Waxed canvas with chocolate leather
Waxed canvas with chocolate leather
Double Compartment
Double Compartment
Single Compartment
Single Compartment
Comes with removable straps
Comes with removable straps
Includes Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap ($49 value)
Includes Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap ($49 value)
Duffel Bag D-rings
Duffel Bag D-rings
Small - Dimensions
Small - Dimensions
Large - Dimensions
Large - Dimensions
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
Waxed Canvas w/ Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas w/ Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas w/ Grizzly Leather
Waxed Canvas w/ Grizzly Leather
Black Ballistic w/ Black Leather
Black Ballistic w/ Black Leather
Black Ballistic w/ Chocolate Leather
Black Ballistic w/ Chocolate Leather
Black Ballistic w/ Grizzly Leather
Black Ballistic w/ Grizzly Leather

Bolt Duffel Bag

Indispensable for fitness or travel, the handsome Bolt Duffel befits any office environment. The double-compartment model separates clean from dirty clothes or shoes. Folded shirts stack neatly in the roomy one-compartment Bolt. 

All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.


  • 1050 Denier Black ballistic or Brown waxed canvas
  • Full-grain leather accent
  • More details here


  • Small:
  • 17.25" (l) x 11" (w) x 10.25" (h)
    43.81 (l) x 27.94 (w) x 26.03 (h) cm
    Volume: 32 Liters

  • Large:
  • 21.5" (l) x 12.5" (w) x 10.75" (h)
    54.61 (l) x 31.75 (w) x 26.03 (h) cm
    Volume: 47 Liters


  • Small Ballistic Nylon: 1.75 lbs. / 0.79 kg
  • Small Waxed Canvas: 2.60 lbs. / 1.17 kg
  • Large Ballistic Nylon: 2.40 lbs. / 1.08 kg
  • Large Waxed Canvas: 3.30 lbs. / 1.49 kg


  • Dual handles with leather accent for comfort.
  • YKK splash-proof zippers keep your gear dry.
  • Made of waxed canvas or sturdy ballistic nylon.
  • Leather color accents: Black, Chocolate or Grizzly.
  • Removable shoulder strap with matching leather shoulder pad for varied carry styles.
  • Includes removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap for carrying comfort.
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.

The Bolt Backpack is part of the Bolt Collection of bags.

  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping.  Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 157 reviews
Keith B. (Oregon, United States)
The Bolt Duffel Bag is one fabulous bag!

I have been a Filson fan for over 25 years and although most of their older style bags are still US made newer additions to their bag line-up are not!. I own multiple Filson bags but have never purchased a duffel bag from them for two reasons. The first being that I don't care for putting all my stuff into one large open space due to the lack of organization and some items of clothing possibly getting "mashed" or misplaced within all the contents! The other thing that I noticed on my nephew's medium size Filson Duffel is that the zipper does not go completely from end to end thus making it more difficult to pack completely or limiting one's ability to find items within a full bag. I also like the fact that your products are thoroughly thought out and in regard to the Bolt Duffel Bags that either size meet the size requirements of most airlines to go in the overhead compartments and the fact that your divided lining shifts and moves from thick to thin depending how the contents change from one side to the other while on a trip! I first learned of Waterfield SF Bags from searching on eBay! I also compared the NutSac duffel to your Bolt Duffel in making my final determination. The Nutsac duffel has no divided inner compartment available and I also like the idea of the waterproof zippers on your Bolt Duffel as compared to the zipper with snap weather cover on NutSac's Duffel making it an extra step in opening and closing their bag. The NutSac duffel is also an attractive bag In my opinion but your Bolt Duffel Bag won out hands down over NutSac's version in my purchase decision based on looks and overall functionality! I chose the large double compartment version in waxed canvas with chocolate leather and liked the look so well that I also purchased the full size Hip Sling Bag in the waxed canvas with chocolate leather to match! The moment I opened the box I knew that I had made the right decision as they make a handsome pair that will last me the rest of my life! I will now look to Waterfield SF bags for any further bag purchases as I am sold on them. Thanks Gary!

Martin W. (Stockholm County, Sweden)
Top quality and looks great

Unpacking the bag on delivery was a real aha experience. Looking forward to my next trip 🧳, I will feel very secure and stylish.

Gwax (Auckland, New Zealand)
Bolt Duffel

Amazing bag, lots of complimetns at the gym here in New Zealand. Great option for shipping to NZ as well. Awesome product and quality.

JJ K. (Ontario, Canada)
Long decision and multiple candidates, but Bolt is the final winner

I have been one bag travel person with my backpack, but I wanted something more stylish and wanted two bag travel method with a sling bag.

I had a very specific requirement in terms of finding the perfect duffle bag.

Size (biggest purchasing factor):
As I don't carry many clothes with me as I always book places with washers, I wanted a compact duffle. Most duffle bags are 20 to 22 inches long, which cuts very close to carryon luggage size. As such bolt was one of very few duffle bags that is smaller than 18 inches.

Material, design, and origin of Manufacturer:
I wanted a a bag that is made in the USA and canvas material for longevity. The canvas color with chocolate leather combination looked sublime and luxurious.
Unlike other duffle bags, Bolt has longer straps, which allow me to carry the bag on my shoulder as it is the preferred method as I can easily take it off and carry it again without dealing with a strap.

Convenience of shopping:
I am in Canada, so I don't like being surprised by duties and customs. Fortunately, Waterfield is nice enough to charge the customs and duties fee during the checkout.


I can't wait to use the bag to go to honeymoon and cottage trips soon with the Bolt duffle bag!

Francis C. (Auckland, New Zealand)
Great all-rounder

The long search is over. I was looking for both utilitarian and stylish duffel bag which has a divider to house a tech folio and notes and gym clothes and shoes. Now I use it as my weekday office bag. The bag feels high quality and I feel great carrying it around. I just wish the strap is a couple of inches longer, because when it's fully loaded it's difficult or tight carrying it on my shoulder.

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WaterField's Bolt Duffel Bag Delivers Style and Function

Newsweek - August 9, 2021

“As corny as it sounds, the Bolt Duffel Bag is more than a pretty face––it gets the job done.”

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WaterField Designs takes the wraps off their new Outback Duffel bags

The Gadgeteer - May 14, 2014

"I always get excited when an email comes into my inbox that has a title that starts with "WaterField Designs announces..." because I know I'm going to see a great looking new leather bag that I'll want to try out." ... "I love the blocky rustic style."

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The Waterfield Outback Duffel Bag is ready to go

Gear Diary - May 13, 2014

"Thoughtful about every aspect of their bag designs, the company made sure the large duffel will still fit in airline overhead bins." ... "Like everything we've seen from Waterfield, we expect the Outback Duffel Bag will not only look great in person but will also be beautifully built and last a long, long time. "


The Bolt Duffel Bag is available in two sizes:

  1. Small (Daily):
      Great for everyday use, a short trip, and perfect carry-on size for airline travel.

  2. Large (Weekender):
      Sized to maximize most airline carry-on restrictions.


Now you can keep clean clothes apart from your soiled ones. Or, keep your apparel away from accessories. 

"You should get the dual-zipper version. It's the best part! Each side can take over ~75% of the internal volume with the extra fabric in the divider. It's a clever, effective bit of organization that doesn't really detract from the main use for a duffel. You can overstuff the "back" pocket with bulky compressible items like clothes and still have useful volume for a dopp kit, shoes, electronics, etc. Less digging and less re-packing mitigates the more annoying parts about duffels." - Matthew C., San Francisco



Keep your bag looking new by applying wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although any wax is applicable, you can use Martexin Original Wax which was initially used to coat your canvas bag.

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