Duluth Pack Bison Leather Sportsman’s Duffel Review – USA Made Adventure Gear
Born in the northern forests of late 19th century Minnesota, Duluth Pack has stood the test of time and style to provide fine handcrafted leather and canvas products carrying a lifetime guarantee. The oldest American leather and canvas bag and packing making manufacturer, Duluth Pack owes much of its success to an unwavering philosophy rooted in quality, superior design, and customer loyalty.
With the first “C. Poirier Pack Sack” marking its debut on the 12th of December, 1882 (and still among the bestselling Duluth packs), the Duluth Pack company went on to expand its line to tent and awning supplies, with its loyal following growing to include pioneers, explorers, miners, lumberjacks, railroad engineers, and even ship captains.
Today the Duluth name can be seen not only on rugged outdoor gear, but travel and transportation goods as well. The trademark Duluth rucksack has evolved to compliment any excursion or lifestyle, from daily wear packs to more rugged outdoor constructions. We may no longer live in the treacherous days of the early American frontiersman, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be outfitted to the same standards.
Boasting an international community and wide-reaching fanbase, Duluth Pack has prided itself on outfitting men and women of all walks of life on their adventures for well over a century.
Whether you’re seeking an indestructible outdoor pack or perfect travel bag, daily duffle or doggie boots for your pooch, Duluth Pack guarantees multiple generations of use. Few companies can lay claim to a lineage of values still seen in their products today, and Duluth Pack continues to fulfill the promise of its founder, who saw in every man a pioneer spirit.
- Available with brown or black leather trim color options (shown with brown)
- Stunning North Dakota bison leather construction
- Riveted rolled leather handles for additional reinforcement
- Three leather flap straps with high-quality roller buckles
- Integrated dust flap
- Adjustable cotton web shoulder strap with comfortable bison leather pad
- Double internal slip pockets
- Durable nylon lining on the interior for ease of cleaning
- Rugged outdoor-specific YKK zippers.
- 12” H x 22” W x 11” D dimensions
- 47-liter capacity
- Made in the USA
- Duluth Pack Lifetime guarantee
Duluth Pack Bison Leather Sportsman’s Duffel Review
It might just be a synthesis of my own quirks and preferences, but when I saw this bag, I was enamored immediately, and I had to see what else Duluth Pack had to offer. But that’s another story.
For now, let’s talk about the duffel… chances are, you’ll be hooked just like I was. Who can resist the spectacular charm of Bison leather?
First things first, the Duluth Pack Bison Leather Sportsman’s Duffel is flat-out magnificent to look at. Heads will turn, so be prepared for your new acquisition to be both functional item and fun conversation piece!
You’re getting an American made duffel crafted from some of the finest material out there: Real bison leather, outdoor-engineered YKK zippers, rolled, riveted handles, and so on mean this is one bag that you’ll end up clutching to for life. As you continue to use it, the character of the leather, alongside the storytelling nicks and scrapes will bring this duffel to life.
It’s called a “weekender” for a reason; it’s got a 47-liter capacity! That’s enough for easily three days’ worth of clothes and utilities and a book or two, electronics and peripherals, whatever you need. If it won’t fit in the gigantic main cavity, the two internal side pockets should have you covered. If it won’t fit in there, well, you probably don’t need it. During my own field test, I was able to fit a pair of boots inside with ease; that should say it all in terms of generous size.
The little touches like padded straps, easy-clean nylon lining, etc. are a wonderful addition that make owning this pack a truly luxury experience. Of course, this premium men’s bag isn’t just constructed beautifully, which I love to see, it’s also backed by a lifetime guarantee, which is the next best thing to an alien concept in this day and age.
To sum up, whether it’s for daily or long-haul use, I heartily recommend this duffel. For both handsome charm and brilliant functionality, it doesn’t get any better than this when it comes to traveling in style.