Often associated with gym buffs, the duffle bag has, in fact, a naval history. Spanish and Portuguese sailors of the early 17th-century found that the leftover scraps from a ship’s sails, imported from a fabric supplier in the town of Duffel, Belgium, created a much sturdier (and much needed) waterproof bag.
This duffle is manufactured in the U.S.A. exclusively for KM by a company that got its start servicing the sailing, fishing and yachting industries. The bag is cut from thick 18-ounce cotton canvas with two sturdy cotton webbing handles reinforced by riveted leather accents. The longer cotton webbing shoulder strap is detachable, and comes with a leather shoulder pad cushioned with wool felt. All hardware is solid brass and therefore rustproof.
Rather than nylon, the lining is 100% combed cotton twill – a detail developed exclusively for Kaufmann Mercantile – which is micro-sanded for extra softness.
Spot clean with mild detergent.
You can fit roughly a week's worth of clothes in our duffle - or more, if you're a minimalist.
This extra large duffle bag is made in Greenville, North Carolina, by a company founded in 1982 to service the sailing, fishing and yachting industries. The timeless aesthetic is reflective of a proven design, featuring materials including heavy cotton canvases and solid brass hardware. The company now counts the U.S. Navy and NASA among its clients, and the bags have the long-lasting sturdiness of the original seamen’s carryalls.
Heavy-weight 18-ounce cotton canvas duffle bag with cotton webbing handles and detachable over-the-shoulder strap. Lined with 100% combed cotton twill, micro-sanded for softness. Solid brass hardware. Made in the U.S.
29 inches long x 13 inches high
approximately 16 inches wide when full
(74 cm x 33 x 40.5 cm)
Holds roughly a week’s worth of clothes
18-ounce Cotton canvas
Solid brass hardware
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