Bolt Duffel Bag
- Product Info
- What Fits
The Perfect Duffelganger. The Bolt Duffel lets you easily switch between work and play without looking out of place. It's a sports bag that fits in any office setting. The double-compartment model separates your clean clothes from your shoes. The roomy one-compartment version lets you stack folded shirts and sweaters neatly for a weekend trip. Small details like a flat zipper, flaps that open and shut quickly with hidden magnets, and generously-sized leather handles add to the bag's exceptional performance. The Small size is a perfect carry-on size for airline travel. The sturdy materials and quality construction can withstand years of wear and tear, making this duffel indispensable for carrying all sorts of gear. Part of the Bolt Collection.
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
- Small (Daily):
Great for everyday use, a short trip, and perfect carry-on size for airline travel.
- Large (Weekender):
Sized to maximize most airline carry-on restrictions.
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I ordered the duffel in ballistic nylon with the chocolate leather, no partition. On a long weekend cycling trip to NYC, it held all my regular clothing as well as my cycling clothes and items, with room to spare. I look forward to many more travels with this bag!
My husband and I have been looking for a larger duffle/weekender thats not nylon or $1000 for years and we finally found it. VERY well constructed.
Its suede/leather so can be a tad heavy when fully packed BUT its not bothersome and would not prevent me from buying the bag again.
So happy with my purchase totally worth it. Only small criticism, not a fan of the zipper pulls, would have liked something a bit easier to zip open and shut when the bag is full as opposed to the string tied around it. With that being said - I'm really nitpicking. This bag is perfect.
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.
Have a question about this product? Contact us at HeyGary@SFBags.com.
Simple, Practical craftsmanship. A great duffel!
Garment bag is also duffel; genius.