Travelling in Style - A Guide to Buying Duffel Bags

After over a year and a half of waiting, travel restrictions are finally on the decline—which means one thing: it’s finally time to go on a vacation again.

Making up for lost time, you’ve gone ahead and booked tickets to your dream destination after spending so much time at home. With your tickets booked, accommodation arranged, and itinerary in order, there’s very little left you’ll need to deal with aside from packing your bags.

And this time, you don’t want to just go on your trip like you normally would—you want to ball out in style by getting a new bag to haul all your luggage in. A brand new staple for your travelling needs is always a great idea. But given the assortment of options you’re looking at on Troop London’s Site, it can be quite confusing to settle on a particular type of bag to invest in.

Here’s a thought that can easily remedy your concerns: how about a duffel bag?

Why Go For A Duffel Bag?

How much have you spent so far on pesky airport baggage fees because you couldn’t find another smaller piece of luggage to put your items in?

Too much.

As the perfect representation of “not too big, not too small” in the world of bags, duffel bags are a perfect accompaniment for any kind of trip because they’re aptly sized to carry your travel necessities. On top of saving you extra pounds—both physically and monetarily—these essentials are wonderfully stylish and can make you look like a million bucks at the airport!

How Do You Choose the Right Duffel Bag?

Picking the right duffel bag for your travelling needs can be challenging because of the many options to choose from. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through constant trial, error, and self-induced panic when making a decision because we’ve put together this list of things to consider: 


The first factor you’ll need to look at when deciding on your new duffel bag is the material. These types of bags can be made of the following: 

  • Canvas
  • Nylon
  • Cotton
  • Polyester
  • Leather

Depending on the material you choose, the look, strength, and durability of your bags can vary as each option has its unique set of strengths and properties.

If you’re looking for something rugged that will survive an African safari or trip to India, for instance, then a Troop London Classic Canvas Travel Duffel Bag - Large Holdall is perfect for your needs! 


Another crucial factor to consider when choosing a duffel bag for travel is its size. There are many options made in varying measurements to fit certain purposes. To put it in perspective, you’ll want to get a small holdall for short business trips that are less than four days long; on the other hand, extended vacations lasting over a week are best coupled with a large holdall to bring more items.


If you’re looking to travel in style and avoid unnecessary luggage fees at the airport, you can never go wrong with investing in a new duffel bag for your globetrotting needs. With the right bag by your side, you’ll never have to worry about hassle-filled luggage experiences ever again.

Troop London offers the best bags in London, including backpacks, lightweight suitcases, and laptop backpacks. Check out our vast collection and place your order today!