Originally Posted by spacemanvt
does the medium travel bag look as nice as a medium duffle? i was thinking about getting one but online it looks like a fat short duffle bag to me.
does it looks better in person or am i better off with a medium duffle?
I have the duffle, the medium travel bag and the sportsman's bag. In my opinion, the Medium Travel Bag is one of the best all-around bags that Filson makes. It has two full-length interior pockets and four pockets on the outside of the case. When the bag is not completely full, it compresses neatly to take up less room, yet even when fully stuffed, it is still carry-on compliant.
The medium travel bag holds much more than the sportsman's bag even though they share similar exterior dimensions. I find the sportsman's bag to be nice for shorter trips, but I also find it to be divided up a bit too much for my liking. My biggest problems with the duffle bag are that the interior only has two small end pockets and there are no pockets on the outside of the bag. In addition, when not full, it gets really slouchy looking and doesn't carry well.
If I were to rank them, it would be as follows:
Medium Travel Bag > Sportsman's Bag > Medium Duffle
The Medium Travel Bag is such a hit around our household that my wife recently commandeered it and I was forced to order a second one in Otter Green that will arrive today. It is the perfect size, very easy to pack and has just the right amount of organization.