For Spring 2018, Arc’teryx adds to its growing travel luggage collection with a line of wheeled gear haulers. Lightweight yet super rugged, the V80 and V110 Rolling Duffels are built for expeditions that require bringing along loads of extra gear like bulky ski boots, sharp ice tools, helmets, climbing ropes, or other hardware.
An external frame construction delivers a low weight-to-volume ratio so you can bring more gear with less total luggage weight — no overweight baggage fees here. The external frame makes all hardware accessible and repairable, eliminates wear points from an internal frame rubbing through exterior material, and eliminates the need for additional handles and lash points. You can pick up the bag or lash it down from any side using the tubular frame. Bonus: Both duffels lie flush when unloaded for easy and flat storage in restricted spaces.
Designed to survive tons of abuse, the V80 and V110 rolling duffels are constructed with 630 denier high tenacity nylon fabric in the body and reinforced with 390 denier in critical wear areas — all fully coated and seam taped for added weather resistance. The external from is made from a strong T6 6061 aluminum with a 30-micrometer hard anodized coating to help protect it from scratches, nicks, and dents.
Oversized wheels rolls over curbs, gravel, and cobblestones with no problem, while tubular feet keep the duffel standing upright and secure when you’re not on the move.
Having an external frame removes any irregular space inside, increasing the useable capacity. The large U-shaped opening lets you see all your gear at once and seals up with a watertight zipper. Internal compression panels secure the free form interior pocket and one external pocket fits boarding passes and smaller items, including an integrated ID card holder.
The Arc’teryx V80 Rolling Duffel (weight: 3380 grams or 7.4 pounds) and V110 Rolling Duffel (weight: 3500 grams or 7.7 pounds) will retail for roughly $420-$450.