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High-quality vintage duffle bags made of canvas

True Uniqueness: Handcrafted vintage duffle bags made of canvas in the design of the 19th century. Produced in a small workshop with love and passion for the craft. A timeless piece of luggage for weekend trips, business travels, or as a casual canvas sports bag.

What is Canvas exactly?

Canvas is an extremely durable and resilient fabric traditionally made of cotton. It is known for its remarkable strength and longevity and is used for various products, including duffle bags.


Compared to synthetic materials, cotton canvas is a more environmentally friendly option for duffle bags. It is biodegradable and can be recycled. Additionally, the production of canvas typically requires less energy than that of plastics.

Authentic Look:

Canvas gives duffle bags a classic, rustic, and timeless look. It possesses a natural texture and patina that gains charm over time through use and aging.

Overall, canvas enjoys great popularity in the selection of duffle bags due to its robustness, versatility, sustainability, and authentic appearance. It offers a combination of functionality, style, and durability that is particularly relevant during travel.

What exactly is a canvas duffle bag?

Canvas duffle bags are large and elongated bags for clothing, featuring short carrying straps. Duffle bags belong to classic travel luggage. They are the ideal luggage for a weekend trip or a short vacation of up to 7 days. Canvas duffle bags are available in various sizes, from small to large. These bags are typically closed with a long horizontal zipper. To facilitate the transportation of the leather duffle bag, all our bags come with a detachable shoulder strap.

An alternative term for a canvas duffle bag is a weekend bag or weekender made of canvas. Canvas duffle bags are usually unisex and can be worn by both men and women. Compared to suitcases, canvas duffle bags are often more flexible and lighter. They combine functionality with the elegant and high-quality look of canvas.


What makes a good canvas duffle bag?

A high-quality canvas duffle bag should embody durability and a timeless design above all. Ideally, it can even be passed down from generation to generation. Our exclusive leather duffle bags are inspired by designs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which still significantly influence the design of leather goods today. The material of the duffle bag should be durable and preferably made of natural materials to ensure high quality.


What characteristics should a canvas duffle bag have?

Size, Dimensions, and Volume:

Ensure that the canvas duffle bag offers sufficient space to store your clothing and personal belongings. Depending on the duration of the trip and personal needs, you can choose from various size options. Pay particular attention to the carry-on baggage regulations of the respective airline, especially when traveling by air.

Materiality and Durability:

Choose a duffle bag made of high-quality and durable material, such as robust canvas. This ensures that your duffle bag withstands the stresses of travel and ensures long-term durability. With use, your canvas bag develops a beautiful vintage patina over time.

Carrying Options:

Check if the canvas duffle bag offers various carrying options, such as a detachable shoulder strap and carrying handles. This allows you to carry the bag comfortably and flexibly, according to your individual preferences and needs.

Practical Compartments:

Consider whether you prefer a canvas duffle bag with various compartments and organizational features to keep your clothing and items orderly. Duffle bags with interior and exterior pockets, zipper compartments, or separate shoe compartments can help keep the contents organized and well-structured.

Colour and Design:

Choose a canvas duffle bag that matches your personal style and preferences. We offer a diverse selection of products, materials, designs, and colours to meet your individual taste and ensure that your canvas duffle bag is both functional and aesthetically appealing.


Which canvas duffle bags are the best?

The duffle bags from the brand DRAKENSBERG stand out for their exceptional quality. Sustainability is not just a marketing element for us, but an integral design element. Our products are authentic and could have been made in a similar form 200 years ago. After all, plastic did not exist until the mid-19th century (1862).

In the 21st century, a premium duffle bag should provide a good and honest feeling without making empty promises. When manufacturing our duffle bags, we avoid using plastics as much as possible. Our canvas is made of 100% cotton without the addition of synthetic fibers, as are our lining fabrics. No plastic where there is a better natural alternative.


How big should a canvas duffle bag be?

Depending on the intended use, a length between 55 and 60 cm is ideal for a canvas duffle bag. In this size range, the storage volume is typically between 40 and 60 litres. A rule of thumb is that you need approximately 10 litres of storage space per travel day. Therefore, a canvas duffle bag with a volume of 40 litres should be sufficient for 3-4 days. Additionally, we offer other models in our range that can be expanded on the sides.


Is a canvas duffle bag considered carry-on luggage?

A canvas duffle bag is excellent as carry-on luggage for air travel. However, always check the specific regulations of the airline before departure. Small canvas duffle bags with dimensions of up to 55 x 35 x 25 cm should generally not pose any problems. The specifications in our shop always correspond to the maximum allowable dimensions. If a canvas duffle bag is not filled to the limit, a large portion of our range should also be suitable as cabin luggage.

In addition to size, weight is also crucial. Many airlines limit the weight of carry-on baggage to a maximum of 8 kg. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the canvas duffle bag remains within this weight limit.


Which canvas duffle bag for 1 week?

For vacations lasting up to one week, a canvas duffle bag with a volume of 60 litres should be sufficient. You will find many different sizes in our shop.


Are canvas duffle bags suitable as checked baggage on flights?

Yes, canvas duffle bags can be used as checked baggage on flights. However, we advise against it as the canvas bag could get dirty. If circumstances require it, we recommend looking for a wrapping service at the airport and having your duffle bag wrapped in plastic film before checking it in. While this is not environmentally friendly, it can be a last resort option.

It is also advisable to protect and organize the contents of your canvas duffle bag before check-in. For example, use packing cubes or other organizational solutions to store your items neatly and minimize potential damage.

Make sure that the weight of your canvas duffle bag complies with the airline's checked baggage regulations to avoid additional fees. Familiarize yourself in advance with the weight restrictions and guidelines of the airline you are flying with.


Which canvas duffle bag for 2 weeks?

For trips lasting two weeks, a canvas duffle bag for men and women may not be the optimal choice. Instead, a suitcase with a storage volume of 80-100 litres would be more practical. Unless the circumstances of the trip allow for space for two pieces of luggage, in which case two duffle bags with a volume of 40-60 litres could also be considered. For example, during a road trip. Currently, we offer canvas duffle bags with a storage volume of up to 60 litres. However, some of our canvas duffle bags can be expanded to 80 litres if needed.


Which canvas duffle bag is right for me?

We offer a diverse selection of different models of canvas duffle bags for men and women. Choosing the right one can be a small challenge. The following examples should help you make a decision:

Canvas duffle bags with integrated shoe compartment:

These bags are not only ideal for short business trips but also suitable as stylish companions for sports activities. Choose a canvas duffle bag with a shoe compartment to store your shoes conveniently and separately from the rest of your clothing.

Canvas weekenders for weekend trips:

These compact and handy bags are specifically designed for weekend trips. With a volume of approximately 40 to 60 litres, they offer sufficient space. Some models of canvas weekenders can also serve as a practical alternative to carry-on luggage on flights.

Large canvas duffle bags for longer vacations:

Our large canvas duffle bags for men and women are suitable not only for city trips or short getaways but also for longer vacations. If you are traveling for more than 5 days, an XL canvas duffle bag with a volume of 60 litres is often a good alternative to a suitcase.


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