Luggage Duffle Bag
- Travel in Style
- Classic Design
- Perfect for Long Weekend Getaways
- Durable and Comfortable to Carry
- 100% Cotton Lining
Length: 19.5 Inches
Height: 10 Inches
Width: 10 Inches
Available in Full Grain Leather or Water-Resistant Waxed Canvas, Durable YKK Zipper, 100% Cotton Lining
USE & CARE
Suitable for all weathers and seasons, machine wash on cold
PRODUCTION & DESIGN
Our Leather Duffle Bag is made of the finest full-grain leather by a highly experienced Guatemalan artisan and leather specialist from Pastores, Sacatepequez. This roomy Duffle Bag features two end-zipped pockets, heavy-gauge top-stitching, YKK hardware, and is lined with an attractively designed cotton fabric. Perfect for traveling either long or short distances and works as an excellent carry-on piece for flying. With it's compact yet classy and comfortable design, this duffle bag makes a perfect gift for anyone.
The name originates from Duffel, the name of a town in Belgium where the first bags of this kind were made with a heavy cloth dating back as far as the mid 17th century. In modern times, the materials may vary yet the style of the bag remains true to its ancestor, and its widespread popularity is said to have gained momentum after the culmination of WWII. The bag was usually handed out to the young military conscripts owing to their sturdy and durable design. The duffle bags emanated countrywide once the servicemen returned safely after the war, being passed down over generations. Since then, there have been many variations and unique alterations to this bag, and unsurprisingly the item has become a fashion icon in today's world.
The flesh side of the soft leather is first stained with natural drab tone and finished with our proprietary beeswax conditioner. Our unique treatment not only helps the leather to retain its shape without the aid of synthetic stabilizers, it also eliminates the need for a lining (often the first to tear) offering a natural and durable look.
The leather we use, originating from our well established supplier Compiel, is nothing but Full Grain Leather, and if you don't know what that is, then make sure you're sitting comfortably. There are 4 types of leather, and they differ in quality. You have Full Grain Leather, Top Grain Leather, Genuine Leather and Bonded Leather.
We'll start with Bonded Leather. It's more of an insult to call Bonded Leather a leather. It's basically lots of different parts of leather glued and pressed together to make one piece. It's cheap, not at all durable and it will fall apart within weeks. In short, it's no good and we are completely against it.
Genuine Leather is in third place in the running and is the layer of the hide that remains after the top is taken off for the better quality leathers. This surface can often be given a makeover with a finish, sometimes a spray paint that can give it the look of a better quality. Not something that happens in our house. Don't settle for this, you can do better.
Top Grain Leather is the second highest grade that you'll find. A leather taken from the top layer of the hide that is treated, sanded and refined. It's a good quality leather, but not good enough for Hide and Drink. You can still do better, though, go one more step higher.
Full Grain Leather is the best you can get when it comes to leather, there's no competition here, and Hide and Drink is its biggest fan. Full Grain Leather comes from the top layer of the hide, and has all of the grain, hence its name. It's the best leather than you can buy, and the only leather that we use. You can stop looking now, you've found the cream of the crop.
The tanning process is something that we take pride in. Our rustic leather is created through removing the hair, extracting the moisture, taking out the oils and, of course, the natural preservatives. The leather is placed in a large container filled with new oils, coloring and preservatives, and there it takes on its new color and thus its new personality. The finishing process consists of pressing the leather with heated plates, hung up to dry and sprayed and finished with a sealer. Finally it is pressed once more and then ready for its transformation, in which it is carefully handcrafted by the diligent locals of Pastores, Guatemala, where our workshop is located.