Mr Mark Jessen
17 Best Duffel Bags for All Purposes | Man of Many
The king of duffel bags, this workhorse will organize your gear efficiently. Patagonia’s Black Hole bag has enough space for both weekend trips and well-organized extended trips. It includes a large centre compartment, zippered side pockets, mesh lid, and padded base for protection. This is the best all-around option on the market.
1. Patagonia Black Hole
Designed to be used every day, Lulu Lemon’s Command the Day is super functional with divided spaces that won’t mix your running gear with your laptop. The exterior padded pocket will fit a 13-inch laptop, and the shoe garage will separate your sneakers when they’re not in use. This is the best duffle for those who like to work out.
2. Lulu Lemon Command the Day
This is a serious duffle bag, with top and bottom compartments and wheels. On the inside, there is a large main compartment and individual divided sections that separate dirty and clean gear. The split wing design means the duffel can fold flat when not in use, and the wheels mean you can pull it anywhere. This is the best duffle bag for travel.
3. Dakine Split Roller Bag
A stylish canvas design that reflects everything we’ve come to love about Carhartt. The brand knows a thing or two about quality, and the Wright Duffle has all that and more. With an 11 oz Duck Canvas outer that’s water repellant and a large unlined main compartment.
4. Carhartt WIP Wright
The icon that is The North Face Base Camp Duffel. This bag will give you everything you need and more in a stylish design, allowing you to stash and organise everything you need for when you’re on the go. With a zippered end-cap compartment that will separate wet and dirty clothes, it can be used every day. You can easily carry this bag thanks to the bags outer alpine-cut shoulder straps and padded handles.
5. The North Face Base Camp
The Stüssy 2 Way Duffle Bag will give you the style you’re looking for in a duffel bag. The nylon construction and ballistic base will provide protection and the main compartment will give you the storage. You’ll find DURAFLEX X-LITE components on the exterior and a direct embroidered logo to let everyone know you’re with it.
6. Stüssy 2 Way
Osprey has a philosophy for travel to make it easier to organise and pack your gear. They’ve achieved this philosophy with the Ultralight Stuff Duffel. The bag incorporates a packable design that will pack down into a tiny pocket. This duffle is simple and to the point, but oh so convenient for quick day trips.
7. Osprey Ultralight Stuff
Thule brings convenience and quality with the Subterra. We all know Thule manufacturers some of the highest quality products on the market and their duffle bag is no exception. The Subterra features multiple pockets for shoes and accessories, including wide-mouth access for bulky items. There’s even a small mesh pocket for keys and quick access items. This is one of the best duffel bags on the market.
8. Thule Subterra
One of the most premium bags on the market. The TOC Holdall features quality materials throughout, with full-grain cow leather and brass hardware its an impressive piece of kit. The two open internal pockets are great for organisation and they’re handmade, so you know it’s never falling apart.
9. TOC Globetrotter Holdall
Canadian urban luggage outfitters Herschel Supply Co. are everywhere you look now, and with good reason. The company has gone from strength to strength in a few short years, earning its reputation as one of the best for rugged backpacks and practical solutions for carrying stuff around. Their principles of great design and quality construction, of course, extend to this, the best in their range of gym duffel bags. We love the separate compartment at the bottom for your shoes and the fact that it comes in 29 different colour combinations.
10. Herschel Novel Duffel Bag
AER makes some seriously quality backpacks – this is their latest answer to the gym duffel bag. With more compartments than you can poke a creatine-pumped finger at, separate areas for things that come off your sweaty back and things you consume post-pump and sealed zips, it’s definitely earned its spot on this list.
11. AER Duffel Pack 2
This is the perfect gym duffel bag if you need something that’s durable and built to last for the occasional gym sesh, but can also double as a stylish weekender or overnight bag. The waxed canvas and leather straps are just two quality ingredients that make this an easy pick for the perfect combination of quality and style.
12. Fjallraven No.4 Duffel Bag
Feminists might be up in arms that Rains have evidently made a gender-specific bag, but either way, this does the job and is classic, durable, super spacious and not too exxy, from a trusted brand. This gym duffel bag is set to serve you for many years to come.
13. Rains Weekend Bag
Water Resistant, padded, durable, tough and comfy – this gym duffel is everything we’d expect from Under Armour. It also happens to be one of the biggest bargains on this list – considering the number of colours available, it’s a hard one to go past.
14. Under Armour Undeniable 4.0
Designed to do the job of a rugged gym bag, but also look half-decent on the ensuing ride to work, this Gym/Workbag from DSPTCH will have you pumping iron and smashing spreadsheets like a boss.
15. DSPTCH Gym/Work Bag
Another top bag from Aer, this duffel has been specifically designed for the gym. Comfy, classy, understated – plenty of room for all your exercise needs and then some. These guys are fast becoming a favourite at Man of Many for several reasons – the minimalist look and robust construction makes them a massive winner for us.
16. Aer Gym Duffel 2
Okay, we know it’s not a duffel, but we use it to go to the gym so figured that you could too. The ventilated pouch in the bottom makes it easy to keep the gross stuff away from your laptop, etc, making it perfect for when you need to be in the gym at 7, work at 8 and not home again until late. We gave it a proper review that you can read here, but if you’re after something gym-friendly that isn’t as big as a duffel, give it a thought.
17. Aer Fit Pack 2
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