Friday, August 1, 2014

Product Review: Foldable Duffel Bag from Dufflers MNL

Rainy days are here, and yet we still do a lot of traveling on weekends. I have been trying to get a handle on the sheer amount of stuff that I have now and find better ways to pack and carry it. So I found myself cruising online shops looking for a suitable bag to pack all my clothes in. The thing is though, I wanted it to be waterproof or at least, water resistant. After finding a few prospects, I stumbled upon these foldable duffel bags at Zalora which are from a new local brand called  DufflersMNL that seemed to fit all of my requirements.


Even though it almost sounded too good to be true, I got two duffel bags stat. As it turned out, my very first chance to use the bags came immediately after it arrived on one of the wettest weekends we've had in a while. I took my new burly duffel bags from DufflersMNL (aka "duffle", but more properly spelled "el") during our weekend staycation at Azumi Hotel and tested them while running through errands and stashing them in the rain last weekend.


Find out the pros and cons of this product by reading below.

Pros:
  • Multi-purpose and Functional
This duffel bag is definitely the perfect getaway bag! Whether you’re traveling out of town or abroad, going to the gym, shopping and in need of an emergency bag, Dufflers got you covered! Hint: So far it's awesome!


On top of all that and icing on the cake, it amazingly folds into a size of a notebook when collapsed. It has many carrying options; you can wear it as a hand bag, gym bag or shoulder bag. The brilliant "fold, zip and go" concept is that it’s a single piece of compact bag used to carry other stuff like "pasalubong" and shopping hauls from your destination.
  • Lightweight, compact and easy to pack & load 
It's a foldable duffel bag that is made of lightweight material, with a comfortable shoulder pad and a few extra nice pockets including side pockets and zipped closure. The external zipped front pocket and two side pockets can be quite handy when you are on the move.


Grab handles and adjustable shoulder straps make it better than a standard dry bag whether indoors and outdoors on foot.
  • Stylish and trendy designs. 
The world of fashion extends to the best duffel bag too. There are many fab designs to choose from, and they also have a backpack in the same series which I also like to try.

  • Water, fire and tear resistant
It is made of Nylon which makes it water, tear and fire resistant. So yeah, it's a tough one and it can survive all kinds of weather.
  • Very spacious
It is ideal for traveling because it’s very roomy and spacious. I managed to carry our clothes for two days, monopod, netbook, AC adapters/chargers, my kikay kit and first aid kit.
  • Washable and easy to clean 
You can simply wash it with cold water then gently scrub using a soft brush & detergent, and then rinse.
  • Durable
It is durable and  really sturdy. It can fit a few days’ worth of clothing and other stuff.  With its material, I'm pretty sure it is made to last and will outperform any average duffel bag on an adventure travel or road trip, and even trips out of the country.

  • Very affordable
At Php600- Php650 retail price, this is definitely the cheapest duffel bag around. Good value for money which gives the convenience you need at a value that will leave plenty of leftover spending money for your next trip.

Cons:
  • Doesn't fit super long items like tripods as well as others I've tested.
  • Water resistant, yes. 100% Water proof, no. Though the nylon material is obviously waterproof, the stitching holes around the zippers will let water drip in over time. I'm talking of heavy, torrential rain for several hours here, so a quick downpour won't be a problem. 

Overall, I love this duffel bag for its concept, build, quality and for having just enough well thought out features to be useful. I'm pretty sure I’ll be using this bag for years to come, it just works.


There’s no fluff on this duff. For a traveler or even sports enthusiast who is constantly on the move, this is your new best friend. It's very easy to order online via DufflersMNL's Facebook page, Instagram (@DufflersMNL) or Twitter. You can also order online at Zalora.

Hope you find this review helpful. To check out this awesome duffel bag for yourself, go to DufflersMNL's Facebook page. You will not be disappointed.

Oh, and because I love you guys, I'm giving away a duffel bag to one lucky reader. Join and enter the rafflecopter below;

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Happy Friday! :)


 

48 comments:

  1. I want this. I can use this for travel :) <3

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  2. Nice Bag for traveling and going to the aerobics.. Love it..

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  3. I need this bag!! very functional, I can easily bring this as an extra bag whenever I travel

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  4. Great review...a bag so practical! Arminda Puno De Leon armindadeleon@gmail.com

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  5. Cool bag! That would be perfect for my sleepovers!

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  6. What a fantastic bag! Lots of features which are definitely worth the amount of the bag! I love it!


    Maria Christina Gumatay
    istin_21@yahoo.com

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  7. great value for money, cool and it really looks durable!

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  8. bag looks cool and great for travel without the excess baggage and looks very durable. Great for travels.
    Maria Fe Manlapaz
    grumpybearfe@gmail.com

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  9. nice bag to lug around on short travels or overnight trips.

    yen morales
    kehrinmorales@yahoo.com

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  10. Looks fashionable, durable and affordable. What more can a girl-on-the-go want?

    Maridol Balaibo
    mai.balaibo@gmail.com

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  11. I like this, cool bag.

    Aldrin Montierro
    aldrin_montierro@hotmail.com

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  12. I'm having wanderlust just by looking at this. I want the pink and blue leopard print for my next travel! :)

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  13. This bag is the bomb! I'd definitely want it in my bag so that when I buy something in the malls, I can just use it to put in the items that I bought without using any plastics. I'd definitely love to win this.

    Mona Verdida
    monatumbaga@yahoo.com

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  14. The animal prints are so stylish!

    Theresa Cruz-Escaros
    drterecruz@yahoo.com

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  15. Super love how stylish and gorgeous this bag is! Its perfect to pair with any outfit!! Love it!
    aegeanebrioso@ymail.com

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  16. With Dufflers we can now travel with style :)

    leahlyn macatangay
    kisseschoco_24@yahoo.com

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  17. very practical and classy. this is definitely a must have!
    Wilma V. Garcia
    shineviguilla@yahoo.com

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  18. this is handy, my wife will like this

    Joel Cunanan
    josherrhainne@yahoo.com

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  19. super love to have this bag,very useful for me
    sherry ann gole cruz
    khryza1022@yahoo.com

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  20. Khrishia Ronquillo-SedenioAugust 4, 2014 at 4:21 AM

    It would love to have this duffel bag because this will be a great use for our weekend visit to my children's grandparents! :D
    Khrishia Ronquillo-Sedenio\
    khrish1207@yahoo.com

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  21. i love this bag super ganda! pwede ko sya gamitin sa field trip ng baby ko :)
    judith solomon albius
    judithalbius01@gmail.com

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  22. This bag is LOVE! It's perfect for a mom like me, spacious perfect for a family getaway plus it's also multi-functional! Love it!
    Pearl Paguio
    pearlbliss30@yahoo.com.ph

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  23. It is promising. Collapsible, easy to clean and water resistant. ^_^
    I will also look into this

    Luningning Arabiran
    luning_ning@yahoo,com

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  24. This bag is ideal for holding all my stuffs.
    Abigail sy
    gaylesy38@yahoo.com

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  25. very useful bag. I gonna use this during our retreat if I win :)

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  26. Wow, this bag is very amazing. from small turns into big and very useful. and most of all very affordable.. a must have when we wants to travel.

    Emilie Udasco
    eliecious@rocketmail.com

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  27. This is very convenient for students like me who carry a lot of stuff and when travelling out of town.
    Mikee Mae Garcia
    mikeemaegarcia@gmail.com

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  28. Great bag! Definitely a must-have for a big bag lover like me! :)

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  29. oh this is very handy and useful para sa mga biglaang shopping

    Rachelle Therese F. Gonzales
    dimplesgon@yahoo.com

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  30. Wow I wanna have one of these, I love the prints

    name: Kleah Marie Fortunado
    and email address: kleahmariefortunado@yahoo.com.ph

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  31. Like! Really handy and practical, with nice animal prints. I want the one with zebra stripes.
    Anna Adona
    anneadona@gmail.com

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  32. Love it..its very functional ,convenient and foldable pa...easy to carry when traveling...

    Marine Rose Decena
    me_ladybag@yahoo.com

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  34. Thanks for the review! Definitely considering this as one of my options for a gym bag! :)

    Christelle Ayn Baldos
    ayn_baldos@yahoo.com

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  35. Perfect bag to bring on short travels. :) It's spacious enough and it looks quite trendy too!

    Reina
    rein.drops@yahoo.com

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  36. twinkle joy h. tapalla
    cutie_twinkle08@yahoo.com

    cute bag

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  37. Thanks for the review, i hope to win this wonderful giveaway!

    aileen acot
    aileen_d_acot@yahoo.com :)

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  38. I need this bag. Great for travel

    Henry DM
    ghelomatic@yahoo.com

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  39. That bag was gorgeous

    Raymond Crisostomo
    raymond_mamu@yahoo.com

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  40. Perfect for traveling! I love their design too! ;)

    Aine Garcia
    aineblogs(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Nice bag. Perfect for weekend getaways.

    Ma. Clarice Lao - Itumay
    maclaricezlao@gmail.com

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  42. Love this bag!

    Jaimie Bautista
    jaimiebautista@yahoo.com

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  43. Really useful plus fab and stylish bag..
    Faith Hazel Almario
    feytheyzhel2nd@yahoo.com

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  44. this is really cool and functional. I want to have one

    Jenie Anne Camba
    daineniellejen_jcs@yahoo.com

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  45. This is a cool and fab bag. A perfect weekend getaway bag. :)

    Melanie C. Garciano
    genelanie21@yahoo.com

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