This leather duffle bag is our most popular duffle and is the most versatile one we have. It is just one solid giant piece of leather and with no breakable parts like zippers, snaps, buttons, etc. Any place that might get stress has been reinforced with rivets or hidden polyester strapping between the leather. The reason it’s built with just one solid piece of leather is to reduce the amount of seams. Since we sew at only 5 stitches per inch, there is more leather between the needle holes. You see, a sewing machine is really just a perforation machine and so the fewer the holes to start a tear or let water in, the better. When it comes to less is more.
The cow leather I chose for this duffle bag is the strongest there is (full-grain boot leather, but thicker) and the removable liner is covered in pigskin, which is stronger than the full-grain leather. Our thread is super strong industrial marine grade UV resistant polyester thread and our custom hardware is the amazing 316 Stainless Steel (I really hope you google that). It’s the metal you can feel secure about if your life depends on it. There’s no other overnight duffle bag like the Waterbag.
This leather duffle bag comes with a built-in handle and a top handle for when its in tote mode and a build on handle for when it’s rolled closed. It can be rolled or folded over to whatever height is needed or left open to be used as a huge tote. I used it more than once in Africa this way carrying a whole bunch of toothbrushes and toys and dolls and you name it. It’s our go-to travel bag. The three straps can be pulled tight to compress it small. And when the top is rolled, it becomes pretty close to watertight, but don’t please don’t dunk it. And the straps have a hole at the very tip, just in case you way overstuff it. Did I mention that the leather travel bag makes into a backpack? I’m not sure there’s a leather overnight bag in the world that has had the thought put into it and is as versatile as this one.