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

-139 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 124 reviews
William W. (Maryland, United States)
The best bags made in the USA

I have purchased many products from Waterfield designs and have never been disappointed. This Bolt duffle was better than I expected even though I should have expected greatness. Love you guys!

John (California, United States)
EXCELLENT! Small Double Compartment

I got the small double compartment on ballistic and black. I wanted a duffle to go with my Bolt Backpack (another incredible product from Waterfield) for work trips (under a week). I actually ended up purchasing BOTH small and large to try them both side by side. The Small fits about a weeks worth of clothes. I’m an XL - I fit 6 shirts, socks, underwear, a thick sweater, a dress shirt and a polo in packing cubes and there was still a bit of room at the top (though I couldn’t fit my dip kit, but I’m sure smaller kits would fit). It was pretty tight, but I had no trouble closing zippers or anything. The Double compartment duffle had all kinds of room to spare for the same amount of stuff!

The Large is MUCH bigger than I anticipated… I kind of wish they had a size in between, so I could have a bit more room with the really compact/professional feel!

That being said, if you’re not anticipating traveling out of the US and you don’t fill it to the brim (which would be difficult anyways!), the Large might be the way to go! I might go with the small though, since I’ll mostly be using it for shorter trips, or pairing it with checked luggage.

EXCELLENT quality from Waterfield! 100% would recommend!

Jim S. (Colorado, United States)
Same Excellent Quality

I purchased my 2nd Bolt Duffel bag from Waterfield, and it is every bit as good as the first bag (still in use and going strong). These bags last. This Bolt Duffel bag fits my weekend air flight carry on needs perfectly. Highly recommended. Thanks Waterfield!

KEvensen (California, United States)
Beautiful and classy bag

Great bag for work! I love that straps are long enough that I can wear them over my shoulder. Nice feature that each compartment can be filled to full capacity of the bag.

Paul K. (Idaho, United States)
Quality, function and style.

This time I opted for The Bolt Duffel in waxed canvas with chocolate leather. Sharp aesthetics, intelligent design, exceptional quality... everywhere I go it turns heads. As a veteran user of Waterfields products, I've grown accustomed to compliments and inquiries on my gear bags from my fellow travelers, and I'm pleased to recommend to them a company like Waterfield Designs.

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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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