This should be an Olympic sport … stuff your favorite duffel bag with as much as humanly possible. Leather duffels from David King, Le Donne, and Passage 2 let you pack, cram, jam — and organize — all of your clothing and travel accessories. It seems like everything you own would fit in these bags. WARNING — watch the airline baggage regulations and don’t try to pack the kitchen sink. It may just push you over the weight limit. Either way, there is plenty of room and space.
Duffel bags come in various leathers and sizes, and there are even wheeled options to meet the needs of today’s travelers. However, the duffel bag is not new to the luggage scene. It has been around for more than 400 hundred years.
Did you know this?
- The tightly woven canvas that was later used in the duffle bags was first manufactured in the 15th century in Duffle, Antwerp Belgium. It was never intended to be used for luggage.
- In 1611, the cloth was imported to Spain and Portugal for sailors to repair their ship’s sails.
- Sailors fell in love with the durable, seaworthy fabric and began to make their bags from this material. The bags were originally called sea bags or ditty bags.
- During World War I, the term duffle bag was first used.
- The US military first issued the official duffle bag in 1943 and it has remained the military’s favorite bag.
- Duffle is also spelled duffel. Why? No one knows!
The duffel bag users of yesterday would hardly recognize today’s leather duffel bag. David King, Le Donne, and Passage 2 are three of the finest bag manufacturers and are top featured brands at Irv’s Luggage. Their bags have plenty of pockets and compartments for travel items, and even dirty laundry. With the David King Vaquetta Leather Duffel with Bottom Compartment, it is easy to keep your messy, dirty things below and keep your clothes clean and fresh in the compartment above.
Duffel bags are often spotted filled with gear at sporting events or gyms. They make for great carry-on bags, as they are available in a variety of sizes that easily fit in the overhead bin or under the seat. College kids arrive home with the Passage 2 Collection Vaquetta Leather Rolling Duffel oozing with weeks of dirty clothes.
Weekend travelers also love duffels — especially the Le Donne Distressed Leather Getaway Duffel — because they can easily fit all their clothing, shoes and gear needed to go exploring. Each leather duffel from Le Donne is unique in its color tone variations, creases and weathered look. The bag feels like it has been a part of you, like your comfy leather slippers, and the shoulder strap removes if you prefer to carry it by hand.
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Leather, I love leather!! Leather is a great material for so many things! It is sturdy, dependable, long lasting and resistant to everyday dust and dirt. Always fashionable, dresses up any outfit and leather bags always seem to be in style. In particular I am a huge fan of leather duffel bags and leather laptop messenger bags; I have both and cannot say enough about them, they serve so many purposes!!
Leather Duffel Bags are great for weekend travel, the gym or as an all around great carry-on luggage piece. Sometimes when I am carrying a book, water bottle and a sweater, I will even use a leather duffel as a handbag! Leather duffel bags are so versatile!! Some great choices and top selling leather duffels include:
- Passage 2 Vaquetta Leather 18” (765550) and 21” (765540) Duffel Bags – Both of these are great choices depending on what size you are looking for. A nice feature of the 21” bag is the additional pockets on the exterior for extra storage and organization.
- David King Leather Two Pocket Duffel (302) – A top seller from David King, this 19” leather duffel has a large main compartment, two gusseted pockets on the front, large end pockets and an adjustable removable shoulder strap.
- Korchmar La Romana Expandable Duffel (L1185) – An absolutely stunning duffel, the crème de la crème of duffel bags. The La Romana is made of full grain glove soft pebble grain cowhide trimmed with full grain oil tanned saddle leather, fully lined and comes with an adjustable, removable shoulder strap. A higher-end expandable duffel but you will definitely be getting your money’s worth with this one.
Leather Laptop Messenger Bags are great for work for both male and female executives, a nice alternative to the traditional briefcase; also a wonderful bag to sport around town with your laptop in tow as a unisex cross body bag. Leather laptop messenger bags are terrific, if you do not have one, it definitely is time; Kenneth Cole and David King have some great choices:
- Kenneth Cole Risky Business Leather Laptop Messenger Bag – The most popular Kenneth Cole, selling at a nice $100 price point! Kenneth Cole sure has a way with leather and style while still keeping it affordable. Kenneth Cole’s Risky Business is a fully lined, single gusset flap over style messenger bag with many organizational features and a sleek, modern appearance.
- David King Distressed Leather Laptop Messenger Bags the 6153 and the 6111 – Two great distressed leather messenger bags from David King. If you are looking for a hipper more laid back look, distressed is the way to go. With a padded laptop section, an inside zipper divided section and a great organizer both these messenger bags serve it up right
So if you want to purchase two types of leather bags to accommodate all your business, travel and everyday needs, the leather duffel bag and a laptop messenger bag are the perfect choices! Check out these Kenneth Cole, David King and Passage 2 at IrvsLuggage.com today!!!
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