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13 of Our Favorite Duffel Bags for Travel

Schlepping through airport security with a busted bag isn't cute. Say adios to your outdated duffel and upgrade with one of these. Whether you're looking for the latest in men's, women's, or unisex styles — we've got 14 options certain to please.

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United by Blue Arc 55L Duffel

If retiring your ratty old gym bag took a real toll on your psyche, try replacing it with this gym bag-adjacent duffel from United by Blue. The elevated carry-all features interior and exterior pockets for easy organization and a removable crossbody strap. PS: the bag comes with a lifetime manufacturers warranty, so you can send it in for repairs years from now.

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Eastpak Calum Duffle Bag

If you've read anything about 2019 fashion trends, you know utilitarian is in. This sleek carry-all from Eastpak is water-resistant, lightweight, and durable with a detachable shoulder strap and double handles.

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Adidas by Stella McCartney Studio Bag


Ghurka Cavalier II No. 97 Leather Duffel Bag

If you're looking for a sophisticated duffel, this chestnut beauty is for you. The leather duffel features polished nickel hardware and Ghurka's signature twill lining. Despite a deceiving mid-size silhouette, the bag was made with overpackers in mind; a fold-end design allows for easy expansion.

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Baggu Weekender Bag

Understated and versatile, we love the simplicity of Baggu's oversized totes. Made from recycled cotton canvas, it's also easy to clean — just throw it the washing machine and let it air dry.

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Peak Design Travel Duffelpack

This black, dual backpack/duffel toes the line of rugged and refined. Our favorite design component is the external expansion zips that transform the bag from 45L to 65L of storage. 

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L.L. Bean Signature Leather Duffel

L.L. Bean is all about the classics and this duffel's silhouette is straight out of 1934. Crafted from 100 percent oiled cowhide leather and fully lined with cotton canvas, it'll be a go-to for years to come.

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Everlane The Twill Weekender

Everlane's twill weekender is easy on the eyes, but it's also made to last. The sleek bag is 100 percent water-resistant, and comes with real leather straps and gunmetal feet.

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Rains Duffel Bag

This minimalist bag lands a spot on our favorites list thanks to a waterproof canvas construction and roomy interior compartment. If you're looking for a versatile duffel that'll match every outfit, this is a go-to.

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Filson Medium Duffel Bag

Rust-proof hardware, a reinforced bottom, and sturdy leather trim elevates this rough-and-ready duffel bag, whose handsome exterior makes it the perfect companion for the style savvy traveler.

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Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffel

Who doesn't love a good Herschel bag? The heritage brand's duffel-style weekender comes with their signature striped interior, synthetic leather handles, and an adjustable shoulder strap.

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Fjallraven Unisex Duffel No. 4

Fjällräven doesn't need anyone to vouch for them, but we're so infatuated with their bags, we will anyways. We love the clean, no-frills nature of their water-resistant duffel.

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Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag

This is duffel/backpack hybrid is made from a rip-resistant fabric that's ideal for the outdoor explorer. If you're a fan of road trips or camping excursions, it was made with you in mind.

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