20 Best Weekender Bags for Women 2024 - Duffles and Travel Bags

Any excuse for a vacation, right?

Whether you’re staring longingly at friends’ travel photos or you’ve got a getaway already marked on the calendar, there’s one easy way to be sure you’re ready for that next trip: Prepare yourself with the perfect luggage. Below, we’ve compiled a selection of the best bags for weekend trips. Bags

20 Best Weekender Bags for Women 2024 - Duffles and Travel Bags

What should you consider when choosing a weekender bag?

Size: From compact overnight bags that hold one set of clothes to those that can hold up to five-plus shoes, the size of your weekender will ultimately depend on how long you plan to travel and how many resources you need.

Material: Whether you gravitate toward nylon that can withstand the elements or supple leather (real or faux!), there's a weekender for every style and budget.

Style: These weekender bags are a mix of duffels, totes, suitcases, and even convertible backpacks that are easy to carry and fit all your essentials for just a few days.

Features: Think shoe compartments, dedicated laptop sleeves, water bottle slips, and convenient exterior pockets for phones or IDs. Plenty also have trolley sleeves, aka the open-bottom slot that allows you to slide the bag onto suitcase handles. It's genius stacked on top of a roller bag for seamlessly moving through an airport.

Can a weekender bag be a carry-on?

That’s one of the best parts! The majority of these weekender bags work for short excursions but also double as smart carry-ons for trips of any length.

Once you’ve picked your new go-to weekender, you can grab a toiletry bag to keep yourself organized or add some hardworking travel accessories (like a mini hair dryer and jewelry case). Comfortable clothes are ideal, too—try a pair of fabulous travel pants or one of these outfits on for size. Now all that’s left is to pick your destination—and actually see the world.

This weekender was made for wear and tear. The cotton-lined canvas design is durable, and its heavy-duty zippers promise dependability over time. One user reveals it is especially useful to bring to the hospital for deliveries. Equipped with a laptop pocket, a separate shoe compartment, and a trolley sleeve, this weekender has a lot to offer without breaking the bank.

Colors: Beige, black, beige/black, botanical print, pink, sage stripe, army green, floral print, gray, leopard, marble, spotted leopard, black and white stripe, orange floral, quilted black, quilted olive, quilted beige, and quilted pink

Employ this soft, ultra-light nylon bag as an overnighter or a gym bag. Not only does it have straps for your yoga mat, a zipped shoe compartment, and trolley sleeve, but it’s also spacious enough for your trip essentials. Some even note it as a solid dupe for trendy (and super-pricey) gym bags, with plenty calling out its versatility as a work bag (thanks to a handy laptop sleeve), sports bag, travel bag, and even a diaper bag.

Colors: Pink, beige, black, dark pink, purple, light beige, orange, and blue

Trust us: The most talked-about weekender on the internet lives up to the hype. It has everything you need in one place: a zippered shoe compartment, a trolley sleeve, and a roomy interior with pockets for organization. It comes in seven different hues, from timeless neutrals to delightful brights.

Colors: Black, beige, gray, atlas pink, navy, maple brown, and olive

This bag has a roomy main upper with plenty of interior pockets and a large shoe compartment at the bottom—meaning you can stay super organized and stylish. Plus, there's a handy trolley sleeve for easy traveling.

Colors: Black, chocolate, and rose quartz

Are you traveling for a wedding or important business meeting? This bag will be your holy grail—it has a built-in garment bag and side pockets for shoes, plus a healthy amount of space for everything else you’ll need for the weekend.

Everlane's travel offerings continue to impress us. This weekender is made from recycled materials, is roomy enough to carry a pair of shoes, an outfit or two, toiletries, your water bottle, and your laptop. You can wear it cross-body, on your shoulders, or on top of a rolling suitcase using the discreet trolley sleeve. What more could you need?

Colors: Warm charcoal, black, warm quartz, nutria green, and katamala olive green

For a sleek option, look no further than this water-resistant design from Lululemon. Every detail is considered, from the padded handles for easy carrying to the mix of small pockets for devices and travel essentials and bigger ones for your storage. There’s even an interior padded pocket for your laptop and a designated spot for your water bottle so you can easily access it. Finally, there’s a back-zippered pocket with a hidden trolley-compatible strap for when you have a suitcase with you.

If you prefer an understated approach to style, this minimalist nylon carry-on with leather detail is ideal. It fits perfectly under a seat, and in addition to the requisite laptop sleeve, it even has a compartment for a water bottle or umbrella. This size is great for one or two nights away, but for more packing room, try the large size, and for an everyday bag, try the smaller version. Plus, it has a laptop and trolley sleeve to make multi-carry travel a breeze.

Colors: Navy, black, coast blue, and olive green

With a spacious main compartment, designated shoe compartment, water-repellent exterior, and abrasion-resistant base, The North Face's weekender duffel is ready to go wherever you do. It's made from recycled materials and offers tons of pockets to keep you organized.

This convertible travel bag can be worn on the shoulder or stacked on top of luggage, thanks to a handy trolley strap. It has plenty of interior and exterior pockets to keep you organized throughout your travels.

Colors: Deep jade and black

At this price point, what's not to love about Mali + Lili's nylon weekender bag with a vegan leather trim and premium hardware finishes? It has plenty of pockets inside and out for organizing. There's loads of versatility thanks to interchangeable accessories and a trolley sleeve for travel.

With a spacious interior and separate bottom compartment—which can fit two to three pairs of shoes or your dirty laundry—this camo weekender will be a favorite for frequent travelers. In addition to the recycled poly material shown here, it also comes in a variety of eco-friendly canvas shades. This is an essential do-it-all weekender, with sturdy materials and construction that leave no room for worry.

Colors: Navy camo, gray, onyx, deep navy, and golden brown

A handsome leather weekender is meant to live a life well-traveled. Inside, plenty of roomy pockets help to keep you organized. This buttery-soft style is perfect for an overnighter and will only get better with wear. If black is not your thing, it also comes in a beautiful saddle shade.

Colors: True black and English saddle brown

Made from a sleek, water-resistant nylon with premium vinyl trim, Samsonite's classic duffel bag offers a premium travel solution whether you're off for a night or a week. It has plenty of pockets inside and out to keep you organized on the go. You can easily stack it on your luggage thanks to a handy trolley strap, or the adjustable shoulder strap can be worn as a crossbody.

Colors: Black and navy blue

Don’t let the gorgeous camel-and-black exterior fool you—this roomy travel tote is made with roughly 1,794 grams of ocean-bound plastic. Beyond that, it has a detachable strap and multiple zippered compartments (and a laundry bag), not to mention that it's fully machine-washable. (P.S. You’ll want the matching overnight bag and wristlet, too.)

Colors: Camel/black, shadow black, and sand stone gray

This canvas bag’s vintage unisex appeal and durable leather trim are undoubtedly its main selling points. Inside, plenty of zippered pockets make organizing your passport, wallet, and tech a breeze. While it's considered a fantastic overnight bag, the room for storage seems endless.

Colors: Blue, army green, gray, dark gray, light gray, black stripe, blue stripe, and khaki

Travel smarter with this functional and fabulous weekender—crafted with a fine knit made from recycled plastics. Three main interior compartments keep all of your essentials organized, while the outside has laptop-sized pockets and a trolley sleeve, too. Also available in black and pebbled leather, as well as an overnight size.

Travel like an old-school jetsetter with this very chic, vintage-inspired carryall. Not only is it made from a stain-repellent coated canvas with premium leather trim, but light packers could stash up to five days’ worth of clothing inside. It also makes a fabulous gift for those who love a monogrammed moment.

Colors: Scout tan and domino black

This extra-large, spacious, water-resistant neoprene duffel makes simplified storage and transport easier. than ever. Thanks to a water bottle holder, a shoe duster, a mesh pouch, and a padded laptop pocket, all of your essentials stay in place.

Colors: Navy, black, camel, gray, and dune

With a sleek, compact design, Monos's versatile weekender can be worn on the shoulder (look at those generous straps!), across the body, or stacked on top of your luggage. It's crafted with a water-resistant nylon twill so you don't have to worry about being too precious on the go. We love that there's a zippered lower storage area for shoes or separating wet items, a 16-inch laptop sleeve, and built-in trolley sleeve.

Colors: Carbon black and juniper green

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