Best Personalized Duffle Bags for Groomsmen 2023

by Albert Varkki updated 04-24-2023

best personalized duffle bags for groomsmen

A personalized duffle bag is the perfect groomsmen's gift, offering a high-quality yet unique bag they will use at the gym and on weekends away.

We've collected a range of groomsmen bags that offer personalization below, including monogram and laser engraving options for their initials or a message.

Give them to your groomsmen at your bachelor party or at the wedding breakfast.

Best Customisable Groomsmen Duffle Bags

Here are our top picks by type and style:

Best Leather Weekender Bag

weekender leather travel bag in brown

Winner: Weekender Leather Travel Bag

This classic weekender bag is exceptionally high quality. It's made from full grain leather, which will last for years, and ages with leather patina. It has two main compartments (including a laptop compartment), and includes multiple personalization options, ideal for a groomsmen gift.


  • Full grain leather
  • 16 inch internal padded laptop sleeve.
  • Carry-on luggage size.
  • Internal zipped pocket for travel essentials like your passport.
  • Plenty of space for all your gear.
  • Ideal for the gym or business travel.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Perfect overnight bag.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

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Best Garment Duffle Bag

grand leather garment travel bag in brown

Winner: Grand Leather Garment Bag

If you want your groomsmen to be able to carry their suit to an abroad wedding, then the Grand garment bag is perfect. The high quality full grain leather is vegetable-tanned, making it a great gift for a groomsman. The duffle bag style has a shoulder strap too. There are plenty of personalization options to make it a special gift.


  • Full grain leather
  • Dedicated garment carrier.
  • Carry-on luggage size.
  • Carry a suit and shirt without creasing.
  • Large main compartment for other items.
  • 16 inch laptop compartment.
  • Perfect for the gym or business travel.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

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What Makes a Good Groomsmen Bag?

A good groomsmen bag will be useful and desirable, and one that your friends will want to use in their daily lives. There's no point in giving them a low quality bag that's going to be stored somewhere in a cupboard and not used.

Opt for one that's stylish, for example made from full grain leather, as they're more likely to use it for work or the gym.

Key Features of a Duffle Bag

You will have no choice but to carry your duffel bag if it doesn’t roll. This means it will need to be comfortable enough to carry. The duffel you look for should be lightweight and come with padded straps. It should offer various carrying options.

It’s common for duffels to have detachable and adjustable shoulder straps that ensure the bag is the right length for you. If you don’t want to carry the bag by hand or over one shoulder, look for a convertible one with backpack straps. It might help to look for a bag that weighs under three pounds.

Compartments & Organization

Some duffels only have one compartment. However, others have dividers and several pockets. If you’re going to use your bag for travel purposes, seek out a bag that has a laptop sleeve alongside compartments for your keys, wallet, and devices like chargers. If you’re the kind of person who likes to take impulse trips, it may be best to purchase a bag that you can quickly throw all your belongings into. Perhaps you’re eager to keep dirty garments away from clean ones? Then purchase a bag that has interior dividers.

Durable Materials

Unless you’re happy for your bag to last a very short time period, it’s best to opt for something manufactured from tough materials. Most bags made from materials like polyester, vinyl, and nylon are waterproof and therefore protected from the elements. Canvas and leather bags aren’t water resistant, but these materials are strong and thick enough to keep concerns about rips and tears to a minimum.



Can I use a duffel bag as carry-on luggage?

A duffel bag can work as carry-on luggage if you are happy to carry your bag over your shoulder whilst making your way through the airport. You will have to ensure the bag meets the general FAA guidelines of 45 linear inches, or 22 x 14 x 9 inches.

Another good reason for using a duffel bag as carry-on luggage is that it should come with various handles and straps that will make it easy for you to get it into and retrieve it from an overhead compartment. Nonetheless, many prefer to use bags that roll behind them as carry-on luggage to enhance comfort.

What is the right bag size?

If you are carrying your duffel bag on a plane, ensure it meets the airline’s requirements. 40 liters is normally enough for a weekend away. If you are going on a longer trip or are a heavy packer, you may wish to purchase one that’s at least 50 liters. Many models come in multiple sizes.

What are the most important features to consider?

When you want to buy a duffel bag, think carefully about your travel style as well as your bag requirements. Take a close look at the size, capacity, and organizational components of any bag you’re buying to ensure it’s right for you.

If you'll be using your bag during a camping trip or something similar, look for water-resistant or waterproof materials. Think carefully about the shape and design of the bag to ensure it’s a good match for any situation you’ll be using it in too.


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Author: Albert Varkki
Albert Varkki is the co-founder of Von Baer. He understands leather products as a consumer, supplier, and a manufacturer, helping you with the inside knowledge you need, to choose the perfect leather product for you. Connect on Linkedin

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