It’s hard to beat a duffel for maximum mobility and flexibility while traveling. But the lack of interior organization is always an Achilles’ heel. Cycling bag-maker Orucase addresses that problem with its Janus Duffel 50.
Orucase designed the duffel with interior attachment points that interface with its line of stuff sacks.
That’s not the only feature worth noting. Yes, Orucase purpose-built the Janus Duffel 50 to meet the needs of cyclists on the go. But features like technical laminate fabric from Challenge Sailcloth, a burly oversized YKK #10 RC zipper, and a three-point shoulder strap designed for long-term comfort mean the Janus Duffel 50 could make a decent bag for traveling adventure athletes of all stripes.
Orucase Janus Duffel 50 features
The Janus Duffel 50’s main compartment is 40 liters — plenty of space for a week’s worth of clothing and travel gear, with judicious packing. Orucase helps out in this regard by making the central compartment modular. The Janus Duffel can hold three of Orucase’s small stuff sacks ($20 each) at a time. Or, if you’ve got bulkier gear, one large stuff sack ($30) and one small stuff sack.
The stuff sacks clip into the sides of the Janus’ interior compartment to prevent shuffling as travelers toss the duffel from Uber to overhead compartment to Uber and back again. Even better, the stuff sacks come in solid (for water resistance) or mesh (for easier organization).
The primary compartment has two smaller pockets designed to accommodate a laptop and other small electronics. And to protect your stuff, Orucase built the Janus Duffel 50 with 3mm of closed-cell foam surrounding all the compartments.
Speaking of other compartments, the Janus Duffel has two of them in addition to the central 40-liter one. The two end pockets are large enough to hold a helmet or shoes.
“But what about funk,” you, a cyclist well-acquainted with your own stink, ask. Solid fabric panels on the outside of each end pocket can zip away to reveal expandable mesh panels designed to let dry air in and stink out.
Janus Duffel Specs
Here’s the full breakdown, per Orucase:
- Capacity: 50 Liters
- Dimensions: 12″ diameter x 24″ long
- Material: Challenge Sailcloth Recycled Laminate Materials
- 3mm Closed Cell Foam Padding
- Oversized #10 YKK RC Zipper
- Ambidextrous Shoulder strap with 3rd point removable buckle for stability and comfort
- Storage Pockets and Dividers
- 2 External zippered storage pocket with hidden mesh aerator liner
- Large Internal 11 x 16-inch zippered pocket
- Small internal 6 x 17-inch zippered pocket
Orucase makes the Janus Duffel 50 to order in San Diego, Calif. The bag retails for $250.