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New sports and duffel bags highlight muted hues, clean lines

Models in deep shades and with lesser compartments gain popularity.


  • Streamlined styles: Makers are moving away from bright colors and instead utilize deep red, brown, navy blue, green and teal. Models with allover patterns are being replaced with two-tone variants. For a cleaner look, products have only one or two outer pockets.
  • Water-resistant materials: Companies are emphasizing the use of polyester and nylon coated with PVC or PU to withstand moisture. The treated textiles are also increasingly employed for the lining. Tarpaulin is another shell option with this property.
  • Convenience features: Suppliers are adding padded compartments specifically for digital devices because of the growing popularity of tablet PCs and the ubiquity of laptops. They also incorporate small window pockets on the exterior to accommodate ID tags.
  • Price & sales projections: With steady textile rates and sufficient material stock, exporters will be keeping quotes stable in the next six months. Overseas revenue is anticipated to rise just 5 percent this year due to weakening demand.
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All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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