Today, we review the Louis Vuitton Luggage Price List. We’ve already brought you a detailed look at Louis Vuitton’s brand new City Steamer (not to mention its extremely expensive crocodile iteration), but those aren’t the only bags Vuitton has cooked up for Cruise 2016. The brand’s Palm Springs runway show was full of new prints and shapes, including bags patterned after rippling water and palm trees, as well as a new line of backpacks in traditional monogram canvas.
Vuitton has added many of the bags to its website, most of which are immediately purchasable online. (The exotics, sadly, will require a visit to a boutique or, at the very least, a phone call.) Below, we’ve picked a representative sample of the bags, which emphasize monogram alongside the new prints. You can check out the full online selection at Louis Vuitton’s website.
Louis Vuitton Luggage Price List
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Louis Vuitton Crocodile Petite Malle
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Best Overall Duffel Bag
1. Patagonia Black Hole 55 ($139)
Weight: 2 lbs. 9.1 oz.
Capacities: 40, 55, 70, 100L
What we like: Durable, comfortable as a backpack, and looks great.
What we don’t: A little pricey.
Patagonia’s Black Hole line helped made duffels cool, and we think the 55-liter version is the best all-around bag on the market. Retooled for last year, all Black Holes are now made with 100-percent-recycled materials, but have retained the premium build quality and trendy colorways that Patagonia is known for. This bag is beautifully constructed from end to end, and you get multiple color options from simple black to blaze orange. And the Black Hole is tough: the fabric is burly 900-denier ripstop nylon with a DWR finish to fend off moisture. This duffel is not waterproof like the YETI and SealLine models below, but it should keep your gear dry in light to moderate moisture just fine.
In terms of features and carrying comfort, you get a multitude of ways to grab and carry the Black Hole Duffel. The removable backpack straps are more comfortable and functional than most, and the bag comes with reinforced haul handles and webbing loops for carrying by hand. Keep in mind that this duffel does not have a particularly rigid structure, so it doesn’t offer a ton in the way of protection for your fragile items. In addition, it’s one of the more expensive non-roller duffels on this list, but we think the quality is worth the extra cost. Patagonia’s Black Hole line also includes a variety of versions including smaller travel packs and duffels with wheels, and the 40-liter roller version is carry-on compatible.
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Best Carry-On Duffel Bag
2. The North Face Rolling Thunder 22” ($269)
Weight: 7 lbs. 5.5 oz.
Capacities: 40 (22”), 80 (30”), 155L (36”)
What we like: A tough carry-on duffel with wheels.
What we don’t: Somewhat lacking in internal organization.
For frequent travelers, there is a lot to be said for the convenience of a wheeled duffel, and especially one that can be used as a carry-on. At 40 liters, the TNF Rolling Thunder is an optimal size for air travelers who don’t pack the kitchen sink. The wheels are large yet smooth and functional over a variety of surfaces, and equally at home on the dirt roads of a far-flung village as in the airport. And while the bag expands nicely to accommodate full loads, compression straps help to keep the size within airline regulations.
What the Rolling Thunder is not, however, is a fully featured piece of luggage for business travelers. It lacks the sleek look and organizational compartments of more typical roller bags, with only one mesh pocket and two small external zip pockets. Further, some users have reported that the internal support bar has worn through to the base of the bag. For the most part though, the Rolling Thunder can take a licking and keep on ticking better than most rolling duffels, and will keep your gear dry in the process. And for those who want more space, TNF makes two other sizes of this bag, the largest packing up to 155 liters.
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Best Budget Duffel Bag
3. REI Co-op Roadtripper Duffel 100L ($65)
Weight: 1 lb. 8 oz.
Capacities: 40, 60, 100, 140L
What we like: A simple duffel at a great price.
What we don’t: No backpack straps or internal storage.
If you’re in the market for basic storage and protection for your gear, the REI Co-op Roadtripper is one of the best values on this list. At just $65, this bag is made from 610-denier, water-resistant Cordura, and sports a large detachable shoulder strap and handles (no backpack-style straps here, which is notable for those who plan on carrying their bag long distances). We also love the minimal weight, which at just 1 pound 8 ounces is one of the lightest duffels on this list.
Who is the REI Roadtripper Duffel best for? It makes a great gear hauler for those who need space and protection without the bells and whistles. We’ve used the 100-liter version on a number of big trips including all the way down to Patagonia (four flights) and came away impressed. The bag is well-built, functional, and has withstood quite bit of use and abuse. At the same time, it’s not waterproof (or even highly water-resistant) and definitely not a fully featured bag for travel. If you want more protection and conveniences like internal storage, side compartments, and backpack straps, we’d recommend the Patagonia Black Hole above instead.
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Best Wheeled Duffel for Carrying Large Loads
4. Osprey Shuttle 100L ($290)
Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz.
Capacities: 100, 130L
What we like: Premium build quality, sturdy design, and convenient organization.
What we don’t: Bulky, heavy, and shows wear quicker than we would like.
For travelers torn between a standard duffel and traditional wheeled luggage, the Osprey Shuttle may be exactly what you’re looking for. This high-end duffel is extremely roomy, durable, and comes with tons of organization. Time and time again, we’ve loaded an entire vacation worth of clothing and other items into the Shuttle with ease. Unlike cheaper wheeled duffels that have a tendency to fall over when full and upright, it maintains its stability nicely. And all of the other features are there, from external compression straps to tighten down your load to a separate lower compartment for wet gear.
The shortcomings of the Osprey Shuttle mostly relate to the design itself. First, you are not throwing this duffel over your shoulder and strolling through the airport or walking through a major city. It’s big and heavy at over 8 pounds empty, and must be transported almost exclusively on wheels. In addition, when packed to the brim, you may find yourself pushing the standard 50-pound checked baggage limit, and particularly if you go with the 130-liter version (we’ve been okay with the 100-liter but have been close on occasion). Finally, we’ve been surprised at how much wear and tear shows on the Osprey Shuttle. We got ours in bright red but would recommend the black instead.
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Best Waterproof Duffel Bag
5. YETI Panga 75 ($350)
Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz.
Capacities: 50, 75, 100L
What we like: A fully waterproof duffel for rafting and other outdoor uses.
What we don’t: Very expensive and thick.
If you know coolers, chances are you know the YETI brand. And it’s no surprise that the company entered the duffel market with a splash. Many models on this list are water-resistant—they can withstand wet ground and the occasional rain shower—but the Panga is fully waterproof. You’ll often spot this thick and submergible duffel on rafts, fishing boats, and pretty much anywhere people want the ultimate level of protection for their gear. Made with laminated high-density nylon that feels like rubber, a burly EVA bottom, and a waterproof zipper that locks firmly into place, this duffel is as water-ready and air-tight as you’ll find.
Keep in mind that the YETI Panga is overkill for non-outdoor use, and serious use at that. The bag is pricey at $350, heavy at over 6 pounds for the 75-liter version, and has a thick, rubbery feel. In addition, YETI branding is strong with logos on each side and a very prominent imprint that runs the length of the bottom of the bag. All in all, this isn’t the optimal duffel for travel or light outdoor adventures, but it’s worth its weight in gold when you need real waterproof protection for your gear. And for a cheaper waterproof option, see the SealLine WideMouth below.
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Best Ultralight/Packable Duffel Bag
6. The North Face Flyweight Duffel ($55)
Weight: 6.7 oz.
What we like: Packs down impressively small.
What we don’t: Limited capacity and only available in one size.
We’ll cut straight to the chase: The North Face Flyweight is not your standard travel duffel. With a thin nylon and mesh construction and a small 27-liter capacity, this bag isn’t designed to take a beating, keep your gear dry, or shuttle anything more than a well-organized overnight kit. In other words, if you’re looking for a functional option for travel or expedition use, we recommend checking out the duffels above and below instead.
That said, the Flyweight excels in one key area: compressibility. In short, this bag can disappear into your backpack, purse, or larger bag or suitcase better than any other option on this list. Whether you’re crashing at a friend’s place for the weekend or need a lightweight tote to bring on vacation, this is a great tool for the job. And despite the scant 6.7-ounce weight, The North Face retained important features like external stretch-mesh pockets, an internal zippered pocket (which doubles as the bag’s stuff sack), and both carry handles and a shoulder strap. For comparison’s sake, Eagle’s Creek’s Packable 40L and Cotopaxi’s Mariveles 32L also pack down small and can carry more than the Flyweight, but they’re heavier and not as compressible.
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Best of the Rest
7. Osprey Transporter 65 ($140)
Weight: 3 lbs. 2 oz.
Capacities: 40, 65, 95, 130L
What we like: One of the top duffels in terms of carrying comfort.
What we don’t: Slightly less durable than other outdoor models.
The Patagonia Black Hole above is truly a duffel by nature, but the Osprey Transporter moves closer into backpack territory (we’ll call it a hybrid). With serious backpack straps designed with carrying comfort in mind (Osprey is the industry leader in backpacking packs), the Transporter is a great option for travelers who need to cover distance with their duffel. In terms of features, the outside is tough and water-resistant, while the inside is loaded with handy extras like a padded compartment for electronics and rain flaps for peace of mind. Further, the lid zips are lockable and the straps can be easily stowed away when not in use.
Coming in at $140 for the 65-liter version, the Osprey Transporter is a touch more expensive than the Patagonia Black Hole above and The North Face Base Camp below. It’s also slightly less durable in terms of denier, and the lack of dedicated carry handles are a bit of an inconvenience. That said, we love the carrying comfort over long distances and think the other features are highly practical, making the Transporter our top non-wheeled duffel from Osprey.
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8. Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler 60 ($109)
Weight: 1 lb. 12 oz.
Capacities: 45, 60, 90, 120L
What we like: Lightweight but still feature-rich and durable.
What we don’t: Doesn’t carry as comfortably as heavier models.
The Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler is a nice option for travelers looking for a lightweight duffel with an assortment of carry options. It’s one of the more affordable duffels on the market at $109 for the 60-liter version, weighs less than 2 pounds, and even packs into its own end pocket. The bag is functional too: similar to the Patagonia Black Hole, the Cargo Hauler has a U-shaped lid, lash points and grab handles, a padded foam bottom, and padded and removable backpack straps.
All that said, the Cargo Hauler falls notably short of the more premium options above in a few ways. First and foremost, it lacks features like top carry handles and an internal organization pocket, both of which add a great deal of convenience. The Cargo Hauler also is made with a 600-denier water-resistant fabric, a less durable (yet lighter-weight) material than many of the more rugged models on the list. It’s obvious at first glance that the Cargo Hauler simply is not as burly and water-resistant as a bag like The North Face Base Camp, nor is it as comfortable of a backpack (it has a tendency to droop even when loaded). But for a nice all-around travel duffel at a reasonable price, the Eagle Creek is worth a look.
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9. The North Face Base Camp Medium ($139)
Weight: 3 lbs. 8 oz.
Capacities: 31 (XS), 50 (S), 71 (M), 95 (L), 132 (XL), 150L (XXL)
What we like: Durable and water-resistant, plethora of color and size options.
What we don’t: Falls a little short of the Black Hole in a few areas.
The Base Camp Duffel from The North Face is a fully featured bag and a direct competitor to the Patagonia Black Hole above. It’s similarly tough and water-resistant, offers easy access to the inside, and can be carried as a backpack, which we love. Both bags offer comparable organization pockets, but the Base Camp’s medium and large models add an exterior compartment on one end that allows you to separate dirty clothes and shoes. The Base Camp comes in more colors and designs than we can count, and is available in capacities ranging from 31 liters (XS) to a whopping 150 liters (XXL). For everything from a carry-on to an expedition workhorse, this is one of the most popular duffels on the market year after year.
Although we do like the Base Camp line and have used them for years, we prefer the Black Hole for a few reasons. First, the outer fabric on The North Face shows scuff marks more easily than its Patagonia counterpart. Second, at 3 pounds 8 ounces, it’s nearly a pound heavier. Finally, we found the backpack straps on the Base Camp Duffel to be slightly more difficult to detach than those on the Black Hole, making your airport check-in a bit more frantic. But for a bit more versatility in terms of size and colors, the Base Camp from The North Face is a solid duffel choice.
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10. Filson Duffle Pack ($245)
Weight: 2 lbs. 4 oz.
What we like: Ultra-premium build quality and good looks.
What we don’t: Pricey and small (this really is a weekend duffel).
Seattle-based Filson specializes in premium leather products for the fishing and hunting crowds, among other things, but their duffels are pretty darn nice too. For 2020, we like the 46-liter Duffle Pack best, which—as the name suggests—offers good dual functionality. On the outside, you get burly 600-denier nylon, large pockets on each side for organization, and a separate built-in pocket for shoes or other dirty gear. For use as a backpack, two detachable and dedicated shoulder straps make that process easy. All in all, the Filson is versatile, well-built, and downright fashionable.
The two biggest downsides of the Filson Duffle Pack are price and size. At $245, it’s one of the most expensive models on this list, only surpassed by the waterproof YETI Panga, Dyneema-built Hyperlite, and larger, wheeled Osprey Shuttle and The North Face Rolling Thunder. Second, 46 liters of capacity definitely is on the small side of the spectrum, although it’s a nice size for weekend trips and for those who like to pack light (plus, it can be used as a carry-on). Despite the high price, we’ve never had a Filson product give out on us, ever, so this sleek duffel should last year after year on the road.
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