Uncover Vintage Leather’s Timeless Men’s Duffle Bags

Uncover Vintage Leather’s Timeless Men’s Duffle Bags

When it comes to travel bags, there’s never been a better time to go with an authentic, high-quality leather option. But if the idea of shelling out for real-deal luggage still seems too expensive (or you’re suffering from lingering trauma from your undergrad eurotripped, when you traveled with nothing more than a flimsy mesh duffel), there are stylish, sustainable alternatives that are just as rugged as the real thing. Take, for example, this slick signature duffel from actress-entrepreneur Shay Mitchell’s Beis brand, which is made with vegan leather sourced from nopal cactus leaves. It’s a versatile pick for everyday or travel and features a soft-top zip closure, dual zipper pullers, slide pockets on both the inside and outside, an organic cotton interior, a sturdy key clip and a trolley pass-through to secure the bag to your rolling suitcase.

The roomy main compartment holds enough for several changes of clothes and shoes, plus a few extra toiletries, making this bag a smart choice for longer weekend getaways or sports trips. Moreover, it’s lightweight at just over 1.45 kg, so you can move around easily without feeling weighed down. The supple top-grain buffalo leather also develops a unique patina over time, so your leather duffel will feel like a trusted companion as it travels with you for years to come.

You’ll have to splurge a bit more on this woven calf leatherĀ Uncover Vintage Leather’s Timeless Men’s Duffle Bags holdall from Italian leather goods specialist Officine Creative, but its timeless design and sophisticated details make it a worthy investment. A slightly taller shape than a traditional duffel, it has the look of a luxury leather holdall but at a fraction of the cost. For an added touch, you can have it engraved or embossed with one of three personalization options.

If you’re not ready to invest in a pricey, designer-inspired leather piece, consider this affordable alternative from Leatherology. The durable full-grain tan calf leather is buttery soft and easy to clean, while elegant details such as nickel hardware, a cotton twill lining and three personalization options round out this stylish, functional bag.

The most important consideration when shopping for a leather duffle bag is durability and size. A larger, cylindrical-shaped bag can accommodate more clothing and shoes, while a smaller flat-sided option is more suitable for shorter weekend getaways or gym sessions. If you’re planning on storing suits, opt for a leather bag with a wraparound garment section to keep your formalwear protected. Additionally, some leather travel duffle bags offer a dedicated shoe compartment for additional organization and convenience.