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The Perfect Getaway Duffel by Owen & Fred

One of the keys to the perfect weekend getaway is the perfect bag. My friends at Owen & Fred have a very smart collection of duffel bags that fit the bill, coming in several color and material combinations to accommodate any taste.

My favorite is the “Perfect Getaway” Duffel. It’s shell is made with a tough 18 oz Duck Canvas and Ballistic Nylon at the bottom. The interior features one large zipper pocket and two non-zipper pockets and is lined with Denier Nylon. My favorite feature of this bag is the color: black-on-black. Black canvas, black handle, black YKK zipper, black matte hardware. Simple, no-nonsense, low-profile.

The size (19″W x 9.5″H x 9.5″D) makes it ample for anything I’d need on a weekend and suitable as a carry-on in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of me. According to Owen & Fred, the bag can hold…

  • A shaving kit bag, a weekend’s worth of clothes, two pairs of shoes, laptop, headphones and iPad, wallet and keys
  • Two soccer balls and shoes, or a basketball, shoes and gear
  • The contents of a bank robbery or other escape

On a conscientious note, I’m someone who likes to keep the dead animal materials to a minimum and I appreciate the very light leather touches on the zipper pull and the closed-grip feature on the bag’s handles.

Designed and made in the U.S.A., this duffle-for-life can be had for a reasonable $115. Owen & Fred guarantees its craftsmanship and will repair or replace any duffel bag that is damaged. Thumbs way up.

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