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.

Joshu + Vela Small Duffle

This barrel-round duffle features leather handles, hand-set American-made copper rivets, and a smooth excella YKK zipper. Choose from a range of limited-edition fabrics and leathers.

Tecovas Ranch Duffle

This classic leather duffle features a heavy-duty YKK zipper and a snap-close grab handle. The interior is lined with green canvas and includes three open pockets and a secured zip pocket.

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.

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 Sartorial Jet Large Duffle Bag

This understated duffel has a water- and scratch-resistant nylon body with black Saffiano calf leather accents. The design features one main compartment with a top zipper, one interior zipped pocket and two interior open pockets.

Bleu de Chauffe Hobo Holdall

Made in France from full-grain leather, this bag features two top handles, a detachable shoulder strap and a two-way zip fastening. It has a detabchable internal zip pocket and holds about 20 liters.

Bennett Winch Weekender

This canvas weekender is made in England and holds about 40 liters. It has two top handles, an internal zip pocket, a padded tablet sleeve, a waterproof shoe compartment and leather accents.

Globe Trotter Leather Holdall

This minimalist leather holdall is made in England from full-grain leather. It features two handles, an canvas lining, an internal zip pocket and a capacity of 18 liters.

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