Cabin Essentials: Duffel Bag
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There are two ways people pack for the lake. The first way consists of a running through the house grabbing anything and everything but always forgetting something. This is the way I tend to pack for the lake. I am usually of the mindset of leave for the lake when the clock strikes 5 on Friday. This packing technique involves one white laundry basket in which all clothing, food, pillows, sheets and electronics are packed together like trail mix. Nothing like going to “unpack” only to find your toothbrush and underwear (if you remembered to pack a pair) smell like your hamburger meat.
The second approach is the well thought-out strategic method. This involves taking into account weather conditions, likelihood of activities, which can range from wake-boarding to golfing, meals and sleeping arrangements. A checklist packer per-say who gets the packing out of the way midweek. Though I am not one of those, I do admire those of you who arrive at the lake looking like you have it together. This prompted the hunt for the ultimate weekend bag.
By the time all was said and done I had found my bag, Herschel Supply Co.’s Novel in Black.
Aside from being the perfect weekend size (11″ x 23″ x 10.5″) the bag featured a fully custom lined interior and a separate shoe compartment. I will admit that the shoe compartment was a big selling point for me as I tend to stock pile Vans and wear them throughout the summer…barefoot. I am sure you can understand why it would be a nice feature to keep them separate from all my clothing.
The Novel Duffel also sports a removable shoulder strap, waterproof reverse coil zipper and a clean aesthetic making it the ultimate weekend bag. The best part is it won’t break the bank, that is if you can get your hands on the bag while it is in stock. Coming in 5 colorways it will only set you back $75, so it only makes sense that you pick up two.