Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel Review

"Simple, Techy Capacity"

The Travel Duffel from Peak Design is a simple travel companion with some very useful features like weatherproof materials and killer external access pockets. Handles can be a little fiddly.


Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel Clean lines. Thoughtful design. Lightweight yet durable.

Clean lines. Thoughtful design. Lightweight yet durable.

Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel Lots of capacity. Great visibility.

Lots of capacity. Great visibility.

Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel Solid external organization.

Solid external organization.

Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel Carry comfort is complicated.

Carry comfort is complicated.

Shoulder strap is totally satisfactory, no problems there. But the handles can get a little irritating. You’ll get used to your own way of organizing them before you pickup the bag.


Material Choice:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Excellent dirt resistance, scuff resistance, water resistance. Custom hardware. Weatherproof, 100% recycled 400D nylon canvas. 900D bottom fabric. Silicone-coated mesh internal pockets.

Build Quality:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Solid all around. The design itself thoughtfully deals with common points of failure.

Water Resistance:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Great protection from weather for your gear. Water sealed zips, totally water resistant fabric.

External Access:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Two layers of external pockets on both sides of the bag. Each large enough for a water bottle. Some have simple internal org panels.

Internal Organization:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Zipped pouches inside the bag, one on either side.

Capacity:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

No gimmicks or extra material on this thing, so it's just pure capacity in the main compartment. More capacity than some +40L bags.

Carry Comfort:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Shoulder strap is fine. Top and bottom handles are great. Main handles can get irritating. (More in video.) Wish there was a way to carry the bag from the pocket-side of the bag