You’ve probably faced this dilemma before: You decide to go on an overnight trip or treat yourself to a weekend getaway (or just have a short business trip, bleh), but realize, like Goldilocks did before you, that none of your luggage options is quite right for this precise amount of time. Suitcases are too big, and backpacks never fit all of the shoes, toiletries, and travel gifts you pick up on the go. That’s why it’s time you invest in a weekender bag, friend.
The best weekender bags (also called “weekend bags”) are made of water-resistant materials like Neoprene, canvas, or twill, and are just roomy enough to hold a few days’ worth of clothing. These bags are versatile—easy to carry by hand, cross-body, and even on your back, thanks to top handles and adjustable shoulder straps. And unlike cavernous suitcases, the best weekender bags usually include various organizational compartments, internal pockets, and external pockets just for shoes, laptops, and toiletries. Weekender bags come in different shapes, from the rounded duffel to smaller tote bags that double as gym bags, or elegant purses. Many of these essential carryalls are foldable and some are expandable for extra storage space.
Below, we’ve rounded up 19 best-selling, durable, stylish weekender bags from brands we love such as Dagne Dover, Patagonia, Baboon to the Moon, Everlane, and Paravel.
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