submitted by Jonathan Tayag
Duffle bags are some of the most versatile pieces of everyday carry kit. Their high capacity and spacious main compartments mean space for lots of gear. And whether you’re going to the gym or headed out on vacation, a good duffel bag can serve you well. The downside is that they tend to be heavy, bulky, don’t hold any structure, or, unfortunately, all of the above. But that’s where it’s different with the X11 Duffle Bag designed by 1733.
This made-in-the-USA bag is available exclusively from our friends at Huckberry. It features high-performance laminated X11 sailcloth fabric, making this one of the lightest and most durable duffle bags you can pick up today. This collection also includes a matching dopp kit made with the same material and sporting 1733’s unique design language.
The X-Pac fabric used in the collection is lightweight, waterproof, and abrasion-resistant. This combination is thanks to its laminated construction, which mates DWR-coated organic cotton duck canvas with a waterproof film reinforced with an X-grid. For enhanced longevity, the lid and base of the duffle are made of 1000D CORDURA nylon, and the YKK coil zippers help keep out the elements when you’re on the go. It features a generous 37 liters of internal space, with a wide-access lid making it easy to load and unload. There’s also an external zippered area for quick-access essentials and additional storage for your travels near or far. Tonal nylon webbing and handles and aluminum buckles complete the bag’s aesthetic.
While the matching dopp kit is meant to pair with the X11 Duffle Bag, you can buy it separately and use it with the EDC bag or luggage item of your choice. It features the same X-Pac sailcloth fabric construction as the duffle bag. Its 6-liter single-compartment capacity lets it work well as an organization bag within a bag.
What we like: This Huckberry-exclusive collaboration collection from 1733 has a gorgeous coyote brown design that mates well with their previous X-Pac book bag. It’s durable and convenient without being heavy like a regular duffle bag.
What to watch out for: The limited edition nature of this made-in-the-USA bag comes with a high asking price. This is more expensive than the standard duffle bag. But then again, the classic EDC duffle bag doesn’t feature X11 fabric.
Final verdict: If you’ve been looking for a highly technical, high-performance duffle bag that won’t weigh you down, the 1733 x Huckberry Duffle Bag is the way to go.