The Viken from YNOT is as simple and sturdy a duffel as a modern urbanite could ask for. And it expands. Just lovely.
- Beautiful materials — I love the waxed canvas and water-resistant zippers.
- Tons of space — I can’t believe how much room there is in this sucker! Shrinks + expands to fit whatever you need.
- No backpack straps — I really wish there was a better hands-free way to carry this sucker than the single over-the-shoulder strap.
- My favorite duffel bag? — attractive as heck, functional as heck, dope-ass materials… I like this sucker a lot.
Other Bags to Check Out:
The Tristar from Tom Bihn is an excellent almost business-class duffel/backpack conversion bag that makes for excellent use in transit.
The Locker Pack from Ryu is an insanely innovative bag for daily carry.
The Federate Adapt from Kathmandu converts between three separate modes: a 28L daily carry bag, a 38L carry-on travel bag, and a 50L check-in bag.
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.
The Homebase series from Tortuga features this incredibly lightweight sailcloth material that's water resistant and super strong. (It feels light and scary! But it's damn strong stuff.) This makes for an incredibly light and resilient travel bag.