best weekend bags for travel

Travel Gift of the Season: The Weekender Bag

We're always on the hunt for the perfect weekend bag—one that's sturdy but stylish, lightweight but spacious. These 18 meet all our needs and more.


Barneys New York Medium Weekender Bag

Made from technical fabric with protective metal feet and sturdy leather top handles, this medium-sized weekender is guaranteed to withstand whatever comes its way. We also love its understated olive color and pretty goldtone hardware.

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A.P.C. Sac Maybellene Nylon Duffel Bag

For a sporty look, go with this nylon logo duffel from A.P.C. It's roomy enough to fit one or two changes of clothes for a weekend getaway, while also compact enough to carry as your daily gym bag.

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Baggu Travel Cloud Bag

Prefer the tote bag style? We recommend the Travel Cloud Bag from Baggu. If you don't stuff it all the way full, you'll likely be able to squeeze it in as your personal item on most planes.

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Everlane The Twill Weekender

There's little that Everlane can do wrong, and the Twill Weekender is no exception. Its exterior is made from a fuss-free 100% water-resistant cotton twill, and details like leather handles and metal feet make it even better. In black, dark green, gray, and black-dipped gray as shown above, you're sure to find one that fits your style.

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Gucci Ophidia GG Supreme Logo Weekend Bag

If you're all about the glam life, there's no question that this Gucci bag is the one for you. With its signature red and green stripe detail and classic GG logo and plaque, it's the perfect accessory for an Italian weekend getaway—that's where it was crafted, after all.

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L.L. Bean Hunter's Tote Bag

For an affordable carry-all tote, we like this rugged L.L. Bean bag. It's tough as can be with a polyester shell, water-resistant thermoplastic interior coating, and double-stitched nylon seams.

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Filson Medium Duffle Bag

Filson is king when it comes to high-quality craftsmanship and outdoorsy-chic style. The Medium Duffle features the brand's signature water-resistant Rugged Twill fabric, plus vegetable-tanned leather trim and rust-proof brass hardware.

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Sole Society Lacie Large Vegan Weekender

For a vegan-friendly option, we love Sole Society's faux-leather bag. This one is super spacious (big enough to fit at least 2-3 outfit changes, plus other essentials) and looks ultra chic with its gold-toned hardware and animal print interior lining.

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H&M Foldable Weekend Bag

On a budget? This foldable weekend bag from H&M is a total steal for under $35. It's the perfect size for a short weekend trip, or one where you don't need to bring so much (think: beach trip where you'll be living in your swimsuit).

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Free People Willow Vintage Tote

For a unique twist on typical duffels and messengers, try this cool tote from Free People. The slouchy half-moon shape stands out in the crowd, and wooden top handles add to the vintage aesthetic.

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Herschel bags are the definition of tried-and-true—there's a reason the brand is consistently top-rated and has become a household name. The proof is in the details: exterior zip shoe compartment, interior wall pocket, tech construction, two-way zip closure, minimalist style.

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Cuyana Classic Weekender Bag

Cuyana is known for its sustainable "fewer is better" mentality, offering high-quality products meant to last forever. That ethos extends clearly to this weekender, thoughtfully designed with plenty of pockets and handcrafted in Turkey using heavy cotton Turkish canvas and Turkish and Italian leather. Bonus: you can get it monogrammed with foil or embossing for a personalized touch.

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Vintage Louis Vuitton Monogram Keepall 55

On TheRealReal, an authentic vintage resale site, you can find gems like this Louis Vuitton Keepall, with its famous monogram coated canvas and tan leather trim.

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Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag

If you're looking to use your weekender bag on hiking trips or outdoor adventures, go with one from Patagonia. The Black Hole duffels come in a durable water repellent finish with weather-resistant TPU-film laminate, and they feature multiple pockets and padded shoulder straps for easy carrying. The 45L size is perfect for short trips, but check out the larger options if you tend to overpack.

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Bennett Winch The Weekend Bag

The Weekend Bag from Bennett Winch marries functionality and fashion perfectly, offering a built-in shoe compartment and interior laptop pocket, plus waterproof cotton canvas and full grain leather handles, in addition to its good looks. Yes, it's a splurge, but the classic style is totally timeless.

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Adidas Original Santiago Duffel Bag

This vibrant bag from Adidas isn't afraid to show off—with a bright white vintage branding across the side and front, it's best suited for brand superfans and sports lovers (or anyone after the old-school look that's so in right now).

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Madewell Canvas Overnight Bag

We're just a tad obsessed with Madewell's Transport Tote, so it should come as no surprise that we're big supporters of the Canvas Overnight bag, too. It's spacious, durable, and comes in three pretty colors.

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LONGCHAMP Le Pliage Club Tote

We love the simplicity of this sleek bag from Longchamp. The embroidered logo appears sophisticated, rather than flashy, and the bits of contrasting colors offer a cool yet understated touch.

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What to Pack on Your Next Trip

A weekend trip doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Pack your bag to the brim with some of our favorite trends this holiday season.

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