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Duffel bags are the luggage of choice for many lightweight packers, but carrying a fully loaded one the full length of an airport terminal, train station, or cruise ship can be a huge drag – literally. These bags offer telescoping handles and wheels, so you can take a break from shouldering your bag and breeze through to your destination in style and comfort.

AmazonBasics Ripstop Wheeled Duffel, Red

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  • Available in 26, 30, or 35″
  • 35″ is slightly too large for some airlines- beware oversized bag fees!
  • Top, side, and body handles make it easy to maneuver

Amazon Basics offers this affordable rolling duffel in a number of sizes, with secure buckles and straps to keep things from jostling during transit and divided compartments for organization. Top, base, and side handles give baggage handlers plenty of options for hauling this bag around, and the telescoping top handle makes it easy to roll through the airport until it’s time to check your luggage. Some reviewers note that the 35″ model is slightly larger than the acceptable standard bag size, so if you’re a frequent flyer with loyalty to a particular airline, check their guidelines or consider the 30″ model instead.

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Rockland 2 Piece Luggage Set, Owl

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  • Vibrant designs make it easy to spot your bag
  • Two-piece set at an affordable price
  • A range of pattern and design options available

Lightweight and maneuverable, this carry-on travel set comes in every color and design pattern you could ever want, from muted neutrals to vibrant colors and patterns. Right-sized for moderate length trips or conservative packers, it makes a fun set of first luggage for kids off for a week at grandmas, or for a girl’s weekend in Vegas and can fully handle all your carry-on essentials.

Travelers Club Adventure 30 Inch Rolling Duffel

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  • Great for train travelers
  • Tons of side pockets help you stay organized
  • 7lb weight while empty

This bag is so spacious and has so many pockets, you’ll easily be able to pack yourself into an overweight baggage charge if you’re flying. It’s a great choice for cruise travel or for train tours, especially during the cold weather months when packing multiple layers is a necessity- the largest external pocket holds a folded sweater or scarf comfortably, and the smaller ones make it easy to keep up with those small items like gloves, hat, or hand warmers.

Reviewer Feedback: “Bought this bag because the flight we just took had a 40 lb limit for checked bags. It worked perfectly. Packed it full and it came in at 39.5 lbs. All the zipper compartments stayed zipped and the bag held up without any visible wear for two flights so far.”

SWISSGEAR Getaway Weekend Wheeled 19-inch Duffel Bag

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  • Carry-On sized at 19″
  • Aluminum Handle
  • Single external pocket

This petite and portable duffel from Swiss Gear features a mesh lid pocket for keeping small items in line of sight and easy to find, while the single external pocket leaves you enough room for travel documents and essentials, without overwhelming you with hiding places for those daily necessities.

Reviewer Feedback: “This is a great little travel bag. Perfect for overnight work trips as it will slide under the seat in front of you. No more worries about fighting for overhead bin space. Great quality and materials. Wheels and extending handle work smoothly. Would highly recommend this bag for frequent business travelers.”

World Traveler 21-Inch Carry-On Rolling Duffel Bag

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  • Vintage look
  • Two ways to carry this duffel
  • Footed base prevents scuffing

Two-way style; carry this retro looking duffel with the stylish double handles, or use the extending top handle and wheels for rolling it. The in-line skate style wheels are quiet and maneuverable. At 21″ it’s small enough to carry on but large enough to pack enough for a multiple day stay.

High Sierra Cermak 26"

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  • 26″ high plus telescoping handle
  • Internal and external compression straps
  • Cross-base bar helps prevent tipping

A split zipper design gives this rolling duffel the feel of a standard rolling upright bag; just with extra versatility in how it’s carried. The buckled compression strap keeps your items secure and prevents weight shifts. A base crossbar also makes it less likely to tip than other wheeled bags.

Rockland Luggage Rolling 22 Inch Duffle Bag

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  • Available in dozens of colors and patterns
  • Four external pockets
  • 22″ High

These weekender duffels are lightweight enough to be comfortable even for children, with reviewers saying they’re perfectly sized to take along all the essentials, and a few stuffed animals, on a trip to grandmas. Good for road trips and family vacations, the base has an attached D- Clip for using a shoulder strap, if desired.

Reviewer Feedback:Bought these in three different colors/styles for my three older girls, and they love them. Very easy to pack, and unpack. Easy to roll around, easy to see what’s inside when packed. Lots of great pockets and not too heavy. They can be folded/ collapsed down for easy storage.”

World Traveler 21-Inch Carry-On Rolling Duffel Bag

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  • 21″ Bag
  • Cute pattern choices
  • Fits under some plane seats

This stylish carry-on features a zippered cover that fully conceals the telescoping handle when closed, and a footed base plus a D-ring for attaching a shoulder strap, making it one of the most versatile carry bags. It’s comfortably sized for carrying on a flight, train, or cruise.

CALPAK Plato 21-Inch Rolling Upright

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  • Includes matching shoulder strap
  • 21″ makes it a larger carry-on
  • A favorite among road trippers

With a more sedate set of colors and patterns, this rolling duffel is preferred by professionals, train commuters, or road trip vacationers who need bags that compress more easily than hard-sided luggage, and are flexible.

Explorer Mossy Oak Realtree

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  • Comes in a range of sizes and camo styles
  • Water and mildew resistant
  • Large U compartment plus side pockets

Pack for that weekend fishing or hunting trip with this licensed Mossy Oak camo bag. This 30″ bag makes plenty of space for packing multiple layers for cold weather expeditions or bringing along your own PFD or other safety gear.

Olympia Luggage 22"

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  • 1200D Polyester construction
  • 8 pockets
  • In-line skate wheels

Perfect for a week-long trip for conservative packers, this 22″ bag is the maximum height allowed for a carry on by most airlines. A great bag for spring breakers, you can easily pack a week’s worth of shorts, tanks, and bathing suits in this generously sized bag.

Eddie Bauer Rolling Duffel

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  • Patent-pending standalone feature
  • 26″ bag is too large to carry on
  • Drop bottom for packing shoes

A durable bag for adventurers, bring along this Eddie Bauer design to that Alaskan cruise or for a trip cabin camping, or to a ski lodge. The bisected zippered main compartment makes it easy to divide the bag into his-and-hers sides for shared packing space.

Reviewer Feedback: Purchased this for my daughter to gallivant around Europe for a few weeks. She said it did great over cobblestone, and other wheel “unfriendly” surfaces. She loved the fact that she could pack her shoes in the bottom compartment away from everything else.

AmazonBasics Francis Wheeled Duffel

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Travel without fear with this 22″ bag by AmazonBasics; they offer a three-year limited warranty on their luggage, so concerns about quality are allayed. Double in-line wheels ensure comfort and mobility. Reviewers note that its’ non-standard size makes it undesirable for use as a carry-on for many airlines, so it’s best suited for car, train, or cruise travelers.

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