Patagonia’s MLC

Picture 4Today marks the start of Patagonia’s twice yearly sale (The other typically falls around Valentine’s Day. hint, hint). I am so excited to see their MLC bag on sale for $87.50. The MLC — that’s Maximum Legal Carry-on to you and me, Russ — is the only bag you’ll need for anything from a weekend getaway to a week of light travel.

I love my MLC so much that I’ve given it as a wedding present. The water-resistant design is superb. It comes complete with a shoulder strap and hidden backpack straps for heavier loads. It unzips 3/4 to allow for a flat-stuffing, high-stacking, mastery of packing. This is coming from someone who prides himself on his packability, so to speak.

I’ve seen clothing designers and outdoorsmen alike carry this thing. It takes a beating, and it comes with an Ironclad Guarantee that’s pretty hard to beat, too.


  1. nick
    August 11, 2009

    Nice call. That thing’s rad.

  2. Aaron
    August 11, 2009

    Have you seen the burrito bag?

  3. j
    August 11, 2009

    I’ve owned one of these for years and love it.

  4. M. Wastler
    August 12, 2009

    Aaron, I have seen it, and I like it, too.

  5. Brian Miller
    August 12, 2009

    Had mine for a while. Perfect. For a weekend away to a week in Amsterdam, it was all I needed. And super comfortable.

  6. Emkay
    August 13, 2009

    This bag is perfect. The shoulder straps are really comfortable and there’s more little compartments than I know what to do with. I guess my packability factor is not quite there yet.

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