North Face Rolling Thunder
North Face's rolling duffel is a fantastic option for long trips. It packs like a suitcase, but with 120L of room inside the Rolling Thunder lets you be extremely generous with your packing. It's sturdy too, with a rock solid handle and loads of protection around the bottom.
£200 | North Face
Waxed Canvas Large: Olive Drab
Made of natural products including 15oz waxed canva, Tombag latest production is widely used for waterproofing. Sophisticated, yet secure and resistant, it has a capacity of 33 litres and is available in solid bronze or silver finish.
Price: £115 | Tombag
Herschel Novel Duffel
If cheerful and summery is your bag, Herschel should be one of your first ports of call. Herschel's signature shoe compartment is a masterstroke and makes this light holdall a perfect overnight bag with character.
Price: $80 | Herschel
J.Crew Abingdon Weekender
J.Crew has started to establish itself in the UK over the last few years, which is a godsend for those who like well-tailored suits and nice durable weekenders. This one is exactly that, waxed canvas with leather trim makes it plush on inside and out.
Price: £198 | J.Crew
Tombag Waxed Canvas
London-based Tombag has Royal Marines roots, hence the bag's military look. Tombag's come in 11, 22 and 33 litre sizes and are all made from 15oz waxed canvas, making them hardy enough to last a lifetime.
Price: £105 | Tombag
Waterfield Outback Duffel Bag
The Outback Duffel comes as a classic single compartment or with a central divider, depending on your preference. Details like pocket flaps and handle are available in a choice of leathers to contrast nicely with the bag itself, available in nylon or waxed canvas. Lovely.
Price: $219 I Waterfield
OIder Sandqvist holdalls have been along the lines of minimalist gym bags... but no longer! The Aki is 40 litres large, and built to last thanks to heavy-duty 18oz canvas and a cordura bottom.
Price: €169 | Sandqvist
The Hoppler provides exactly what we've come to expect from Eastpak - utilitarian design, plenty of pockets and the sort of rugged polyester build that'll take a beating and keep going.
Price: £65 | Eastpak
Boasting a carry shell in the same polycarbonate used to craft the iPhone 5C, this wheely case gives you a flexible, glossy finish in a choice of three colours, along with superior strength and durability. Multi-directional wheels mean it's easy to parade through the airport, too.
Price: £180 I Antler
This German brand has been producing functional but stylish luggage for 60 years and the clever herrs have learned the key to successful case making. That is: a lightweight aluminium exterior and adjustable innards with lots of compartments, storing everything from suits to chargers.
Price: £705 I Rimowa
Fjällräven Duffel No. 5
Fjällräven's latest duffel is very similar to the old No. 4, except that it swaps leather handles for textile ones. Aside from that, it's a super-practical lightweight duffel, ideal for packing inside your suitcase as a day-bag for your trip.
Price: £90 | Fjällräven
Filson Wheeled Carry On
Combining the relaxed look of a duffel bag with the wheelability of a case, this carry-on is rugged, long-lasting and water-repellent, made from twill finished with protective cotton oil. Its sturdy wheels won't catch on curbs either.
Price: £450 I Filson
Steamline Luggage Correspondent
Looking a tad like a 19th-century explorer's companions, this retro set is hauled into modernity thanks to an easy-care Japanese Pasco fiberboard body and TSA-approved locks for zipping through security.
Price: £190 I Steamline Luggage
Mulberry Scotch Grain Duffel
A halfway tech house between a wheeled carry case and a classic duffel bag, this sleek hybrid will do the trick whether you're hopping off for the weekend or something a little longer. The cotton- backed polyvinyl outer is treated with a Collonil Waterstop spray, reducing dirt and water stains wherever you end up.
Price: £795 I Mulberry
Tumi Astor San Remo Soft Duffel
Believe in shouldering your own luggage, rather than dragging it around on tiny wheels? This stylish canvas weekend bag with leather trim is roomy but still small enough to be used as a carry-on. Each one has a unique code too, which could help if it gets lost in transit.
Price: £795 I Tumi