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The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister

By Amiee Maxwell | Permalink | 0 comments | December 8th, 2010

The North Face Base Camp Toiletry Kit - sporty toiletry bag for adventure travelers

The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister is a toiletry kit for sporty travelers. Made from super durable water and abrasion-resistant fabric, the Base Camp will hold up to the abuse of a weeklong backpacking trip or a month-long road trip.

A D-shaped zipper gives you easy access to the main compartment and some internal mesh pockets provide some organization for your smaller goods. The Base Camp looks like a like a little duffel bag; it is super compact so it will easily stash in your larger duffel or backpack. If you don’t have room in your pack, two exterior daisy chains allow the bag to be strapped securely to any pack.

The Base Camp doesn’t fold out and hang like the nifty Sea to Summit Hanging Toiletry Bag, but it does have an interior strap that releases so you can hang the travel canister from a towel rack or a tree branch.

The quick & dirty:
Where you can find on:
REI: $26.00
Backcountry.com: $25.95

Why they rock:

  • D-shaped zipper provides easy access to the main compartment where you can store your large toiletry items
  • Zippered mesh pocket secures small essentials; small mesh pockets at each end provide additional storageTwo exterior daisy chains allow canister to be strapped securely to nearly any pack or duffel
  • Interior strap with side-release buckle lets you hang canister from a towel bar
  • Constructed of water- and abrasion-resistant polyester and nylon with PVC-free thermoplastic elastomer laminate to withstand the abuse of travel

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10

The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister is a durable, functional, and low maintenance toiletry kit for adventure travelers. If you want a toiletry bag that you can strap to the back of your back and not have to worry about it getting scratched and torn – this is your bag. It would also be a nice little rugged bag for first aid supplies.

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can get one:
REI: $26.00
Backcountry.com: $25.95

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