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Post by Sam » Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:41 am

This may be what I need. I have a larger traditional suitcase and then a smaller, roller type with the plastic shell I picked up so I can carryon for a weekend airplane trip. I have a Timbuktu Messenger backpack that can carry some stuff like maybe for an overnight or two even, with a dopp kitt. But I need something that has a little more volume than a backback in case I go out of town for a weekend but I need a change of clothes for Saturday night. So this Gustin bag may be a ticket: https://www.weargustin.com/store/1282 Something casual and yet functional, and I like the idea of waxed canvas over leather. Is it around $149? I saw they had a brown one they did and I like the idea of aging a bag, like the patina on a leather.

Any other bags like this I should consider that are $150 or lower? LL Bean? Duluth Trading?

or a Beckle war bag seems roomy but regular canvas. Navy seems nice, $10 for a shoulder strap, so $82 vs. $149 for the Gustin

http://beckelcanvas.com/products_view.p ... ucts_id=22

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Post by Rufus » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:11 pm

I'd recommend LL Bean. They have a wide selection of rolling and non-rolling duffles; they're mostly nylon, but they do have a few in canvas, leather and canvass and just leather. Frankly I'm not a fan of leather because of the weight and cost. Canvas is fine, but I prefer good quality nylon because it's rugged and relatively light. I own the Quickload line of LL Bean duffles and they're excellent; what I especially like about them are their U-shaped openings, which makes them very easy to pack/unpack and find stuff.
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Re: Duffle Bags

Post by Sam » Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:28 pm

Bryan, I was thinking of the LL Bean, and they have a waxed canvas too
Also that Beckel Bag really has a good price point.

Waxed canvas or canvas? Something with say two pair of shoes, 4 pants, 4 or 5 shirts, couple of sweaters, tshirts, boxers, socks and dopp kitt. So medium to large, but I am also torn between waxed canvas (say a Gustin bag) or regular canvas (got my eyes on a Beckel Bag out of Oregon, like $84 with strap). I need something say from my house to my daughter's, something to throw in the trunk. Sure, I want it to last, so the abrasion thing sticks out, but its not like I will go camping or into the mountains but yes, maybe a lake house, lol

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Re: Duffle Bags

Post by Kyle76 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:31 pm

One word: Filson. You won't wear it out in two lifetimes.
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Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:33 pm

Duluth canvas and leather will outlast just about anything, but they are heavy.

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Post by Sam » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:35 pm

Thinking less than $100. Heavy. That's why I thought canvas over leather

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Post by brothers » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:56 pm

Uncle Sam gave me a free one, it lasted two years and I used it so hard it literally tore itself up. That was one tough duff' ! :D
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Post by Squire » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:08 pm

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Post by jww » Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:18 pm

Go with LLBean, Sam. You won't regret it. How can you loose with the Bean unconditional guarantee?
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Post by Kyle76 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:45 am

LL Bean? Bah! Show up at the airport, a Vermont inn or the finest Manhattan hotel with a Filson over your shoulder, and you'll be immediately recognized as a man of impeccable taste, discriminating style and superior breeding. Someone at home on a pheasant shoot at a Dorset estate or cozied up in the corner booth of the bar at Claridge's. :D
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Post by Squire » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:26 am

Sam the sporting gent, yes, I can see that.
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Post by brothers » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:32 am

All these wasted years. . . if I'd only known it all hinged on my duffle bag. Dang, why did I not see that?
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Post by Squire » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:37 am

I think it's the hat. Sam and a hat are a natural combination.
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Re: Duffle Bags

Post by Rufus » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:40 pm

Darn it Sam, once you mentioned duffle bags I started trolling the LL Bean website. As a result I'm now the proud owner of a Bean small Adventure Duffle for my twice weekly trips to the "Y"; didn't know I needed a new bag until I saw the Bean duffles. =D>
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Post by brothers » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:58 pm

I located a coat and a shirt on Filson, but am not a buyer. Just looking, thank you!
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Post by jww » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:28 am

Rufus wrote:Darn it Sam, once you mentioned duffle bags I started trolling the LL Bean website. As a result I'm now the proud owner of a Bean small Adventure Duffle for my twice weekly trips to the "Y"; didn't know I needed a new bag until I saw the Bean duffles. =D>
My small Adventure Duffle gets tons of service. It's a great carry on when I fly for a one nighter -- I'll wear a suit, and take all my other "stuff" in the duffle and my smaller laptop bag. For days-out, I'll throw in "stuff" I'll need for the day. It's a great all-rounder. Bean just gets stuff right -- and when they don't it's simple --- return it under their unconditional guarantee. Got mine on sale and had a $10 gift card --- paid like $12 USD for it --- no shipping, no duty .... woot.
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Re: Duffle Bags

Post by SirCur » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:06 am

Sam,

One of the best quality duffel bags is made by RedOXX

This one might fit the bill for you, but is a little more expensive than your original option:

http://www.redoxx.com/Shop-by-Gear-Item ... 00/Product

For something more basic, here are a bunch of options for $65 or less:

http://www.redoxx.com/Aviator-Duffel-Bags/150/150/dept

I have a couple of their bags and also purchased one for my wife - excellent quality!

Good luck and let us know what you decide.

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Post by Sam » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:12 am

Id prefer waxed canvas because of the look, but hey, it just needs to hold clothes for the most part in the trunk of my car. Probably will go to LL Bean because of the guarantee since I do have the wheeled carry on in case of a plane trip

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Post by Sam » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:19 am

Any idea what size on the Bean duffle? Medium or large? I am thinking large as it is $5 more and since it's going in a trunk, but that may be overkill and I might be able to use it for a carryon if I got a medium? or since it is softside, could scruntch up if I get the large?

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Post by jww » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:38 am

The large is quite a good size.... but the medium is no slouch either. The medium would fit better as a carry-on. I am pretty sure the large is be too big for that purpose.
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