Gregory has made some of my favorite backpacks and luggage. The whole family fights over who gets the Gregory Quadro Hardcase… but being the only female in the house, I usually pull the “Mom Card” and end up with it. However, with the newest addition of the Alpaca Duffel, there is one more piece of luggage to fight over.
The Alpaca Duffel we opted for is the 60L. First, I adore that it comes shipped in a packing cube that doubles as organization for the bag. This also makes it a great option to bring with as a additional bag for those trips where you may find too many treasures to bring home and you don’t want to buy luggage at your destination. Once packed down, the Alpaca Duffel ends up being about the same size as two sandwich bags side by side.
The Alpaca Duffel opens up to a large capacity inner compartment. Two mesh pockets line the top for easy organization of small gear, undergarments or snacks. The large interior really lets you be the master of packing. With unlimited options for organization- or lack thereof- you can stack your packing cubes or simply throw your clothes and gear in, zip it shut and go about your merry way. Dirty gear and shoes have their own space in an expandable end pocket.
Don’t be fooled by the recycled polyester fabric. The Alpaca Duffel is fabricated with a heavy duty exterior that is triple layered at the bottom and TPU coated to protect the contents from the elements. The recycled rip-stop fabric is rated 900-denier for durability that will last a lifetime. The YKK zipper for closure is not watertight so know that the Alpaca Duffel is Water Resistant not Waterproof.
Advertised as a duffel but can also be worn as a backpack when traveling, the Alpaca Duffel comes with padded shoulder straps that are removable. When not in use as a backpack, the carry straps are reinforced with internal fiberglass making them more comfortable to carry and prevent pinching of the hands.
The Alpaca Duffel currently comes in three beautiful colors- with more to come in Spring of 2024. The Navy Blue of ours is a 2024 Spring color. It is available in 40L, 60L, 80L and 100L. You can pick yours up on the Gregory website. The 60L retails for under $160.