Customer reviews for Columbia Axel Hauler™ 28"

Columbia Axel Hauler™ 28"

We believe this 100-liter rolling gear bag is best used for long journeys to faraway places and activities that require ample gear—from skiing and snowboarding to windsurfing and car camping.
Overall rating:
4.75 / 5
4.8
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5
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11 out of 11(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Axel Hauler™ 28"
Review 1 for Axel Hauler™ 28"
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4 / 5
4 / 5

A Solid, Good-Lookin', Roomy Piece of Luggage

PostedAugust 23, 2012
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Location: Philadelphia, PA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought the Axel Hauler right before a trip to Maine to hold all of the camping gear I wanted to take. I fit a three person tent, three sleeping bags, three sleeping pads, a camp stove, fuel bottle, first air kit, pots and pans, three dehydrated meals and a bunch of other little things in the bag. I couldn't believe how roomy it was. It's also a sleek looking duffel, and after four separate flights, it hardly looks worn. I'm interested to see how it holds up over time, but I couldn't believe it didn't have a scratch on it after four flights. I'd love it if the retractable handle was a bit longer, but generally, I'm a huge fan. I'd recommend it for anyone who has a whole ton of stuff to lug around!
+8points
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Review 2 for Axel Hauler™ 28"
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Axel Hauler 28"

PostedDecember 8, 2012
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Location: Portland, Oregon
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great bag, collapsible for storage or very light loads, also compressible with the two provided straps, waterproof, good wheels with good protrusion, everything I wanted in a bag.
Cons, it weighs almost 10 pounds, but on the other hand it is build to last....
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 3 for Axel Hauler™ 28"
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Amazing for travelling

PostedDecember 12, 2012
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Location: Bloomington, IN
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This duffel is great for trips one week or longer. It has lots of pockets to organize you gear or clothes. The outer material is very durable. I definitely recommend it for your next big trip or adventure.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Axel Hauler™ 28"
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Bag

PostedMay 13, 2013
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Location: San Mateo, CA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Every traveller should have one of these. The volume is larger than it appears.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Axel Hauler™ 28"
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect Bag

PostedOctober 11, 2013
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Location: Denver, CO
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this bag for multiple night trips. It's perfect! Rolls nice and great construction. Very Happy
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 6 for Axel Hauler™ 28"
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5 / 5
5 / 5

MLawlor

PostedJune 25, 2015
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Location: Spokane, WA, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Purchased this bag for my daughter to travel to school abroad. It is huge, but what I wanted for the trip. Seems sturdy. Rolls easily, cinch straps are great. Mildly full weighed 40 lbs for check in.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 7 for Axel Hauler™ 28"
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Axel Hauler 28

PostedAugust 4, 2015
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Location: South Texas
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Yes! The kitchen sink will fit! Awesome!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Axel Hauler™ 28"
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5 / 5
5 / 5

MASSIVE!

PostedSeptember 23, 2015
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Location: New York, NY, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I previously purchased the 22" and I thought it was a good size for doing grocery shopping at Costco and BJs. It turned out to be slightly too small to carry my photography gear since I also wanted to put my light stands and tripod inside when going on location for photoshoots. So then I ordered this one just for my photography gear and this thing came in a huge double box. When I first saw how BIG this thing is I was like OMG! I am 5'7" and 138lbs and I think I can fit inside of this thing and have room to spare. I didn't think there would be much difference from the 22" but this thing is BIGGER in every aspect except the wheels which are the same. It looks beautiful and it rolls smoothly. I hope to use it for a photoshoot soon.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Axel Hauler™ 28"
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5 / 5
5 / 5

BIG, REALLY BIG

PostedDecember 21, 2015
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Location: Pinewood, SC 29125, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I ordered this bag intending to use it while traveling abroad. It's very large and easily holds anything you would need for an extended trip away from home. It's practically built and appears to be really durable. Rolls easily and multiple zippers make for easy organization. I hope to get lots of use out of it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Axel Hauler™ 28"
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good Bag

PostedNovember 23, 2015
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Location: Colorado, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
A good sturdy bag, solid wheels and well sewn handles. The bag material is thick and stands up to the airline handlers.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Axel Hauler™ 28"
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Big Bag to replace all big bags

PostedDecember 31, 2012
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Location: Alexandria, VA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This bag will hold more than you can ever imgaine. So much more functional than the average square roller.
If you are in the market for a large bag, this is a no brainer.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Axel Hauler™ 28"
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Going on a trip?

PostedJuly 15, 2015
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Location: Islamorada, Florida
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This bag holds exactly the right weight for domestic flights, including your four piece fly rods, reels, fly boxes, waders, parkas, or whatever you need for your adventure. It rolls very nicely through an airport, tarmac, or even over rough ground. It will ease your travel to and from the most remote destinations. It even kept spray out from a boat trip back into camp.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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