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The 19 Best Travel Bags for Men

Gone are the days of a worn-down, sad-looking duffle bag. Men’s travel bags have come a long way, and we’ve rounded up the best best ones out there. From duffels, backpacks and suitcases, here are the best travel bags for men. 

Ranking Bag
Best Utility Travel Bag for Men Carhartt Legacy 40L Utility Duffel
Best Travel Bag for Adventures Yeti Panga Waterproof Duffel
Best Lightweight Travel Bag for Men Gregory Mountain Products Alpaca Duffel Bag
Best Business Travel Bag for Men July Carry All Weekender Plus
Best Men’s Travel Bag for Gadgets Journal Edition Multimedia Backpack
Best Travel Bag for Men Who Wear Suits Halfday The Garment Duffel
Best Backpack Travel Bag for Men L.L.Bean Continental Luggage, Carry-On Travel Pack
Most Fashionable Travel Bag for Men Monos Metro Weekender
Most Versatile Travel Bag for Men Tumi Fleet Day Duffel
Best Business Backpag Travel Bag for Men Aer Travel Pack 3
Best Leather Travel Bag for Men Royce New York Weekend Leather Duffel Bag
Best Men’s Travel Bag with Shoe Compartment Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe
Best Men’s Travel Bag that Doubles As A Gym Bag Herschel Novel Duffel Bag
Best Rolling Duffel for Men Eagle Creek Rolling No Matter What Duffel Bag 
Best Suitcase for Men Horizn Studios H Series
Best Designer Travel Bag for Men Tom Ford Buckley Holdall Leather Bag
Best Budget Travel Bag for Men Travelers Club Xpedition
Best Checked Duffel Bag for Men Briggs & Riley ZDX Upright Rolling Duffel Bag
Best Hardside Suitcase for Men Amazon Basics 21-Inch Hardside Spinner

Carhartt Legacy 40L Utility Duffel

Two angles of the Carhartt Legacy 40L Utility Duffel in black
Amazon

The Carhartt Legacy is a no-nonsense utility bag for the rugged traveler. With a spacious main compartment, two zippered end compartments, two front flap pockets, a rear zipper pocket, and 10 interior mesh pockets, your items will be easily organized and accessible for your next vacation. 

Yeti Panga Waterproof Duffel

Two angles of the Yeti Panga Waterproof Duffel in grey
YETI

The Yeti Panga Waterproof Duffel doubles as a backpack, is waterproof, and its ThickSkin™ Shell is puncture-resistant, making this one of the most durable travel bags out there. Take it on a camping trip, or on any trip you know you will be exposed to the elements. For those who prefer backpacks, try the YETI Panga 28L Backpack.

Gregory Mountain Products Alpaca 120 Duffel Bag

Two angles of the Gregory Mountain Products Alpaca 120 Duffel Bag in blue and red
Gregory Packs

Another waterproof bag, the Gregory Mountain Products Alpaca 120 Duffel Bag weighs in at only 4 pounds, making it an adventure bag without extra bulk. We love the 120 Duffel for checked luggage, or for a road trip. With 120 gallons of space, an interior mesh pocket, lockable zippers, and shoulder straps to convert it into a backpack, it has all the conveniences you need for a longer trip away. 

July Carry All Weekender Plus

July Carry All Weekender Plus in black
July

Carry your clothes, shoes and laptop in the Weekender Plus. The perfect size for a weekend trip, this bag has a padded interior pocket that fits laptops up to 16-inches. With two internal zipped compartments, and an hidden external pocket,  you have plenty of room for everything you need for a short trip. 

Journal Edition Multimedia Backpack

Journal Edition Multimedia Backpack in black
Zero Halliburton

Anyone who loves taking pictures, or has every single kind of techie-gadget out there will love this backpack. It has a laptop sleeve, and compartments and pockets for organizing your phones, tablets, cameras, chargers, and any other techie items you want to bring along with you. 

Halfday The Garment Duffel

Halfday The Garment Duffel, open on a couch and filled with clothes and shoes (left) and a picture of the exterior of the Halfday The Garment Duffel (right)
Halfday Travel

While more and more men are getting away from the days of wearing a suit every day, occasions still arise when you have to wear one, and chances are high that you will be traveling to the event. The Halfday Garment Duffel melds men’s two favorite travel bags: a duffel and a garment bag. The hanging compartment folds right up and creates a duffel compartment to pack the rest of your belongings in, and it is far less bulky than a traditional garment bag.  

L.L.Bean Continental Luggage, Carry-On Travel Pack

Two images of the L.L.Bean Continental Luggage, Carry-On Travel Pack, one open and one zippered
L.L. Bean

For those looking for a carry-on that isn’t a suitcase, this travel pack is for you. Fitting most airlines’ carry-on requirements, its ergonomically-designed straps make for easy carrying around the airport and beyond, and its countless pockets and compartments make for easy organization. 

Eagle Creek Rolling No Matter What Duffel Bag 

Two angles of the Eagle Creek Rolling No Matter What Duffel Bag  in blue
Eagle Creek


What is better than a standard duffel? A duffel that rolls for easy maneuvering around the airport. The Eagle Creek Rolling No Matter What Duffel is extra durable, has plenty of room for all of your travel needs, and even includes an extra storage pouch for shoes or laundry that doubles as a storage bag for the duffel in between your travels. 

Monos Metro Weekender

Front and back view of the Monos Metro Weekender in blue
Monos

Sophistication meets practicality with this weekender bag from Monos. It features a laptop compartment, two side pockets, a drawstring bag for laundry or shoes, and a super roomy interior. 

Tumi Fleet Day Duffel

Two views of the Tumi Fleet Day Duffel in black
Tumi

Whether its for a trip to the gym, commuting, or for a weekend away, the Tumi Fleet Day Duffel will provide.  The interior is equipped with a padded laptop compartment, iPad pocket, two card pockets, and the TUMI Tracer® which allows you to trace your bag wherever you leave it. 

Aer Travel Pack 3

Two views of the Aer Travel Pack 3 in black
Aer

The Aer Travel Pack 3 will hold everything you need for a business trip: a padded, suspended laptop pocket, pockets for a tracker, your phone, and your passport, loads of pockets for interior organization, and a large interior space for all of your other travel needs. 

Royce New York Weekend Leather Duffel Bag

Two views of the Royce New York Weekend Leather Duffel Bag in blue
Nordstrom

A classic leather duffel bag is a must on a list of best travel bags for men. The Royce New York Weekend Leather Duffel is your basic functional duffel perfect for any trip. It is extra roomy, with one large compartment to pack all of the items you need for a weekend away. The metal feet add a layer of protection to the bottom of the bag. 

Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe

Two views of the Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe in black
Lo & Sons

The days of searching for a plastic bag to throw your shoes in before putting them in your bag to separate them from your clothes thanks to the Lo & Sons Caralina Deluxe bag. The lower compartment of this bag is large enough to hold more than one pair of shoes, and the main section of the bag has plenty of pockets for ultimate organization. 

Herschel Novel Duffel Bag

Two views of the Herschel Novel Duffel Bag, in blue with brown handles and details
Herschel

Most people don’t know what to do with all of the bags they own, so any bag that has multiple uses is always welcomed. The Herschel Novel Duffel not only will become your go-to travel bag, but you will likely find yourself using it for your daily trip to the gym as well. It’s separate shoe compartment allows you to store your (probably) smelly gym shoes away from the rest of your clothes, and comes in handy when traveling as well.  

Horizn Studios H Series

Two views of the Horizn Studios H Series in white
Horizn Studios

Horizn Studios H Series offers a carry-on, medium checked and large checked suitcase. Whether you create a set or just buy one, you won’t be disappointed with your purchase. Choose from the essential or smart model, which features a built in charger. All suitcases have a compression pad and laundry bag. 

Tom Ford Buckley Holdall Leather Bag

Two views of the Tom Ford Buckley Holdall Leather Bag in black
Saks Fifth Avenue

If you’re ready for a splurge, the Tom Ford Buckley Holdall Leather Bag is for you. Sleek and stylish, this basic duffel is a statement piece. Made of calf leather, it has an interior pocket, two-way zip fastening, and is made in Italy.

Travelers Club Xpedition

Two angles of the Travelers Club Xpedition, one open and one zippered

For an affordable basic, durable, reliable travel bag, the Travelers Club Xpedition features six pockets, a retractable telescoping handle, and top and rear carry handles. This checked bag is available in eight colors. 

Briggs & Riley ZDX Upright Rolling Duffel Bag

The Briggs & Riley ZDX Upright Rolling Duffel Bag in green
Amazon

The Briggs & Riley ZDX Upright Rolling Duffel brings all of the style of a duffel together with the convenience of a rolling suitcase. It folds down for easy storage, has ample outer and inner pockets, and a retractable handle for easy rolling. Plus, it comes with a lifetime performance guarantee that even covers airline damage.

Amazon Basics 21-Inch Hardside Spinner

Amazon Basics 21-Inch Hardside Spinner in bright blue
Amazon

This hardside carry-on from Amazon Basics is durable, fits most overhead bins, and is expandable for when you need extra space. The fully lined interior has a divider and three zippered pockets to store your smaller items.

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