Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect new selections for 2015.

Call it the “Goldilocks of Bags” if you like, though sometimes it seems like more of a “Unicorn of Bags”: the perfectly sized and properly priced duffel can be elusive (hell, brands can’t even decide one way to spell it). When the occasion calls for light packing in something that’ll easily fit in the back seat or sling comfortably over your shoulder there are myriad options, but how many of them can be considered worth a buy? What follows are 30 of the best duffel bags to fit every budget. These represent a vast array of materials, styles, colors and purposes, but suffice it to say each of these duffels is just right.


Under $100Under $500Under $1,000$1,000+

Under $100

You don’t need to be Mr. Moneybags

Adidas Americana Duffel Bag


Size: 20.5” x 11.5” x 10”
Materials: 600D polyester rip stop

Nike Air Max Vapor


Size: 24” L x 12” W x 13” H
Materials: 100% Polyester
Notable Features: Side shoe pocket with holes for breathable storage

Penfield Irondale


Size: 10 4/5” H x 21” W x 10 4/5” D
Materials: 100% Durable Polyester

Herschel Supply Bowen Duffel


Size: 16” H x 24” W x 11” D 56L
Materials: Herschel Signature coated poly fabric

Everlane The Twill Weekender


Size: 22” L x 8.5” W x 12” H
Materials: 100% water resistant cotton twill exterior, leather straps
Notable Features Fits inside any overhead compartment

L.L. Bean Field Canvas Duffle


Size: 14”H x 19.5”W x 9.5”D
Materials: Heavy Duty 12oz. canvas with a soft, plaid flannel lining

Outdoor Research Rangefinder Duffel


Size: Large 28” x 18” x 11”
Materials: 2L, 100% polyester, 600D woven with TPU lamination main body – 100% nylon, 420D woven bottom
Notable Features: Rainproof, Welded Seams

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