The Best Weekender Bags

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Weekend getaways are a fantastic way to clear your head and escape from everyday routines. Whether it means hitting up the beach, trekking into the mountains, or roadtripping to a quaint town nearby, every traveler needs to be equipped with the best weekender bag to comfortably carry your belongings. Here are a few choices for amazing weekender bags for your next sweet escape.

1. Hartmann Metropolitan

First on the list is a bag tailored to travelers who enjoy a weekend getaway with some flair. This Hartmann bag is a practical and chic expandable spinner, perfect for those who would rather roll their belongings than shoulder them. The bag is also perfect for short business trips.

Featuring smooth nylon and polished hardware finishings, the Hartmann Metropolitan comes in either deep black or safari yellow. Its four wheels are helpful but not ostentatious and the retractable handle stores neatly when pushed inside.

This lightweight and durable bag is currently available for $385.

2. Stuart & Lau Monaco Weekender

This Stuart & Lau weekender bag organizes your clothes, toiletries and supplies in a way that’s easy and intuitive. It meets all carry-on requirements in case you’re traveling by plane, and can fit up to 40 liters inside — the perfect size for a quick weekend jaunt.

The outside is sophisticated and sleek, perfect for anyone looking to carry a timeless piece on a weekend getaway. While the $385 price tag could be a deterrent, keep in mind there is a lifetime warranty on this bag and it holds up well.

The Monaco Weekender is waterproof and has leather handles, strap and trim. It comes in black, navy or tan so that it always matches your outfit.

3. Cuyana Classic Weekender Bag

Made with canvas and smooth leather, this Cuyana Weekender stands out for having plenty of pockets. With a slick design, top stitching and leather pocket trim, it's a more feminine bag for the stylish female traveler.

You can choose from black, navy or soft grey and add a monogram to further personalize it. You can also add accessories to complement the bag, like a matching passport case and a vanity set. The bag alone is $185, which is a steal for the quality.

4. United by Blue Trail Weekender

If you’re looking for a sportier look, then this bag from United by Blue could be your top choice. Made from 100% recycled polyester, this bag is a great choice for the environmentally-friendly traveler looking to reduce and reuse.

The bag's dimensions fall right under the carry-on airplane limits and its spacious interior will allow you to store toiletries, clothes and shoes without any complications. An additional feature that makes the Trail Weekender stand out is its 13" padded laptop sleeve. It also comes with a removable, adjustable cross-body strap to make transport easy. There are a variety of colors to pick from and, at $98, you definitely won't be feeling buyer's remorse.

5. The North Face Base Camp

Last on the list is a classic bag by The North Face. All reviews are very enthusiastic about this waterproof bag, which is best described as sporty and simple. The 71-liter capacity will ensure you can fit all of your gear, whether you are going on a camping trip or enjoying a weekend by the sea. With a sturdy exterior and easy-to-clean interior, it's perfect for those more rugged trips. There are several compartments inside the bag, and four compression straps too.

The Base Camp comes in several different colors and is currently listed at $139 on the brand’s website.

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