Brand Comparison and Product Review
Although these three brands have their differences, their lightweight gear ties their catalogues together – specifically they vintage originals. Cenzo Luggage is a company best known for its quality Italian leather bags; their logo: legendary quality at a vintage price. KPL, on the other hand, is a luggage company better known for producing athletic designs; though their adventurous journalistic leather bag approach to the vintage classic certainly gives Cenzo a run for their money. Then finally, Pathfinder Luggage is best known for being a lightweight adventure brand which is environmentally friendly and best for fast travel at a moments notice. Their following products compared side by side by side below are three vintage leather duffels made by hand and ready for the next flight.
How we Organized our Reviews
The following brands and their products are organized below using the four following categories: Suitcase Storage, Materials/Durability, Additional Features and Size/Style Options. This system is utilized because these are the top four categories that interest customers when it comes down to comparing luggage to other luggage – especially when the suitcases can be so similar.
Cenzo is an Italian leather goods company that makes duffle bags, satchels, backpacks, and other high-quality long-lasting leather products which are essential to travel and add to the comfort of every journey. This particular weekender bag is imported directly from Florence, Italy and handmade with full grain calfskin leather.
At 8 ounces of storage space and with a single interior zippered pocket, the inside of this bag can easily fit 2 to 3 outfits and can be used as your carry-on or even as a personal item alongside your suitcase. The inside is padded and ideal for your electronics including your laptop, and the lining is quite water tight. Exterior features offer an oval wide opening, full leather handles, and a leather strap for handling the weight of whatever your pack.
The lining is made from Cotton Cuck Canvas lining and is stylish as well as water proof; the full grain calfskin leather offers deep color tones and will improve in look as it ages. Additionally, the vegetable tanned base of the bag is much stronger than many polyester or cotton-canvas suitcases, and the semi-gloss finish across the entire bag makes it better at resisting scratches and tears.
All hardware including clasps and zippers are made from genuine high-durability brass.
This duffle measures 21 X 10 X 11 inches and its style options feature Italian leather with U.S. made interior duck canvas for a pair that gives strength and watertight security. This bag is great as a carry-on and (depending on how you pack) can easily fit enough clothing for 4 days of travel. Color options are limited to stained brown.
KPL is a sports fashion brand, but far be it from only producing mesh gym bags! It’s unique Travel Overnight Leather Gym duffle has all the extras you’d need for the hotel, pool, jungle, urban streets, or wherever else you might go. If you are just headed to the gym, this is a very fashion-forward bag that will get you there in style with no trouble.
At 21 inches and with that leather-canvas stretch, this suitcase offers close to 35 liters of packing space for a long weekend trip. The interior is designed with an open rectangle zipper leather lid that gives way to a large main compartment for clothing. Exterior features include two side pockets for cash and mobile devices, etcetera, as well as a front buckled pocket.
Made from 100% genuine leather and featuring a durable canvas padded interior lining, at 21 inches this is a superbly crafted leather duffle original. It includes an adjustable shoulder strap made from leather and nylon combined materials, and the strong stitched handles are also made from high quality genuine leather. The entire body of the bag is finished in a scratch-resistant stain which adds to the bags overall durability by protecting against rips and tears; meanwhile, the genuine leather will actually improve with age and proper treatment, making this duffle more valuable over time.
Three exterior pockets are included with this design as well as all chrome hardware including clasps and zippers.
Where style is concerned this suitcase is only available in dark brown; but this traditional leather color is excellent looking and ideal for any gym-goer or adventurer on the move. The brown leather will improve with age and the staining gives the bag a fantastic fashion-forward sheen.
Pathfinder is best known as an adventure brand; particularly for the sporty travelers and mountaineering types. In our opinion their leather duffle bag reflects this adventure traveler’s aesthetic with its simple design and smooth lines that are very business professional and quite uncomplicated.
At 20 inches this selection from Pathfinder is the best of their leather bags but its still a bit smaller than the other selections from our previous reviewed brands. At this size it is designed with more of an oval shape with a flat bottom; the top opens wide and gives way to a large interior storage space for a pair of shoes, two outfits, and an extra 5 liters of space for whatever else you need in your overnight bag.
Made to last for ages, this duffle is designed with luxurious grain-textured leather which will improve with age and is highly scratch and tear resistant. The duffle includes rounded handles and an adjustable shoulder strap, both made from nylon wrapped leather and complete with full chrome hardware; this includes the hardware of the zippers and all clasps. The interior is designed in the classic style with a small zippered identification pocket and a full watertight lining with added padding to protect your valuables.
This product comes with a fantastic 10-year manufacturers warranty to protect you and your purchase.
Style options include two strong business-forward leather colors: black/beige and black/red. This fashion duffel is fit for both men and women and its classic style is perfect for people who often travel on business or head outdoors on photography trips, etcetera.
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Many sub-par brands will use lesser materials to make suitcases which are more affordable but less durable and less original – not nearly as vintage or professional. However, from these three brands there isn’t a single duffel made from faux leather; all three of these companies prove that their products are made with the best quality and finest materials for duffels which are truly equal in class and durability. Perhaps the best of these, however, are the quality Italian leather products from Cenzo Luggage and KPL Luggage; each of these duffels are made with superior craftsmanship and additional storage-providing designs to create a duffel bag which looks great while packing a lot in a pinch. At 21 inches these bags are both ideal for carry-on purposes, or even used as your personal item, and since their made from genuine leather they can only improve with age.
As well, all three bags in this review are styled for both men and women and fit directly into that old-world vintage category which every traveler wants to purchase from. The final decision, as always, comes down to what you as the traveler need for your specific journey; we hope you find exactly that with one of these high quality vintage duffels.