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Express No. 2 Product Description


The forefather of classic Ghurka design and the very first Ghurka bag, this sophisticated leather or leather and twill carry-on makes the ideal weekend travel bag. With thoughtful details like an umbrella loop and adjustable shoulder strap, this carry-on duffel represents the quintessence of form and function. The appeal of this sophisticated bag has endured for over 40 years. Standing the test of time with its ageless style and unrelenting construction, No. 2 weekender is a powerful addition to our luggage collection. 

20" x 12" x 9 3/4"

Meets airline standards as a main carry-on 

Dual Top Handles With 9” Drop

Adjustable Shoulder Strap 63"

Shoulder Strap Drop 31”

Roomy Interior

Multiple zippered pockets

Loops to hold an umbrella

Luggage Tag included

Personalize yours with a Ghurka Brass (pictured)



My Ghurka Express...

There are certain items that I have found I take with me whenever I travel. It doesn’t really matter where I am going, or if it’s for work or leisure, they always go with me. One of these items is my Ghurka Express No. 2 bag (and if it looks like the possibility of rain, another is my Ghurka umbrella). The other item is my Tilley hat.

I use the Express No. 2 as my essential carry-on when flying. I’ll throw my toiletries and electric shaver in it, as well as a change of clothes, just in case my suitcase doesn’t show up at my destination at the same time I do. Add in my travel humidor for my cigars and cigar tools (I have this great small antique sterling silver cigar ashtray from Tiffany’s that I take which fits nicely into the zippered side pocket so I always have a cigar ashtray handy for the ashes), my iPad (or before that my CD player), headphones, a book or two, and maybe a sweatshirt or sweater for the plane ride and I’m all set. Thus fitted out I have logged many, many trips over the last 12 years across America, Europe and Asia. All with the same Express bag.
I also use my Express No. 2, and take my umbrella whenever I go on a road trip. They fit nicely into my T-Bird, and accompany me (and my wife) as we explore New England. Top down, cruising through the countryside, definitely the way to see the northeast.

I am writing to you about this because after more than 12 years of using my Express and Ghurka umbrella on more than a hundred trips, I find it interesting that people still stop me to comment on how great my bag looks. They ask who made it and from where it was purchased., When I tell them that it’s more than 10 years old with thousands of miles of use, they look at me in disbelief.

I guess this shows that if you buy a quality, classic product and take care of it, it will last for many years, and continue to catch the eye of people who appreciate quality and great craftsmanship.

With kind regards,
Kenneth L.