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A top-quality men’s travel duffel bag is an essential piece of kit If you have plans to head out on the road, take a weekend break or regularly find yourself on short business trips. They’re roomy enough to store all of your basics for traveling, but small enough to pack, grab and go without any fuss.

Wherever you’re planning to jet off to in the near future, a well-chosen travel duffel bag designed for men will serve you well on your travels. Whether it’s a certain style you’re looking for or a more practical item, you’ve landed in the right place as we’ll be taking a look at the best of the best of what’s out there when it comes to men’s travel duffels.

Before we get down to it and look at some great duffel bags, we feel it is worth highlighting to you some of the important aspects you should be considering and looking at when choosing a duffel bag. There is a lot more involved than just buying the one that meets your budget.

You need to think about how you want to carry it, what you want to use it for and the size you will need to accommodate everything you are planning on packing to take with you.

As there are so many different brands out there, it is good to note the duffel bag manufacturers who have a better reputation than others. That being said, you may still be able to find a real bargain that has not been produced by one of the bigger names in the duffel bag market.

Let’s look at each of these aspects in a bit more detail.

Carrying Options

Although you will find that most duffel bags follow the same template design, there are a number of different carrying options available. Many bags will have multiple carrying options to choose from, making those trips away all the more convenient.

Backpack straps – Similar to a traditional backpack, these types of bags can be carried on your back. These are great for long stretches of walking to a destination, especially when you need your hands free for more important things (such as navigating!)

Shoulder straps – Again, this kind of strap allows you to just sling the bag over your shoulder and forget about it, rather than relying on your hands. Ideal for the gym, or when you need to access it frequently whilst carrying.

Handles – As you’d imagine, this is the most traditional and universally popular carrying option for bags. Duffel bags will often consist of dual handles that have Velcro or some other kind of fastener that holds them together.

BEST MEN’S TRAVEL DUFFEL BAGS

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SADDLEBACK LEATHER CO. MEN’S OVERNIGHT BAG

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The Saddleback Leather Co. Overnight Bag is a flexible and versatile travel bag that has been designed using full grain leather and stitched using strong polyester thread. Only one piece of leather is used to reduce the number of seams and make it a stronger construction. Includes shoulder straps and an internal removable 4-sided insert made from pigskin. Yes, that extra zero is supposed to be there for the warranty length. So confident of its superior quality product, this company will replace the bag for free if it gives up the ghost before you do!

 

Pros

  • checkGood quality leather
  • check100-year warranty

Cons

  • cross-altNot big enough, just a bucket bag so no internal pockets

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  • Weight 5.3lbs
  • Back straps Yes
  • Waterproof No
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MUISKA NEW YORK DUFFEL BAG

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The Muiska New York leather duffel bag is 22-inches and is the perfect lightweight back for a short break or can be used as a great and stylish carry-on to a plane. It’s made from 100% genuine leather (Vaquetta) and not only has an incredibly spacious main compartment, but four front-placed pockets and two pockets at either end.

Pros

  • checkDetachable leather shoulder strap
  • checkInternal double-stitched seams
  • checkSpacious

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  • cross-altPlastic zippers

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  • Weight 4.7lbs
  • Back straps Yes
  • Waterproof No
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HUGO BY HUGO BOSS MEN’S BOMBER WEEKENDER DUFFEL BAG

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This designer duffel bag is by the style icons Hugo Boss and although it’s not especially waterproof, it’s still a good quality, spacious travel bag. Made from 100% polyester, it won’t feel as heavy as it perhaps looks and the stitching is made with 100% so you know you have a quality finished product. Looks great and does the job it was intended for.

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  • check3 additional pockets
  • checkHand washable
  • checkCylindrical shape

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  • cross-altNot waterproof

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  • Weight N/A
  • Back straps Yes
  • Waterproof No
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PATAGONIA DOLOMITE BLUE LIGHTWEIGHT TRAVEL TOTE PACK

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This Patagonia duffel bag in striking Dolomite Blue could be a great companion to you if you are off to see the world. It has been made expertly by Patagonia using a very lightweight material to ensure it’s never too much work carrying it, while ensuring it has enough space for everything you need. The 22-liters is spread between the main zippered compartment, the side pockets and even features a hand zippered organizer for items like keys. When it’s not in use, this is where the bag is stored, in itself.

Pros

  • checkSide compression straps for stabilization of load
  • check Stretch side pockets for water bottles

Cons

  • cross-altSome customers say the bag’s clips are cheap

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  • Weight 14.4oz
  • Back straps Yes
  • Waterproof Yes
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HUGO BOSS BOSS GREEN MEN’S PIXEL JERSEY HOLDALL

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Emblazoned with the iconic fashion label’s branding, this medium sized jersey gray holdall is ideal if you are looking for a lightweight weekend bag. As it’s not waterproof and does not feature backpack straps, it’s better suited to less taxing adventures through the concrete jungle, rather than an actual jungle!

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  • checkSoft and lightweight
  • checkDouble way zippers

Cons

  • cross-altNo backpack straps
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  • Weight 2.5lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof No
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LEABAGS TOKYO GENUINE BUFFALO LEATHER VINTAGE DUFFEL BAG

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The world’s your oyster to travel in style with this fantastic looking, rugged Leabags duffel bag made from genuine buffalo leather. It has a very vintage look and is more spacious than it actually looks, with a big compartment in the middle along with some other pockets to keep everything organized.

Pros

  • checkGenuine buffalo leather
  • checkPadded shoulder strap
  • checkVintage look

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  • cross-altCarry-on size
  • cross-altNot suitable for longer trip

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  • Weight 3.7lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof No
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CUTTER & BUCK BAINBRIDGE TRAVELER LEATHER HANDLE DUFFEL BAG

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The Bainbridge duffel bag from Cutter Buck is a great looking piece of luggage, with a robust design and high-grade materials that makes it highly functional, no matter the weather conditions. A conundrum of contrasts this is both a very compact, but, also a very spacious bag and includes a trolley sleeve and a free shoe bag too.

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  • check1680D ballistic polyester
  • checkGenuine leather
  • checkAntique premium quality brass

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  • cross-altNot suitable as a backpack

Specs

  • Weight 2.5lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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HUGO BOSS MEN’S HYBRID POLYESTER NYLON MIX HOLDALL WEEKENDER BAG

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Another great Boss duffel bag on our list from the creative and fashion style gurus at Hugo Boss. This is a really cool, lightweight holdall that is only 9 inches high and 19-inches wide. Although it does not seem like much, it has a charm about it and with a number of additional pockets along with the main compartment, there is plenty of space to keep your important items well organized for your trip.

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  • checkHand-washable
  • check100% polyester
  • checkMultiple pockets

Cons

  • cross-altNot waterproof

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  • Weight 1.84lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof No
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BAIGIO MEN’S GENUINE LEATHER DUFFEL TOTE

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Baigio are highly reputable brand when it comes to bags and other accessories and this genuine leather duffel tote bag is no exception. It’s sized just perfectly to function as a carry-on when you are traveling by plane, but has enough room inside it to hold at least 2 or 3 days’ worth of clothing. Made from high quality full-grain leather, with antique brass fixings and a smart and secure nylon thread sewing on the interior, this is a well-made bag that looks great too.

Pros

  • checkRemovable shoulder strap
  • checkSpacious
  • checkHolds around two to three days of clothing

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  • cross-altNot waterproof

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  • Weight 8.02lbs
  • Backstraps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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WANDRD HEXAD ACCESS TRAVEL DUFFEL BAG

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Wandrid Hexad’s selection of duffel bags are some of the most versatile on the market and this particular model is no different. The Access can be used as a holdall with a shoulder strap or can be converted to be used as a backpack. There are four large compartments on the inside, to keep your gear organized and the two additional compartments at the bottom are designed to be used with Wandrid’s Camera Cubes.

Pros

  • checkVersatile
  • checkCompatible with Wandrid Hexad Camera Cubes

Cons

  • cross-altThis size might be a bit big for some

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  • Weight 4.6lbs
  • Back straps Yes
  • Waterproof Yes
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ALPENLEDER 21 INCH GENUINE BUFFALO LEATHER DUFFEL BAG

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This Alpenleder 21-inch genuine buffalo leather duffel bag is handmade in Germany to a very strict and high standard. The design of the bag has won awards and it’s not hard to see why when you consider the versatility that this can be used as either an overnight, carry-on, full travel or even just a gym bag. The materials used make it incredibly durable and waterproof.

Pros

  • checkFull-grain high quality buffalo leather handmade
  • checkFunctional and versatile

Cons

  • cross-altNo backpack convertibility

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  • Weight 5.51lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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NIKE BRASILIA SMALL TRAINING DUFFEL BAG

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Nike Brasilia is a great little training duffel bag. Nike are not known for putting their name to inferior products and the only major downside of this is that it’s a little on the small size. Still if you are looking for a good quality, weather-resistant training bag for the gym or whatever sport you are involved in and need the ability to keep dry clothes and shoes separate from dry gear, this is ideal.

Pros

  • checkVentilated compartments for dry and wet shoes
  • check600D fabric
  • checkDual handles for greater ease

Cons

  • cross-altSome customers have commented that its small

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  • Weight 1.1lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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GBAG 25-INCH LARGE LEATHER DUFFEL TRAVEL OVERNIGHT BAG

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Despite its low price, the rugged GBag 25-inch duffel bag is made from high quality genuine leather. It has been designed with various applications and uses in mind, including as a simple picnic bag, overnight/weekender bag or for sports.

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  • checkAffordable
  • checkHandcrafted
  • checkSpacious

Cons

  • cross-altCan initially have an unpleasant smell

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  • Weight 5.3lbs
  • Capacity 8 x 14 x 18 inches
  • Waterproof Yes
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HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. NOVEL DUFFEL BAG

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Herschel Supply Co. are very popular manufacturer known for designing and creating high quality bags using strong and durable materials. The Novel duffel bag is no different. It features a two way zipper that opens the main section of the bag where there is a stylish striped lining. There is even a convenient shoe compartment. Compact and affordable.

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  • checkWaterproofed zipper
  • checkRemovable shoulder strap with webbing

Cons

  • cross-altBag squeaks when it’s moved

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  • Weight 1lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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BLUBOON CANVAS OVERNIGHT DUFFEL BAG

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This Bluboon overnight duffel bag is larger than the average on the market, for a fraction of the price of some of the bigger brand name products. Besides the spacious main compartment there are also an assortment of interior pockets ideal for keeping your various bits and pieces safe, tidy and organized. There is even a bigger sized pocket at the top of the bag, where you can keep your important travel documents. Made from sturdy canvas and leather, this is built with travel in mind.

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  • checkLarger capacity than similarly priced bags
  • checkThicker than normal canvas

Cons

  • cross-altThicker than normal canvas

Specs

  • Weight 3.7lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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AMZBAG EXPANDABLE TRAVEL DUFFEL BAG

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This Amzbag is an interesting item. it’s an incredibly big bag, for starters, that has a side zipper for easier access to the main compartment, along with the traditional zipper that runs along the top. It has reasonably good quality leather handles and the rest is made from high quality nylon with nice stitching. With two different ways to carry it, you have the option to choose the one that is most comfortable for you.

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  • checkConverts to a suit holder
  • checkLarge capacity

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  • cross-altDiscrepancies in quality
  • cross-altProblems with zippers

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  • Weight 1.8lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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OVERLAND WEEKENDER BISON LEATHER DUFFEL BAG

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From Overland, the Weekender Bison Leather Duffel Bag is something you’ll be proud of and that will make your friends, relatives, colleagues and random strangers jealous. It looks amazing and has enough space on the inside for a reasonable amount of clothes and other essentials. Travel in style with this beauty!

Pros

  • checkExtremely high quality
  • checkGenuine bison leather
  • checkExtra wide opening

Cons

  • cross-altNo shoulder straps

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  • Weight 1.8lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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PATAGONIA BLACK HOLE 120 LITER WHEELED DUFFEL

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Another fine product from the creative minds at Patagonia, the Black Hole lives up to its name! 120 liters of space inside an actually very practical and portable bag. Although it comes with backpack strapping, you can also roll it along the floor and use the pull out handle at the top. High standard of construction and DWR make this worth considering.

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  • checkWheeled for easier transportation
  • checkLaminated with DWR coating
  • checkZipped side pockets
  • checkMesh pockets

Cons

  • cross-altConstruction quality could be better

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  • Weight 8.62lbs
  • Back straps Yes
  • Waterproof Yes
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LEABAGS SYDNEY GENUINE BUFFALO DUFFEL BAG

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Another Leabags product, this time inspired by Sydney and boy is this bag big. It’s a comfortable size for any small trip. Unfortunately, it’s too small to qualify as carry-on luggage on flights, so you might need to look elsewhere if that is what you want from a bag. With its classy design and hard-wearing genuine buffalo leather, it’ll last you a long time.

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  • cross-altQuality control issues

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  • Weight 4.4lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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ARCHER BRIGHTON CHLOE LIGHTWEIGHT QUILTED NYLON DUFFEL BAG

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From Archer Brighton comes this attractive leather and nylon weekend duffel bag. Perfect for all your partners. Although it’s compact enough that it’s easy to carry and could make for a good carry-on bag, it still has enough space for a 13-inch laptop, smartphone tablet and other essentials. Folds away easily when not in use.

Pros

  • checkCompact
  • checkEnough room for laptop and clothes
  • checkGenuine leather
  • checkPrada nylon

Cons

  • cross-altNo backpack straps

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  • Weight 1lb
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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VERA BRADLEY ICONIC GRAND WEEKENDER TRAVEL DUFFEL BAG

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This stylish duffel bag is designed and produced by Vera Bradley, so you know it’s going to be just as good quality as it’s to look at. With a capacity of 52-liters, this is really quite a big bag and according to the manufacturer it’s capable of fitting around 8 different outfits. There are lots of handy pockets and compartments to keep all your bits and bobs neat and tidy.

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  • checkLarge capacity
  • check52.2-inch adjustable strap
  • check6.5-inch strap drop
  • checkStylish design

Cons

  • cross-altMay be too big

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  • Weight 1lb
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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CAMTOP WEEKEND TRAVEL DUFFEL TOTE BAG

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The CAMTOP Weekend Travel bag is a highly affordable and stylish bag made from durable canvas with leather straps. It weighs just over 3 lbs so is not too heavy, though it does have a sturdy and tough design. Can be used as a piece of carry-on luggage and works well as a weekender bag.

Pros

  • checkComfortable and adjustable shoulder strap
  • checkSoft canvas
  • checkDurable construction

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  • cross-altChemical smell has been noted

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  • Weight 3.09lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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MARGARITAVILLE UNISEX WEEKENDER DUFFEL SHOULDER BAG

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This Margaritaville unisex weekender duffel bag is ideal for those of you who are looking for a reasonably priced, easy to carry and portable, but also spacious bag for weekends and nights away. It’s made from high quality premium canvas and features robust zippers and a trim of attractive faux leather.

Pros

  • checkStylish
  • checkAdjustable shoulder strap
  • checkGreat quality canvas

Cons

  • cross-altSome may find it uncomfortable to carry

Specs

  • Weight 2.9lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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JACK&CHRIS OVER-SIZED CANVAS LEATHER TRIM TRAVEL DUFFEL BAG

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Jack&Chris is a brand that focuses on retro-style bags with modern construction and manufacturing. This is a great looking and easy to carry bag that has a large capacity with plenty of pockets and pouches for storing various bits and pieces in their own separate places to make the best use of the space.

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  • checkRobust and spacious
  • checkVarious pockets and compartments

Cons

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  • Weight 3.55lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof No
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MOOYANG FASHIONABLE WEEKENDER TRAVEL DUFFEL BAG

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From MooYang, this is a great lightweight bag, that would be an ideal gift or companion on a weekend away or short break. Ideally suited for use as a carry-on bag, as it’s not too big. It has been made of great quality materials and has a nice and attractive design.

Pros

  • checkSpacious
  • checkWell made
  • checkHigh quality materials

Cons

  • cross-altNot as big as expected

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  • Weight 2lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof No
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BAGSMART TRAVEL DUFFEL BAG LARGE

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BAGSMART by name and by nature. This bag has a very large capacity with space for around 2 to 3 days of clothes and other necessities. It’s made from highly water-resistant 300D polyester and also comes with a drawstring bag for keeping shoes in, so they’re separate from everything else. Will fit in overhead compartment on planes and is perfect for short trips away, whether for business or pleasure.

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  • checkDurable waterproof 300D polyester
  • checkAdjustable sliding shoulder pad and strap
  • checkDrawstring bag for shoes

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  • cross-altStraps break easily

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  • Weight 1.8lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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NICEEBAG WEEKENDER DUFFEL BAG

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The NiceEbag Weekender duffel bag is a 40-liter capacity holdall that is perfect for taking on long weekend breaks or short business trips. It includes a highly water-resistant finish and is roomy without feeling too bulky or heavy. It’s made even easier to carry thanks to the leather handle which is made to a high standard and if you are concerned about trying to be more green, you’ll be glad to know that the nylon used is eco-friendly. All in all, a great bargain.

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  • checkExtremely lightweight
  • checkEnvironmentally friendly nylon
  • checkRobust leather

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  • cross-altNo shoulder strap

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  • Weight 1.5lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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BEFAIR OVERNIGHT BAG WEEKENDER CANVAS DUFFEL BAG

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This Befair overnight bag is designed to be a high quality and robust companion on small business trips and weekends away, There is a nice and comfortable inner sleeve to keep any clothes you put in there nice. It had been made from high quality canvas and synthetic leather and looks smart with a classic charm. With a capacity of 41.8-liters, there is more than enough room for everything you’ll need for a few days away from home and thanks to the adjustable and removable shoulder strap it’ll not cause you fatigue!

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  • checkHigh quality canvas and PU leather
  • checkMetal buckles and zippers
  • checkDetachable and adjustable shoulder strap

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  • Weight 1.8lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof No
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MUZEE OVERSIZED CLASSIC VINTAGE CANVAS TRAVEL DUFFEL BAG

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Muzee’s entry into the low to mid range of overnight and weekend duffel bags available, is a very affordable and large (considering the price) bag consisting of high quality canvas and genuine cowhide leather. It appears to have been well-made and thanks to the adjustable shoulder strap is versatile to provide you with the experience you want from using a bag. Whether you are heading on a romantic break or on a business trip, this bag will do just the trick. It includes thick and strong rubber cushions on the underside of the base to provide protection for the bottom of the bag from dirt and moisture from the ground.

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  • checkHigh density canvas
  • checkRobust hardware
  • checkLarge and spacious

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  • Weight 2.55lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof No
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ARCHER BRIGHTON MIDWAY WEEKENDER DUFFEL BAG

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The Midway Weekender Duffel Bag is yet another great entry on our list from Archer Brighton. This has been designed to be one of the best minimalist and functional weekender bag in the price range. It has an attractive leather trimming that helps to keep the bag robust and durable and features gun-grade metal hardware and lightweight, soft nylon that is also incredibly resilient and tough. With the addition of a soft padding insert for your laptop (up to and including 17-inches) and high quality water resistance, this is a bag that you would be foolish to pass on.

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  • checkTwo-way open top zip closure mechanism
  • checkRemovable and adjustable shoulder strap
  • check17-inch laptop sleeve

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  • Weight 2.5lbs
  • Back straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Kattee Vintage Leather Weekender Duffel Bag Travel Bag

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The Kattee vintage leather weekender duffel bag has that classic look, that suggests both rugged robustness and style. This is a well made bag constructed using genuine leather with a nylon lining and hardware made from brass that is as strong as it’s aesthetically pleasing. There is a padded insert that is designed to fit laptops up to and including those 14-inches in size and there are three open-wall pockets and a zipper pocket it in the wall too. This is ideal if you are going away on a business trip or just a short break and don’t need a big bag or need a small bag to take on the plane with you if you are flying so that all your essentials are close to hand.

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  • checkRemovable and adjustable shoulder strap
  • checkPadded insert for 14-inch laptop

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  • Weight 3.8lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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BCB Wear Men's Leather Travel Weekender Duffel Bag

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With a reasonably large capacity, for the price, this BCB Wear duffel bag is ideal for those on a tight budget looking for a quality leather bag for weekend trips away. business meetings or just the daily commute to and from work, school or university. It features a number of different compartments including the large main one, a slip to hold your laptop up to 13-inches in size, an interior pocket with a zip, a pocket for your and pocket for your cell phone. The shoulder strap is fully adjustable, allowing you to find the best position and strap drop for most comfortable wear and use.

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  • checkStylish
  • checkHigh quality durable materials
  • checkVarious compartments

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  • Weight 1lb
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Oflamn 21 inch Large Duffel Bag

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If you like a bag with lots of different compartments to keep your luggage organized with a place for everything and everything in its place, this reasonably made bag from Oflamn might be what you need. It comes with a free toiletries bag and even has a shoe compartment, as well as lot of the other standard compartments for this type of bag. The material predominately used for the construction is a strong 16oz nylon canvas and the shape and size has been determined to enable it to meet the requirements and regulations for carry on luggage. Ideal for short breaks and weekends away.

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  • checkVarious compartments
  • checkFree toiletries bag
  • checkAdjustable shoulder strap

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  • Weight 2.2lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Ulgoo Weekend Overnight Bag

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The Ulgoo weekend and overnight duffel bag, made from high quality and robust canvas with an attractive leather trim and has a large compartment. It’s able to hold enough for three to five day’s worth of travel, including a water bottle, chargers, headphones, various devices such as laptops, phones and tablets and all your clothes too. As is standard with a lot of bags following this design, there is an adjustable and comfortable shoulder strap.

Pros

  • checkHigh-quality water-resistant nylon
  • checkHeavy duty and smooth hardware
  • checkAdjustable and removable shoulder strap

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  • Weight 3.17lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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And The Like Weekender Oversized Travel Duffel Bag

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And The Like has been a specialist in the leather bag industry for more than 15 years and they have continued to put that experience to good use with every new release. The And The Like weekender oversized travel duffel bag is ideal for anyone looking to take a few days away and in need of a safe and durable way to carry their clothes and belongings. Besides its great design and construction using high quality materials, it offers a high degree of flexibility. Considering it’s relatively low price, this could be a good investment.

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Cons

  • cross-altZippers could be better quality

Specs

  • Weight 3.2lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Nerope Duffel Bag

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Another low to mid range priced duffel bag that is worth considering is this Nerope model. It features a lot of the same things as others on this list and has a very attractive, masculine look; but comes at a fraction of the price of the other more expensive bags on this list. There is space for around three to four days of traveling, so this is ideal if you are going on a business trip or going away on holiday for a long weekend. It has a variety of different useful compartments and pockets and the strap can be adjusted to any size from 27.9-inches to 52-inches.

Along with the main compartment, there is also two pockets with zip closure, two small pockets for smartphones and two pockets on the outside with magnetic buttons.

Pros

  • checkHigh density waxed canvas with waterproofing
  • checkGenuine robust cowhide leather
  • checkAdjustable shoulder strap

Cons

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Specs

  • Weight 3.45lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Viosi Balboa Leather Waxed Canvas Duffel Bag

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From Viosi in California comes this Balboa leather waxed canvas duffel bag. There is no way of getting past it – this is a great looking bag. In a sea of mediocrity, this stands out as a clear winner. With high grade materials such as waterproof waxed canvas, full-grain leather and stainless steel hardware and zippers, this is as striking a duffel bag as it’s functional and built to last. The flap-over u-shape zippered entry point makes it refreshingly different from the vast majority in this list with a straight forward zip running along the top.

Beyond the externals though, the interior is just as well-executed with convenience and organization at the forefront.

Pros

  • check10 year guarantee
  • checkWaxed canvas for waterproofing
  • checkRobust stainless steel hardware

Cons

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Specs

  • Weight 4.34lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Patagonia Black Hole 60-Liters Duffel Bag

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Patagonia have now appeared on our list three times, with this being the second from the Black Hole series. This is much the same as its bigger brother. You still get the high quality TPU laminate for premium DWR and there is still an incredible amount of space, with various pockets and compartments to help keep your gear safe and tidy. Both the shoulder and backpack straps are removable to help give you the choice of how you want to use and wear the bag and the padded base provides protection against dirt and moisture. Patagonia certainly have done it again!

Pros

  • checkOption to use as holdall or backpack
  • checkCompression straps to protect your gear
  • checkSpacious

Cons

  • cross-altNo waist strap for backpack mode

Specs

  • Weight 2.6lbs
  • Capacity 60-liters
  • Backpack straps Yes
  • Waterproof Yes
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iBlue Canvas Leather Overnight Weekender Bag

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From iBlue, the next on our list is this great vintage leather and canvas duffel bag that has a nicely spacious interior and a well thought-out exterior. On the outside it really benefits from the high density and robust canvas and the leather trimmings. It looks smart and performs the job it was made for – to provide storage space for clothes and essentials for a few days.

Pros

  • checkLarge and versatile
  • checkHandcrafted
  • checkAffordable

Cons

  • cross-altStraps often break easily

Specs

  • Weight 2.96lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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P.KU.VDSL Canvas Duffel Bag

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Another affordably priced large and rugged weekend bag that you might want to consider is the P.KU.VDSL Canvas Duffel Bag. Larger than the average gym bag, it’s big enough to accommodate the amount of gear and clothing you might take with you on a weekend away, without exceeding the required and recommended size of a plane carry-one bag.

Pros

  • checkSpacious
  • checkFashionable
  • checkDurable
  • checkResistant against shrinkage and water

Cons

  • cross-altVery few negative comments

Specs

  • Weight 4.1lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Aaron Leather Travel Duffel Bag

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The Aaron Leather duffel weekend bag is the next on our list and much like the others, this is an attractive multi-use versatile bag. Whether you are going away for a short time or need to make a business trip, this is the ideal companion and luggage. it’s big enough to hold the majority of your things, but also small and compact enough to qualify as carry-on luggage so that you can take it with you onto a plane. Double stitching, waterproof waxed canvas and the adjustable and removable shoulder strap are all aspects of this bag that make it worth checking out.

Pros

  • checkVintage look
  • checkWaxed canvas exterior
  • checkExternal and internal pockets
  • checkStrong double stitching and YKK zippers

Cons

  • cross-altNo backpack straps

Specs

  • Weight 3.9-lbs
  • Backpack strap No
  • Waterproof Yes
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ALTOSY Canvas Duffel Bag

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The ALTOSY canvas duffel bag is an attractive and stylish canvas weekender duffel bag that is available for a very affordable price. It’s multi-functional, like many, thanks to the removable shoulder strap and features an assortment of pockets and compartments in addition to the main one.

Pros

  • checkLarge capacity
  • checkVersatile
  • checkDurable materials

Cons

  • cross-altHeavy and not nearly big enough for some people

Specs

  • Weight 3.46lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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SUVOM Duffel Bag

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The SUVOM leather weekend canvas duffel bag is an attractive thing. Some would say very attractive. It offers you a large capacity, ideal for overnight and weekend trips and includes numerous pockets and compartments to allow you to organize your bag better.

 

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Cons

Pros

  • checkGenuine cowhide leather
  • check100% thick waxed canvas
  • checkHigh quality magnetic buttons

Cons

  • cross-altQuality inconsistencies

Specs

  • Weight 3.3lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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NIKE Sport III Golf Duffel Bag

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Nike generally have a good reputation for producing fine sports goods and accessories and this bag is no exception. Dubbed a golf bag, due to its size, this polyester lightweight and compact bag would probably suit a short trip away or being used as a gym bag.

 

Pros

  • checkSeparate shoe compartment
  • checkDurable polyester material
  • checkDetachable dual handles

Cons

  • cross-altSome commented the quality might not be great

Specs

  • Weight 1.6lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Victorinox Werks Traveler 5.0 WT Weekender

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Victorinox are a popular brand in the travel luggage and bag market and with good reason. Their products tend to be made to a high standard and feature ingenious features. This bag is no different with its ability to collapse and expand depending on your needs. It’s also very spacious and offers you a multitude of different carrying options.

Pros

  • checkTrolley sleeve
  • checkAdjustable and removable shoulder strap
  • checkDrop-down expansion

Cons

  • cross-altSize issues

Specs

  • Weight 1.2 lbs
  • Capacity 19 liters
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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1 Voice Convertible Garment Duffel Bag for Men

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Much like a similar duffel bag further up our list, this 1 Voice is a two-in-one product, doubling up as a suit sleeve and a robust weekend holdall bag. It also features a nifty charger for keeping your smartphone and other devices full of power while traveling.

Pros

  • checkSuit sleeve
  • checkLarge capacity
  • checkBuilt-in charger

Cons

  • cross-altQuality issues

Specs

  • Weight 2.7lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Berchirly Men's Waterproof Messenger Laptop Computer Bag

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The Berchirly Men’s Waterproof messenger bag is the next featured on our list. This is a very affordable and durable bag, though it’s a lot more simplistic compared to others available at the same price point.

Pros

  • checkHigh-density canvas
  • checkHigh quality lining and DWR

Cons

  • cross-altVery plain and simple

Specs

  • Weight 3.15lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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BAOSHA Canvas PU Leather Travel Tote Duffel Bag

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If you like leather-look bags with a very minimalist but classic feel, you may like the Baosha PU duffel bag. It’s oversized and is perfect for a long weekend or break away for 2 or 3 days.

Pros

  • checkWide canvas shoulder strap
  • checkMilitary style
  • checkPU leather construction

Cons

  • cross-altConstruction and design inconsistencies

Specs

  • Weight 2.8lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Rothvyn Highlander Water-Resistant Canvas Weekender Travel Bag

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Are you looking for a high quality bag that also helps you to maintain your morale code? The Rothvyn Highlander travel duffel could be the one for you then. This is a stylish and durable bag, that benefits from being completely vegan-friendly.

Pros

  • checkVegan friendly
  • checkWater resistant waxed
  • checkStylish and Durable

Cons

  • cross-altStrong warehouse smell

Specs

  • Weight 2.85lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Nicole Miller Sharon City Duffel Bag

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If you are looking for a funky and feminine weekend bag, then this Nicole Miller might just be the one for you. Durable and weather-resistant, it features an animal print interior and has enough space for a few days away.

Pros

  • checkStylish design
  • checkPebble-grain interior
  • checkSignature print lining
  • checkDetachable shoulder straps

Cons

  • cross-altZipper problems

Specs

  • Weight 3lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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ICEFANG Weekender Getaway Travel Duffel Bag

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Another mid-range priced bag, but one that we think looks really nice and has enough space for around two to three day’s worth of traveling. It’s made from durable materials and has been finished to a high standard.

Pros

  • checkToiletry organizer pocket
  • checkSpacious
  • checkDetachable shoulder strap

Cons

  • cross-altSome delivered without toiletries bag

Specs

  • Weight 2.5lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Fresion Travel Duffel

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From Fresion, a company that prides itself on being innovative, comes this great affordable weekender duffel bag. It features a number of different pockets, many with zips and features a handy shoe pouch.

Pros

  • checkSpacious
  • checkMultiple compartments and pockets

Cons

  • cross-altMay not be big enough for some

Specs

  • Weight 2.4lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes
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Doreamaloe Men Gym Bag

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This bag from Doreamaloe looks so convincingly leather that you won’t even notice that it’s high quality synthetic leather. With breathable mesh material straps for your shoulder that can be attached and detached as needed and a shoe compartment, this has a lot of the things we come to expect from duffel bags. The reasonable price and space this bag offers, are its strongest selling points.

Pros

  • checkCompact
  • checkRobust and high-quality synthetic leather

Cons

  • cross-altPlastic looking

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  • Weight 2.42lbs
  • Backpack straps No
  • Waterproof Yes

BUYING GUIDE & FAQ'S

What Kinds Of Duffel Bags Are There?

Thanks to a wide range of designers and brands each producing a variety of men’s duffel bags for activities such as traveling, the gym, and outdoor pursuits, there are now a number of different styles and types of bags to choose from, including:

Travel/Casual:

As the name suggests, these are for the most casual use and the type you should look for if you need an airline carry-on, or simply one to throw in the back of a car when you go away for the weekend. With so much choice in style, size, price, and color to suit a variety of needs, you’re sure to find what your travel requirements demand.

Gym/Sport:

 These are not much different from other bags, other than they usually include a lot more waterproofing, particularly on the inside, and often have a separator or special compartment for damp clothes and shoes. Air holes feature heavily and the fabric is often breathable.

These are perfect for regular gym goers who want to keep their bag fresh, and for those involved in physical sporting activities.

Outdoor:

Duffel travel bags designed for outdoors specifically will have a higher quality and more durable exterior, often consisting of high density waxed canvas or leather. These are ideal for camping trips, or to carry all the necessary gear of your outdoor pursuits such as rock-climbing, skiing or hiking.

Waterproof:

There are various ways to describe waterproofing material because not every bag is created equal in this respect. Most bags are waterproofed to a certain extent, but if you are going to be visiting places where there is a high risk of heavy rainfall or prolonged water contact, you need to make sure you buy a suitably water-resistant bag.

Whether it’s an Amazon expedition, Monsoon season in India or simply a trip to the Everglades, a solid waterproof bag will have you covered.

What’s The Best Size To Choose?

The best duffel bag size you should choose will, of course, depend on your individual needs and preferences. If it is going to be accompanying you on a long 2-week trip, a small 20-liter bag is not really going to cut it. Whereas if you are only out of town for a night, you’re not going to need an over-sized 120-liter bag.

Think about your current and future needs, how much you will use it compared to the product price, what you’re using now and what’s lacking with it, and what you’re actually going to be putting in it. Also consider airline size restrictions for carry-on luggage, that is if you’re lucky enough to have lots of internal or international air travel on your agenda.

What are the Best Duffel Bag Brands?

As you will soon see from the following extensive list of the best travel duffel bags for men we’ve compiled to assist with your decision-making, there are hundreds of different bag manufacturers all offering something unique- much to the benefit of you, the buyer.

We have brought together a selection of travel duffels from the top brand names such as Oakley, Nike and Victorinox alongside specialists in the sector like Patagonia and North Face. You’ll also see some quality travel duffel choices from lesser known companies like Ulgoo and iBlue who have earned heaps of praise and a great reputation for their stylish, versatile bags.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at our pick of the best!