When we see a product we really like, we look for opportunities to collaborate with the maker. With this duffle bag, we saw an opportunity to work with a great company—one that had been in business for over five generations, and who really knew their materials—to create something with our own design specifications married to their expertise.
Nathan, our product researcher, wanted to create a bag using the tough materials of WM J. Mills, but in a unique size. He decided on 21.5" inches, right in-between the lengths of two other duffles offered by WM J. Considering a man’s needs when he travels, Nathan also suggested adding an interior security pocket that hangs free and fits passports, wallets and keys. This pocket makes the bag unique from most duffles, which are traditionally pocketless.
Because of the many generations of craftsmanship behind the Mills makers, in this bag you will find the typical duffle bag issues resolved.“You know how the zipper will sometimes get caught on frayed edges of your bag’s seam?" Tom Beatty, Manager at WMJ asked me. "Well, we’re pretty crazy about seams here. All of our seams are double stitched and rolled, and won’t catch your zipper.”
Most importantly, the bag fits the bill for a long-lasting product. An overnight, weekend, or gym bag, carry this wherever you go, and it will follow your lead, developing a patina on its waxed surface that's unique to you.