33 Cute Weekender Bags You *Need* Before Your Next Adventure

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I don’t actually know you, but I know you deserve a vacation. We all do. 2022 has already been…a year, to put it nicely, and each and every one of us is in need of a little getaway to reset our weathered minds, bodies, and souls. And while it would be so nice to jet off to another continent for a month or so of Eat, Pray, Love-ing, sometimes that’s just not always doable. Especially if you have like, a job. Or kids/pets to take care of. Or any of the million other responsibilities that keep us spinning around on the daily. But friends, that’s where weekend trips come in.

Sometimes, all you need is a little change of scenery to scratch that travel itch, and fortunately, that can be done between the days of Friday and Sunday. Weekend trips are some of my faves—you can recharge and get a taste of another locale without being gone long enough to stress out about missing things back home. Long story short, two- to three-day trips are elite, and you should take one. And when you go, you’re gonna need a good weekender bag.

Let’s face it, no one wants to carry a bulky, rolling suitcase that takes up way too much room on a short trip. Instead, you’re going to want to opt for one of these weekender bags (yeah, I gathered a bunch of fab ones you’ll love down below) that are both stylish and pretty roomy, so you won’t have to edit down your packing list too much. I promise there’s a style for you no matter what type of trip you’re going on, whether you’re being an Outdoorsy Girlie™ or treating yourself to a chic hotel stay. Read on, friends, for 33 of the best weekender travel bags for escaping (albeit briefly) all your responsibilities.

1

if you’re into that retro vibe

AQIWO Carry-On Bag With Wet Pocket

If you’re into that vintage look, then this olive green duffle bag is oh-so-chic. It comes with all the must-have features for a travel bag, including a trolley sleeve for easy stacking on top of your suitcase and an interior “wet pocket” for worry-free storing of all your spillable items (e.g., shampoos and shower things).

2

if you like keeping your shoes separate

BEIS Weekend Bag in Black

This neutral-toned bag has multiple compartments to store all kinds of essentials, including a laptop, makeup, and shoes. It also comes with a practical flat bottom so it won’t tip over while you’re traveling.

3

if you want somethin’ sustainable

Lo & Sons The Catalina Deluxe

This bag has a lot going for it: It’s water-resistant, stands upright by itself, and is made from sustainable organic cotton. And if you thought it couldn’t get better, it’s also really freaking soft.

4

if you’re into sophisticated simplicity

July Carry All Weekender

Shout-out to all my minimalists out there, this sleek and elegant one is for you.

5

if you might be extending your stay

Cuyana Triple Zipper Weekender

Your weekend wanders will be complete with this luxe travel bag that has not one, not two, but THREE zippered interiors. So basically if you decide to stay one more night, it’ll fit an extra ensemble.

6

if you always bring a computer with you

CALPAK Hue Duffle Bag

This duffle is sleek, sophisticated, fits a 15-inch laptop, and even slides over a suitcase if needed. The side handles also make it more functional and easier to handle if it’s heavy.

7

if you want a casual tote

Lulus Weekend Traveler Bag in Black and Cognac

Nothing too fancy here—and sometimes that’s exactly what we need. This oversized tote is sleek, simple, and super functional (helloooo, luggage tag and roomy interior!).

8

if you want something protective

Monos Metro Duffel

Get this: a vegan leather bag that’s actually water-resistant. Why, I never!

9

if you want a tried-and-true bag

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle Bag

Sporty and classic, a Herschel Supply Co. bag is a must-have.

10

if you want something pretty and pink

BAGSMART Weekender Bag

Whether you use it as your yoga bag or weekend getaway duffle, this baby pink beauty is sure to get the job done.

11

if you’re into nylon fabrics

Away The Large Everywhere Bag

This perfectly simple weekender is versatile in the best ways: It has a clamshell opening for easy access to the goods, and a padded laptop pocket that’ll keep the most important things safe. Plus, it slides over a luggage handle if you just NEED to bring a suitcase with you.

12

if you’re a spontaneous packer

Anine Bing Saffron Bag

More of a last-minute trip kind of person? You can trust that this guy will hold just about anything you throw into it. Sure, it might not have organizational compartments or pockets, but it’s great if you’re not a meticulous packer.

13

if you want something flexible

Ted Baker London Raill Modular Duffle Bag

Hard-shell luggage is cool and everything, but if you know you need something a little more flexible, go for this soft-sided duffle bag.

14

if you want a lot of features

Travelpro Crew VersaPack Weekender Carry-on Duffel Bag with Suiter

It’s easier to list what features this bag DOESN’T have than which ones it does. (Basically, it’s jam-packed.) Think: A fold-out “suiter system” for keeping suits and other clothes wrinkle-free, a “quick slip” magnetic pocket for your phone, a padded tablet pocket, stain-proof fabric, and more.

15

if you want to personalize it

Stoney Clover Lane Classic Duffle Bag

Stoney Clover Lane has so many cute patches that you can add on. Just think of all the possibilities!

16

if you want a simply gorgeous bag

Tory Sport Ripstop Nylon Color-Block Duffle Bag

Whether you’re using it as your tennis bag or a weekend getaway carryall, this duffle bag is sure to get you allllll the compliments.

17

if you want one with allll the compartments

BOLOSTA Weekender Bag

Sleek yet roomy, this little weekender bag comes with loads of different pockets and storage compartments, including a sneaky place to hold your shoes.

18

if you want something compact

Onia Crinkle Duffle Bag

Cool and compact, this Onia duffle bag will get the job done.

19

if you’re feeling bougie

Marc Jacobs Large Weekend Bag

Just how chic is this quilted Marc Jacobs bag? It’ll help make any trip feel like a luxe travel experience.

20

if you like quilted textures

Think Royln Wingman Bag

This plushy tote is designed for comfort and organization, giving you a ton of space and pockets for all your needs. The sporty straps are durable, but if you need a little crossbody action, the detachable strap is a must.

21

if you’re into a classic vibe

Neely & Chloe No. 21 The Weekender Pebble

This canvas and leather tote looks super stylish, but it also has a spacious interior and sturdy upper handles that lock into place with a buckled strap.

22

if you’re a light packer

Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote

With its compact size and secure closure, this tote is great for thin, light items that don’t take up a ton of interior space, like cotton shirts, bathing suits, and breezy palazzo pants. If you pack light (kudos to you!), this is the minimalist bag you need.

23

if you hate unpacking

BEIS The Hanging Duffle

Unpacking is annoying, and that’s just straight facts. Good thing this hanging duffle bag exists! Thanks to the hanging interior (which acts as a closet organizer), you basically won’t ever have to unpack again (except for when you get home, of course…ugh).

24

if you want a multi-use bag

Lululemon City Adventurer Large Duffle Bag 29L

Yes, technically, this is a gym bag, but it’ll still hold all of your vacation needs thanks to the spacious, pocketed interior.

25

if you like a personal touch

Paravel Weekender

This convenient weekender, with its adjustable shoulder strap and spacious interior, is also customizable! You can include your initials or some ridiculously adorable hand-painted emojis. The contrasting leather straps make it super chic, too.

26

if you’re looking for something elegant

DELSEY Paris Chatelet Soft Air Duffel Bag

A sophisticated bag that’ll last you years to come.

27

if you want a 2-in1 bag

Madewell MAKR Canvas and Leather Fold Weekender Bag

Looks like a tote bag, acts like a weekender—this super roomy, fold-over bag is perfect for short trips.

28

if you like the two-tone look

West Elm Duffle Bag

Who knew West Elm made great travel bags? This two-tone duffle bag (complete with a trolley sleeve and removable shoulder strap) is proof that they know what they’re doing.

29

if you prefer a fun print

Vera Bradley Cotton Medium Duffel Travel Bag

IMO, your weekend bag should reflect the excitement of your vacation. What better way than with a lively print?! This Vera Bradley travel bag will hold all of your necessities with its EIGHT slip pockets while also looking way cute.

30

if you like compact styles

Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Bag

This top-rated overnight bag is perfect for traveling because it’s made of soft neoprene. And that’s important why? Well, it won’t be uncomfortable against your body, and all your belongings will be cushioned. It also comes in soooo many colorful designs you won’t be able to resist.

31

if you’re planning an adventurous trip

The North Face Base Camp Duffle Design

A versatile duffle that doubles as a backpack (!!!), this style is ideal if you’re doing some heavy-duty outdoorsy traveling. Its water-resistant material and double stitching can handle unpredictable weather—i.e., you don’t need to stress if you’re caught in a downpour.

32

if you prioritize sophistication

Fawn Design The Weekender

Gold details add a polished look to this vegan leather shoulder bag while the nylon interior is super easy to clean.

33

if you anticipate some stains

Caraa Remus Duffel

This bag is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about it being damaged from bad weather. It also has breathing panels for odor control, a laptop pocket, a charging dock, and can even be worn as a backpack. It actually does it all?!

Mili is a Cosmopolitan intern who loves all things fashion, beauty, and pop culture.

Associate Lifestyle Editor Hannah Chubb is the associate lifestyle editor at Cosmopolitan, covering all things home, travel, food, health, career, and more.

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