This is the Gustin Classic Duffel - a completely new bag for 2017. It's more refined than before, at a value that can't be beat.
Our goal with this bag was to define a totally new shape and to make a bag that was more robust and refined than previous versions. We migrated away from our traditional tube shape to one inspired by a doctor or pilot's bag. It has a flat base, making it stable when it's on its own. The top zipper extends halfway down each side of the bag, making packing and unpacking easier than ever. We upgraded the leather to 8/9oz Horween latigo leather in a deep black shade. We use this extra high quality leather on the handles, adjustable shoulder strap and pad. Lastly, we added two open side pockets for easy access - personally, we use them for wallets and phones while going through airport security. On one side handle there's a riveted d-ring to attach keys to, and hidden in one pocket is our stamped Gustin logo.
Our duffel is made from heavy-duty, plain weave, water repellant waxed cotton canvas sourced in the USA. Although similar in construction to our Trucker jacket fabric, this canvas is much heavier. Coming in at 18oz, it's built to last and gives the duffel real sturdiness. Waxed canvas is beautiful from the start and ages gracefully. The waxed coating allows the fabric to age uniquely to you, and is water resistant. Each crease, each bend, each event in your life changes the texture and color. It scars and marks as the wax gets rubbed and displaced, becoming slightly lighter in those areas. It’s truly a thing of beauty.