How to choose a duffle bag
Duffels are some of the most versatile types of bag you’ll find, with options ranging from fluorescent nylon through to traditional leather. With models from cheap and cheerful to luxurious, it’s important to consider when and where you’re likely to use your bag in the future.
Size options for travel duffels start at a modest couple of litres and go up to a massive 100 litres, so be sure to pick a size that’s appropriate for your intended use. There’s no point in choosing a 70-litre model if you’re just looking for a small tote to carry your kit to the gym every night. Equally, you’re not going to get far on your world tour if you try to fit all your possessions in a 25-litre weekend bag.
Traditionally, duffels have tended to be cylindrical in shape and accessed from the top, but there are plenty of variations on the theme: they come with hand, shoulder or back straps, and you can even get a duffle holdall bag with wheels. What’s more, there are plenty of options of what colour to get your bag in.