- Buyer's Guide
6 Stylish and Premium Duffel Bags for Weekend Getaways
With restrictions on travel starting to ease, opportunities are opening up to enjoy a little rest and relaxation on weekend getaways. A chance to make the most of summer days and simply to detach from day-to-day stresses. And squeezing in a weekend getaway is often a lot easier than organizing extended time off work for longer trips. So while you’re poring over getaway destinations, why not also get your game on point with these stylish and premium duffel bags that score big with that special X-factor…
Troubadour Explorer Embark Overnight Bag ($295 USD)
Luxurious carry often goes hand in hand with premium price tags. However, British brand Troubadour have set themselves apart with their take on affordable luxury. The Explorer Embark Overnight Bag provides a premium and refined look and feel, without an exorbitant cost. Clean and elegant in style, it features a durable, waterproof fabric made from recycled materials and partnered with vegan leather detailing. Designed with travel ease in mind, the bag has a separate externally accessed shoe pocket with a waterproof lining, as well as a padded external pocket for a 16″ laptop. Further pockets inside the bag provide additional organization inside the main compartment. In terms of carry convenience, the bag offers top grab handles, a non-slip removable shoulder strap, plus a luggage passthrough. Suitable for both work and leisure trips, it’s a classy piece that even does double duty in the gym when you want to step up your workout style.
If chic elegance, superior craftsmanship and straightforward functionality sounds like your ideal travel mix, make sure the Le Tanneur Quentin 48h Travel Bag is on your short list. The French brand have been crafting premium leather goods since 1898 and their timeless quality and style is well showcased with the Quentin 48h Travel Bag. Expertly crafted in France, the bag is made from full-grain leather and polyamide canvas. A large exterior pocket makes it easy to access frequently used items, while further pockets inside provide minimalist organization for small pieces. The bag has an adjustable and removable strap and while designed with business travel in mind, makes a decidedly dapper addition to leisure trips too.
KILLSPENCER Weekender 2.0 ($450 USD)
KILLSPENCER are old hands at creating carry that’s effortlessly cool in style, tough in build, and designed to perform when you need it to. The Weekender 2.0 offers all of this in a classy piece that moves smoothly from work trips to casual weekends away. Handmade in their Los Angeles HQ, the weekender is crafted with 18 oz. filter twill waxed canvas, water-repellent Riri AQUAzip zippers, and a fire retardant, waterproof lining. The bottom and side panels are lined with foam, providing cushioning for gear and structure for packing. A selection of interior and exterior pockets neatly store smaller items, while the removable mil-spec nylon webbing shoulder strap works in tandem with the carry handles to help you adapt to changing carry needs.
Filson 48-Hour Duffle Bag ($475 USD)
Filson’s bags are instantly recognizable, exuding enticing outdoor heritage vibes you’ll want to venture the world with. And their 48-Hour Duffle Bag is a travel companion that’s eager to embrace adventures near and far. Made with Filson’s signature oil finish Tin Cloth and bridle leather detailing, this weather-resistant bag is tough enough for years of travel use, wherever your trips may lead. The reinforced, structured base helps protect the contents while also enhancing packing ease. A removable shoulder strap, top carry handles, and luggage passthrough provide flexible portability for getting your gear where it needs to go. And with exterior access pockets, your travel essentials stay secure but within easy reach too.
Troubadour Adventure Weekender ($645 USD)
A weekender that looks sharp in the boardroom but is ready to embrace relaxation on a last-minute getaway? The Adventure Troubadour Weekender ensures you’re always exuding elevated style, whether you’re zipping through the airport on business travels or getting packed for some well deserved downtime. The weekender has a quick-access exterior pocket for travel essentials, along with an interior padded laptop pocket for up to 16″ tech and a zippered pocket to securely store valuables. And since travel isn’t always kind on your luggage, Troubadour have designed this bag accordingly. It’s made with a lightweight yet durable and waterproof fabric, complemented by Italian vegetable-tanned leather detailing for a luxurious touch. The bag can be carried by hand, over the shoulder with the detachable non-slip shoulder strap, or using the luggage passthrough. And for added functionality, the luggage passthrough can also be zipped to create an additional pocket. All in a chic and travel-ready form that weighs just 1.5 kg (3.31 lb).
Frank Clegg Aiden Duffle ($1250 USD)
For over 40 years, Frank Clegg has handcrafted exceptional quality leather goods in Massachusetts. Goods like the Aiden Duffle, a piece created to honor the founder’s father who also worked in the brand’s workshop for over 25 years. The bag is crafted with shrunken grain leather, a vegetable-tanned leather that is shrunk to enlarge and enhance the character of the grain and provide added resistance to water, heat and stains. Durable yet soft to the touch, it’s an undeniably handsome piece with an eye-catching curving silhouette. The bag offers a spacious interior with a zippered pocket for smaller items. A removable shoulder strap, solid brass hardware and Swiss Riri zippers round off the finishing touches to a bag that was made to travel the world in timeless style.
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