best womens weekender bags

Finding the right weekender bag for your needs can be quite challenging.

The bag will need to be the right size to fit in an overhead compartment if you’re heading somewhere by plane, and it will need to fit snugly into the backseat if you’re traveling by car. 

It’s often said that the best designs are sizeable enough to hold a few days’ worth of clothing and come with a series of organizational pockets which will allow you to carry your hair dryer, tech items like your tablet and various other travel accessories.

You may need a compartment for your footwear too. If you need something a little more compact, an overnight bag could be the best solution for a change of clothes and your toiletries. Maybe you need a bag as a carry-on? If so, you may wish to opt for a trolley sleeve. 

Below we highlight our favorite weekender bags for women in 2022:

Best Weekender Bags for Women

Here are our top picks for weekender bags for women by type and style:

Best Weekender Bag 2022

leather weekender bag womens

Winner: Weekender Leather Travel Bag

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • 16 inch internal padded laptop sleeve.
  • Internal zipped pocket for travel essentials like your passport.
  • Plenty of space for all your gear.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Perfect overnight bag.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

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Best Weekender Garment Bag 2022

grand leather garment bag womens

Winner: Grand Leather Garment Bag

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Dedicated garment carrier.
  • Carry a suit and shirt without creasing.
  • Large main compartment for other items.
  • 16 inch laptop compartment.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized

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Best Rolling Weekender Bag 2022

voyager leather carry on bag with wheels in brown

Winner: Voyager Leather Carry-on with Wheels

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Hand luggage compliant.
  • 16 inch laptop sleeve.
  • Luggage tag included.
  • Two exterior pockets for easy-to-reach items.
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Designer travel bag.
  • Can be personalized

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Best Convertible Weekender Backpack 2022

10x leather laptop backpack womens

Winner: 10X Leather Laptop Backpack

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • Dedicated compartments, perfect for travel.
  • Can convert from backpack to shoulder bag for ease of access.
  • Top and side handles for when moving through airports.
  • Fits up to 15.6 inch laptop or tablet.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized
  • Available in brown, tan, black, or red leather.
  • Unisex.

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Best Small Weekender Backpack 2022

prime large brown leather backpack

Winner: Prime Leather Backpack

Pros:

  • Full grain leather
  • 14 inch laptop sleeve.
  • Ideal for travel, and as a personal item.
  • Multiple front zipped compartments.
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zippers.
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Can be personalized
  • Available in brown, tan, black, or red leather.

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What is a Weekender Bag?

Not all slightly larger tote bags can be regarded as weekender bags. A weekender bag can be defined as a bag that’s big enough to carry all your essentials but small enough to carry around with you without physical pain becoming a problem.

They come in a range of styles, but are most common in a duffle bag style, with two handles over a large single zip opening.

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How To Choose a Weekender Bag

It’s important to think about much more than simple appearance when you want to find a reliable and efficient weekender bag.

The bag needs to have enough space to carry a host of essentials, which could include your phone or phones, wallets, cards, water bottles and passports.

Materials commonly used to make weekender bags often include leather, polyester, nylon and canvas.

If you do opt for a leather bag, remember that these can be more difficult to clean, but it's also the most stylish material.

This is why it’s so important to carefully read the instructions so you don’t damage the bag.

Some weekender bags are suitable for a day or two of travel, but there are larger ones available that can serve you well for around four or five days away from home. 

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What can be stored in a weekender bag? 

Items often stored in weekender bags include outfits, shoes and toiletries. When it comes to clothing, it’s best to avoid delicate garments or items that wrinkle easily, as chances are you won’t want or be able to steam or iron whilst you’re away from home.

However, if you opt for a garment weekender bag like the Grand from Von Baer, you can carry your formal items without them creasing.

Best Size for a Weekender Bag

Opt for a bag that’s sizeable enough for a few changes of clothes. However, try not to buy something so big you might feel it with items you don’t actually need. 

It's best to choose something within hand luggage sizes, that way you can use the bag as a carry-on as well.

Are weekender bags personal items?

Very small weekend bags can normally fit under aeroplane seats and be used as personal items. However, most normal and larger ones like duffels don’t always qualify. Before you fly, check the dimensions of the bag to be sure.  

When Can You Use a Weekender Bag?

Weekender bags can be ideal when you're planning a getaway and need a reliable travel bag that won't be too difficult to transport. A weekend bag can be the ideal place to keep your belongings including things like your laptop, laptop sleeve, water bottle, sneakers and gadgets.

There are many options available to you when it comes to material, compartments, shoulder straps, style, handles, design and interior space. No matter what your tastes are, there should be plenty of options available to you.

A weekender bag can be the ideal alternative to a suitcase, backpack, tote bag or duffel bag, and you also have many choices when it comes to fabric, colors and sizes.

If you need access to a bag for weekend trips that offers outstanding durability and makes organization a breeze and ensures you have everything you need in terms of luggage during a short trip away, a weekender bag could be for you.

This kind of bag can also be taken to work, to the gym and to the beach. Weekender bags have been in fashion for some time and are showing no signs of falling out of favour.

There are many trendy, modern, chic, fashionable and stylish weekender bags available, and you'll have a great deal of choice and variety when you're browsing for one, whether you're buying from a well-known brand or a less famous manufacturer.

Whether you're on a tight budget or have more to spend, there are many options available.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed our article on the best weekender bags for women.

If you have any questions or comments, contact us at info@vonbaer.com, or leave them in the comments.

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Author: Albert Varkki
Albert Varkki is the co-founder of Von Baer. He understands leather products as a consumer, supplier, and a manufacturer, helping you with the inside knowledge you need, to choose the perfect leather product for you. Connect on Linkedin

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