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* Pack smarter and easier with a duffle bag
* Choose one with multiple pockets to keep items separate and organized
* Choose a bold print to never mix up your bag with someone else’s
If you’re heading out on the road this summer, make sure you’re got the essentials: plenty of water, plenty of snacks, good tunes, and a solid car. Oh – and make sure you get yourself a solid bag that will hold up to your adventures too… no matter where they take you.
A suitcase is fine for the plane, but when you’re heading off-road or to a campsite, the last thing you want to be doing is dragging your wheels through the mud. Our advice: spring for one of these duffle bags from Society6.
They’re all super lightweight, super durable and they all come in at just $50. Each bag is designed by an independent artist too, so you can be sure you’re getting something special while doing your part to support small artists.
Here are 10 of the best duffles we’ve spotted on the site. Look for ones in a bold print to make sure your bag stands out from the pack and never mix up your stuff again.
1. Gravity Duffle
This “Gravity” duffle elevates the basic black bag with a space-themed design. An interior zip pocket holds your valuables, while the adjustable shoulder strap features a foam pad and carrying handles for comfortable transport.
2. Sunshine x Stripes Duffle
If you want a cool pattern on your bag without being too obnoxious, you can’t go wrong with classic stripes. This Sunshine x Stripes duffle features a sharp unisex look, that is ready for your next beach day but wouldn’t look out of place for a work trip too. The durable poly poplin canvas is easy to clean – just wipe away any dust or dirt with a damp cloth and you’re good to go.
3. Classic Marble Print Duffle
Like the other bags on this list, this Classic Marble Print Duffle comes in at 19″ x 9.5″ (though larger sizes are available). That gives you enough room for a weekend’s worth of stuff. We like the rich, realistic, marble motif, which is custom printed onto the canvas material. It’s a luxe bag for a decidedly affordable price.
4. VHS Duffle
For a cool, throwback vibe, pick up this VHS Duffle from artist Hollis Brown Thornton, an fine artist and clothing designer from South Carolina. His VHS design calls to mind the days of rush-recording your favorite show on TV, long before the invention of DVR or streaming video.
5. Midnight Garden Duffle
A grown-up take on floral print, this “Midnight Garden” duffle will stand out from the rest of the bags in the car — or carousel — without being overly loud. Looking for a great birthday, anniversary or Mother’s Day gift? Consider adding this bag to the list — and maybe surprising your loved one with a plane ticket inside to a fancy destination, too.
6. Sushi Persian Cat Duffle
You like sushi and you like cats. Now you don’t have to choose between either, with this Sushi Persian Cat duffle. From Bangkok-based illustrator, Chalermphol Harnchakkham (a.k.a. Huebucket), this duffle will definitely put a smile on your face — and that was exactly the artist’s intention, he says. Seriously though, each time we look at this bag, we discover something new to LOL about.
7. Indigo Desert Night Duffle
If you’re heading out to the desert on your next road trip, get an appropriately-themed bag, like this one, by SpaceFrogDesigns. The husband and wife team mix abstract depictions of landscape, fauna and florals with striking graphics and vivid colors. It’s the ideal bag for your next desert escape or camping trip under the stars.
8. Rose Gold Glitter Duffle
There’s no stopping the rose gold trend, and now you can add a rose gold duffle bag to your closet as well. This one features a glittery design on a pink ombre color-block base. The glitter is printed on, so there’s no worrying about finding bits of glitter all over your clothes inside the bag.
9. Reflection Duffle
The “Reflection” duffle calls to mind quiet moments by the lake in the early morning or late afternoon light. A great pick to take with you on your next camping or cottage trip, this bag features a hand-painted design of a dark woods reflected in the water. Each Society6 product is individually printed and assembled when you order it, so no two bags will be exactly the same, offering you a truly unique product that you can claim as your own.
10. Banana Life Duffle
Nothing says summer like the iconic banana leaf print. Also referred to as a palm tree print (or Hawaiian print), this is an easy, breezy pattern that’s great for actual tropical getaways — or for imagining that you’re on one. This bag is from Mark Ashkenazi, an Israeli photo artist based in New York City and features a colorful and crisp printed design on durable poly poplin canvas. A soft polyester lining with interior zip pocket keeps your valuables secure, while ouble zipper pull tabs make for easy opening and closing.