As Friday winds down, you contemplate what will happen when the weekend comes to a close. With your favorite trench coat tied around your waist and some walking shoes on your feet – there’s only one thing left to do before heading out: find a great bag. These Duffel Bags are named after the town of Duffel in Belgium. If you’ve ever seen these words spelled Duffle, then this is probably due to British influence.
However they’re used today, most would refer to them as gym bags or holdalls – something akin to those leather or canvas purses with hooped handlebars that make it easy for you take it anywhere without having any worries about catching anything!
To start off, let’s clarify what a Weekender Bag is before we delve too deep into the subject matter. In simple terms, these bags are meant for carrying an individual’s personal belongings for the weekend – nothing more and nothing less. A true definition of one may be difficult to find because there seem to be conflicting reports about what defines one in its entirety but it doesn’t make any difference when you’re buying one for yourself.
What does matter though? From now on that will depend on how much of a perfectionist you are or if you’re willing to sacrifice some qualities so long as they meet your general needs; which will differ from person-to-person based upon size and weight restrictions. That being said, here is a list of 10 great options that fit both of those criteria!
1. Barbour Wax Holdall – Olive
If you’re looking for a timeless piece that will never go out of style, then look no further than Barbour. This rugged accessory made with waxed canvas and tanned leather will keep up with you forever while adding character to your wardrobe. With heavy-duty brass hardware, premium leather accents and tartan lining – this accessory has every detail worth paying attention to without forgetting the little things, like two separate interior pockets as well as one external pocket.
2. Acne Studios Large Messenger Bag – Black
The Swedish masters of minimalism provided us with an innovative idea in the form of this sizeable, box-shaped one weekender bag. Made out of thick polyester fabric, it’s raw edges create a deconstructed yet aesthetically pleasing look that is accented with contrast stitching detail and brand label at the exterior for easy identification. Inside there are many storage compartments – allowing you to organize your belongings without having to worry about losing anything – perfect for those who like things clean and tidy on all levels.
3. Noah NYC Multicolor Colorblocked Duffle Bag
If you’re looking for a pop of color when it comes to weekend bags, then Sartorial Streetwear brand Noah has got your back. With violet, navy and brown webbing and canvas complementing the jet-black background; This duffel bag has dual carry handles, an adjustable and removable shoulder strap as well as top-quality logo embroidery. Made in the United States with complementary black zipper openings and entirely made from cotton, this one is a great choice.
4. Fred Perry Authentic Classic Barrel Bag – Black & Ecru
You’ve seen this one before, right? Fred Perry reigns supreme over all other brands when it comes to authenticity. From the look of this weekend bag, they clearly know what they’re doing. When searching for a new weekender, some guys are looking for something slightly less formal than something made out of real leather because it can end up being too heavy or bulky; and that’s where polyurethane comes in! It has an unbeatable toughness paired with its lightweight texture – perfect if you want something durable but practical enough to carry around with you everywhere without having to worry about damaging it from accidental drops or falls.
5. Prada Weekender Bag – Black
What did you expect? We couldn’t make a list of the best weekenders without including this stylish yet simple option from one of Italy’s most prestigious designers, Prada. With elegant simplicity, its minimalist design includes durable leather accents and signature branding on the exterior while providing enough space inside to store all your little necessities while still looking chic and fashionable. Priced closer to the higher end of our list, it’s definitely worth its cost when compared to other counterparts available online.
6. Snow Peak Packable Shoulder Bag – Black
For anyone who has never heard of Snow Peak, they are essentially just like North Face but ten times cooler. Given their expertise in outdoor gear, it would make sense that this bag is as functional and attractive as it gets – shrinking down to a fraction of its size into its own carrying case for easy transportation. Resembling a small duffel backpack, the sturdy cordura fabric will protect your belongings no matter where you go – whether it be your daily commute or if you’re going hiking for a weekend.
7. Cote & Ciel Black Amper Holdall
Next up is this black duffel bag from the Cote & Ciel Parisian Studio. The water resistant nylon canvas is elevated by small leather branding, a zippered compartment and two thick carry handles. Space isn’t limited here either, with reinforcement at the bottom of the main compartment with base studs so it doesn’t sag when used over time. Subtle tonal hardware accompanies this minimalist design – part of what makes it so attractive to many consumers looking for something functional without being too ostentatious or flashy. All in all, if you’re looking for a quality weekender that won’t break the bank or overwhelm you with features, then look no further than this model!
8. Porter-Yoshida & Co. 2-Way Overnighter Bag – Black
As we all know, leather is not for everyone; therefore the perfect choice for those who disagree would be our eight contender this week. For over fifty years Porter-Yoshida has been making top quality bags with experience in their every stitch and seam. With a total of two main zip compartments as well as two front pockets and an orange lining reminiscent of many other Porter Yoshida products, there can’t be too many things wrong about this bag. Made in Japan using high quality hardwear, this is by far superior to any product out there from Herschel Supply Co.
9. Rapha Weekend Holdall Bag – Black
Our penultimate product is one for cycling enthusiasts. Made from light yet durable nylon, it features a zippered main compartment with two side pockets in which to store small items. This bag comes in Black color that will always look great no matter what the occasion; so long as you do too! Additionally, this bag offers carrying straps on top and an adjustable shoulder strap that can be used depending on what kind of outing you’re planning for today (day trip or overnight). For those looking for high-quality luggage options at reasonable prices – these are definitely worth checking out!
10. Diesel Black F-Bold Duffle Bag
If you’re looking for something with a bit of grit, then this last one might just be it. Diesel provides us with a thick rubberized satin duffel bag which doesn’t mess around. The tough webbing shoulder strap, the magnetic pockets, and even the tonal press stud fastening are serious – all things designed to show that what’s inside is not messing around either. We finish up our list of the best weekender bags on the market by talking about how successful living means taking hold of what we want and working hard until we get there.