4.7 out of 5
Really big bag
January 14, 2013
This is a great weekend bag- throw all of your stuff in it. It's big enough to fit clothes, toiletries, and shoes. There's only 1 zippered pocket on the end though, which is good to put your keys, metrocard, plane tickets, etc. Basically anything you'd need to get to easily. Pretty durable so far. The straps are removable so you can carry it by hand if you like. This is good for those taking a weekend trip who don't want to check a bag as it can fit in your lap pretty easily. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it only has the 1 pocket. More would be better.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Great value, Cons: not enough pockets
November 07, 2010
I needed a new weekend bag, and I researched for a while. I wanted something durable but cute. I love Dakine products
October 25, 2009
Bought this bag to replace my soft "briefcase" style carry on for air travel & it is perfect in every way-- price, size, durability, comfort, & style.
February 20, 2012
I purchased this bag for a summer trip. It's the perfect size and very spacious! The side pocket makes a great addition, something that I have not seen on a lot of other duffel bags. The colors also look fantastic! (I have the Belle). This bag is great for anyone looking for quality and style!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
August 23, 2010
This is a great bag and good quality for the price. It was a little bigger than I expected so I bought another one in the medium size. All is good. You can always use a duffel for either weekend fun or workout use.
October 30, 2010
Love the fact that Dakine still makes bags with 600D waterproof polyester, especially since it seems most gym bag makers seem to be using thinner materials nowadays. This Dakine EQ bag really feels durable and built to last. It's also incredibly cute (I bought the plush plaid pattern)! The small size is quite small - good size for gym or weekend trip, but filled up fast with a pair of sneakers and a couple of bulky fleece sweaters. The side pocket on the small is not big enough for a pair of sneakers, but can hold some sandals and/or dirty clothes. The large size is humongous - bought it for holding ski boots, helmet, ski pants and what not ... it will definitely hold all my gear for a ski trip. The side pocket on the large is definitely big enough of a pair of sneakers, or probably even winter/hiking boots. Too bad they were sold out of medium sizes, or I'd have bought one of those too - never know, these bags come in handy on all kinds of trips! Just one complaint: the shoulder strap is limited in how much the length can be adjusted. The padding on the strap is sewn onto the middle of the strap, so it can't be moved ... and then there are length adjustments on either side of the padding. But even with both length adjustments put on the shortest possible position, the bag still hangs down quite low. (I'm 5"6', and it hits me between low hip and mid-thigh.) This is annoying when I'm walking and it keeps banging into my leg. I like to keep my bag up high and close to my torso to limit its swinging around when I hustle, and the only way to do it with this bag is to sling the shoulder strap diagonally across my body - doable, but not my preferred method. Also, the plastic clips at either end of the strap are a little squeaky, but that seems to happen with a lot of such clips ... oh well. Other than the shoulder strap, I do love these bags, yay!
A Solid Replacement
January 07, 2012
I bought this to replace the Eddie Bauer large duffle bag I've used for the last 15 years - it finally died. Although this bag's dimensions are smaller, I found that I could fit so much more inside due to the overall shape being different. I'm a relatively streamlined packer, but I fit what I would usually pack + the equivalent of my small Timbuk2 messenger bag. It was so nice to have one bag for all. The end pocket worked great for shoes (size 11 womens). It did cause the weight distribution to be a little awkward with the shoulder strap, but that was more of a user error/getting accustomed to a new bag. My only bonk is that there isn't an outside zipper small pocket for keys or the quickly stashed item(s). This is a solid bag. Genieve print is feminine without being too girlie. Quality construction of a simple design.Pros: Ease of use, Great value
May 06, 2012
I have the black houndstooth large duffle, medium duffle, small backpack and toiletries bag. All of them are awesome!!! Great product overall. soft shoulder strap is nice. Small backpack is perfect for snowboarding.good size for lunch and sodas ;)Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Great value
March 21, 2010
Bought it for the small weekend trips back home from college. This was just what I was looking for. Perfect size and Loved the patterned material it's made of. I expect it to survive a great amount of usage!
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