Category: Duffel Bags

What is a duffel bag?

What is a duffel bag?

You’re wondering what is a duffel bag? It’s easily explained. When you think duffel, think gym or sports bag. Typically, a duffel is cylindrical shaped, with top closure and two carry handles and many times a shoulder strap.


The word duffel (or duffle, both spellings are accepted) originates from where the thick cloth they’re traditionally used for the bags was made, which is a small town in Belgium named Duffel.

Duffel bags traditionally looked like your typical gym bag or kit bag. The military uses duffel bags; in the navy they are called sea bags. Typically, they were and are still used by the outdoorsy type of person.

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