This certainly isn't your normal duffle bag. The Samsonite Black Label Scope Duffle Bag ($230) is designed by Marc Newson and comes in a terrific, easily-identifiable orange color. Features include an expanded foam bottom shell, a middle zip that allows the bag to lay flat for easy packing, additional interior pockets, and a central zippered opening.
When it comes to packing for summer outings, you need to be ready for anything — including the occasional downpour. The Patagonia WaterShed Duffel ($175) will keep your gear nice and dry, thanks to the bag's hybrid welded/sewn construction and ShiftLayer nylon fabric outer with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. In addition, the bag features a gape-mouthed opening, a prismatic reflective lining for locating items in low light, a separate side pocket for shoes or wet clothes, and an internal zip pocket for travel documents.
Ever travel with a set of golf clubs? It's not too bad, if you look past the fact that they're taking up as much room as a normal bag — or worse yet, keeping you from checking another bag at the terminal. The Puma Golf Travel Bag ($240) does away with these problems by combining the golf bag with suitcase-style storage, allowing you to pack all your golfing gear and personal effects into one sleek package. (Gear shown not included with bag.)