Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect new selections for 2016.

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 on one way to spell it.) When the occasion calls for light packing in something that’ll easily fit in the backseat 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 inches
Materials: 600D polyester rip stop

Nike Air Max Vapor


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

Everlane The Twill Weekender


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

Herschel Supply Bowen Duffel


Size: 16 x 24 x 11 inches
Materials: Herschel Signature coated poly fabric

L.L.Bean Field Canvas Duffle


Size: 14 x 19.5 x 9.5 inches
Materials: Heavy-duty 12-ounce canvas with a soft, plaid flannel lining

Outdoor Research Rangefinder Duffel


Size: 28 x 18 x 11 inches
Materials: 2L, 600D 100% polyester woven with TPU lamination main body; 100% nylon, 420D woven bottom
Notable Features: Rainproof, welded seams

Timbuk2 Navigator Duffel Bag


Size: Medium: 25.2 x 13 x 17.3 inches, 60L
Materials: Nylon
Notable Features: Internal zipper pocket that can fit 15-inch Macbook

Hex Gallery Monarch Overnight Travel Bag


Size: 18.5 x 8.75 x 13.5 inches
Materials: Water-resistant charcoal popcorn tweed
Notable Features: Fleece-lined and padded pocket for tablets and e-readers as well as a large pocket that fits up to a 15-inch laptop

Under $500

Too Good for Your Dirty Socks

Owen & Fred Work Hard Play Hard Duffel


Size: 19.5 x 9.75 x 9.75 inches
Materials: #4 24-ounce Duck Canvas, 1,000D nylon exterior and 420D nylon interior
Notable Features: Fits under a standard airline seat or in the overhead bin

Penfield Irondale


Size: 10 4/5 x 21 x 10 4/5 inches
Materials: 100% durable polyester

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L


Size: 14 x 9 x 6 inches
Materials: 15-ounce 900D 100% polyester ripstop with a TPU film laminate and a DWR finish
Notable Features: Weather-resistant, padded base protects contents

Topo Designs Classic Duffel


Size: 24 x 12 inches
Materials: 1,000D Cordura fabric outer with coated pack cloth liner
Notable Features: Handmade in Colorado

Nixon Holdem Duffel


Size: 21.25 x 10 x 10 inches
Materials: PU-coated canvas

Tracksmith Limited Run Club Duffel


Size: 16 1/2 x 10 inches
Materials: Steele canvas

Filson Tin Cloth Medium Duffel


Size: 25 x 14 x 13 inches
Materials: 15-ounce oil finish Tin Cloth and nylon lining
Notable Features: Abrasion resistant, water resistant

Fjällräven Duffel No. 4 Large


Size: 32 x 54 x 32 centimeters
Materials: G-1000 HD 65% polyester, 35% cotton
Notable Features: Double layers of fabric on the bottom for reinforcement

J.Crew Abingdon Weekender Bag


Size: 17.5 x 26 x 9.25 inches
Materials: Waxed cotton canvas, burnished leather trim

Briggs and Reilly Large Weekender


Size: 12 x 20 x 9 inches
Materials: 2,520D ballistic nylon outer fabric
Notable Features: Key fob keeps keys easily accessible; SpeedThru pocket for hassle-free airport security luggage checks

Tumi Alpha 2 Large Soft Travel Satchel


Size: 14 x 22 x 10 inches
Materials: Ballistic nylon
Notable Features: Tumi ID Lock, which protects personal data encoded on most IDs, credit cards and passports.

Will Leather Goods Elk Cove Duffle


Size: 21 x 13 x 9.5 inches
Materials: Cotton 8.25-inch shelter tent canvas, vegetable-tanned leather, water-resistant nylon lining

Blue Claw Co. Ezeiza Weekender


Size: 18 x 11 x 12 inches
Materials: Waxed canvas with full-grain natural vegetable-tanned leather trim
Notable Features: Made in the USA

Coast New Zealand Clipper


Size: 13.8 x 13.8 x 23.6 inches
Materials: YKK zippers, nubuck leather, waterproof lining

Tumi Grove Day Duffel


Size: 11.5 x 18 x 8.25 inches
Materials: Leather and fabric

Filson Duffel Bag Medium


Size: 24 x 13 x 11 inches
Materials: 22-ounce Rugged Twill and bridle leather
Notable Features: Rain resistant

Ernest Alexander Smith Flight Bag


Size: 17 x 10 x 8 inches
Materials: Canvas, leather accents

Head Porter Black Beauty Duffle Bag


Size: 19 x 12 x 7 1/2 inches
Materials: 50D high-density nylon taffeta PVC liner surface; 50D high-density nylon taffeta interior liner
Notable Features: Interior Velcro slot pocket and removable PVC pocket

J.Crew Wallace & Barnes Duffel Bag


Size: 16 x 22.25 x 11 5/8 inches
Materials: Cotton canvas, leather

T. Anthony Weekender Duffel


Size: 22 x 15 x 10 inches
Materials: Canvas
Notable Features: Exterior quick drop pocket for cell phone.

Travelteq Weekender


Size: 21 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 10 inches
Materials: Nylon with leather handles and seams
Notable Features: Handmade in Italy

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Hartsfield Weekender Tote


Size: 23 x 13 x 10 inches
Materials: 100% organic cotton with leather accents

Bric’s Holiday Life 18-Inch Cargo Duffle

Size: 18 x 12 x 8 inches
Materials: PVC-coated cotton

Lexdray Tahoe Duffel


Size: 23 x 14 x 14 inches
Materials: 1,680D ballistic nylon, 1,000D TPE waterproof fabric, neoprene, split PU-coated cowhide leather
Notable Features: Ultra-durable weather-resistant fabrics, military-grade hardware, reinforced bottom

Killspencer Weekender 2.0


Size: 20 x 10 x 11.5 inches
Materials: Original wax black canvas
Notable Features: 2 internal sock/boxer pockets; foam lined bottom and side panels

Under $1,000

Not Afraid to Spend It

Bryer Leather The Weekender Duffle


Size: 18 x 9 x 10.5 inches
Materials: 100% genuine Horween leather
Notable Features: Lined with your choice of available fabrics

Jack Spade Barrow Leather Duffle


Size: 20.9 x 11.4 x 9.8 inches
Materials: Safiano textured leather, cotton twill lining

Trask Jackson Duffle Bag


Size: 18 inches x 11 inches x 7 inches
Materials: Genuine Horween American bison leather and Italian wool with full-grain leather trim

Hold Fast Gear Roamographer


Size: 18 x 14 x 10 inches
Materials: American bison leather
Notable Features: Comes with removable camera block; has space for a 15-inch laptop

Coach Bleecker Duffle


Size: 17.5 x 10.75 x 8.25 inches
Materials: Leather

Moore & Giles James Club Bag


Size: 19 x 10 x 9.5 inches
Materials: Leather
Notable Features: Striped water-resistant interior

TUMI Astor San Remo Soft Duffel


Size: 12.5 x 18.1 x 8.75 inches
Materials: Textured, coated canvas

Coronado Leather Americana Duffel


Size: 18 x 14 x 10 inches
Materials: Horween vegetable-tanned leather, 12-ounce cotton canvas lining
Notable Features: Handcrafted in San Diego, California

J.W. Hulme Co. Weekend Satchel Carry-On Bag


Size: 20 x 10 x 9 inches
Materials: Slate gray waxed canvas; trimmed in deep brown American heritage leather
Notable Features: Reinforced with leather at all wear and stress points

Mulberry Medium Clipper


Size: 12.5 x 21.75 x 8.25 inches
Materials: Scotchgrain leather, mulberry tree fabric-lined interior
Notable Features: Metal feet on base of bag

Ralph Lauren Rockport Duffel


Size: 9 x 23 x 11 inches
Materials: Italian leather, cotton-canvas interior lining

Over $1,000

For the Love of God, Keep It Away from Baggage Handlers

Hard Graft Atelier Double Take Holdall


Size: 52 x 32 x 17 centimeters
Materials: Hand-selected superior vegetable-tanned Italian leather
Notable Features: Sized to fit usual onboard luggage requirements; handmade in Italy

Frank Clegg Troy Duffel


Size: 20 x 10 x 10 inches
Materials: Shrunken grain leather
Notable Features: Solid brass RiRi zippers

Ghurka Cavalier III No. 98 Khaki Twill Duffel Bag


Size: 24 x 13 x 12 inches
Materials: Khaki twill trimmed in chestnut leather; lined in signature check fabric

Ralph Lauren Quilted Leather Duffel Bag


Size: 10 x 20 x 9 inches
Materials: Leather

Lotuff Bridle Duffle Travel Bag


Size: 11 x 20 x 10 inches
Materials: Hand-selected vegetable-tanned bridle leather
Notable Features: Double layer leather bottom, individual number debased on the interior

Cambria The Martin Duffel


Size: Inquire with seller
Materials: Cowhide leather, royal blue pig suede lining