For short trips, travel light. The weekender — a carryall or small duffel — is designed to hold enough clothes to keep you looking fresh, whatever grooming products you require (within reason) and a few other daily essentials (e.g. laptop, reading materials, headphones). When deciding on the best weekender for your lifestyle, first analyze function, then hone in on an aesthetic. Do you need a bag for professional business trips? What about a weekend at the lake with your friends? Maybe you’ll be on the slopes for 48 hours? No matter the type of excursion, one of these weekenders will keep your necessities organized and compact, all without compromising classic styling.
Rains Weekend Bag
This minimalist waterproof bag by Danish brand Rains is excellent for any weekend getaway with inclement weather. The main compartment fastens with a two way-sealed zip to keep your clothing and accessories safe and dry.
Patagonia Black Hole 90L Duffle Bag
Need a bigger bag to take on a variety of excursions? This 90L duffle from Patagonia is made of ripstop fabric with a water-resistant coating, and features a dark color palette that won’t draw too much attention.
Polo Ralph Lauren Thompson Duffle Bag
This duffle from Polo Ralph Lauren is made from water-repellent canvas and features leather trim and handles. Understated and classic, this bag can transition from a work trip to weekend getaway without looking out of place.
Filson Small Duffle
Made in the USA, this small duffle from Filson is made from rugged canvas, includes bridle leather straps and features brass hardware. Its two-pocket interior is unlined.
Barbour Wax Cotton Duffle
Built to stand up to bad weather, this waxed cotton duffle from Barbour features numerous pockets to better organize your gear. It includes a removable shoulder strap and handles made from durable webbing.
Tumi Sonoma Duffle Bag
This duffle from Tumi features three exterior zip pockets and a lined two-pocket interior. It’s made from a sturdy technical weave featuring an understated hexagon print.
Korchmar Twain Weekender
This leather weekender from Korchmar is fully lined and made in the USA. At 22 inches, it will fit in any airline overhead compartment and still hold a weekend’s worth of clothing and accessories.
Montblanc Duffle Bag
Made in Italy, this duffle features sturdy canvas and leather, but remains refined. It includes an interior zip pouch that is easily removable for storing valuables or electronics.
Tomas Maier Leather Holdall
This minimalist holdall from Tomas Maier is made in Italy from understated grey leather. The bag is fully lined with canvas, includes rolled handles and a detachable shoulder strap.
Mulberry Clipper Leather Holdall
Mulberry’s Clipper holdall is an indulgence in leather: the fine leather exterior is lined with suede. Luxurious and understated, this bag will only look better with passing years.