When you need to store all your gear in one place, nothing could be simpler than a gym bag. At their core, duffel bags are glorified storage bags, but today’s models also feature smaller storage pockets, waterproof and ripstop fabrics, comfortable carry handles, and lockable zippers – some even have built-in wheels to save your shoulders. Sizes typically range from 30L to 60L and up (like the North Face 95L duffel bag below), which provides storage volume for a variety of packing scenarios.
Here is our list of the best new and notable duffel bags on the market right now. Whether you’re packing for a multi-day outdoor expedition or escaping to a new city for the weekend, these bags will go a long way.
The best duffel bags for men 2022
1. Kuiu Waypoint 10400 Duffel
Made by hunting and clothing brand Kuiu, this massive 170 liter duffel bag will fit your sleeping bag, backpack, clothing, camera, electronics, food, whatever else you bring on the trip. of your expedition (you could probably crawl there if you wanted to). The waterproof nylon exterior has a TPU coating to keep your items dry, while the polyester ripstop lining won’t break down or snag on the contents of the bag. A water-resistant flap pocket lets you separate muddy boots and soggy clothes from the rest of your belongings, and plenty of grab handles make it easy to carry.
2. Baboon to the Moon Big Go-Bag
Separate your smelly gear from everything else with a sports bag designed specifically for travel. Unlike typical muted duffel bags, Baboon to the Moon offers nine vibrant monochrome colors so you can easily spot your bag on the luggage carousel. With room for more than five days of clothing, this 60-liter bag is ideal for long car or plane trips and fits in most luggage bins. An ultra-wide opening makes it easy to store and four pockets organize your goods. The OM Stardust Ballistic outer material is extremely durable and waterproof for added protection.
3. Black Diamond Stonehauler Pro 30L sports bag
Whether you are portaledge-edging a heavy wall or catching a red-eyed theft, the Stonehauler can withstand all types of abuse. It’s made entirely from recycled 600D, 1500D SuperGrid Body material that resists dirt and punctures, and the padded interior won’t tear when filled with cams or trekking poles. A padded exterior access pocket stores a laptop and you can carry it as a bag or carry it by the handle. Some users have one in each size as a travel arrangement system.
4. Bubba Seaker 62L sports bag
Going on a fishing trip? Throw your waders, rods, reels, tackle, net and more in the Seaker bag. With its molded EVA bottom, waterproof pockets and super tough, water resistant materials, it has been specially designed for adventurous fishing. Activate the backpack straps to transport it from the car to the boat, and use the garland and carabiners to secure it to the deck. A waterproof pocket and water resistant pocket can store your electronics, ID card and fishing license while you cast.
5. Cotopaxi Mariveles 32L sports bag
Perfect for overnight getaways and budget-conscious travelers, the new Mariveles duffel bag holds 32 liters of essentials. This boxy duffel bag is pretty straightforward, but it’s still smart carry-on. A main compartment (accessible with a top zipper) and a small side pocket to store your essentials, and the standard webbing handles are sturdy and reinforced for confident carrying. Sewn from scraps of nylon, no two gym bags are the same.
6. Osprey Daylite 40 travel bag with wheels
Give your back a break. This 40 liter Osprey duffel bag features two wheels that can roll smoothly over sidewalks and other surfaces on the way to your next destination. Two exterior pockets provide quick storage for items and the lockable push-button handle won’t pop out when you lift it over your head or load it into a car. It’s collapsible for easy storage when you get home, and the PFC-free, DWR-coated polyester is not only strong and protective, it’s made from recycled water bottles, so it’s also better for Earth.
7. Amundsen Okavanga 65L travel bag
Reminiscent of vintage luggage, the 65-liter Okavanga Duffel features a cotton canvas exterior and leather straps. A shoulder strap pad provides a cushion for comfortable carrying, especially useful when the large capacity bag is full. The long cylindrical compartment includes two storage pockets and an exterior zip pocket for easy access. Between the green and white colourways, the latter gets dirty faster, but that only adds to the old-school character of the bag, right?
8. Norrona 70L sports bag
Carry it like a backpack, hold it by the top handle or rotate it by its side handle. The central zipper divides this bag for easy access to packaging, a chest strap helps distribute the weight in backpack mode, and all straps stow away for hassle-free transport. This sports bag is made from a 100% regenerating nylon yarn derived from fishing nets and other nylon scraps from Norway. In addition, the army green color hides the dirt and scuffs accumulated during your travels.
9. The North Face Large Base Camp Duffel
Whether you’re visiting a ski resort or taking a jet trip to see the family, you can pack everything you need for a week-long trip here. Slip your luggage number into the water-resistant window compartment on the top and store everything else inside through the D-zip opening. Four compression straps keep it tight when overloaded, and a secure zippered mesh pocket keeps small items from getting lost in the black hole. For a cavernous 95 liter bag from one of the best outdoor brands, this price can’t be beat.
10. Big Haul Co-op REI Recycled Rolling Duffle Bag
We repeat: Rolling duffel bags will save your back so your muscles are fresh for adventure. The sturdy frame and larger-than-usual wheels can handle gravel and heavy loads packed into the bag’s 87-liter storage volume. Piggyback clips allow you to connect other luggage and three handles help you maneuver the bag over rougher terrain or your mode of transport. It weighs nine pounds empty and is 30 inches tall.
11. YETI Panga 50L sports bag
You could soak this waterproof bag in the ocean and your things would stay dry. Its high density laminated nylon is impenetrable and the HydroLok zipper completely seals in moisture. MetalLock’s sturdy material does not wear out, even after heavy use. Six attachment points create endless carrying strategies, while thick straps make the load more comfortable to carry. Keep your valuables in two hidden mesh pockets inside.
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