A duffel bag is a must-have travel item. It can be difficult to find a duffel bag that is suitable for every occasion. Some are strong enough to withstand the elements, but others are well-designed with separate shoe pockets and padded laptop compartments.
There are many options for materials available, including classic leather and weather-resistant nylon. You can also choose from lightweight fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles. A great duffel can be used as a gym bag or a tough gear haulier for your adventures. Some designs can be used as a carry-on for longer vacations, while others can be used as a bag. Others can also be used as backpacks.
These are the top duffel bags for 2022, from Patagonia to Peak Design. You’ll need one for every destination, even though they are both equally well-designed and different in style.
Peak Design Travel Duffel
The Peak Design Travel Duffel is spacious and offers many carry options. It also has plenty of organization. The 600D nylon canvas exterior shell protects your gear and allows you to store your small items in smartly placed pockets. This well-designed bag is versatile and stylish and can be used in overhead bins on airlines. It’s compatible with Peak Design’s camera cubes, so it will become your go-to travel bag, regardless of where you are.
Why it made it on the list: I have used it extensively over the past couple of years for all sorts of travels, from weekend getaways to international flights and road trips. It is simple and clever, lightweight but sturdy, and the interior, which defies gravity, holds a lot more than you would think. This bag is also practical and looks great everywhere.
Db The Hytta 50L Split Duffel
The Hytta is one of the most unusual duffels we have seen. It combines the organization and packing conveniences of a suitcase with the backpack-like portability and versatility.
The bag was designed in Scandinavia and is made from 100% recycled nylon 840D. It also features an ergonomic carry system that includes a sternum strap. The bag also features the brand’s Hook-Up System that allows you to attach it to other Db bags. The split design is what makes it stand out. It has two large compartments with a variety of mesh pockets. This makes organizing, packing and accessing your stuff easy.
Why it made it on the list: Db’s new take on the traditional adventure duffel is just as functional as stylish.
Bennett Winch commuter
The Bennett Winch Computer is a stylish and durable option. It combines 24-oz bonded fabric with military-grade webbing, premium leather details and other features to create a ruggedly handsome suitcase that’s easy for you to pack and go. It is lined with 100% British cotton and has an interior that features a fully waterproof, padded laptop sleeve and a pocket for shoes, gym equipment, and toiletries. Thanks to its sturdy handles and removable over-the-shoulder strap, it is easy to carry. A concealed exterior pocket allows you to access your passport and phone while on the go easily.
It made it on the list: This waterproof canvas duffel is the perfect combination of form and function. It will take you everywhere in style. It is ideal for weekend getaways and commutes, with a 32-litre storage capacity and the perfect organization.