Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Gill Voyager Duffel Bag

WHAT IS IT?

Gill Voyager Duffel Bag

WHAT SETS IT APART?

This will be the longest lasting duffle bag you’ll ever own. It’s constructed from a puncture resistant, PVC tarpaulin bric with stitch-free, welded seams for a fully waterproof — and rugged — finish. Designed for easy, compact transportation with reinforced haul-handles, and non-slip, detachable shoulder strap and grab handle. 18 inches H x 19 inches W x 12 inches D. Colors: black, sulphur. Size: 30L. 

HOW DO I USE IT?

The roll-down closure can be rolled down three times and secured with Velcro, and side-release fasteners create a watertight seal. A wide-open mouth offers easy access, while the six external D-ring attachment points mean you can conveniently secure it down. 

HOW MUCH?

$79.95

MORE INFORMATION: 

Gillfishing.com

ANGLER’S INSIGHT:

I wouldn’t have thought to qualify a duffle bag as worthy of our Gear Reviews, but this is anything but an ordinary duffle. Like everything else it designs, Gill took something ordinary and featureless and reinvented it to the level of the brand’s uncompromising commitment for technical apparel and accessories. There were no shortcuts taken with how to create a watertight seal using Velcro, and strategically-placed D-rings and multiple grab and haul handles adapt to any storage configuration.

I had to take a photo to show how the Voyager 30L can be made more compact than anything I’ve ever seen in a duffle. Inside the bag is a Gill Meridian-X Jacket and Gill Meridian-X Bib. Note the fully flattened bag is only 4 inches high. Just think how much storage space this can save inside your boat’s compartment or anywhere else needed for storage. Even better, the bag expands for larger items while retaining its watertight attributes with solid, secure closures with the Velcro and buckles.