Thule Aion Duffel Bag ($190)

From proven outdoor models with backpack straps to rolling designs for travel, below are the year's top duffels

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2 lbs. 6.4 oz.

Great size, organization, and aesthetic for weekend use.

Expensive for the capacity

The majority of duffels on this list are made for use on expeditions or for carrying the equivalent of a week’s worth (or more) However, it’s the fact that the majority of trips are made on the weekend. A decent weekender bag will carry about 35 liters of personal items and clothing It meets the carry-on requirements and has a variety of external and internal pockets that will help you remain well-organized. In this class there’s a Thule Aion that stands out. Thule Aion has been our top choice and is praised for its design, too It has a stylish design that is stylish even in outdoor or urban situations. The 35-liter bag is fairly durable, with the 600-denier canvas that is abrasion-resistant, and is resistant to mild moisture.

Apart from its great design and construction The Thule Aion has a lot of organization. It has two separate internal compartments (great for keeping dirty and clean clothes) and a laptop sleeve as well as an internal zippered pocket and an external stretch, storage compartments that are zippered to the zipper on the front. The portability is also a plus with two handles for carrying luggage as well as a cushioned (and accessible) belt for the shoulder, as well as an sleeve that can be passed through to secure to a rolling bag. In addition to that, the Aion has the same functionality as a backpack for travel, but is a duffel bag that is ideal for those who want an easier, less cluttered design. It’s priced at $190, which is more expensive than other bags in this category of similar dimensions, but the additional features and sleek design contribute to justify the price.