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The origin story of our firefighter equipment bags

From his firefighting beginnings to his entrepreneurial days, Jake Starr has recognized the potential of the 1000D nylon found in fire hoses, which inspired the idea of using decommissioned hoses to design and create a wide range of high-quality products. Recycled Firefighters makes reliable and rugged firefighter equipment bags that offer a modern look and uncompromising practicality. From using fire hoses to fight fires, to manufacturing bags and backpacks that can withstand a bit of heat, our mission is to bring these tough products to your doorstep. Read more

1000D Cordura nylon and USA hardware make for really tough bags

Our focus is to provide customers with convenient and comfortable firefighter equipment duffle bags that offer versatility, ease of access, and enough comfort for daily carries. We build our bags and backpacks to last. We combine waterproof Mil-Spec YKK zippers, hard-wearing USA hardware, and waterproof 1000D Cordura nylon from decommissioned fire hoses in products that stand the test of time and use. Finally, we perform durable stitching and reinforce all stress points by bar-caking them for extra durability. Read more

Our practical products fit an array of uses

The Battalion line of hard-wearing firefighter duffle bags and backpacks consists of several different products manufactured with the same attention to detail and quality that our customers have come to expect. Make your choice between our compact Battalion Barrel duffle, our spacious 72-Hour 1000D Cordura duffle, and our versatile 72-Hour duffle backpack. The Barrel is ideal for overnight trips and as a daily or gym carry, while our 72-hour offerings give you all the space and practicality you need for longer trips and more items. Read more

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Frequently Asked Questions

A firefighter barrel equipment duffle bag is a compact and versatile bag fit for many different uses. It features a long zipper for easy access to your belongings and two angled carrying handles for more comfortable use. These bags are lightweight and offer plenty of room in a small form factor. Some of the biggest benefits of barrel duffle bags include:

Usable as a flight carry-on

Easy to carry 


Folds for easy storage



Highly durable

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Fold the edges of the bag to receive better access to the interior.

Place your bulky items at the very bottom.

Roll all your T-shirts and shirts to minimize the space they take up. 

Place small items in your shoes.

Wedge fragile items in between your clothes. 

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In order to choose the most suitable firefighter equipment duffle bag for your requirements, make sure to consider the following aspects: 

The type of duffle bag (barrel, squared off, backpack duffle) 

The size of the bag

The materials and the hardware 

The maximum number of pounds it can carry

The comfort and convenience it offers

The color and the style

The number of compartments and the overall practicality 

The purpose of a duffle bag no matter its size and shape is to provide users with a comfortable, convenient, practical, and versatile option for both a daily carry and a specialized carry. This makes them one of the most popular types of bags customers at Recycled Firefighters look for. 

Recycled FIrefighters is a company that envisions, designs, and handcrafts different types of practical, convenient, comfortable, and most of all durable firefighter duffle bags and backpacks. We manufacture all our products within the United States from high-quality 1000D Cordura nylon we receive from decommissioned fire hoses. Nothing goes to waste!

We focus on using rugged, hard-wearing, and waterproof materials combined with USA-made hardware for the ultimate combination of style and strength. Our goal is providing you with a bag that will ensure many years of dependable service. However, besides the duffle bags and backpacks we offer, we manufacture other high-quality products, such as: 

Different types of slick bifold and front-pocket wallets

A selection of durable and long-lasting backpacks in various sizes

A wide range of useful accessories for our firefighter backpacks and bags

A Collection of convenient and comfortable firefighter gear bags

A wide variety of sergeant slim and comfortable wallets

Much more

Take a moment to browse through our website and make your selection of products today!