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The 10 Best Weekend Travel Bags for Men

Whether it be an overnight trip or a long weekend getaway, a cool, casual overnight bag is key when a short stay is on the horizon. A good men’s travel bag looks good but is functional, too. From a classic leather number to a bag that adjusts to a variety of sizes, these shipshape options will outperform on your next trip.

Carl Friedrick Palissy Weekend Bag

Carl Friedrick Palissy Weekend Bag in light tan, a perfect weekender travel bag for men
Carl Friedrick

Crafted to be the most dapper and sophisticated of the bunch, this handcrafted leather bag is one of the sleekest men’s weekend bags on the market. Yes, it’s a bit of a splurge, but its classic design makes it particularly versatile; it’s equally at home on a business trip and on a casual weekend away. The bag can fit several outfits plus shoes, so it works as a weekend bag or personal item on a plane.

Lands’ End Weekender Duffel

Lands' End Weekender Duffel, travel bags for men
Lands' End

With a max capacity of 200 lbs, this bag offers great organization even when packed to the brim. A zippered side pocket keeps important items easily accessible while multiple internal pockets keep things neatly sorted. Carry this bag two ways, by the 9″ handles or the detachable shoulder strap.

Etsy Personalized Weekend Bag

Etsy Personalized Weekend Bag in green and grey, an excellent personalized short trip travel bag for men
GiftsForGuysCo | Etsy

A quality, personalized weekend bag that ships fast and won’t break the bank sounds like it would never exist, right? Wrong—GiftsForGuysCo on Etsy offers exactly that. Featuring numerous stylish options and thousands of top reviews, this bag is a solid self-buy or gift for a good buddy.

London Fog Brentwood III Drop Bottom Duffel

London Fog Brentwood III Drop Bottom Duffel, a classic weekender bag for men

For something clean and classic, the London Fog Brentwood has you covered. While it may have an old-school look, its design is anything but, with a padded laptop sleeve, adjustable shoulder strap, and an extra wide opening. At just three pounds, this bag will elevate your look without weighing down your luggage.

The North Face Base Camp Large Duffle Bag

The North Face Base Camp Large Duffle Bag in bright yellow
The North Face

Anyone that’s experienced a brutal winter in the Northeast knows that The North Face builds some quality items, meant for wear and tear—and this duffel is no exception. No matter the weather conditions, this bag will get you through it with a water-resistant and sturdy PVC-coated exterior.

Herschel Supply Co. Bennett Duffle

Herschel Supply Co. Bennett Duffle in maroon, a great weekend travel bag for men
Herschel Supply Co.

From backpacks to totes to messenger bags, Herschel Supply Company has been getting people’s stuff where it needs to be since 2009. Its Bennett Duffle in light grey merges the brand’s grade-A design (complete with a shoe compartment and removable shoulder strap) with its recognizable look and logo, creating a classic weekend duffel bag for men.

S-Zone Canvas Weekend Bag

S-Zone Canvas Weekend Bag in grey canvas and tan leather

The perfect weekend bag comes oversized in six classic colors from S-Zone. Because this has the most spacious design of the bunch, you can literally carry anything you need for a night or even a week if you have to.

Samsonite Foldaway Duffel

Samsonite Foldaway Duffel in purple

A spacious bag is a lifesaver during a weekend away, but between-trip storage can be a nightmare. The Foldaway Duffel from Samonsite is made to be as convenient at home as it is on the road, collapsing down into a self-contained carrying pouch when not in use. At full size, this bag features a zippered external pocket, extra wide opening, and adjustable shoulder strap.

Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel

Peak Design 35L Travel Duffel in black, a minimal weekender bag for men

Considering the world feels like it’s ending these days, you may think it’s a bit late to get in on the sustainability game—but I can assure you, it isn’t. Peak Design’s 100 percent recycled, waterproof travel duffel is a timeless tote that’ll make you feel as good as you look carrying it. Whether you’re an all-black kind of guy or willing to spice it up with a bit of sage, this bag looks great no matter the choice.

Filson’s Medium Duffle Bag

Filson’s Medium Duffle Bag in tan with dark brown leather detailing, a great travel bag for short trips

An abrasion-resistant exterior is key when it comes to getting your wardrobe to and fro in one piece—especially when it looks this good. Filson’s well-designed Medium Duffle has top-carry handles, an adjustable shoulder strap, leather trimmings, and rust-proof zipper.

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Tyler Schoeber is a production specialist, photographer, occasional writer, travel style guru, and general Renaissance man. Follow his adventures on Instagram at @tylerschoeber.

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