The Best Travel Duffel Bags of 2017

Traveling is one of the most popular pastimes. It seems like every week there’s a sale for an airline and Groupon’s Getaway Deals are becoming more affordable. One thing that doesn’t seem to change is the struggle and hassle of packing. Suitcases are not always necessary, especially with short weekend trips. That is where having a duffel bag is needed. Regardless if you’re traveling by air, sea, car, or train, they make a great companion for getaways. 

Being that there are a plethora of options, we’ve compiled a list of our top 7 travel duffel bags for you to choose from. So you don’t have to stress yourself with the tedious process of looking for one.

Plus you won’t have to worry about being that person whose wheels hold up the entire trip – because all you will have to do is pick up your bag and go. Also, look at these options as an investment to be right by your side for years to come.


Michael Kors Kent Camouflage Nylon Duffel from $131

This nylon duffel bag is beyond durable and is made with sturdy leather top handle straps. It also comes in a black camouflage which offers you a modern style. The interior is lined, and has a zip pocket, phone pocket, and wallet pocket, so you’re able to section off your things. It comes with an adjustable strap so you can carry it over your shoulder and has gunmetal hardware.

Herschel Supply Novel Duffle for $85

Herschel is already known for its quality bags, so it’s no surprise that it ended up on our list. One of the best features of this weekender duffel, is the well thought of shoe compartment. This feature is not as popular as you would think, but comes in handy. The Novel Duffle comes in many differently colors, so men and women can enjoy them.

Patagonia Headway Duffel Bag 70L for $159

This Patagonia duffel is a one stop shop for packing. It’s size is perfect for those of you who pack less strategically an like to bring their entire closet. The bag is made of Superdurable Cordura Ballistic nylon that allows it to be resistant against punctures and abrasions. That makes this bag great for outdoor trips and airport check in – because we all know they don’t usually handle your bags with care. It comes in 4 different colors and in a smaller 40L version, if 70L is too large.

Vera Bradley Weekender Travel Bag for $98

If there is one thing Vera Bradley got right, it was its travel bags. Though this doesn’t have the word “duffel” in it, it’s the best weekender bag for women. It will hold everything you need, plus fit in the overhead compartment on the plane! This bag has a number of compartments to allow for organized packing. Of course it comes in a number of colors and patterns. Also check out its Large Duffel Travel Bags, it’s another great option.


Everlane Dipped Weekend for $115

This is probably one of the best unisex travel bags we’ve seen thus far. It is 100% water-resistant made of twill with leather straps. Down to the stye and size, it makes for a classic bag that will last you years. But if this one happens to catch your eye, get it quick. Some colors are sold out, and won’t be restocked until June 18th! Clearly it speaks for itself.

Tumi Durban Expandable Duffel for $445

Tumi never fails in making top-notch luggage. So it’s only right to expect the same for its duffel bags. This bag is a wonderful lightweight sophisticated option. It features a roomy main compartment that is able to be expanded by 3.5 inches if needed. Tumi made sure to have an Add-a-Bag sleeve should you decide to travel with a suitcase.

J.Crew Abingdon Weekender Bag for $198

Last is this J.Crew duffel bag. The rugged look of the waxed cotton canvas gives it a stylish edgy feel. Your confidence might boost a couple levels when using this. It has leather trims with brass-finished hardware. You won’t have to worry about replacing this bag any time soon, thanks to its durability.

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