Thousands have bought our duffel bags.
They're better than the rest. Here's 8 reasons why.
Owen & Fred crafts duffels and weekender bags right here in the US that are high quality, affordably priced, and made to last. As a result, we’ve sold thousands.
1. Our bags stylish, and will up your personal style.
We chose materials that are conservative, yet stylish, with leather accents to offer nice color combinations. If you want a duffel that doesn't make you look like a gym bro, this is it. You're going to get nice compliments on this bag. (Maybe from a lady. We have been so fortunate.)
2. Premium leather grips, handles, and accents make a difference.
We use premium leather for our duffels and weekenders. Our weekenders feature vegetable tanned leather handles that run from the base of the bag, and are cut by hand from one single, long strip of leather. It’s meticulous work by expert craftsmen. The leather ages quite nicely, molds to your hand, and darkens with age. Our weekenders are heirloom-quality.
3. Natural, Durable, Supple: Cotton canvas is superior.
We use cotton canvas for the body of our bags, and it makes all the difference. Unlike the crappy polyester bags on the market, we use 100% two-ply cotton, which is tightly woven, heavyweight, and waterproof. (We've sprayed it with a hose, dunked it in a bucket of water, and nothing gets through.) Our weekenders are waxed canvas, which adds to its waterproof nature. They are re-waxable forever. It also looks fantastic, picking up character as you use it.
4. Our bags are solidly-stitched.
Bags fall apart at the stress points, such as where the shoulder strap attaches to the bag (d-rings), or through broken zippers. In the case of our d-rings, we’ve double stitched the leather deep into edge of the bag, so that it can hold the extra weight. Our hardware is high-quality nickel or brass (depending on the product), and doesn't break. Spot a fancy design with custom-made zipper? It’s probably low quality. Zippers and hardware are a part of the bag that’s hard to fix, rendering you bag useless. We use YKK zippers because they are incredibly dependable, consistent in their manufacturing, and in the colors we want.
5. It's not just style: the bottoms and insides matter.
Our men's canvas duffles are finished at the bottom with cordura nylon, which provides a contrast of color, and re-enforcement. You want a solid base on a bag that’s going to get daily use. (Assuming you’ll hit the gym frequently!) In contrast, our weekenders are finished with waxed canvas all around, because it’s a gorgeous look, and still ultra-durable. On the inside of our duffels, we use cordura nylon, because it’s easy to keep clean (pop it inside out, and spot-clean), and durable. It also won’t absorb odors. Our weekenders require an elegant finish, and use soft navy cotton twill on the inside.
6. The men's style gurus love our duffels and weekenders, and frequently feature them.
As GQ Magazine wrote: "Think the handmade, quality connotations of brands like Filson with the modern sensibilities of a Jack Spade."
Or Gear Patrol: "Owen & Fred designs products that any man would be lucky to count as his own, all made by men and women who know how to craft the old fashioned way - really well."
Or Men's Journal: "...Perfect for the gym or a long weekend, and it's priced right. Buy two."
7. Our duffels strike a perfect quality-price balance.
You simply cannot get a better quality canvas duffel bag or waxed canvas men's weekender, at this price. Our duffels are priced at $115, and our larger, waxed weekenders are priced at $275.
8. Our Guarantee: We stand by our bags.
Owen & Fred guarantees its craftsmanship. We will repair or replace any duffel bag that is damaged. Normal wear and tear, misuse or neglect is not covered by our warranty. We did once replace a bag for a customer whose mother-in-law's dog chewed through the handle after just one day. We like happy customers!
How to choose a duffel bag or mens weekend bag
Picking the right bag is easy. You're shopping with the right company. It's just a matter of what you're going to use the bag for.
For the gym and commute
An everyday bag to keep you organized and stylish on your daily commute. This is the bag.SHOP DUFFELS
For the weekend getaway
To up your style game, and get a bit more size, this is your new weekender.SHOP WEEKENDERS