While duffel bags are convenient for quick travels such as overnight business trips and weekend getaways with your partner, many are big enough for a week or two away. Of course, duffel bags are also convenient for everyday use at the gym, kids’ sporting events and the like.
U.S. News compiled this list of the best travel duffel bags based on consumer recommendations. Read on to find the best duffel bag for your travel needs as well as answers to common questions about this type of suitcase.
(Note: Prices and availability were accurate at the time of publication; they may fluctuate due to supply chain issues.)
Best Overall Travel Duffel Bag: Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag 55L
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Highly rated by travelers, the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag 55L weighs less than 3 pounds, has a 55-liter capacity and is made from 100% recycled polyester ripstop fabric. The weather-resistant bag has a convenient open main compartment with a top zipper and padded base; it features a zippered side pocket accessible from the inside or outside. This product also has padded, detachable shoulder straps that allow it to convert into a backpack.
Reviewers comment that the bag’s size is perfect for weekend or weeklong trips, with many calling it the best travel bag on the market. Because it’s so popular, this travel duffel bag tends to sell out, but Patagonia and other retailers typically restock it and allow interested buyers to sign up for waitlists. The Black Hole line also includes a smaller 40-liter size and two larger bags – with a capacity of 70 liters and 100 liters – for extended vacations or camping trips.
Best Duffel Bag for Men: Thule Chasm
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The Thule Chasm is rugged enough for the woods, yet sleek enough