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The Best Weekender Bags for Men: Travel Duffel Bags, Carry-On Approved

Summertime is the perfect time for a weekend excursion. The warmer temperatures and longer days call for lazy weekends at the beach, camping by the river, road trips, a quick jetaway and so much more.

From romantic trips to friend-filled adventures, we can’t think of anything better to do this season than setting off on a weekend (or week-long) getaway. If you’re planning a mini trip, you’re gonna want to make sure you have a stylish weekender bag handy to fit all your swagger in. Why risk your airline losing your luggage when you can pack everything up in these spacious and stylish bags? (They’re all carry-on approved too).

From fancy to sporty to casual carry, here are ten of our favorite bags to pack — and travel with — right now.

1. Leather Weekender Bag by Komal’s Passion Leather


This highly-rated weekender bag is sure to garner compliments wherever you go. Made from 100% true leather, it comes in a brown color that exudes timeless elegance. It also features two handy side pockets where you can carry shoes and other accessories. Crafted by expert artisans, it’s hard to find any other piece of luggage that’ll give you this much bang for your buck.

Image courtesy of Amazon
Image courtesy of Amazon


2. Brics Folding Duffle Bag


If you’re looking for a versatile bag that’s perfect for weekends and business trips alike, look no further than this minimalist folding duffle bag. Made with water-resistant materials, it’s a great carry-on companion that can handle any weather. It even comes with a removable pouch for you to easily fit smaller accessories. Plus, it can seamlessly be stacked on a wheeled bag for longer trips.

Brics Folding Duffle BagImage courtesy of Nordstrom
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3. Outfitter 50L Duffel Herschel Supply Co.


If you’re planning on packing a bunch, but carrying it all with ease, then this weekender bag is for you. With the most room of all of the selected bags, this bag can fit impressive 50L. The always on-trend camo print adds edginess to this style, and it can even be used as a backpack. From fan-favorite company Herschel Supply Co., this is one bag we’re sure won’t disappoint.

Hershel Camo BagImage courtesy of East Dane
Image courtesy of East Dane


4. The Friendly Swede Weekender Duffle Shoulder Bag


Elegant, trendy, and made with 100% vegan materials, it’s easy to see why this Swedish bag became a top-rated choice on Amazon. Available in two different colors (green and black), this bag comes with a reinforced bottom and is clearly built to last. The soft touch of the rubberized polyurethane adds sophistication to this bag, making it both a good-looking and eco-friendly option.

Friendly Swede Duffel BagImage courtesy of Amazon
Image courtesy of Amazon


5. S-ZONE Oversized Canvas Genuine Leather Trim Travel Tote


Slim, stylish and incredibly efficient, this trim travel tote sports a beautiful crazy horse leather stitching and includes an extra lightweight canvas to help keep your shoulders from feeling the strain. Packed with various metal clasps, the durable build is made to help prevent wear, tear and even rust. A great option for everyday use, it even comes in a handful of different color options.

S-Zone Travel BagImage courtesy of Amazon
Image courtesy of Amazon


6. Canway 65L Travel Duffel Bag


A great option if you’re packing shoes and other everyday essentials, these duffel bag features an extra large design that’s able to accommodate way more than other models. While it may not be as stylish or colorful as some of the other options, the fuss-free design helps add to its overall versatility. Made from durable 600D polyester fabric, it’s both water-resistant and tear-proof.

Canway Travel BagImage courtesy of Amazon
Image courtesy of Amazon


7. KomalC Genuine Leather Duffel


Made from genuine leather, the KomalC duffel is the real deal. Both handcrafted by experienced craftsmen and designed to look (and feel) like the vintage bags of decades past, these slick duffel comes with two zippered pockets, a detachable shoulder strap and a handful of YKK metal zippers to give it a little added durability. The water-resistant lining is sure to stand the test of time and the various internal pockets are also a nice tough.

KomalC Leather BagImage courtesy of Amazon
Image courtesy of Amazon


8. Carry-on Garment Bag Large Duffel Bag


Traveling for work? This carry-on might be your best option. Designed to help store your suit and your shoes, it features a smart, foldout design that lets you wrap your clothes up without having to worry about pushing or squishing them into your bag. No fuss, no wrinkles. The durable 1800D Cationic waterproof fabric also helps keep your belongings free from spills and slips.

Carry-on Garment BagImage courtesy of Amazon
Image courtesy of Amazon


9. Travel Duffel Bag


Made from full grain leather, this extra spacious travel bag has more than enough room to accommodate your large laptop, clothes, phone, grooming accessories and more. It also comes with a variety of padded pockets to help keep your belongings safe—making it a great choice for travel. With reinforced metal zippers and built-in metal feet, it’s a great everyday option. The leather is a nice upgrade from your college gym duffel that you’ve been repurposing for trips. And it’ll only get better with age too, giving it a nice, worn-in hand.

Image courtesy of Amazon
Image courtesy of Amazon


10.  Montblanc Sartorial Duffle Bag


If you’re willing to splurge on a designer weekender bag, then this Montblanc ‘Sartorial’ bag will be perfect for you. Made with extreme care that goes into every product of the German brand, this bag truly makes a stylish statement. It features leather handles and also comes with a detachable adjustable shoulder strap for added convenience. This uber chic item is Made in Italy and is perfect for your jet-setter self.

Montblanc DuffelImage courtesy of Mr Porter
Image courtesy of Mr Porter


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