Vessel ‘Signature’ Duffel in Carbon Black c/o
I’m always on the hunt for a great carry-all weekender duffel that’s chic, minimalist, and won’t scuff easily. I’ve never been one to be called ‘delicate’ and the wear and tear on my bags is proof. I’ve tried canvas, hard plastic, and pebbled leather duffels, but none have been able to hold up to weekends in the mountains or serving as Wendell’s overnight bag.
I came across Vessel and was originally intrigued by the brand solely because of their carbon black duffel. Shocker. I was attracted to the bag’s gritty texture and that it appeared tough enough to withstand a weekend in my household. Since it arrived, it’s been used for overnight trips, lugging around looks to shoot for the blog, Wendell gear, and gym gear + extra shoes. It’s proved especially useful over the past few weeks as I’ve gotten caught in more rain storms than I care to count. To be honest, I don’t think it’s marketed as a waterproof bag, but it’s kept my favorite heels and all of my electronics completely dry which is more than I can say for any other bag I currently own.
The best part? Vessel is dedicated to making a difference. Their Buy a Bag, Give a Bag program helps tackle socio-economic challenges in the world. For every bag purchased, a backpack is donated to a child in need. To date, the company has donated more than 13,000 bags to kids in need. Pretty badass.
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