Nothing kills the buzz of a trip faster than a bag breaking in baggage claim. Proper duffles should be lightweight, weather-proof, and sturdy enough to take a beating. Convenience matters, too. These days, many duffels can be converted into backpacks for when you hit the trails, and have smartly placed side pockets so you can access the important stuff without having to pull over. Here are the best high-performance duffels on the market.
Lotuff Leather Trunk Duffel Bag
If you pack on the light side, this large duffel can hold a week's worth of clothing in style. Its leathercraft is simple, sleek, and refined, and its hardware minimal: just a long zip for full access and an adjustable shoulder strap. [$1,100; lotuffleather.com]