From Issue Three of the Gear Patrol Magazine.
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The long weekend is a balancing act between forethought and impulse; seclusion and accessibility; restraint and indulgence. Your luggage should reflect those dichotomies. The bag should be spacious — big enough for a change of clothes and an extra pair of shoes — but sleek; lightweight, yet durable; inconspicuous and always ready. Here are three weekenders that fit the bill.

Shot on location at Foxfire Mountain House in Mt. Tremper, NY.

Ghurka Cavalier II No. 97 Duffel


Ghurka’s Cavalier II No. 97 Duffel comes in many shades and materials, including the brand’s signature “Chestnut Leather.” But the standout of the season is a camouflage-pattern twill designed by Kathy Formby, the brand’s creative director. The bag itself measures 21 x 10 x 11 inches, and features a fold-end design that opens for easy access to one’s belongings.

What to Pack
Visvim Mckinley Jacket $1,945
Folk Waffle-Knit Sweater $225

Bennett Winch Weekender


The Bennett Winch Weekender is the template that all medium-sized duffels should aspire to. Handmade in England, it features 24-ounce bonded cotton canvas, full-grain leather accents, military-grade cotton webbing, brass hardware and a YKK zipper.

What to Pack
Oliver Spencer Fishtail Trousers $255
New Balance x J.Crew 997 Moonshot Sneakers $210
Thorogood Oil-Tanned Leather Boots $210
Farm to Feet Slate Mountain Mid Socks $24

Want Les Essentiels Hartsfield Holdall


Canadian brand Want Les Essentials, founded in 2006 by brother Byron and Dexter Pear, makes smart accessories that straddle the divide between timeless design and forward-thinking fashion. The Hartsfield (23 x 13 x 10 inches) builds upon the classic tote with a longer profile and features Italian leather accents, a long drop shoulder strap and a detachable cross-body strap.

What to Pack
Nudie Jeans Co. Lean Dean Dry Cold Black $165
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