These Weekender Bags Will Make You Want to Book a Getaway

Weekender bag

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An essential part of packing is having the right vessel to transport your gear in. Nobody wants to seem too OTT for showing up with a huge rolling suitcase, but sometimes your usual gym tote just won’t cut it. That’s where the trusty weekender bag comes in.  

Bigger than a backpack but smaller than a suitcase, a perfect weekender bag can fit the right amount of clothes for a weekend away — with enough room to spare for other essentials like toiletries, shoes, and accessories. If you have enough space to pack, you’ll be less likely to fit it all in without having to make a judgement call of what to leave out.

There are tons of great options out there, but to make things easier, we’ve narrowed it down to a few of our favourites. Keep scrolling to find the perfect weekender bag; we promise it will become the bag you never knew you were missing.

Away The Everywhere Bag, $195

Away’s Everywhere Bag has a sleek look and a five-star rating on the brand’s official site. With carry-on approved dimensions, the bag is designed to be practical. It’s available in olive, coast, navy, or black, and it is water-resistant and super durable.

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Herschel Novel Duffel, $180

Everyone’s favourite backpack brand is about to become your new weekender bag go-to as well. The perfect size to fit what you need for a weekend away, the bag provides plenty of storage. The straps are designed to be durable, so you won’t feel the weight sagging as you carry it to and from the car. Better yet, there’s even a special compartment for shoes so that you don’t have to pack them in with the rest of your clothes. 


The Daily Edited Essential Weekender Bag, $499

If you love The Daily Edited and its personalised phone cases, you’re about to love this weekender as well. With the classic monograms, this 100% leather bag can be uniquely yours. It also includes a detachable luggage bag so you’ll never lose it, and it fits a 15” laptop to keep your technology safe in transit.


Staple Superior Downtown Weekender, now $48.99, from $59.99

Prefer to carry your carry-on? Go for this weekender bag from menswear label Staple Superior (though it really is a unisex bag). Made from woven canvas, the duffle has two internal zipped compartments and a removable shoulder strap.

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Paravel Main Line Duffel, $545

Look like you just walked out of The Hamptons with Paravel’s classic duffel. The bag itself is lightweight and travel-proof, making it the ideal travel bag — meanwhile, the water-resistant canvas and leather straps add a perfect touch of style. A removable shoulder strap will help you when the packing gets heavy, too. 

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