Whether you’ve packed a duffle bag for traveling or a trip to the gym, chances are you probably aren’t thinking of the history of the duffle bag — and that’s understandable. To give you a brief lowdown the name comes from the town of Duffel in Belgium where the bag’s thick and sturdy cloth was originally produced. The name “duffle bag” became associated with a sizable, cylindrical bag that was securely closed at the top with a zipper — sometimes a drawstring.
Duffle bags have long been associated with the military going back as far as WWI, but at that time, it wasn’t nearly as functional as the travel duffle bags of today. Over the years, improvements were made and the bag started to become used by mainstream consumers.
When it comes to innovation, Briggs & Riley has really given this timeless staple a luggage duffle bag upgrade to help you easily pack and navigate the trenches known as the airport. OurSuiter Duffle is a stylish interpretation of the classic, but with the added bonus of being able to easily morph into a garment bag. If you’re looking to invest in alarge ormedium duffle bag, we’ve added the convenience of wheels so that you can pack more clothing and personal belongings but without having to sacrifice your shoulder and back. Not to mention, our expandable duffle bags allow you to pack as many clothing and personal items as possible — think of it as a luggage duffle bag.
Travel duffle bags are the perfect weekend getaway essential or compliment to all of your other luggage if you’re packing for a long journey.