Weddings, business trips, and beach trips make this the time of year for weekend travel. Which means you’re sleeping out… which means you’re packing a bag. You can’t show up carrying your things in the same bag you used to bring to basketball practice so we scoped out a few options.
Tumi’s Westley Weekender is a classy way to pack light. It features an interior shoe bag and gusseted pockets to keep you organized. Protective bottom feet and a removable lock will make this a weekender bag that can last years. Monogramming is optional but definitely encouraged. Tumi Westley Weekender
The Waxwear Wayne Duffel is a durable option made with the same canvas treatment used in sailcloth. Jack Spade offers it in black or chocolate with leather trim. Over time, this will have a great broken-in look as the waxed surface refinishes itself, and marks of use fade Remove the shoulder straps and give your pipes a workout. Waxwear Wayne Duffel
Filson offers a more casual look with this denim duffel. Slightly greater dimensions mean this bag could help turn a weekend trip to a longer stay. The outside pocket is great for quick access to a boarding pass or passport if your trying to move quickly through the airport. Filson Denim Medium Duffle
While it also comes in black, the khaki option gives the RVCA weekender more of a summer feel. This bag works for a beach weekend but won’t be too casual to throw in your car on the way to a wedding. And even at $60, you won’t worry about putting this high-caliber duffel bag through a beating. RVCA Weekender
Killspencer’s Korean War Era Weekender 2.0 is handcrafted to meet your getaway needs. It’s open top construction gives easy access to an interior that features a padded laptop compartment and a waterproof zippered pocket that can fit most tablets. Two small side pockets are great for boxers and socks while leaving enough space for the rest of your needs. The durable outer canvas has two quick access pockets as well; perfect for the ipod and watches. Kill Spencer Korean War Era Weekender 2.0
If you’re comfortable spending a little more on a bag, Paul Smith’s Leather Holdall will not disappoint. The Italian pebbled leather is eye catching but form is not traded for function. The weekender has a bubble padded laptop pocket and five metal protective feet and it’s interior pocket is just big enough to hold the garter belt you may unfortunately catch. Paul Smith’s Leather Holdall