with room for four. Before “camping” in it, I wondered, “why don’t we just use our tent.” Once I was cocooned warmly inside, listening to the evening rain, the answer was clear. That was a few years back when car and camper interiors were a compulsory shade of brown, and the little pop-up fit the forest nicely.

The Transition Duffle Bag from Fox has a similarly cavernous interior that expands as needed and rolls into a compact bundle for storage. The bag has a voluminous 45-liter main cabin, a separate space for dirty shoes and stinky clothes, a softly lined zippered sleeve for goggles or electronics on one side, a second sleeve of the same size with a key clasp, and several internal organizational pockets. The best part: it’s essentially waterproof, thanks to a 450D polyester diamond ripstop exterior layer. Though it doesn’t have taped seams, it will keep your gear dry as long as you remove it from your back before jumping in the lake.


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