Weekender duffel bags are excellent luggage options for short-term or impromptu travel. They’re not overly complicated, bulky, or compartmentalized. But most of the hundreds of options on the market are little more than just a big zippered one-compartment bag. Not this one from Mission Workshop, however. The Cadre duffel bag is a top tier travel bag.
One of the many reasons this weekender stands out from the rest of the pack is its construction. It’s crafted from marled 1000D HT500 fabric, making it weatherproof when paired with the urethane coated water-resistant external zippers. It also has 26 liters of internal space, which meets the carry-on requirement for most airlines, but is also equipped with 4 of the brand’s Arkiv Modular System rails – so it can adapt and evolve on an as-needed basis. It also features two external zippered pockets in conjunction with the large main one (which has a single smaller zippered pocket inside). And, best of all, this $235 bag is handmade in small batches here in the USA. [Purchase]