This is the second iteration of the Gustin duffel. We took some of our favorite things from the first design and included some new materials.
Our duffel is made from heavy-duty, plain weave, waxed cotton canvas sourced in the USA. Although similar in construction to our Trucker jacket fabric, this canvas is much heavier. Coming in at just under 20oz, it's built to last and gives the duffel real sturdiness. Our first release is in a rich olive color. 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, bend and 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.
Complementing the canvas is thick, cotton military-grade webbing. We originally found a pallet of rolls of this webbing in some long-forgotten warehouse in Los Angeles. The tags on the rolls said they were procured in 1969 by the Defense Personnel Support Center in Philadelphia for military spec MIL-W-530E. This strapping is built to last and is a great contrast to the leather we've used previously.
We ensure our duffel construction is functional, tough and elegant. The overall shape of the bag is a classic tube. The webbing handles are secured by a box stitch for strength. Rectangular leather feet are stitched to the bottom of the duffel. The main compartment has matching olive cotton military-grade webbing runners that flank a brass #10 YKK zipper. An olive webbing shoulder strap makes it easy to carry hands-free and is secured by brass swivel snaps and d-rings.
Our goal was to build a bag to compete with the $250-$300 duffels we'd seen in stores. We're thrilled to bring it to you for $119.