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 Allpa 35L travel pack from Cotopaxi is a well designed carry-on backpack with security features, solid organization and durable materials.
The Stor backpack from Trakke is a lovely 30L pack for travel and gear moving.
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 Aer Duffel Pack is not the tool for every job, but for particular uses it just might be perfect for you.
The Guide Pack from Tom Bihn is a bag geek's boner pill. It's classic design and exceedingly excellent manufacturing make it more like an heirloom than a bag. But this bag also performs great as a travel bag!