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Best Weekend Bags for Men and Women

By June 28, 2021July 9th, 2021No Comments
Best Weekend Bags for Men and Women

When you’re heading off for a relaxing weekend away or a business trip in the city, the last thing you want is to have to drag a large suitcase along everywhere you go. Enter the weekend bag, a duffle hybrid that’s the perfect combination of function and form, with mid-sized carrying capacities perfect for multi-day trips away from home. These bags are easy to transport and stylish to boot, and here on this list, you’ll find a selection of some of the best ones out there.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

BEST WEEKEND BAG OVERALL

Artisan bag makers Peg and Awl have crafted something truly stupendous with their signature JOURNEY BAG. This mid-capacity canvas duffle bag is crafted from sumptuous duck cotton with veg-tanned leather accenting and handles. It’s designed as the perfect travelling companion for three to four-day trips. With a 15” laptop sleeve and six interior pockets, it’s a wonderful blend of hardwearing materials and modern, tech-friendly features and the perfect choice for any frequent traveller.

BEST WEEKEND BAG FOR MEN

If you’re looking for a rugged and road-ready weekend bag for men, you’ll love the TIN CLOTH DUFFLE BAG from Filson. This weatherproof bag utilizes an oil-treated cloth outer for a rain and snow repellent exterior and has two large zip pockets on its outer shell for easy access to your EDC gear. The interior is fully lined, and the bridle leather handles make it comfortable to carry wherever you go, even if you fill it up to the brim with 35 litres of luggage.

BEST WEEKEND BAG FOR WOMEN

Everlane’s RENEW TRANSIT WEEKENDER is the ideal travel bag for women taking short trips away. This 32-litre bag is stylish and functional, with a sleek quartz colorway and a smart polyester build. It has a large carry handle and a shoulder strap for extra versatility, and there’s a handy padded laptop sleeve on the interior too.

CUTEST WEEKEND BAG

If you’re looking for something super cute for your holiday travels, then the CUYANA TRIPLE ZIPPER WEEKENDER is a great fit. This lovely women’s weekend travel bag from Cuyana employs a triple-zipper design for supreme functionality while looking absolutely fabulous in the meantime. The array of two-tone colorways on offer combine a canvas outer with leather handles and brass accents for an eye-catching piece, and the overall silhouette of the bag is sleek and simple.

BEST LARGE WEEKEND BAG

If you need a weekend bag that can fit half a campsite in it, then the PATAGONIA BALCK HOLE DUFFEL is the one for you. This large weekend bag is available in capacity variants ranging from 40 litres to 100 litres, making it one of the biggest weekend bags you’ll find. It’s also super functional, thanks to its padded base, exterior zip pockets, and MOLLE attachment system, which allows you to add all manner of extra pockets and pouches to the bag’s exterior.

BEST LEATHER WEEKEND BAG

Sometimes you just can’t beat the classics, and Gift and Grace AU’s LEATHER DUFFLE BAG knows this well. This artisan leather duffle bag combines a vintage look with modern sensibilities for a brilliant travel bag. It has a shoe compartment built-in, exterior buckled pockets for quick access to EDC gear and a 28-litre mid-sized interior capacity. It’s also weather-resistant and sports a studded base for extra protection when set down. 

BEST LUXURIOUS WEEKEND BAG

If you’re after something truly luxurious, then the RIMOWA NEVER STILL WEEKENDER  is the travel bag for you. Available in premium black or cactus colorways, this large 38-litre offering combines sleek full-grain leather with ribbed canvas for a sumptuously streamlined aesthetic. There’s a detachable shoulder strap included, plus a trolley sleeve for airport usage, so it’s not only great to look at, it’s supremely functional too!

1. Herschel Bennet Duffle

The Bennet Duffle is a mid-sized black weekend bag from renowned backpack brand Herschel, and it’s one of the best bags in their whole travel range. This 46.5L holdall is available in 5 stylish colorways ranging from black to ivy green to navy blue and sports the classic Herschel red and white striped interior lining. The Bennet also packs in a handy shoe compartment, along with a trolley sleeve that makes it perfect for use on a weekend getaway.

Key Features

  • Duffle bag
  • 5 colorways available
  • Shoe compartment
  • Striped lining

Specifications

  • Capacity: 46.5 L
  • Materials: Polyester

2. Bellroy Weekender Plus

This spacious weekend duffel bag from Bellroy is specifically designed for making multi-day trips a breeze, with spacious zip pockets, an organizational tool belt, and a handy trolley sleeve. Made from a thick canvas weave, this is a sturdy, hardwearing bag, and the reinforced leather handles are sure to take the strain of any burden you carry. Plus, there’s even a 13” laptop sleeve inside and extra pockets for shoes or water bottles, making it a truly versatile choice.

Key Features

  • 4 colorways available
  • 13” laptop sleeve
  • Internal pop pockets
  • Detachable shoulder strap

Specifications

  • Capacity: 30 L – 45 L
  • Materials: Canvas weave

3. Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe

The Catalina Deluxe from Lo & Sons is a chic 50-litre weekend tote bag available in various materials, including washed canvas, recycled polyester, and organic canvas options. This bag is all about convenience and comes with a wraparound zipper designed to get you to your stuff quickly, a detachable shoulder strap for supreme comfort, and a helpful trolley sleeve for when you’re on the move in airports or train stations.

Key Features

  • 10 styles available
  • Pass-through sleeve
  • Shoe compartment
  • Detachable shoulder strap

Specifications

  • Capacity: 50 L
  • Materials: Washed canvas / Recycled Polyester / Organic canvas 

4. Filson Rugged Duffle Bag

This large weekender bag from Filson comes in rugged cotton twill with fine bridle leather handles. This lovely bag is accented with small brass studs and gives a striking impression with a classic, eye-catching army-style design. Available in navy, tan, or otter green colorways, this bag doesn’t just look great. It’s also super convenient, with a detachable shoulder strap and a large 43-litre capacity.

Key Features

  • Navy, Tan, or Otter Green colorways available
  • Carry-on size
  • Bridle leather handles
  • Detachable shoulder strap

Specifications

  • Capacity: 43 L
  • Materials: Cotton twill, Bridle leather

5. Troubadour Weekender

The Troubadour Weekender is a men’s weekend bag that would make an ideal addition to anybody’s travel wardrobe. It’s available in 5 restrained dark colorways and comes with a detachable shoulder strap and a convenient trolley sleeve for when you’re on the go. It also has a large 16” laptop sleeve for all the digital nomads out there and super soft leather handles made from Italian veg-tanned leather.

Key Features

  • 5 colorways available
  • 16” laptop sleeve
  • Detachable shoulder strap

Specifications

  • Capacity: 32 L
  • Materials: Polyester, Veg tanned leather 

6. Peak Design Travel Duffel

In muted black or sage colorways comes the Travel Duffel weekend bag from Peak Design. This mid-sized weekend overnight bag is a great pick for those heading out on a short trip for a couple of days. It’s got two internal pockets, including a zippered phone and device pouch, and comes with a detachable shoulder strap for when you’re walking through town. The nubuck leather accents are a lovely finishing touch.

Key Features

  • Black or Sage colorways available
  • 2 internal pockets
  • Nubuck leather accents
  • Detachable shoulder strap

Specifications

  • Capacity: 35 L
  • Materials: Nylon canvas, Aluminum frame

7. Everlane ReNew Transit Weekender

This stylish women’s weekend travel bag from Everlane combines a sleek aesthetic with great functionality. Available in quartz, charcoal, or black colorways, this weekend bag comes with a large carry handle and a shoulder strap to give you some versatility when you’re on the move, and inside, you’ll find a padded laptop sleeve in the large main compartment.

Key Features

  • 3 colorways available
  • External zip pocket
  • Interior laptop sleeve

Specifications

  • Capacity: 32 L
  • Materials: Recycled polyester, Polyester lining

8. RIMOWA Never Still Weekender

RIMOWA’s Never Still black weekender bag is a luxurious luggage option for the fashion-forward traveller. Available in black or cactus colorways, this bag combines sleek full-grain leather with ribbed canvas for a supremely streamlined aesthetic. It comes with a flexible, detachable shoulder strap and includes a trolley sleeve for airport usage.

Key Features

  • Black or Cactus colorways available
  • Trolley sleeve
  • Flexible shoulder strap

Specifications

  • Capacity: 38 L
  • Materials: Canvas, Full grain leather, Textile lining

9. Away Large Everywhere Bag

Available in black, cobalt, or moss colorways, this clamshell-style weekend bag from Away is a great mid-price option for those looking for a reliable, high-quality bag. The wraparound zip allows you to access all your stuff without taking everything out, while a detachable shoulder strap gives you some flexibility on the move. It’s got a bumper 38-litre capacity, a variety of internal zippered pockets, and on top of everything, it’s great to look at.

Key Features

  • 3 colorways available
  • Clamshell design
  • Detachable shoulder strap
  • Wraparound zip

Specifications

  • Capacity: 38 L
  • Materials: Nylon, Leather

10. Cuyana Triple Zipper Weekender

This lovely women’s weekend travel bag from Cuyana utilizes a triple-zipper design for supreme functionality while looking absolutely fabulous in the meantime. The array of two-tone colorways on offer combines a canvas outer with leather handles and brass accents for an eye-catching piece. The overall silhouette of the bag is surprisingly sleek, considering its large 30-litre capacity.

Key Features

  • 3 colorways available
  • 3 interior compartments
  • Trolley sleeve

Specifications

  • Capacity: 30 L
  • Materials: Canvas, Leather

11. Paravel Grand Tour

The Paravel Grand Tour is a stylish men’s weekend bag with a classic 70s style design. It’s available in two-tone domino black or scout tan colorways. It’s friendly on the eye while still packing in plenty of stuff, thanks to a 36-litre capacity. This bag has a lockable zipper, adding some nice security whilst travelling in hostels or on buses, and there’s also a removable shoulder strap included for when you’re on foot.

Key Features

  • Domino Black or Scout Tan colorways available
  • Lockable zipper
  • Removable shoulder strap

Specifications

  • Capacity: 36 L
  • Materials: Recycled polyester, Leather trim

12. Cole Haan Grand Ambition Weekender

Coming to stores June 30th, the Somerset Holdall from Forbes & Lewis is a large leather weekender bag constructed from strikingly dark buffalo leather with a fine cotton lining on the interior. Sumptuous in both material and design, this holdall has a water-repellent wax finish to keep all of your luggage dry on the go, along with a handy 15” laptop sleeve and internal zip pockets to help you organize your gear.

Key Features

  • Dark leather colorway
  • Water-repellent wax finish 
  • 15” laptop sleeve
  • Internal zip pocket

Specifications

  • Capacity: 50 L – 55 L
  • Materials: Buffalo leather, Cotton lining

13. Hook and Albert Women’s Garment Weekender

This leather weekend bag for women in pebbled leather from Hook and Albert goes for a muted design with a few lovely accents that elevate its aesthetic, namely brass zippers and buckles that add a little bit of flair to the black pebbled leather. The bag has a fold-flat design to allow you to pack it out of the way when not in use, and it also has a convenient shoe compartment and travel-friendly trolley sleeve.

Key Features

  • Black leather colorway
  • Fold-flat design
  • Shoe compartment
  • Trolley sleeve

Specifications

  • Capacity: 40 L
  • Materials: Pebbled leather

14. Stubble & Co The Weekender

Another bag with a rugged outdoorsman-style vibe, the Stubble & Co weekender is great to look at and super functional too. It has a reinforced base and side straps that help to keep 42 litres worth of luggage packed in and comes with an internal 15” laptop sleeve on the interior. Again, the bag’s a great pick for its materials; it has a hardwearing canvas outer shell and full-grain leather accents on the handles and zippers that lend it a classic two-tone look.

 

Key Features

  • 5 colorways available
  • 15” laptop sleeve
  • Reinforced base
  • Detachable shoulder strap

Specifications

  • Capacity: 42 L
  • Materials: Canvas, Full-grain leather

15. H&M Weekend Bag

The Weekend Bag from H & M offers an affordable alternative to some of the more expensive holdalls on offer on this list in black or brown faux leather. This functional bag still looks good despite its low price, with a studded base and a sturdy faux leather shell supported by a polyester lining. There are two inner compartments inside, and a detachable shoulder strap is included for when you’re moving on foot.

Key Features

  • Black or brown leather colorways available
  • 2 inner compartments
  • Studded base
  • Detachable shoulder strap

Specifications

  • Capacity: 32 L
  • Materials: Faux leather, Polyester 

16. Gift and Grace AU Leather Duffle Bag

This handcrafted, artisan leather duffle bag from Gift and Grace AU is a traditional large duffle bag with a few nice modern features. This is a great leather weekender bag in lovely burnished brown leather that’s both weather-resistant and good-looking. It includes a shoe compartment within its base and an exterior buckled pocket for quick access to everyday items.

Key Features

  • Burnished brown leather colorway
  • Shoe compartment
  • Exterior buckled pocket
  • Studded base

Specifications

  • Capacity: 28 L
  • Materials: Leather, Cotton lining

17. Leatherology Kessler Duffle

This large men’s leather weekend bag from Leatherology is a nice option for those looking for something with a bumper capacity. It can fit up to 50 litres of luggage thanks to its cylindrical design, and it still looks good regardless, owing to its lovely full-grain leather shell and nickel accents. Custom monogramming is also available for an extra fee.

Key Features

  • 4 colorways available
  • Interior zippered pockets
  • Nickel accents
  • Custom monogramming

Specifications

  • Capacity: 50 L
  • Materials: Full-grain leather, Cotton twill lining

18. United by Blue Carry-On Duffle

If 50 litres still isn’t enough for you, why not go for a massive 55-litre option like the United by Blue carry-on duffle. This bag isn’t just large. It’s also good for the environment, having been constructed almost entirely from recycled plastic bottles. In addition, it comes from a 100% vegan manufacturing process, so you can rest assured that it’s both planet and animal-friendly too.

Key Features

  • Black or Maroon colorways available
  • Front slant pockets
  • 100% vegan materials
  • Removable shoulder strap

Specifications

  • Capacity: 55 L
  • Materials: Recycled polyester, Nylon

19. Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

I hear you asking for something even bigger than a 55-litre bag, and luckily for you, Patagonia can offer it. Patagonia’s Black Hole duffel is the perfect choice for those who really need to carry a whole bonanza of gear. This large weekender bag is available in capacity variants ranging from 40 litres to 100 litres, making it one of the biggest bags on this list. It’s also super functional, thanks to its padded base, exterior zip pockets, and MOLLE system, which allows for the attachment of extra pockets and pouches.

Key Features

  • 9 colorways available
  • Exterior zip pockets
  • MOLLE system
  • Padded base

Specifications

  • Capacity: 40 L – 100 L
  • Materials: Recycled polyester

20. Monos Metro Duffel

The Monos Metro Duffel is a nice option for those looking for something a little bit smaller. It’s a relatively small weekend bag with just a 23-litre capacity, but that’s still enough for a couple of days’ worth of luggage. It has a trolley sleeve for airport wheeling and a 15” laptop sleeve inside to keep your devices safe. Plus, the free mini Metro Classic Kit included gives you some convenient extra storage, and this extra compartment can be easily snapped on or off the front of the bag at will.

Key Features

  • 7 styles available
  • 15” laptop sleeve
  • Trolley sleeve
  • Attachable ‘Metro Classic Kit’

Specifications

  • Capacity: 23 L
  • Materials: Nylon or Vegan leather 

21. Dagne Dover Landon Duffle

The Landon neoprene duffle from Dagne Dover is a high-tech ladies’ weekend bag made from modern materials that give it an overall light carry-weight while offering lots of storage space. The Landon is constructed from neoprene, a weatherproof synthetic material that’ll stand up to the odd rain shower without giving you any trouble. It also includes a nylon shoe bag for packing away gym shoes or spares for a long time trip. Inside, you’ll find a 15” laptop sleeve and a handy stretch key leash for keeping your keys close while staying at hotels or hostels.

Key Features

  • 6 colorways available
  • 15” laptop sleeve
  • Stretch key leash
  • Nylon shoe bag

Specifications

  • Capacity: 39 L
  • Materials: Neoprene, Nylon

22. Lundi Cognac Bellecourt

Lundi’s high-class Cognac Bellecourt weekend bag is one of the finest luggage options on offer from this renowned Parisian leather brand. Available in 5 shades of full-grain leather, this small weekend bag has a rigid shell that makes it ideal for keeping delicate items inside like reading glasses and shades and includes an interior zip pocket for organizing your stuff. It’s small, with just a 14-litre capacity, but it’s a nice option for those packing for short business trips or overnight stays.

Key Features

  • 5 colorways available
  • Interior zip pocket
  • Rigid shell

Specifications

  • Capacity: 14 L
  • Materials: Leather

23. Herschel Travel Tote

The Herschel weekend tote bag is a great pick for those who like the Herschel weekender’s design but want something a little smaller. This 18-litre bag is available in black crosshatch or ash rose colorways, and as usual, includes the signature Herschel candy-striped lining. You’ll also find a 15” laptop sleeve inside, while the polyester shell gives you some nice water and abrasion resistance.

Key Features

  • Black or Ash Rose colorways available
  • Tote bag style
  • Striped fabric lining
  • 15” laptop sleeve

Specifications

  • Capacity: 18 L
  • Materials: Polyester, Fleeced lining

24. Peg and Awl The Journey Bag

If you’re looking for a strong and sturdy canvas weekender bag with a mid-sized capacity, the Peg and Awl Journey Bag is a perfect pick. This bag is made from woven cotton duck canvas, an extremely strong material used in army equipment and clothing. The handles are made from veg tanned leather, and brass rivets add a nice bit of character to the overall design. Inside, you’ll find a bevy of 6 interior pockets, along with a 15” laptop sleeve, making it a great blend of traditional materials and modern features.

Key Features

  • 8 colorways available
  • 15” laptop sleeve
  • Brass rivets
  • 6 interior pockets

Specifications

  • Capacity: 21.5 L
  • Materials: Cotton duck canvas, Veg tanned leather

25. Mark and Graham Overnight Bag

Mark and Graham’s canvas and leather weekender is a great large capacity option with a bumper 93 litres of storage space. Despite its vast size, Mark and Graham have managed to keep the bag fairly slick in terms of its outer aesthetic, with strategic use of saddle leather for a bit of European flair and two large contrasting canvas straps that help to break up the overall silhouette of the bag. Personalized monogramming is also available for a small extra fee.

Key Features

  • 3 colorways available
  • Personalized monogramming
  • Striped lining
  • Interior zippered pocket

Specifications

  • Capacity: 93 L
  • Materials: Cotton canvas, Saddle leather, Cotton lining

26. Filson Tin Cloth Duffle Bag

Filson has another great weekender duffle bag in the form of this tin cloth offering, which utilizes an oil-treated cloth outer for a rain and snow repellent exterior. Two zippered pockets are included on the front of the bag, giving you easy access to EDC gear, while the fully lined interior offers up a large 34.5-litre capacity. The bridle leather handles are designed for comfort, and if you’re walking long distances with a heavy load, you can attach a canvas shoulder strap.

Key Features

  • Otter green or Dark Tan colorways available
  • Dual front zippered pockets
  • Fully lined interior
  • Detachable shoulder strap

Specifications

  • Capacity: 34.5 L
  • Materials: Tin cloth, Bridle leather

27. Kenneth Cole Reaction Duffel Bag

Kenneth Cole’s Reaction duffel bag is a large-capacity 39-litre option with a simple but stylish overall design. It’s available in black, brown, or cognac shades of fine Colombian leather and includes a shoe compartment in its base along with studs designed to prevent scratching when setting the bag down. Inside, you’ll find two open-top pockets to help keep things organized, while on the exterior, you also have two handy U-shaped zip pockets.

Key Features

  • 3 colorways available
  • Shoe compartment
  • Studded base

Specifications

  • Capacity: 39 L
  • Materials: Colombian leather

28. Herschel Novel Duffle

Finally, we have the Novel Duffle bag from Herschel, their signature duffle bag. This large 42.5-litre holdall is a joy to look at, and it’s available in a variety of styles ranging from raven crosshatched polyester to blue nylon with leather straps. The Herschel striped lining is present inside every bag style, along with a handy shoe compartment for packing some extra treads.

Key Features

  • 10 colorways available
  • Shoe compartment
  • Detachable shoulder strap
  • Striped lining

Specifications

  • Capacity: 42.5 L
  • Materials: Polyester or Nylon, Leather straps (Select colorways)