Closeouts. Designed with the competitive athlete in mind, Timbuk2's Race duffel bag has TPU-lined pockets for wet and dirty gear, detachable backpack straps and is made of extra-durable ballistic nylon.
Reviewed by Nomadforlife from New Zealand on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I've always admired other people's Timbuktu bags so when my last carry-on/overnight bag bit the dust I knew I wanted to try one of these.
I love it. This bag is cool looking, sturdy with durable material and the perfect size for a carry-on or weekend bag. I like all the pockets to keep things separate and the different carrying options (duffel or back-back). The lined pocket for wet gear has a drain hole in it which seems strange as you don't want stuff dripping out on the floor but I don't really put wet gear in this bag. Also the removable back-pack straps slip out of the fabric loops at the bottom when carrying it like a back-pack which makes it awkward. I solved this by stitching the loops a bit tighter so the hooks can't slip out now. All in all I would buy this bag again and recommend it!
Reviewed by craigerino from Lost Angeles on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
With all Timbuk2 bags, this rocks. One reviewer says too small...?? He must not understand measurements or cubic inches (sorry dude - no offense). This bag doubles as my gym bag (and I'm 6'3, 200#) and my 1 year old's diaper bag. I have both the medium and small and love the backpack straps and their ease of use and removability when needed. Dear Timbuk2... we love you and know we will have these bags for YEARS!!! Worth every penny!
Reviewed by tobor the 8th man from Smoky Mountains on Monday, April 15, 2013
Based on Timbuk2's online videos about the Race Duffel, I thought the "small" model would be about the size of a normal gym bag. It is smaller. The small size might be fine for someone with very small shoes and minimal gear, but it isn't practical for a grown man or an athlete with gear. I returned the small and replaced with the medium size, which is actually larger than a normal size gym bag--but still far more practical for daily use than this product.
It is difficult to recommend the Race Duffel in the small size because the size isn't practical, and because the medium size is priced reasonably. Both seem well made, although I don't see anything really that special in the materials/workmanship. Don't get me wrong--decent quality, but you're definitely a premium for the name. The one area where this bag shines is the lay-out. It is laid out very well for athletes so it's easy to find gear and isolate the dirty stuff. If you're considering buying this bag, I just recommend you consider going up a size.
Reviewed by Looking for a solid tech tee from Virginia on Saturday, March 2, 2013
This duffel bag replaced my Timbuk2 tote that is used for the gym; needed a bigger size. Overall, it is effective with several compartments for wet or dirty items. My only complaint, is that the shoulder straps are awkward and difficult to get into once the bag is packed and they easily become unhooked from the bag.