Pack It Up With the 8 Best Duffle Bags

Every guy needs a quality duffle, plain and simple. It’s one of the most practical (and potentially stylish!) accessories a fella can own, and when used correctly, can transform a casual everyday look into a downright fashionable one. Not only that, the bags soft-sided nature allows you to cram in more clothing and sundries than you’d normally be able to in a hard-shelled case. So go ahead, smash that bag into the overhead compartment — it’ll be fine. Looking for a new duffle? Throw out the old high school gym bag and get ready for a serious upgrade.

Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with some of our favorites below.

GTX Duffle from Mack Weldon – $98

Built with water-resistant wax canvas and a protective rubberized bottom, the GTX duffle from Mack Weldon is designed with durability in mind. Whether toted to the gym or thrown in the back of your truck for a quick weekend getaway, this bag is guaranteed to always be as functional as it is stylish. Its anti-odor literal silver lining ain’t half bad, either.

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The Twill Weekender from Everlane – $98

Minimalists in the bunch might appreciate this duffle from Everlane, which cuts a stylishly clean line. Available in a wide array of different twill/leather combinations, this weekender is water-resistant, outfitted with a large interior, and designed to fit inside any overhead bin.

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United By Blue Arc Duffle – $128

With an impressive 55L volume, the Arc duffle from United by Blue is ideal for the guy who never wants to over pack, but always does. This huge space is complemented by a variety of exterior pockets as well as a crossbody strap, which makes maneuvering through TSA a breeze. And if that’s not enough to win you over, another big plus is that the bag’s built entirely of recycled polyester.

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Baboon Go-Bag – $149

Looking to liven up your bag collection? Then we suggest checking out the small go-bag from Baboon. Available in a wide array of vibrant colors, this duffle is perfect for the guy who wants to stand out in the crowd, and its roomy interior ensures that he’ll always have everything he needs right there with him. Bonus points for its multiple pockets and ergonomic shoulder strap.

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Franklin Duffle from State – $195

For something a little more casual, consider the Franklin duffle from State Bags. While still an attractive option, this bad boy is well-suited for a quick trip to the gym or a casual stay over at a pal’s place. A separate ventilated shoe pocket and super large main compartment make this a practical choice for guys with a bit more than your run-of-the-mill everyday essentials.

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Leather Weekender from WP Standard – $350
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It just doesn’t get more classic than this old school take on the weekender from WP Standard. Here, it’s all about the small details — tasteful brass hardware and bespoke-style loops — that really set it apart from other bags on the market. While the traditional style isn’t going to work for everyone, gents with a vintage flair could find a lot to love in this travel accessory.

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The Getaway Duffle from Hook and Albert – $375
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The Getaway duffle from Hook and Albert is an elegant option for the guy with more refined tastes. A supple leather exterior makes for a sleek finish while a large compartment provides ample space for all of life’s essentials. Bring along on your next business trip and you’ll be sure to turn heads at the terminal gate.

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Leather Wheeled Duffle from Korchmar – $660

Travel in style with the Edison wheeled duffle from Korchmar. Complete with a full grain American pebbled leather exterior, solid brass hardware, and in-line ball bearing wheels for optimized mobility, this weekender is as stylish as it is practical. And though the price tag is a little hefty, this baby is sure to last for many adventures to come.

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