Shopping Guide

27 Weekender Bags for Every Guy

From a lightweight nylon tote by Uri Minkoff to a bonkers croc duffel by Ralph Lauren, there’s a bag for everyone.

The GG Supreme duffel, Gucci $2,480, gucci.com
Photo illustration: Jeremy Allen/Bloomberg; bag: Louis Vuitton

The GG Supreme duffel, Gucci $2,480, gucci.com

 

If you’re American, before you know it you’ll be heading out to visit your hometown, where your family and a 16-pound stuffed turkey are eagerly awaiting your arrival. With Thanksgiving right around the corner (and other holidays not far away), you’re going to need a bag with one nice holiday outfit, a suitable amount of underwear, and many pairs of sweatpants. And a toothbrush.

Packing light is a skill, and if you have it, feel free to add that to your résumé. (Swap out the “Proficiency in Microsoft Office,” please.) Since most of us don’t, I’ve gathered 27 bags that will fit everything you need for a quick holiday trip.

Oh, you can afford something that tells everyone on the shuttle to Boston that you’d rather be flying private to Dubai? Good for you.

(1) Light tourmaline intrecciato duffel, Bottega Veneta $4,170, bottegaveneta.com; (2) Cabina pebbled-leather holdall, Valextra $4,120, mrporter.com; (3) Boston alligator bag, Ralph Lauren $25,000, ralphlauren.com; (4) grainy leather holdall, Burberry $3,095, burberry.com; (5) black leather carry-on bag, Givenchy $3,150, sense.com; (6) 48-hour Venezia leather holdall bag, Berluti $4,350, mrporter.com
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(1) Light tourmaline intrecciato duffel, Bottega Veneta $4,170, bottegaveneta.com; (2) Cabina pebbled-leather holdall, Valextra $4,120, mrporter.com; (3) Boston alligator bag, Ralph Lauren $25,000, ralphlauren.com; (4) grainy leather holdall, Burberry $3,095, burberry.com; (5) black leather carry-on bag, Givenchy $3,150, sense.com; (6) 48-hour Venezia leather holdall bag, Berluti $4,350, mrporter.com

To pack light, you need to start light. Select one of these nylon or canvas lightweight bags for making travel easier.

(1) Duffel No. 4 large, Fjallraven $170, fjallraven.com; (2) quilted tech nylon duffle, Jack Spade $328, jackspade.com; (3) classic canvas weekender, Marc by Marc Jacobs $428, marcjacobs.com; (4) M/S Supply bag, Mismo $632.42, mismo.dk; (5) Wythe weekender, Uri Minkoff $425, uriminkoff.com; (6) Harwick duffel bag, J.Crew $98, jcrew.com
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(1) Duffel No. 4 large, Fjallraven $170, fjallraven.com; (2) quilted tech nylon duffle, Jack Spade $328, jackspade.com; (3) classic canvas weekender, Marc by Marc Jacobs $428, marcjacobs.com; (4) M/S Supply bag, Mismo $632.42, mismo.dk; (5) Wythe weekender, Uri Minkoff $425, uriminkoff.com; (6) Harwick duffel bag, J.Crew $98, jcrew.com

Yes, these bags can be relegated to your typical trek to the gym, but they’re so much more than that. Repurpose them and pack your get-ups for weekend travels.

(1) Perforated duffel bag, Adidas $45.99, adidas.com; (2) gold and navy “Stay Sharp” duffel, Owen & Fred $115, owenandfred.com; (3) campus bag, A.P.C. $235, apc.fr; (4) Team Training Max Air, Nike $44.97, nike.com; (5) classic barrel bag, Fred Perry $90, fredperry.com; (6) nylon sport duffel, Polo Sport $125, ralphlauren.com
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(1) Perforated duffel bag, Adidas $45.99, adidas.com; (2) gold and navy “Stay Sharp” duffel, Owen & Fred $115, owenandfred.com; (3) campus bag, A.P.C. $235, apc.fr; (4) Team Training Max Air, Nike $44.97, nike.com; (5) classic barrel bag, Fred Perry $90, fredperry.com; (6) nylon sport duffel, Polo Sport $125, ralphlauren.com

These might look like duffel bags, but they’re actually bags on wheels. Remember those backpacks on wheels you had when you were in third grade? Yup, these are the adult version.

(1) Rolling duffel, Filson $565, filson.com; (2) Outfitter luggage wheelie, Herschel Supply $184.99, herschelsupply.com; (3) Rolling duffel bag, J.W. Hulme $995, jwhulmeco.com; (4) GG Supreme duffel, Gucci $2,480, gucci.com; (5) Neo Eole 55, Louis Vuitton $2,580, louisvuitton.com; (6) Alpha 2 large wheeled split duffel, Tumi $830, tumi.com
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(1) Rolling duffel, Filson $565, filson.com; (2) Outfitter luggage wheelie, Herschel Supply $184.99, herschelsupply.com; (3) Rolling duffel bag, J.W. Hulme $995, jwhulmeco.com; (4) GG Supreme duffel, Gucci $2,480, gucci.com; (5) Neo Eole 55, Louis Vuitton $2,580, louisvuitton.com; (6) Alpha 2 large wheeled split duffel, Tumi $830, tumi.com

The bag for the modern man and frequent flyer. A duffel bag that converts into a garment bag, or vice versa, which hits all three important elements: versatility, convenience, and style.

(1) Waxed canvas garment weekender bag, Hook & Albert $395, hookandalbert.com; (2) Saffiano weekender garment bag, the British Belt Co. $299, jackthreads.com; (3) leather weekender garment bag, Combatant Gentlemen $220, combatgent.com
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(1) Waxed canvas garment weekender bag, Hook & Albert $395, hookandalbert.com; (2) Saffiano weekender garment bag, the British Belt Co. $299, jackthreads.com; (3) leather weekender garment bag, Combatant Gentlemen $220, combatgent.com

Moti Ankari is the associate market editor for Bloomberg. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram, or contact him at mankari@bloomberg.net.

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