Your perfect travel companion for weekend trips.

By Madeline Diamond
Updated March 03, 2020
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While most of us would love to jet away on vacation for longer than just a weekend, quick, two-day trips are often a far more convenient, doable way to travel. One of the major upside of shorter trips is that you can often skip the hefty suitcases and opt for a lightweight, easy-to-carry weekender or duffel bag.

When shopping for a weekender, men should look for a few specific features that will make traveling much easier. For example, a separate shoe compartment is a handy feature that saves space and keeps the rest of your belongings clean. Similarly, many weekenders and duffels double as garment bags, allowing you to carry a suit or other formal wear while avoiding wrinkles. We rounded up our favorite weekenders, from waxed canvas to leather, for all your weekend getaway needs.

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Keep reading for our favorite men's weekender bags.

Tumi Double Expansion Travel Satchel

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Tumi is known for sleek, durable softside luggage and laptop backpacks. But the brand also has a solid collection of duffels and weekender bags that make perfect travel companions to its suitcases. The Double Expansion Travel Satchel offers 13 inches of expanded depth, providing plenty of room for all your essentials for a weekend away. Plus, both interior and exterior pockets will keep you organized.

To buy: tumi.com, $425

Nisolo Luis Weekender

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This stylish weekender is made from waxed cotton canvas with leather straps, including a removable crossbody strap. Interior zippered and slip pockets will keep your belongings inside in check.

To buy: nisolo.com, $248

William Ross Weatherproof Travel Bag

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This stylish, lightweight duffel is made from water-resistant waxed canvas, allowing this bag to hold up no matter where you take it. There's a top handle and shoulder strap for easy, comfortable carrying. Plus, it features a 15-inch laptop pocket.

To buy: wrtravelbags.com, $342

The Harvey Traveler Collection Faux Leather Weekender Duffel

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You can get the look of a stylish, rugged leather bag without having to buy actual leather, thanks to this vegan bag from the Harvey Traveler Collection. The spacious bag is soft, durable, and easy to carry, thanks to multiple strap options.

To buy: harveytraveler.com, $199

Hook & Albert Men's Leather Garment Weekender Bag

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Hook & Albert knows how to make a garment bag, and this leather version is no exception. It folds open to reveal a garment bag for a suit, but the rest of the bag also has room for other weekend trip essentials. Two exterior pockets allow you to keep important items easily accessible. As an added bonus, the sleek leather exterior will ensure that you always travel in style.

To buy: hookandalbert.com, $640

Away The Everywhere Bag

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This modern weekender bag can be used on its own or slipped on top of a rolling suitcase, thanks to a handy luggage sleeve. The bag, which is available in water-resistant nylon and leather, also features a 15-inch laptop sleeve, making it perfect for business travel.

To buy: awaytravel.com, $195

Lo & Sons The Catalina Deluxe Weekender

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This spacious canvas weekender features a variety of convenient pockets, including a zippered bottom compartment that can be used to keep shoes separate, as well as interior zippered and slip pockets to keep essentials within reach.

To buy: loandsons.com, $86 (originally $143)

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffel Bag

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Herschel is a classic name when it comes to duffels and backpacks, and the Novel Duffel Bag is no different. You can carry this simple yet stylish bag by the top handles or an adjustable crossbody strap. There's also a separate interior shoe compartment to protect the rest of your belongings.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $90

Paravel Weekender

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For a chic, vintage-inspired look, look no further than the Weekender from Paravel. This structured bag is not only stylish, but it's also spacious enough to fit all your essentials for a weekend, thanks to a roomy main compartment and interior zip pockets. It also features a luggage sleeve that allows you to place the bag on top of a rolling suitcase.

To buy: tourparavel.com, $295

Lands' End Waxed Canvas Travel Duffle Bag

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This waxed canvas bag from Lands' End was built to last, whether you're taking it on a quick road trip or across the world. Leather handles and trim give this bag a polished look, while a smooth cotton lining and interior mesh pocket make it easy to stay organized. You can also monogram this bag to make it even more your own.

To buy: landsend.com, $96 (originally $160)

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