So named for the Belgian town where the bag’s thick cloth originated, the plucky duffle bag’s pragmatic design makes it the obvious choice for the sensible traveler and accidental tourist alike. Stuff it to the brim—you won’t have to sit on it to close it. And you can rely on the quality and craftsmanship you’ve come to expect of us at Orvis for peace of mind: our duffle bags can take a beating. Time-honoured and tested by athletes and military alike, the humble, utilitarian duffle bag has long outgrown its past, insinuating itself into civilian life and assuming its rightful place in fine luggage collections. Our handsome duffle bags are no exception.
And what of the backpack? Remember when people called them knapsacks? The name may have fallen out of favour but the design is basically unchanged: a large storage compartment with a front pocket is slung over the back, secured by shoulder straps; gravity does the rest. Every child carries one to school; at Orvis you will find a more refined and grown-up version of the familiar bag. You will also find that whilst the basic shape of the backpack (or knapsack, or rucksack if you prefer) is unchanged through time, there are plenty of new design elements that have allowed this sturdy workhorse to evolve and adapt to modern demands. Case in point: you will find padded pockets for laptops and tablets in our packs, along with other specialised pockets for specialised tools—the smartphone and water bottle come to mind. This handy bag will go to work with you, or on a day hike, or on an airplane in the overhead compartment.
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