Known to the British as a ‘holdall’, the gym or duffel bag is essential in carrying all of your daily essentials. The term ‘duffel’ comes from a town in Belgium for the thick fabric cloth that the bags were made from. Now, duffels are usually made from canvas with nylon, leather, or waxed canvas accents. The easy hand straps allow for the easy grab and go while the removable should strap allows for hands-free convenience.
In the past, duffel bags have been used throughout the U.S. and Europe as a bag to carry sports equipment, or for military use. The thick canvas gives strength and durability while also being lightweight. In more recent years, the duffel has become an easy option for almost anyone. Weekender duffles are great for those who need a bag for a quick weekend away, and day bag sized duffles, such as our WM. J. Mills bag, is great for the gym or just as a bag to carry your daily gear. This duffel is the perfect bag for almost any occasion.