Spring is here, summer is around the corner and everyone is looking forward to moving outside for warm weather activities. And those activities – boating, hiking, camping, or the dutiful baseball/softball parents standing on the sidelines of a chilly, wet field – bring us in contact with water.
To help keep our gear dry while we are enjoying our fresh air freedom, outdoor enthusiasts are turning to waterproof and water resistant bags of various sizes and shapes. Because of the trend to more active, outdoor lifestyles, these bags have become one of the most popular branded gifts of the last few years.
Duffel bags, backpacks, pouches and dry bags are all available in fully-sealed waterproof material. They are ideal to hold phones, watches, wet and dry clothes, cameras – even laptops – so you can take them on a trip to the beach, pool or on that standing paddle board ride you keep meaning to try.
These bags fold flat for easy storage, and the rolling top seals the contents securely. The imprint area is large for maximum brand exposure and the various sizes available make it appropriate for any audience. Ask for a sample and try it for yourself – you’ll become a believer!
Duffel bags are no longer just an accessory to carry your gear to and from the gym. Not just a tube that you stuff your clothes, towel and water bottle into, the style and function of today’s duffel bags make them a must-have piece of your travel bag collection.
Let’s start with style. There are various sizes, but all duffels have the same basic shape and features. So, the first thing that will set your branded duffel apart from all the other bags in your customers’ closets will be the outward appearance. A bright bag with an all-over custom decoration will stand out and be noticed. A collage of company product images; nature scenes promoting eco-conscious initiatives; or a picture of a person, animal or thing that serves as the company mascot would stand out and grab the attention of anyone who sees it. Brand visibility being one of the main objectives of any marketing team means style is key.
Regarding function, duffel bags can be as simple or complex as your budget allows. Zippered pockets, shoe pockets, padded shoulder pads, laptop sleeves and rolling wheels are all available for a price. And for business travelers, these types of functional options are a must. However, for the average recipient, who will likely use this bag for road trips, pool or beach days, and gym gear, a simple, lightweight design with a zip top opening, carry handles and a shoulder strap are all that’s needed.
Duffel bags remain a practical carryall for most people. If you take the time to consider a custom decoration that will stand out in the crowd, your brand will get carried on.