Last updated: September 27, 2016.
There are numerous joys in owning a good duffel bag. For me, it’s a constant quest to beat my own record of how long I can travel with just the contents of one bag, while simultaneously gloating at how much less space I need than my wife. It must be hereditary, because, when our daughter was younger, she could jam an astounding amount of equipment and clothing into her sports duffel.
So whether you are packing your belongings for some great adventure or you just need something to hold the kids’ gear, there is probably a duffel in your future. There are many USA-Made choices and prices range widely depending on the materials and craftsmanship: Let’s start with Allen Edmonds.They have multiple duffel bag styles – all high-end and great-looking. The two newest styles are shown above, from top: The Square Top Woven Duffel, the and the Half-Moon Zip Duffel.
Let’s move on to Orvis, where the Tartan Weekender is their newest duffel.
The Gokey Duffels from Orvis are also incredibly stylish.
Looking for a deal? Sierra Trading posts usually has a few different American-made duffels to choose from. (For some reason, the search for duffels brings up a few other USA-made bags too)
Gigi New York is best known as a maker of beautifully feminine handbags. But now it’s the guys’ turn: Check out the Henley duffel bag.The handmade Weekender Bag from Peg & Awl is made in Philadelphia.The American Steerhide duffel from Orvis has looks and personality.The Wolverine 1000 Mile duffel bag is made of heavy duty canvas and Horween Chromexcel® leather.
This waxed canvas bag is a collaboration between Kaufmann Mercantile and the Wm. J. Mills Company, which started out as a sail-making shop on Long Island, NY.Shinola’s Duffel Bag looks great in navy.A variety of American-made duffels is usually available at Nordstrom.Tucker & Bloom makes a number of different duffel bag styles.Check out the gorgeous Gunnar Duffel from Go Forth Goods. It’s available in three colors. How about a Joshu + Vela duffel bag made in San Francisco?
The American-made Lotuff Duffels have sleek European styling.
Bad Bags Duffel, recommended by one of our readers.
Frost River Flight Bag
Topo X Woolrich Duffel
Waterfield Designs Outback Duffel
Collected Works Military Duffel Backpack
Army Surplus World GI Duffle
Tough Traveler Fitness Duffel
The Tactical Tailor Enhanced Duffel
Owen and Fred Work Hard Play Hard Duffel