My car camp setup changed when I got my hands on the new Gregory Supply Duffel! This thing is super spacious and comes in a few different sizes, not to mention in some super rad colors. It has incredibly easy-to-grab zipper pulls and can be carried in multiple configurations. In this article, let’s chat about some packing tips, different ways to use this bag, and why the Supply Duffel will make your life in the backcountry that much sweeter!
The Sleep System
This is my favorite way to use the Supply Duffel. I keep my entire sleep system in one place – aside from the tent (more on that in a moment). Normally I am packing for two, so inside my duffel, I toss 2 sleeping bags, 2 sleeping pads, 3 pillows (because I’m a diva), and sometimes some bag liners or an extra quilt. I don’t carry my tent in with my sleep system simply to keep everything nice and clean. The tent bag tends to get dusty when it gets rolled up, so I store that on its own or in a separate bin/bag. By having your whole sleep system in one bag it makes it super simple to pack it up at home, easy to check that you have everything you need, and a quick unload at your destination. When you get to camp, just toss the Supply into the tent and lay out your home away from home. Then when it’s time to head home, it’s super easy and clean to pack it back in the Supply.
The Mobile Closet
Another awesome way to use the Supply is to use it as your closet away from home. Stuff it chock full of all of your clothing. I recommend using packing cubes to keep different types of clothing organized, separated, and clean. If you are throwing shoes in there, definitely have them in their own bag so you don’t muddy up your campfire flannel. There’s plenty of room to toss your toiletry kit in as well. I usually keep my quick-grab items like a headlamp, beanie, or snacks in the outside pocket.
You See Me Rolling
Many of my camping trips revolve around finding the best mountain bike trails I can get into, and keeping all of that gear in one place is super convenient. Mountain bike gear can be bulky but the Supply gobbles it up with ease. I usually carry my clothing, MTB helmet, shoes, pads, hydration backpack with bladder, some electrolytes, snacks, lights, a change of clothes, and my MTB sunglasses. The 65L holds all of this with some room to spare.
The Trifecta of an Awesome Bag
There are 3 features of the Supply Duffel that I absolutely love and want to share:
- The Carry Straps – Padded backpack straps make it comfortable to carry your duffle, freeing up your hands. These straps also tuck away into their own pockets so they are out of the way.
- Oversized Zipper Pulls – The oversized T-Grip zipper pullers make it easy to open and close the bag. I usually go in and out of my bag a lot on these trips, and this simple, thoughtful design makes a HUGE difference.
- Pack it Down – The duffel bag can be stowed in its own zippered pocket, making it easy to store when you are not using it.
Now Get Outta Here
Not all duffel bags are created equal and the design team at Gregory really knocked this one out of the park. They took a simple concept and made it brilliant without overcomplicating it. All while ensuring to use recycled materials to build it. So now you can make your packing life easier and feel great about using a bag that was built with purpose and that will last you many happy years. Remember, they come in different sizes and colors, so organize your heart out!