October 15th, 2014

What Kind of Duffel Bag Should I Use?

What Kind of Duffel Bag Should I Use?

EMBARKING ON A JOURNEY BUT NOT SURE WHAT DUFFEL TO PACK? WE'VE BROKEN DOWN THREE INCREDIBLE OPTIONS SO YOUR TRIP ISN'T RUINED BY BRINGING THE WRONG ONE.

There’s nothing worse than taking off on an amazing new journey only to realize you brought the wrong duffel bag. The last thing you want to do after a long flight is to carry a large duffel up a city built into the hills, or lug around an oversized wheeled duffel when you’re using multiple forms of transport. To help you avoid situations like this, we recommend three of our best duffel bags for very specific types of destinations. Pack accordingly!

No Matter What™ Duffel, Sizes Small-XL MSRP $70-100

If you're going on a quick trip, like a weekend getaway, where you will plop your duffel in a hotel and not pick it up again until you’re headed home, this is the bag you should pack. The No Matter What™ Duffel is your basic duffel bag, enhanced. It has a padded shoulder strap so that when you're on your way to the airport, or walking to the car, you won't be uncomfortable. You can also transform any No Matter What duffel in to a backpack with the Quick Snap Strap. The durable and water-resistant material of these duffels will ensure that the bag lasts you a lifetime. So take the leap and get rid of that ratty old duffel you've had since college. You know, the one with all the holes in it.

ORV Trunk 30, MSRP $350

If you're embarking on an extended journey where you will be hopping from activity to activity and have no idea what adventures await, this is the bag you want by your side. The wheeled ORV Trunk, made with Bi-Tech™ and Bi-Tech™ Armor fabrics, is built to handle the toughest and wildest adventures. Whether you need a place to stash your wet gear without soaking everything else in your bag, or you're walking a few miles and would really appreciate some wheels, this duffel has got you covered.

Docking Duffel, MSRP $155

This bag offers you a little more versatility than the No Matter What™ Duffel. So if you're heading out of town for a few days and plan on doing a little shopping, and need a personal shoulder bag this morphing 2-in-1 duffel has you covered. Simply unzip the shoulder bag attached to the duffel and you have two bags!

Have an Eagle Creek duffel bag that you live by? Let us know in the comment section below!

Maggie Parker is a travel writer based in NYC. Follow her adventures on Twitter @maggie_wp

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by Maggie Parker