Nothing quite matches up to a travel duffel bag for versatility and carrying power on a road trip, for a long weekend, or as general travel gear. Pack more and carry longer with the perfect carry-on or weekend duffel for you.
A TRAVEL DUFFEL BUILT FOR STYLE
You may have to tote your duffel bag around the city or airport, but no one ever said you couldn't do it in style and comfort. Our bags are available in an array of styles and colors so you can pick the design that suits you best.
Maximize your comfort with soft, adjustable backpack and shoulder straps. Most straps are stowable for easy accessibility without catching on luggage racks. Wear your duffel crossbody, as a backpack, or choose a rolling duffel bag for a more traditional luggage look. When you get tired of carrying your bag, simply set it on the ground and start pulling. Our duffels also have a selection of side pockets and strap points for easy access to small items.
DUFFEL BAGS BUILT FOR RUGGED ADVENTURE
All of the Eagle Creek No Matter What duffels are made out of durable materials, and backed by our No Matter What™ Warranty. Luckily, we also make our small and large duffels to last. Water-resistant and water-repellent fabrics are available to protect your things even in rain and snow. Ripstop fabric protects your bags from tears, even in tough situations. Eagle Creek durability can stand up to over-full and heavy packs, rough handling, getting stuffed in the overhead bin and more. We even offer packs and duffels that can be folded up and stowed without losing shape or ripping. Look for more luggage and carry-on options with our selection of shoulder bags, waist packs, and tote bags.
GYM BAGS, WEEKENDERS, CARRY-ONS, AND MORE
Eagle Creek duffels are available in a wide variety of styles: classic duffel bags, backpack duffels, and even rolling duffels. Each one has its benefits and special features. Classic duffel bags are easy to pack last minute and are soft sided to fit in any space. They make great carry-on bags. Backpack duffels come with comfy backpack straps making them easy to carry and take along as a weekender duffel bag. Wheeled duffels have two wheels for toting around your heavier gear but the benefits of soft sides to fit into flexible spaces. You can sling your backpack or messenger bag around the telescoping handle for easy carry.
Extra large duffle bags offer expandable sides and exterior compression straps mean you can fill your main compartment and side pockets with toiletries, clothes, shoes, and travel accessories without bursting your bag at the seams. For even more space-saving travel gear, our compression packing cubes can maximize your space use with ease.
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Eagle Creek duffle bags are stylish, durable, and come in a variety of sizes and colors to perfectly match your lifestyle. Sizes range from carry-on duffel bags, to large duffel bags, to extra large duffle bags, up to 130L! Choose from travel duffel bags with wheels or without for whatever your next adventure may be!
Duffel Bags FAQs
What Is a Duffel Bag?
A duffel bag (or duffle bag) has historically meant a top-entry cylindrical bag. Named after a town in Belgium where the thick cloth that they were made from originated, the original duffle bag was large, made of a coarse, woolen cloth, and had a zipper or drawstring to close at the top. The term “duffel bag” has since evolved to include a wide variety of materials, with the bag retaining the same general shape and a zipper that closes to the side.
Today, duffle bags are regularly used for travel, as gym bags, for sports and recreation, camping, hunting, and much more. With new materials that offer waterproof and water resistant duffle bags, these are favorite options for outdoor enthusiasts.
Modern duffel bags are becoming increasingly popular for business travelers as well. Many business duffels come with sleek designs, laptop pockets, and wheels for easier transport when traveling. Carry on duffel bags and travel duffel bags with wheels offer sizes and features that make traveling for any business trip that much easier. You can even find duffel backpack options!
How Should You Pack a Duffel Bag?
First, prepare the items you plan to pack in your duffel bag. Lay everything out between “must-have” and “maybe” to help visualize what size travel duffel will be needed. Large and XL duffle bags can range from 90L - 120L and provide ample packing space.
Group clothing by outfits for the day so you don’t have to dig through your duffle to complete an outfit. Roll your clothes to compress items in a tight form and reduce wrinkling. For smaller items you can use packing aides like compression sacs, packing cubes, and toiletry bags to create even more space in your duffle bag.
Finally, the best way to pack rolling or carry duffel bags is to start with large, bulky items first on the bottom of the bag. Line your travel duffle bottom with things like shoes, boxes, laptops in protective cases, etc. Next, load your rolled clothes. Last, any larger items that are heavy or awkwardly shaped should go on top. This is particularly important if you are using a duffel backpack.
Can a Duffel Bag Be Used as a Carry-On?
Yes, a duffel bag or duffel backpack can be used as a carry-on with any airline! The only considerations are that it is within the carry-on size and weight requirements posted by the company.
Weight and size restrictions for duffle bag carry-ons are the same as any other type of bag or luggage option. This varies from airline to airline, but is generally 22 x 14 x 9 inches / 56 x 36 x 23 cm for size measurements. Weight restrictions can vary more widely, with some having no restrictions, while others allow between 15 - 25 pounds / 7 - 11 kg. The most common weight limit is 22 lbs / 10 kg.
When compared with suitcases, travel duffel bags are often even better to use than other carry on options! Travel duffles and convertible duffle bags offer easy to pack convenience with light weight and more flexible material than traditional suitcases and luggage. This allows travel duffle bags to easily fit into tight spaces above and below aircraft seating, and in vehicles for road trips!