The Helly Hansen Duffel Bag 2 is the updated version of the Helly Hansen Duffel. It keeps the same basic design but makes a major fabric upgrade that has proved far more durable and way more weather resistant. Adding to the increased durability, the stitching around the shoulder straps also seems far more reinforced compared to the failure-ridden older version. The only downside of the new bag? It's no longer a crazy good deal, it's not more expensive than most of the other duffels in this review, just more-or-less in line with them; whereas the previous model was around $30 less. Despite the price increase, if you are looking for a 90-liter or smaller travel bag, the Helly Hansen holds its own and is a solid contender in all of our performance categories.
For 2017, the Helly Hansen Duffel is available in two new colors. The bag remains the same in performance and construction.