Mens Travel Bags: 5 Of The Best

In the market for a holdall, duffel, or a backpack this summer? Here are five exceedingly lovely examples.
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In the market for a holdall, duffel, or a backpack this summer? Here are five exceedingly lovely examples.

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YMC x Bradys Duffle Bag (Khaki)

YMC and Bradys have come together to provide you with the answer to your gym kit related transportation needs with this elegantly crafted duffel bag.  This handsome tardis of a duffel is made using top quality triple-layered canvas in a light khaki with subtle dark brown leather trimmings. With strong webbed straps it is perfect for carrying a sizeable load, great if you have a propensity for taking dumbbells home from the gym like I do. There are three mesh eyelets so your kit can breathe a bit (cheers fishing technology).

£145 at YMC

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John Chapman Traveller 28 Holdall 

A wonderful offering from Carlisle based former policeman cum baggage hero John Chapman. Perfect for longer trips, if you can’t fit all you need for your trip in this rather smashing holdall then start again. Chapman bags are hand crafted and are always of a very high standard. Your bag will only leave the cutting floor once it has passed Chapman’s stringent quality standards. A very stylish and robust holdall, it will withstand years of airport baggage handling abuse. There is a handy sizeable exterior zipped pocket for magazines, books and other bits and pieces you may wish to access easily while travelling. Not cheap, granted, but this will last you forever and a day.

£309 at John Chapman

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Calabrese Lipari Holdall (Navy)

Ideal for overnight trips or weekends away, the Lipari is a bit of Italian style for you in bag form. Made from durable canvas with a leather trim and handle, it's beautifully lined with high quality leather. Looks the part carried by your side or slung over your shoulder using the shoulder strap.

£275 at Oi Polloi 

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Filson Tan Small Carry On Bag 

Fortunately nothing to do Barbara Windsor and Sid James. Known as the Carry on Bag as it’s an ideal size for carrying onto a plane- get it? This offering from Filson is very smart with just enough informality to ensure it is equally at home on its way to the office as it is accompanying you on a stroll around Florence’s backstreets. Aside from the large main compartment there are ample pockets for storing your various accoutrements. It is made from 22 oz oil finished and water repellent cotton twillbag, so it will last you and look even better with a little bit of wear.

£238 at Number Six 

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Sandqvist Hans backpack (Blue)

Looking for a slim line back pack?  The Sandqvist Han backpack might just tempt you into putting your hand in your pocket. There is space to house your laptop (providing it’s no bigger than 15”). Ideal for transporting your stuff around on a bike thanks to the decent shoulder straps, or just for stuffing with newspaper and walking around town for a spot of posing.

€169 at Sandqvist