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The 40 Best Duffel Bags and Weekenders For Men

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Apr 8, 2015

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In less enlightened times, men didn’t care too much for the bag he carried. In fact, displaying more than a passing interest in such matters might have lost him some serious masculinity points. But times change. The 21st century gent can openly declare he’s got his heart set on an Italian stitched weekender with ample room for his cotton shirts, toiletry bag and facials – and no one bats an eyelid.

These days, the choice of weekenders and duffel bags is vast, and sorting through this vast pool of choices can be daunting to say the least. Fret not fellow carry enthusiast, as we’ve compiled a list of the 40 best men’s duffel bags and weekenders to choose from. So whether you’re after the rakish man-about-town look, want a practical duffel for weekends away, or need a durable kit bag for hitting the gym, the following list offers a comprehensive guide to suit every taste and budget.

Beckel Canvas War Bag

Beckel Canvas War Bag

Next time you take a flight, utilize your overhead locker room to the max. The Beckel Canvas War Bag is the largest sized bag most airlines will allow, so you can use pretty much every square inch of space. And with a heavy cotton webbing and reinforced leather design, it’s pretty durable too. [Purchase: $75]

Patagonia Arbor Duffel 30L

Patagonia Arbor Duffel 30L

One for the eco-conscious – this functional duffel from Patagonia is manufactured using 100% recycled polyester. Available in 5 styles, it also offers loads of storage space, has a U-zip main compartment for easy access to your gear and uses a water repellent fabric. [Purchase: $79]

Everlane Weekender

Everlane Weekender

This smart, cotton twill weekender from Everlane makes the case for simplicity in design. It’s 100% water-resistant, features gunmetal feet to protect the base from wear and the lightweight material makes it ideal for everyday use. [Purchase: $95]

Herschel Supply Outfitter

Herschel Supply Outfitter

If you’re after maximum comfort for short trips away, the Herschel Outfitter has got your back. With a couple of mesh compartments for extra storage, a durable poly fabric design and a removable padded shoulder strap, it’s both hardwearing and easy to carry. [Purchase: $129]

Owen and Fred Work Hard Play Hard Duffel

Owen & Fred Work Hard Play Hard Duffel

Need some inspiration when you hit the gym? This no-nonsense duffel from Owen & Fred has a motivational message inside the bag to get you pumped before your session. Made from duck canvas and denier nylon with water-repellent properties, it brings the kind of rugged durability for frequent use. [Purchase: $99]

Frost River Flight Bag

Frost River Flight Bag

Dispensing with excess weight, fiddly side compartments and extra pouches, Frost River Flights bags are designed to make airline travel as straightforward as possible. There are four sizes to pick from, each with a single compartment to store your belongings. A robust design ensures bumps and knocks are well-absorbed when you’re on the move. [Purchase: $125+]

Topo Designs Duffel Bag

Topo Designs Duffel Bag

This no-frills, hard as nails duffel from Topo has a hardy Cordura shell and waterproof interior. If you need a bag that’ll stand up to being slung around when you’re on the road, this is your go-to option. Choose from 5 different colors, including eye-searing tangerine. [Purchase: $129]

LL Bean Signature Zipper Duffle

L.L Bean Signature Zipper Duffle

L.L Bean have gone all old school with this weekender bag. Trawling through the back catalogue, they’ve pulled off a modern take on an original 1934 design. Restyled with a glossy oiled cowhide leather, this elegant duffel still retains the look of a timeless classic. [Purchase: $139]

Fjallraven Duffel N 4 Daypack

Fjallraven Duffel No.4 Daypack

Fjallraven released their first duffel bag back in 1973. This latest offering stays true to the simplicity they began with. A large zippered opening, lots of extra pockets and a durable waxed fabric material keeps this bag classy and super practical. [Purchase: $150]

Thule Chasm X-Large

Thule Chasm X-Large

With its Cathedral-sized interior and weather-resistant material, the Thule Chasm X-Large gives you serious bang for your buck. A wide mouth opening makes grabbing your gear a cinch, while versatile straps mean you can rapidly morph this duffel into a backpack. [Purchase: $159]

Filson Dry Duffle

Filson Dry Duffle

Need to keep your duffel bag free of dirt, dust and water? With a vinyl-coated polyester material, a roll top with hook-and-loop closure and radio-frequency-welded seams, mother nature is gonna have to work pretty hard to get inside this fortress of a bag. [Purchase: $160]

Filson Black Tin Cloth Medium Duffle

Filson Black Tin Cloth Medium Duffle

There’s a no fuss, get the job done quality to the Tin Cloth duffle from Filson.
It features a canvas exterior, a sturdy nylon webbing shoulder strap and a handy key fob pocket. A top pick for comfort and practical use. [Purchase: $175]

Topo x Woolrich Duffel

Topo x Woolrich Duffel

Colorado based Topo Designs collaborated with the outdoor enthusiasts at Woolrich to provide a nice twist to their timeless bag. It’s crafted from 100% Woorlich wool and outfitted with natural leather lash tabs and handles wrapping the heavy duty seatbelt carrying straps. Available in several different colors and made right here in the good old U.S.A. [Purchase: $198]

J Crew Abingdon Weekender Bag

J. Crew Abingdon Weekender Bag

The best thing about owning a bag with understated quality? Everyone thinks you’re stylish, no one thinks you’re a show off. With its waxed cotton canvas, burnished leather trim and brass-finished hardware, this weekender keeps things fashionable yet durable. [Purchase: $198]

DSPTCH Weekender Bag

DSPTCH Weekender Bag

The perfect weekender for any occasion, the San Francisco based team at DSPTCH prides themselves on minimally designed, high quality craftsmanship, and this thing delivers. It’s constructed from water resistant ballistic nylon, outfitted with Duraflex hardware, and a stowaway padded shoulder strap. [Purchase: $200]

Black Anchor Workshop Overnighter

Black Anchor Workshop Overnighter

The Overnighter by Black Anchor Workshop is manufactured with heavy waxed canvas, English bridle leather and a military grade cotton webbing. A rough, tough, built-for-the-open-road kind of bag that’s seriously rugged and looks pretty swish, too. [Purchase: $200]

APC Cotton Canvas Holdall Bag

A.P.C Cotton Canvas Holdall Bag

This smart, contemporary looking weekender bag is great for any occasion. Its minimalist look and cotton canvas material are easy on the eye while the inner zip and pouch pockets is ideal for extra storage. [Purchase: $220]

APC Denim Weekender Bag

A.P.C. Denim Weekender Bag

The A.P.C Denim Weekender Bag edges into design territory other brands are too scared to tread. Rocking the denim look, this comfortable weekender has a two-way top zip closure, a detachable shoulder strap and metal feet on the base to stop wear and tear. [Purchase: $295]

Coast New Zealand Vomo 24 Hour Bag

Coast New Zealand Vomo 24 Hour Bag

Coast has kind of undersold how much stuff this bags lets you pack. 24 hours? We reckon at least 36. Maybe 37. Point is, it’s roomier than the name suggests. And the waxed cotton and leather trim exterior keep things looking smart. [Purchase: $302]

Whipping Post Military Duffle Bag

Whipping Post Military Duffle Bag

Inspired by the old canvas duffel bag his father came home from Vietnam with, Ryan Barr set out to build the perfect top-load weekender. This bad boy is crafted from 100% vegetable tanned leather (the kind that only gets better with age), and comes complete with an accompanying luggage tag. [Purchase: $339]

Tumi Alpha Bravo Everett Essential Tote

Tumi Alpha Bravo Everett Essential Tote

Packed with internal and external pockets, this eye-catching weekender is ideal for extended travel. You can also stack it on top of a wheeled suitcase thanks to a clever space in the fabric that allows a suitcase handle to pass neatly through. [Purchase: $345]

Adidas by Tom Dixon Duffel Bag

Adidas by Tom Dixon Duffel Bag

Why haul a bag around and risk minor fatigue when you can wheel it around instead? When you need to take the strain off your shoulders, this swish Tom Dixon Duffel Bag has a neatly tucked-away set of wheels. The cream fabric looks pretty funky, too. [Purchase: $410]

Bosca Excursion Bag

Bosca Excursion Bag

Giving off a preppy grad student kind of look, this stylish satchel from Bosca has a rugged canvas material accented with light brown Italian leather. It also has heaps of extra pockets – ideal for stashing all those lecture notes. [Purchase: $450]

Collected Works Military Duffel Backpack

Collected Works Military Duffel Backpack

It’s unlikely military personnel refer to their duffles as “beautiful”, but that’s how Collected Works describe their Military Duffel Backpack. The durable waxed canvas body and Horween leather straps are inspired by the vintage military look. It’s the bag your granddad would approve of. [Purchase: $450]

Lexdray Tahoe Duffel

Lexdray Tahoe Duffel

This hard-wearing duffle is perfect for outdoor travel and camping. There’s room for a weeks’ worth of clothing and seven exterior pockets – perfect for stashing everything needed to survive an adventure in the wilderness. Or an extended break in an upscale recreational campsite. [Purchase: $450]

Duluth Pack Leather Sportsmans Duffel

Duluth Pack Leather Sportsman’s Duffel

Travel in style with this spacious, all-leather duffel from Duluth Pack. Designed to keep belongings protected from the elements, it comes with a two-way YKK zipper and dust flap. So the crisp clean clothes you so lovingly ironed and packed stay pristine. [Purchase: $475]

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Trask Jackson Duffle

The stylish tartan interior, American bison leather and Italian wool leather trim makes the Jackson Duffle easy on the eye and seriously durable, to boot. Antiqued brass hardware and rivet reinforcements provide extra strength where it’s needed. [Purchase: $495]

Jack Spade Tech Oxford Wing Duffel

Jack Spade Tech Oxford Wing Duffel

A minimal and thoroughly modern design from Jack Spade. With a roomy interior and single zip exterior pocket, this duffel is great for the office or weekends away. As for the charcoal grey fabric? Not only does it look smart but it’s also water-resistant. [Purchase: $548]

Tanner Goods Nomad Duffle

Tanner Goods Nomad Duffle

Whether you’re stashing your duffle in an overhead compartment or roughing it on a camping trip, the waxed cotton canvas and solid brass hardware of the Nomad Duffle ensures belongings stay protected. [Purchase: $550]

Satchel and Page Gladstone

Satchel & Page Gladstone

Specialising in a brand of vintage chic, Satchel & Page produce bags with a bygone era look about them. The nostalgia-inducing Gladstone looks like it’s been plucked off a train station platform from 1940’s London.  [Purchase: $550]

Hard Graft Square1 Holdall Field Bag

Hard Graft Square1 Holdall Field Bag

In all honesty, you could select any bag from the folks at Hard Graft and be good to go. They just don’t know how to make a bad bag. This one is our personal favorite from the range seeing that it stands out from the crowd. It features a square shape (hence the name), and is built from semi-vegetable Tuscan leather that’s both soft and casual. [Purchase: $634]

Travelteq Weekender

Travelteq Weekender

Handmade in Italy, this little baby looks every inch the European jetsetters’ weekender of choice with its high quality nylon, smart leather shoulder strap and plush red interior lining. [Purchase: $648]

Killspencer Weekender 3 0

Killspencer Weekender 3.0

When Batman goes shopping for a weekender bag, this is the one he’s choosing. Dark, sleek and stylish – the Killerspencer Weekender’s interior is fire retardant and waterproof, while its practical open-top design allows instant access to belongings (capes, cowls, batarangs, etc). [Purchase: $675]

Ralph Lauren Heritage Canvas Gym Bag

Ralph Lauren Heritage Canvas Gym Bag

Better suited to the refinements of members-only health clubs than sweaty men’s locker rooms, this classy gym bag has a cotton canvas exterior and Italian leather trim. A removable shoulder strap makes it easy to carry post-workout. [Purchase: $695]

Jack Spade Dipped Leather Large Barrel Duffle

Jack Spade Dipped Leather Large Barrel Duffle

This burnished leather duffle bag from Jack Spade oozes sophistication. As well as a stylishly minimalistic design, its sizeable storage capacity and three additional slip pockets offer good old fashioned practicality. [Purchase: $698]

James Club Bag

James Club Bag

It’s probably not healthy falling in love with a bag, but The James Club Bag sure makes it easy. It has a gorgeous leather exterior and immaculately stitched striped interior lining, while its three extra pockets add plenty of extra storage. [Purchase: $750]

JW Hulme Weekend Satchel Carry-On Bag

J.W Hulme Weekend Satchel Carry-On Bag

This sophisticated weekender from J.W Hulme is designed to age gracefully. The waxed Graystone canvas material acquires streaks through the years, giving it a unique time-aged appearance. The deep brown American Heritage leather trim adds to the overall classy look. [Purchase: $845]

Stephen Kenn Travel Duffle

Stephen Kenn Travel Duffle

A duffle to prompt instant pangs of desire, the vegetable-tanned leather of the Travel Duffle has a timeless quality. Surprisingly lightweight with easily adjustable handles, it’s ideal for weeklong travel. And gazing at adoringly. [Purchase: $925]

Golden Goose Double Zip Bag

Golden Goose Double Zip Bag

One glance at the price tag and you might assume the interior of the Golden Goose Double Zip bag is indeed lined with the world’s most precious metal. It’s not. But it is lined with beautiful soft twill, features a leather-trimmed zip and boasts tons of storage space. [Purchase: $1,395]

Lotuff Bridle Duffle Travel Bag

Lotuff Bridle Duffle Travel Bag

This uber-stylish weekender bag from Lotuff Bridle is a whole lotta classy. With its glossy brown bridle leather, natural suede interior and sleek design, this is one elegant weekender. Heads. Will. Turn. [Purchase: $1,730]

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