Miles the Duffel 40L from Millican is a sturdy little companion for travel (so long as you don’t have to walk long distances with your bag!).
- Tons of space — 40L is a lot of liters when it’s just a simple, durable fabric that’s holding all your gear in.
- Simple, durable & stylish aesthetic — looks classic, feels classic, but definitely also feels modern and thoughtfully executed. The materials are all very sustainable AND durable, the clips and components all feel great.
- I worry about these straps — for longer term travel, these straps worry me. They are surprisingly not that uncomfortable in my testing of it (as long as you have clothing between you and the strap; also the back panel has so much nice padding), but I worry about committing myself to a strap like this on a long haul.
- This thing would basically be perfect as a simple, roomy, durable bag for car travel.
Other Bags to Check Out:
The Duffelpack from Peak Design expands from 45L to 65L (a little too large for carry-on on most airlines), has backpack straps that hide away, is made of weatherproof material and is a durable and organized companion for LOTS of different kinds of adventures.
DSPTCH hand-makes bags here in the USA and the Travel Pack is a great example of the kind of extremely durable designs they put together.
A medium-large sized travel bag with sturdy, rigid outer material, a couple external pockets and a removable internal divider that makes for actually a pretty interesting way of accessing things in transit.
The Topo Travel bag has a playful style, which I like a lot, but it is very serious about being a great travel bag. This is a classic.
The Headway MLC (Maximum Legal Carry-on) from Patagonia is a very functional gear bag that works better as a duffel due to it's uncomfortable (but hideable!) backpack straps.