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Bolt Duffel Bag

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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


  • Small: 17.25" (L) x 10.25" (H) x 11" (W)
  • Volume: 32 Liters
  • Large: 21.5" (L) x 10.75" (H) x 12.5" (W)
  • Volume: 47 Liters


  • Small Ballistic Nylon: 1.75 lbs.
  • Small Waxed Canvas: 2.60 lbs.
  • Large Ballistic Nylon: 2.40 lbs.
  • Large Waxed Canvas: 3.30 lbs.


  • Made of waxed canvas or sturdy ballistic nylon
  • Leather color accents: Black, Chocolate or Grizzly
  • YKK splash-proof zippers
  • Dual handles with leather accent for comfort
  • Removable shoulder strap with matching leather shoulder pad

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.
WaterField Designs takes the wraps off their new Outback Duffel bags

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. "

Customer Reviews

Based on 85 reviews
Really a great bag

The dual compartment design is really awesome for a trip. making it really simple to keep my dirty and clean clothes separate while keeping everything in my bag. Great quality all around, absolutely worth it.

Great bag, style and function and toughness

I recommend this to anyone who needs to get away for a long weekend.

Should have bought this first

I've tried a few different duffel bags, some more expensive, but this is bar far the best. Thoughtful use of pockets and the opening is easy to load and unload your stuff. The opening of the main compartment of the bag seems like weird positive characteristic but it's surprising how many bags mess it up.

What a Great Bag!

Love the two inner large compartment for separate storage purposes. And the bright interior sure helps find small items that could otherwise be overlooked in a dark interior. The bag is well constructed, and the magnetic closure of the exterior pockets is a great touch. Another great bag from Waterfield!

Bolt duffel bag

Very functional and it’s beautiful

What are splash-proof zippers?

Ballistic nylon and waxed canvas hold up well in rainy conditions. Splash proof zippers add additional water resistant protection for your gadgets.

Should I go with Ballistic Nylon or Waxed Canvas Bolt Duffel?

Both are extremely durable materials. Ballistic nylon is a bit more formal and will keep the same appearance years down the line. Waxed canvas takes on character with time, an "around the world" look. You can't go wrong with either option.

Why use full grain leather?

Full-grain leather has a super tight grain so it resists moisture very well, and it's strong and durable. We believe in making products of the highest quality—we never skimp on materials. Full-grain leather is ideal for handles; your fingers will feel the difference. Of course, leather lines the bottom to help the Bolt Duffel withstand various surfaces. The leather also develops a beautiful patina so it will add to the Duffel's character over time.

Why use a gold liner?

First, the liner adds a bit of protection for the different items you carry inside. Second, we chose gold because this lighter, brighter color makes it easier to quickly see the contents inside your pouch.

How do you suggest I clean the ballistic nylon?

The ballistic nylon is *very* durable and will take scrubbing with a stiff brush and mild soap. Blot with towels/rags and let the case dry out. This should have the case looking good as new.

How do you suggest I clean the waxed canvas?

Waxed Canvas isn’t the easiest item on the planet to clean - part of the character-building process with Waxed Canvas is how it ages with scuffs, dirt, stains and all. Still, there are things you can do. This article gives you a good idea of how to clean and re-wax if and when you are ready. They suggest using dish soap and soft brush to clean, then drip dry, then take a hot hairdryer to heat up the wax and redistribute it. This will soften any blemishes and help with the dirt. The lines and crinkles on the waxed canvas are actually normal, and happens in shipping sometimes. All you have to do is use a hair dryer and you can flatten out the wax with your hand.

How do you suggest I clean the leather?

Actually, we suggest not doing anything. Part of the beauty of highly distressed leather develops as it gets used over time— with rain or getting bumped around. Leather conditioners will darken and alter the leather, maybe not something you desire. If at some point you want to condition the leather - we suggesting using Mink Oil. This will darken a bit at first - but will keep the leather very nice. You can also spread the oils around and smooth them out a bit with a hair dryer and your hand. Any leather discoloration or marks are straight from the actual hide itself; it's part of the character of the leather. That’s how you know it’s the real thing. Each hide has it own look; it's unique just like you. With naturally tanned leather, there's always going to be a bit of character on it that's hard to control. It's one of the reasons we like it so much, you'll always be getting a one-of-a-kind bag.

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  • Simple, Practical craftsmanship. A great duffel!
    - Jeffrey O., Nevada
  • Garment bag is also duffel; genius.
    - Dan K., Minnesota