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

Bolt Duffel Bag

-122 in stock

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 118 reviews
Jeffrey B. (Minnesota, United States)
More than a Day Bag

I bought the Bolt Duffel bag, as I knew from experience with many past purchases from SF Bags, that the quality and construction would be top notch. I was not disappointed. Tight stitching, quality leather and materials, solid zippers.

My only note to others; the LARGE bag is probably more than you need if you're using it for a weekender. I wanted the larger one because I pack away a Laptop and a CPAP machine and wanted to get down to 1 bag for travel. This one does it! If you're just packing 2-3 days of clothing, sundries and a small laptop or tablet, the smaller bag will probably fit you perfectly. The larger bag is certainly not a travel bag for airlines.

Once again, I have bought close to a dozen items from sfbags over the last few years and I have yet to be disappointed. These are not cheap, foreign made (chinese) bags; they are made in the US and made to last for years. I've got a few bags that are going on 8 years old that I use daily that are still in amazing shape. Spend your money wisely now and invest in quality; over the lifetime it will save you money.

Dave B. (California, United States)
Works great for a gym bag

Love the quality & size. The only thing that could be better is a dedicated compartment for dirty/wet items.

Aidan (New South Wales, Australia)
Brilliant bag

The bag is of great quality and materials. The small size duffel is perfect for everyday carry. Stays fairly compact when half full but expands out as you need it. Only kind of negative is that the real life bag doesn't match the pictures. The chocolate leather accents colour is very similar to the canvas colour. There isn't the contrast like the photo

Mark (California, United States)
Perfect size, well made

Great size for 1-2 nights of travel. I love the two main compartments to help keep me a little organized while still being able to throw everything in the duffel. It looks great for a duffel bag- I feel like an adult despite packing like a teenager going on a road trip. And, I cannot emphasize enough how awesome the bright interior cloth is to help find stuff.

Bobby L. (California, United States)
Bolt duffle

This is my third purchase from Waterfield. Every item has exceeded my expectations for quality and style. Customer service is great and products delivered quickly.

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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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