Spring is in the air and most of us already have our eyes set on a getaway, both domestic and abroad. A quality duffel (or duffle) bag is essential for packing and transporting your gear.
Hex Strata Sneaker Duffel – $160
The Strata Sneaker Duffel from Hex sets itself apart from other travel bags on the market with its innovative, double sneaker compartment design. The shoe pockets flank the main storage compartment, which boasts a roomy interior. The exterior is finished with distressed gray crinkle polyester and leather accents.
Herschel Coast Duffle – $130
This streamlined bag from Herschel packs quite the punch behind its simple aesthetic. The Coast Duffle is built with water-resistant tarpaulin and features attractive carry handles fashioned out of seatbelt webbing. The rolltop design is manufactured to save space and keep things compact while you’re on the go.
Topo Designs Mountain Duffel – $159
Billed as the ideal haul bag, the Mountain Duffel from Topo Designs is built to carry some pretty intense gear. With a padded base and sides, this bad boy can handle anything you throw its way. An interior stuffed with multiple pockets means you’ll be able to keep things organized too.
Rains Duffel – $67
This is perhaps the most understated bag on this list, which will be great for guys with a penchant for minimalist design. With a simple black finish outfitted with water-resistant technology, this duffel from Rains makes a stylish yet practical option for those traveling to places where it’s bound to get wet.
Shinola Large Carryall – $650
Built with smooth, American leather, the large carryall from Shinola is a fashion-forward piece that makes the perfect bag for a weekend getaway. Featuring a roomy interior complete with an adjustable shoulder strap, this duffel is as comfortable to use as it is elegant to look at.
Filson Medium Weatherproof Duffel – $995
While it may be a bit on the pricier side, the Waterproof Duffel from Filson really does stand out from the pack. Constructed with water-resistant, boot-grade leather and solid brass hardware, this bag evokes an old-school vibe that’ll satisfy those with traditional tastes. Plus, it’s compact and features a spacious interior for all your travel necessities.
Mack Weldon Ion Weekender – $148
For those interested in a high-tech bag, look no further than the Ion Weekender from Mack Weldon. This duffel is outfitted with with a mobile device charger, water-resistant fabric, antimicrobial silver ion lining and an impressive eight interior compartments, which means it’s built for nearly any adventure.
This Is Ground Voyager 2 – $1,099
If you’re looking for something more classic, you can’t go wrong with the Voyager 2 from This is Ground. Constructed with a supple, honey-colored leather, this weekender is sure to make heads turn at the airport. Gorgeous design aside, it also boasts a large exterior pocket for your phone, passport and chargers as well as a spacious main compartment for clothes.
Article originally published by Clay Abney on March 21, 2017. Last updated by Cody Gohl on March 13, 2018.
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