Best Personalized Duffle Bags for Men 2023

by Albert Varkki updated 07-07-2023

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best personalized duffle bags for men

Large duffle bags are practical and can be very fashionable.

By adding personalization, you can add a special touch that makes the bag unique to you.

They're ideal as a gift for a loved one, or for yourself.

Browse our top picks below:

Best Personalized Duffle Bags

Here are our top picks for personalized duffle bags by type and style:

Best Weekender Duffle Bag

weekender leather travel bag in brown

Winner: Weekender Leather Travel Bag

If you're looking for a large bag that's perfect for a weekend away, then the Weekender is for you. It's made from full grain leather, which is the highest quality you can buy, and looks and feels very premium. The bag can be personalized with an engraving, initials, or an image - ideal to make it unique to you.


  • Full grain leather
  • 16-inch internal padded laptop sleeve.
  • Internal zipped pocket for travel essentials like your passport and wallet.
  • Plenty of space for all your gear and travel accessories.
  • Ideal for a business trip or as a weekend bag.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Duffle bag for a long weekend.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Perfect overnight bag.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized
  • Available in black, brown, or tan leather.

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Best Garment Duffle Bag

grand leather garment travel bag in brown

Winner: Grand Leather Garment Bag

If you need a duffle bag to carry your suit, the Grand is for you. Perfect for business trips or weddings abroad. Your suit is zipped into the fabric of the bag, so it arrives at your destination ready to wear, with no hard creases. It's made from full grain leather, which is premium quality, and ages well with leather patina.


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

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Best Alternatives

The best alternative to a duffle bag is a rolling carry-on bag. Our favorite for this is the Voyager, detailed below:

voyager leather carry on bag with wheels in brown

Winner: Voyager Leather Carry-on with Wheels


  • Weight: 7.72 lbs (3.5kg).
  • Full grain leather
  • Hand luggage compliant.
  • 16 inch laptop sleeve.
  • Luggage tag included.
  • Two exterior pockets for easy-to-reach items.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Designer travel bag.
  • Can be personalized

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What Are Duffle Bags?

Duffle bags are also known as kit bags. These are large bags that can be made from natural or synthetic fibers like canvas.

They normally have a top closure that you can use with a drawstring. These bags can be used by military personnel or civilians. The bags are referred to as seabags when they’re used by sailors or marines.

The open structure and lack of rigidity offered by a duffel bag mean it’s great for carrying bulky goods including sports gear.

What To Think About When Buying a Duffel Bag


If you have the kind of duffel bag that doesn’t roll, you will need to carry it. Make sure the bag is comfortable enough for you to carry it. Seek out a duffel bag that’s lightweight and comes with padded straps.

It should also offer multiple carrying options. Many of the duffel bags on the market have detachable and adjustable shoulder straps.

If the idea of carrying a duffel bag by hand or over one shoulder seems uncomfortable, look for a duffel that comes with backpack straps.


Some duffel bags only have one compartment, but others have several dividers and pockets. If you need a bag for business travel, seek out a bag that has laptop sleeves and pouches for items including keys, wallets and chargers.

If you’re the kind of person that likes an impulse road trip, a bag with one compartment will allow you to throw all your essentials inside without overthinking.

However, a bag with dividers may be best if you wish to keep your dirty garments separate from your dirty ones.

Durable materials

No matter how far you’re going to be travelling with your bag, you need to ensure it’s capable of surviving the journey. Bags that are made from materials such as polyester and nylon are normally waterproof, as are most vinyl bags.

Although canvas and leather bags aren’t usually resistant to water, they do tend to be made from thick, robust materials which can help you avoid rips and tears.



Are Duffel Bags Suitable for Carry-On Luggage?

A duffel bag may be suitable for use as carry-on luggage if you’re happy with carrying your bag over your shoulder as you make your way through the airport.

Most duffels have sufficient straps and handles that will help you get them in and out of an overhead compartment.

Just make sure the bag fits general FAA guidelines. Duffel bags can be more suitable for road trips, and this is why so many people opt for bags that roll behind them when they’re boarding a flight.

How Big Does a Duffel Bag Need To Be?

If you intend to carry a duffel bag on the plane with you, ensure it meets the dimension requirements of the airline. A 40-litre bag is normally sufficient for a weekend away, but if you’re going away for longer it’s best to opt for something that offers at least 50 liters.


What Should You Look for When Purchasing a Duffel Bag?

When you’re shopping for a duffel bag, it's essential to consider your travel style and your bag requirements.

Consider the size, capacity and organizational components of the bag you want and make sure it meets your needs no matter where you’re going and how long you’re going for.

It’s wise to prioritize durability when you’re heading out camping and enjoying the great outdoors.

Look for something made from waterproof or water-resistant materials and take a close look at the design and shape of the bag in question.

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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.

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