A duffle bag when I was growing up more commonly referred to something we carried our gym clothes with or those beautiful large bags that the Canadian military used. The name itself comes from Duffel, a town in Belgium where the thick cloth used to make the bag originated. Today the duffle bag typically refers to the specific style of bag, in a wide range of sizes and materials.
The following is a small collection of duffle bags of various styles perfect fr short or long term getaways.
Joy Overnight Duffle
I like this duffle from Mandarina Duck but why oh why must they price their product so high? With this bag Mandarina Duck are using different materials as a more ‘eco-friendly’ alternative to the usual oil based derivatives. Using a food based material may reduce environmental impact but it also helps drives up food prices thereby causing hardship for those in countries where every changes in food prices might mean missed meals.
Joy, the travel and business line with soft, feminine shapes and respect for nature.
The Joy line is made with Sorona, an innovative material created and registered by Dupont with a view to supplying the market with non-oil derivative materials, hence reducing the environmental impact of “synthetic” products.
Sorona is made from corn through a series of fermentation and processing stages that transform sugar into a fibre that is used to make fabrics. It is a natural fabric in support of renewable energy sources.
Mismo Travel Duffle
A repost for a duffle I dig. I’m going to feature more from Mismo in the future.
I love just about everything about these canvas travel bags from Danish brand Mismo (all but their website). Exquisite materials, construction, and design. M/S Travel duffle features a large inside zipper pocket as well as two outside pockets on each gusset for you small gadgets or passport. The leather handles are long allowing you to carry the bag by hand or over your shoulder. The heavy canvas material has an added water repellant coating.
Mismo – Refined Classics for a Vibrant Lifestyle
Porter Boston Bag
This bag from Porter is perfect for overnight excursions or as a day time carry-all. Made with nylon with double seams. Has inside zippered and exterior velcro pockets. Love the style and quality.
Porter Boston Bag. Translated version.
Billy Work Bag
Certainly the name aptly describes the look of this bag. Great detailing. “Soft irregular hand-dyed leather outer with nylon twill interior lining. Metal zip closure. Adjustable shoulder straps. Measures approximately 42cm x 9cm x 28cm”.
Check it out at Blackbird
Waxed Canvas Safari Bag
This bag from Mulholland takes its inspiration from classic tradesmen’s bags and as such has the fortitude to withstand all kinds of abuse. Of course that doesn’t mean you have to use it only on your next “safari to Botswana”, as this bag will look good for years no matter where you take it or for what occasion. The Safari Bag is made of waxed canvas, leather strapping, nylon lining, and has more than enough room for a weekends worth of gear. The top of the bag opens wide, and stays open, to display all the contents, useful for security at the airport. Lastly it has an interior and exterior pocket and a strap.
The Waxed Canvas Safari Bag is available at J.L. Powell.
Siamod – Amore Duffel Bag
Beautiful travel bag combining stylish design with functionality – perfect for the style conscious traveller. Features: quick, accessible front pocket for pens, business cards and small devices and compartments separated by a secured zipper divider. Made with oil pull-up leather.
Designed by Chettha Saetia the bag takes it’s inspiration from the villages that make up Cinque Terre in Italy.
Amore Duffel Bag
Surface to air weekend bag
This bag’s great looks caught my eye. The weekender from surface to air is made with smooth calf leather and has a front zippered pocket above the horizontal detailing and top zipper for the main compartment entry.
Surface to air weekend bag.
Incase EO Collection Travel Duffle
While I am unsure about the color, the modern space age styling and innovative fabrics make for a unique and attractive line of bags. Featuring water, dirt, and smell resistant NanoSphere fabric by Schoeller Textiles of Switzerland, the new Incase EO Collection includes messenger, duffel, and overnight bags. Add a laptop sleeve and their neat modular accessory pouches and you have all the bags you might need for casual travel.
Their travel duffle features: a leather handle with built-in hidden pocket, heavy-duty anodized zipper pulls with leather tabs, velcro closures on the exterior ﬂap, a large exterior sidewall pocket with custom Topo lining and custom faux-fur lined pockets, quick-release buckles, and a waterproof abrasion-resistant rubberised base.
Incase EO Collection Travel Duffle