As the name suggests, a weekender bag is the bag that you pack your clothes for a short trip of around two days. Read on to find out why you should have one and what to look for when you pick one.
When you’re only going somewhere for a couple of days, a suitcase is overkill. You need something portable and stylish that you can sling over your shoulder but can still carry all of the essentials. That’s where the weekend bag comes into play.
The term weekend or weekender bag comes from the size of the bag. Given that, there are a lot of different styles to choose from, so the first consideration when looking at weekender bags is the style of bag. Theres a duffle bag, a satchel, a tote bag, and probably some more. My personal recommendation is to go with a duffle bag or satchel. I’ve never liked the look of a tote bag. If you choose the duffle bag, just make sure it has some pockets (inside or out). Otherwise, it just turns into a giant unorganized man purse.
The other thing up for consideration is the material of the bag. Go for a leather bag or a sturdy canvas one. You’re using this while traveling, so it’s going to get beaten up a little. Get a study one, and it will last forever. The zipper is probably going to be the weakest point on it, so make sure it’s sturdy.
So, Up Your Fashion Game next time you’re traveling light by carrying a weekender bag instead of a backpack or suitcase.
“There’s a time and a place for a thirty-two-inch upright, and it’s not the office. A Weekender bag like this leather number is something you need to do a two-day trip like a gentleman. It’s a style move for sure, but also a sign of respect to your colleagues and fellow train travelers who won’t have to step around your beastly luggage.” – David Bazner