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The AWOL Bag from Duluth Trading Company is nearly identical to the handsome leather one Dad carried when the army shipped him overseas in 1943 – ready for sudden deployments and weekend liberties.

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Overnight Bag - AWOL Bag
 
4.5

(based on 141 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (118)
  • Good capacity (87)
  • Stylish (86)
  • Easy to access items (84)
  • Easy to carry (82)

Cons

  • Heavy to begin with (10)
  • Small capacity (10)
  • No shoulder strap (6)

Best Uses

  • Weekend trips (113)
  • Family trips (44)
  • Long vacations (22)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (78), Classic style (68), Comfort-oriented (47), Career (38), Stylish (34)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 6-10 annual trips (46), 20+ annual trips (39), 0-5 annual trips (26), 11-19 annual trips (20)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (101), Business (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (87), Yes (31)

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4.0

Review at 6 months of ownership

By Ben

from Minnesota

About Me Businessman, Outdoorsman

Pros

  • Sturdy Hardware
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Poor Stitching
  • Tears Easily
  • Weak Seams

Best Uses

  • Airplane carry-on
  • Gym And Athletic
  • Gymathletic

Comments about Overnight Bag - AWOL Bag:

I purchased this bag in person at the Bloomington, MN location six months ago. Overall it is holding up pretty good. My lifestyle: I am a businessman and use this for a travel bag and also for an athletic bag.

I use this bag A LOT and really beat on it. It is taken out of the house every day.

Score:

Hardware - 10 out of 10. The buckle, zipper, and hems are holding up very well. Even when I overpack it everything stays together

Stitching - 6 out of 10. I've attached a strap to each buckle. I regularly have 20lbs of gear in there with the buckles taught with all the weight, the stitching is not holding up well. After six months some of the stitches are starting to come out. I understand the bag was not made for an unrelated strap, however the stitching should be more durable than what it currently is.

Leather - 8 out of 10. There small tears in the bottom of the bag from when I've set it down and had it in the trunk of my car with other items floating around. I wish it was a little more durable. The quality of the leather is OK and is a good deal for the price.

Accessories - 5 out of 10. Please include a shoulder strap with this bag!!! I went out and bought a shoulder strap, it really competes the item. Especially when I'm ground through airports, in and out of the gym.

I am overall happy with this bag, especially with the price.

Ben Biancini, my blog http://thereliableseries.com/blogs/news

  • Travel Frequency:
  • 20+ Annual Trips
  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

A gift that keeps on giving

By Jake From State Farm

from Western Suburbs of Chicago, IL

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Access Items
  • Good Capacity
  • High Quality
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Trips
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about Overnight Bag - AWOL Bag:

    Clearly a no nonsense weekend bag that catches your eye. Most overnight bags are either poorly made and get ruined quickly OR are too expensive and appears too pretentious.

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 6-10 Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Perfect weekender

    By Will

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Classic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Access Items
    • Easy To Identify
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Trips
      • Weekend Trips

      Comments about Overnight Bag - AWOL Bag:

      This is a perfect overhead bag, great for overnighter and weekend trips. It looks and feels like an old friend

      • Travel Frequency:
      • 20+ Annual Trips
      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Overnight Bag-AWOL Bag

      By Blackref

      from Corrales, NM

      About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Access Items
      • Easy To Carry
      • Easy To Identify
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long Vacations
        • Weekend Trips

        Comments about Overnight Bag - AWOL Bag:

        I came up in the days where quality was idea and the stamp of approval was how an item stood up over a period of time. I feel I am back there and this is the real McCoy.

        • Travel Frequency:
        • 6-10 Annual Trips
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good bag - Handles Hurt

        By Middle Aged Business Traveller

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Business Traveller

        Pros

        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Handles
        • No shoulder strap

        Best Uses

        • Business Trips

        Comments about Overnight Bag - AWOL Bag:

        The handles are rigid and hurt your hands. Probably wouldn't be an issue if there was a shoulder strap (there isn't).

        • Travel Frequency:
        • 11-19 Annual Trips
        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good bag

        By Chaz

        from Sullivan, Maine

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Good Capacity
        • Old Fashioned Look
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Handles

        Best Uses

        • Weekend Trips

        Comments about Overnight Bag - AWOL Bag:

        The look and feel of this bag is perfect if you like vintage products. I'm sure it will be the last short trip bag I ever purchase.

        The only gripe (and it's not a big deal) is the handles. They are not round, and are a little uncomfortable when the bag is full. They are sharp in the palm of your hand. It seems like the design would be a very easy fix.

        Overall, I am impressed.

        • Travel Frequency:
        • 20+ Annual Trips
        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Did not meet expectations

        By Deacon

        from Northern New England

        About Me Comfort-Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Easy To Identify

        Cons

        • Scuff Marks Easily

        Best Uses

        • Weekend Trips

        Comments about Overnight Bag - AWOL Bag:

        Bag arrived with several noticeable scuff marks on the leather. It seemed that with constant use the marks would become ugly over time and not a beautiful patina. Did not hold enough clothing for me. All my clothes are XXL,

        The leather also had a cheap feeling to it. I thought it would be thicker for a bag. It did not give me a feeling of confidence carrying it.

        It is a nice bag and would be good for short overnight trips. I decided to get another bag instead. I would recommend the Duluth Duffle Bag instead for overnight and weekend trips. It has a shoulder strap, much cheaper and will carry more.

        • Travel Frequency:
        • 0-5 Annual Trips
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great travel bag

        By kika

        from Portland or

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Access Items

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weekend Trips

          Comments about Overnight Bag - AWOL Bag:

          Great bag for a weekend get away

          • Travel Frequency:
          • 6-10 Annual Trips
          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          More Than Expected

          By Ken

          from Cookeville TN

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Easy To Identify
          • Good Capacity
          • High Quality
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Trips
            • Weekend Trips

            Comments about Overnight Bag - AWOL Bag:

            The bag is all I need for a weekend or week long trip. It is bigger than I expected, and so stylish. It was in a cotton bag as well that I am going to use for my dirty clothes when I am not storing the AWOL bag in it. I shopped a lot before making the decision and could not be happier with my selection. I wish the handles met just a little more flush, and that is the only negative I can find with the bag.

            • Travel Frequency:
            • 6-10 Annual Trips
            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            I would recommend this product

            By Rancher Dave

            from Houston texas

            About Me Active, Always on the go

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fine Leather
            • Heavy Stiching
            • Strong Leather Straps
            • Very Well Made Bag

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weekend Travel Bag

              Comments about Overnight Bag - AWOL Bag:

              I have a weekend place in the country and I travel back and forth fairly regular. The leather AWOL bag is perfect for keeping a few changes of clothes and a shaving kit inside. The bag is very well made and I have received several compliments on it from my co workers who see it sitting inside my office at work.

              • Travel Frequency:
              • 20+ Annual Trips
              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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