Battenkill® Classic Duffle

A customer favorite for years, this classic duffle bag is an ideal travel companion.


We've updated this traveler's essential duffle bag while still retaining the best features that have made it a customer favorite for years. New features include solid brass riveting with a locking zipper design. The zippers now have double-knotted pulls so they won't fall off and are easy to grab, and we've added a clear 10" x 8" clear TSA-compliant bag for liquids. The plaid-lined main compartment now features two leather-trimmed neoprene slash pockets plus a zipped, molded soft-shell compartment for sunglasses or other small items. Removable snapped leather handle closure. Like the original, it features a removable padded leather and cotton shoulder strap. Full leather bottom, curved main compartment with storm flap, and an outside slash pocket, which provides quick access to travel documents. Fits in most carry-on bins. Duffle Bag in green. 12"H x 25"W x 12"D; 3,600 cu. in. Personalize with engraving on a brass plate, up to six letters; the brass plate is placed above the leather Orvis logo patch on the duffle's front.
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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 32 reviews


29 of 32 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    GREAT luggage for self and as gifts - 5/23/2015
    By: from Boston, MA

    My husband and I have nearly all the Battenkill luggage and have had it for years. We gave our oldest nephew one as a college graduation gift (an expensive one!) which then started a tradition. His younger brother has one, 2 other nephews and our godson (son of our closest friends). My only "beef" is the personalization. There used to be an option where in place of the "Orvis" on the leather "pouch," initials could be embossed but every time I go to order another bag, there's some excuse as to why that cannot be done anymore. And believe me, no 21-year-old male cares much about brass luggage tags which is good because 2x, the tags arrived with the bag and when opened, the letters were so off-how GDB (ordered) come back as QRA is a mystery but it got a good laugh (and then a minor hassle for me to correct). So, buy the bags for yourself or as gifts but skip the personalization and you'll own them for years. My husband has taken them on countless outdoor trips and they come back maybe a bit dusty (he doesn't take care of bags on a fishing trip) but nothing that can't be cleaned off easily. But they are also nice enough to bring to a 5 star hotel and not feel embarrassed at the quality of one's luggage. They hold a lot and are not anywhere as heavy as "hard" luggage.

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  • 5/5

    Beautiful and very well build - 1/1/2015
    By: from Texas

    I give this luggage to my son for Christmas and he absolutely love! It's very spacious and tick materIal

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Family tradition - 5/29/2014
    By: from Mobile AL

    We so proudly gave this wonderful duffle to our grandson as he goes off to college. Actually, the 4 grandsons preceding him in graduation also got the gift if an Orvis duffle. We have made it the traditional gift to mark passage to college. The Battenbill classic duffle is best if all we have given. He loves the utility, spaciousness and most of all the security of traveling with an Orvis.

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  • 5/5

    Great bag - 3/25/2014

    Very versatile, a great weekend bag or carry-on. I didn't fully understand the reason for having a buckle-down flap in addition to a zipper until I overstuffed the bag and realized that leaving the bag unzipped, with the flap buckled, creates more room. One minor complaint: the leather sleeve that holds the handles together is a bit snug and can be cumbersome to close. Regardless, an extremely functional piece of luggage.

  • 5/5

    Great gift - 3/13/2014

    Received as a gift to match my briefcase (also a great gift) that I received three years ago. Great quality and perfect for weekend trips.

  • 4/5

    my 3rd review - 3/6/2014
    By: from Missouri

    I've written two previous reviews of this bag essentially complaining of questionable quality and service. I am writing again to update. A very nice customer service rep has since refunded my costs in this matter, so I must give service 4 stars. Would be 5 if I hadn't had to harangue someone for two months or longer. Don't know if I'd recommend bag to a friend.

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