Leather vs. Canvas duffle bags

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  1. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    What do you prefer and why?
     
  2. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    Too much maintenance for leather. It is also very heavy.

    Canvas just works out better over all.
     
  3. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Too much maintenance for leather. It is also very heavy.

    Canvas just works out better over all.


    +1
     
  4. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    Canvas with leather trim. That's what I have.
     
  5. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    I like the look of leather duffles but cost and durability go to canvass.
     
  6. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    A duffle is casual and canvas is the best choice. The weight factor also makes canvas a better choice.
     
  7. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    Canvas with leather trim. That's what I have.

    I agree with this statement.
     
  8. entrero

    entrero Senior member

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    Canvas with leather trim. That's what I have.
    +1
    Dhis
     
  9. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Canvas - can take rougher treatment and you can air it out (or even wash it) after a few months of sweaty gym clothes.
     
  10. westinghouse

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    Leather. I want to feeeeeeeeel the bag. The more expensive the better...
     
  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Leather travel bags are for people who don't travel.
     
  12. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Leather travel bags are for people who don't travel.
    +1 - too bloody heavy for hand luggage and too soft to check into the hold with your suitcases.
     
  13. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Leather bags are too conspicuous for my tastes.
     
  14. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    i maintain 100k miles per year with my leather duffel. its moss green - extremely subdued tint.

    works for me.
     
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    Leather travel bags are for people who don't travel.

    Or people who put them in the back of their BMW's for a weekend trip like me...
     

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