why this product

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.

use & care

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.

production & design

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.  

about the designer

Extra Large Cotton Canvas Duffle Bag

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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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.

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    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

    Made in

  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283205

Shipping & Returns

  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Raleigh, NC
  • Item is ready to ship in 2 Business Day(s). Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 30 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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