It’s never too late to pick up one of the best weekender bags for your next road trip — whether it’s an end-of-summer jaunt, an early fall getaway or an upstate trip in the depths of winter, traveling in style has really never been more important. The right accessories speak volumes about a well-constructed wardrobe — and a tough, durable and stylish weekender bag in turn speaks volumes about the guy carrying it. At least, we think so. If you’ve been using your gym bag or an older, beaten-up duffel, it’s time to upgrade to one of the best weekender bags that money can buy. Expect nothing less than the best — and buy nothing less than the best. Right? Right.
Nisolo Leon Weekender, $397
A leather weekender bag might at first seem too fragile for the rigors of travel — and yet Nisolo has crafted a beautiful leather weekender that should age beautifully and look great the more you use it. It’s a particularly apt bag to take with you to a rustic log cabin or a small lodge — it should have more than enough space to haul all the stylish leather boots you can carry.
Owen and Fred Voyager Waxed Weekender in Tan, $275
Owen and Fred continually impresses us here at The Manual with plenty of stylish men’s goods made extremely well. The recently introduced Voyager Waxed Weekender combines handsome looks, rugged appeal, and the kind of construction that can stand up to anything — thanks in part to the Martexin waxed canvas exterior and refined leather handles.
Blue Claw Co. Bronson Weekender, $495
Some weekender bags make you stop and take a second look — certainly, the Blue Claw Co. Bronson Weekender does. It’s durable, it’s well-crafted, it’s worthy of the price tag — and it’ll go anywhere, from a rustic weekend away to a holiday trip home.
Brothers Leather Supply Co. The Big Easy Duffle, $215
Brothers Leather Supply started small in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and continues to get bigger and better. Products like the fairly priced, smart-looking and well-constructed Big Easy Duffle exemplify that approach. Use this one for quicker trips, or feel free to pack light.
Moore and Giles Benedict Weekend Bag, $860
The heritage quality and extremely careful attention to detail that goes into every product Moore and Giles makes is perhaps no more apparent than with its Benedict Weekend Bag. It’s nearly a work of art — with an understandably high price tag, to match — and it’ll be with you for years, if not decades, to come.