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Our guide to the best duffle bags

Our guide to the best duffle bags
When you’re setting off on your next adventure, it’s important that you have the right kit.

Duffle bags are a great way to transport your belongings in a safe, practical way, letting you focus on exploring your new surroundings. We’ve put together a guide to the top duffle bags available on the market right now, and what makes them the right choice for your next trip. From durability and style to great value for money, let’s find your perfect match!

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BLOC duffle is built to withstand the rigours of sport and travel

BLOC – Orange Duffle Bag 30L – £45

Made from highly durable waterproof PVC, BLOC has created a duffle bag that’s built to withstand the rigours of sports or travel. This one is great for those heading into the great outdoors, thanks to the welded seams, compression straps and roll top closure. Plus, if you need to keep valuables protected, the internal padding is perfect for adding that extra layer of protection. 

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Napapijri Bering Holdall is made of durable heavy cotton fabric

Jules B – Napapijri Bering Holdall – £199.99

This stylish Napapijri holdall perfectly combines style and practicality. Fans of the brand will love the iconic branding that covers the bag, whilst enjoying the durable heavy cotton fabric and removable shoulder strap. If you like a touch of luxury, this duffle bag even boasts a suede trim to the handles… perfect for those impromptu weekends away.

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Hershell Novel is perfect for weekends away

ASOS – Herschel Supply Co Novel Bag – £80

The Herschel Supply Co are known for their vintage style, and the Novel duffle bag is no exception. This is the ideal choice for a weekend away, with the signature striped lining, twin handles and a detachable strap. As well as looking great, the Novel can hold up to 42.5 litres and has a secure zip fastening.

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Eastpak Opgrade can be worn vertically on the back, over the shoulder or carried by hand

Eastpak – Stand Opgrade – £65

Eastpak has always been a firm favourite with travellers looking for durable luggage. With a roomy main compartment, the Opgrade has more than enough space to carry your essentials, with added comfort thanks to the padded carry handles. This versatile duffle can be worn vertically on your back, over the shoulder or carried by hand, so it’s perfect for quick dashes across an airport terminal!

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Mountain Equipment Wet & Dry bag holds up to 100L

Cotswold Outdoor – Mountain Equipment Wet & Dry Bag – £70 

For situations where you need a tough, dependable bag, the Mountain Equipment Wet & Dry bag is your new go-to. Made from highly durable waterproof tarpaulin, the Wet & Dry bag holds up to 100L and has reinforced straps to make carrying your kit even easier. What makes this bag unique is the separate internal mesh pockets that allow you to separate your wet and dry kit. This one is deal for muddy adventures.

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Freedom Trail Duffle is a great budget buy

Go Outdoors – Freedom Trail Duffle – £29.99

This is a great duffle bag all-rounder and a fantastic choice for those looking for durability and classic style. The additional shoulder strap is great for ease of use and you can keep your valuables protected with an array of zipped compartments. This Freedom Trail bag carries up to 90 litres and is a great budget buy for those looking for a reliable holdall.

 

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Samsonite Paradiver comes with wheels

Samsonite – Paradiver Light Duffle – £165

The Paradiver Light is another display of Samsonite’s luggage innovation. Packed full of practical features, the Paradiver Light is even lighter than other Samsonite models and comes with handy wheels that make getting around even easier. The bold yellow colour is ideal for those looking to stand out from the crowd, and there are plenty of storage compartments to keep your valuables protected.

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The bright North Face Base Canp duffle

ASOS – The North Face Base Camp Duffle – £85

Part of The North Face International Collection, the Base Camp duffle is bright, bold and perfect for explorers. This bag boasts a structured design, reinforced grab handles and padded straps for comfort. Travellers can carry up to 31 litres in this bag and keep valuables safe with inner pockets and a zip fastening, plus – look how good it looks!

REVIEWER: SEB BUTCHELL
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About The Author

Mike Cowton

Michael Cowton, an outdoors writer, editor and photographer with a passion for nature-based travel and wildlife. He is a former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, and national newspaper journalist.

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