Leather duffels are a smart choice for travelers to contain everything needed for a weekend excursion or an extended trip. Not only is leather extremely durable, but it is also soft to the touch and has a handsome appearance. Duffel bags have a long, rectangular shape with a spacious center compartment that can hold everything from clothes and shoes, to a blanket and pillow. Exterior side compartments keep things like a toiletry kit, wet swimsuit or extra water bottles separated from dry textiles. Compression straps ensure that contents remain in place while traveling. A telescoping handle that stows away when not in use, combined with smooth-gliding wheels, offers the ability to pull the bag through long airport terminals, while multiple exterior handles make lifting the bag into an overhead compartment less difficult. Some styles even provide hidden backpack straps for arduous hikes to a campsite. Leather duffels come in a variety of colors including neutral shades like black, brown, navy and red.