When you start planning your summer weekend getaway, you’ve probably already started mentally packing. From quick overnights to holiday weekends to automatic “out of the office” responses for an entire week, you’ll need a weekend bag to keep you company (along with all of your essentials, including your comfiest travel shoes) no matter how long your adventures take you away.

The best weekend travel bags for women are those that successfully balance style, functionality, and durability to make your travel plans go as smoothly as possible – with or without stylish designer luggage. Consider scratch- and water-resistant materials, separate shoe compartments and adjustable crossbody straps to completely free up your hands. Jessy Dover, co-founder and chief creative officer of Dagne Dover, shares some essential features to look for. “When purchasing a weekend bag, prioritize features such as performance materials, ample storage, comfortable handles or carrying straps, and of course, easy-to-organize compartments,” advises Dover, “I also recommend choosing a color that makes you happy when you use it. ” Planning a vacation at home? Most of these bags include elements suitable for the gym, work or even a diaper bag – a great Mother’s Day gift for moms-to-be.

Whether you need a personal bag for air travel or a weekend bag with a comfortable shoulder strap, shop the 20 best, most versatile weekend bags below.

Athleta, all about Duffle.

When your flight lands at 8 a.m. and you take a yoga class at 9 a.m., this class is for you.

Size: Length: 18 inches; Width: 8 inches; Height: 12 inches

Color: Black

Material: 69% polyester, 31% recycled polyester

Customer Reviews: “Perfect bag! Not too big, not too small. The best part is the laptop section. In addition to taking it to the gym, it will serve as carry-on luggage for my next flight.”

BAGSMART Weekend Bag

This bag will hold all your “just in case” outfits for the long weekend.

Size: Length: 18.5 inches; Width: 8.7 inches; Height: 11 inches

Color: 6 options

Material: Nylon

Customer Review: “I love this bag. Overall, it has a great fabric weight and feel, comes with quality zippers, lots of pockets, Velcro where you need it, and it’s a well thought out bag. I highly recommend it. I haven’t used it regularly yet, but I know it will last me for years and be of high quality.”

Bass Weekender

Traveling may not always be glamorous, but your weekend bag can be.

Size: length: 19 inches; width: 9.8 inches; height: 15.7 inches

Colors: 9 options

Material: canvas, vegan leather, polyester fiber

CUSTOMER REVIEWS: “This weekend bag is exactly what I need for all my trips, it’s very spacious and holds a lot of stuff. I am very happy with this purchase and I highly recommend it to my other travelers.”

Dagne Dover Landon Neoprene Tote Bag

Great color combination for hot summer vacations.

Size: length: 16.5 inches; width: 9 inches; height: 11 inches

Colors: 13 choices

Material: neoprene, recycled REPREVE® lining

CUSTOMER COMMENTS: “I used my Dagne Landon Big Bag for the first time for a long weekend in Napa. I love it! The amount of space and pocket organization is the best bag I’ve ever used! Very stylish! I also bought a bag for my daughter. We love our matching bags! I have had many bags just this one! This will replace them forever!”

Kipling Lightweight Large Weekend Bag

Minimize transport and make the most of the 50-pound limit with this lightweight bag from Kipling.

Size: length: 22.8 inches; width: 7.8 inches; height: 12.5 inches

Color: 8 options


Customer Review: “The size is just right. I love how lightweight it is. And the crossbody strap.”

Samsonite Virtuosa Weekender Travel Bag

Top-notch organization, hassle-free, and distraction-free – just like your weekend itinerary deserves.

Size: length: 17.72 inches; width: 7.28 inches; height: 12.8 inches

Colors: Off-white, navy, pine green

Material: recycled RPET polyester and cotton blend

CUSTOMER REVIEWS: “Shinsouli’s quality travel products can’t be beat. I really like this chic looking bag. Very sturdy and looks super expensive. Keeps all my belongings organized. The zippers are smooth. Very pleased!”

Carl Friedrich Palissy Weekend

It’s definitely top-notch – after all, the brand has already made an appearance in Inheritance.

Size: length: 19.3 inches; width: 9.8 inches; height: 9.8 inches

Color: 5 options

Material: Vachetta leather

CUSTOMER REVIEWS: “I honestly think this is a well-made bag and 100% value for money. Highly recommended for those who travel light or want to enhance their look. Because it will enhance your look …… no matter who you are.”

Calpak Luka Large Duffel Bag

An editorial favorite, this Calpak luggage bag holds all your essentials and fits under your seat.

Size: Length: 19 inches; Width: 9.5 inches; Height: 14.5 inches

Color: 15 options

Material: polyester

Customer Reviews: “I love my Luka travel bag! It fits perfectly and has lots of my favorite pockets! Use it as my personal bag and it fits perfectly under the seat.”

Paravel Weekend

This chic design will always stand out, but just in case, you can also customize it with your initials.

Size: Length: 15 inches; Width: 8 inches; Height: 15 inches

Colors: Scout Brown, Domino Black, Glacier Blue

Materials: EcoCraft Canvas®, recycled vegan leather

Customer Review: “It fits everything I need as an “under the seat” bag: laptop, other electronics and accessories, wallet, snacks 😉 and it slips easily over the handle of my trolley bag. I love the fact that it’s made of recycled plastic and is stain-resistant. I worry about leaving my bag on the airplane floor; less so with this!”

Vera Bradley Featherweight Travel Bag

A black bag that always matches your outfit, this bag makes traveling a breeze.

Size: length: 16 inches; width: 8.5 inches; height: 13.5 inches

Color: 7 options


Customer Reviews: “Vera Bradley never disappoints and this bag is a great example. The stitching is well done and it can be used as a personal bag for many airlines. I use it for a diaper bag or for weekend trips. I come back from trips with a lot of heavy stuff, but no disassembly. Classic black is a favorite, but the Vera Bradley design is one of the best unique designs out there.”

Minnow Charleston Green Cabana Striped Weekend Bag

If this design doesn’t give an “OOO”, I don’t know what does.

Size: Length: 19.6 inches; Height: 11.8 inches

Color: Charleston Green Cabana Stripe, Provence Blue, Antique Floral, Slate Blue


CUSTOMER COMMENTS: “I just received my weekend bag for our trip to the beach. I like it very much! It’s the perfect size for a long weekend away. The fabric is lovely, sturdy and well made. It’s definitely my favorite bag for weekend trips.”

MZ Wallace Magnet Records

From the makers of your favorite backpack, crossbody, and this ELLE editor-approved tote, the Weekender features classic MZ Wallace quilting, high-quality materials, and nine pockets.

Size: Length: 16.93 inches; Width: 7.09 inches; Height: 12.20 inches

Color: 7 options

Material: REC Oxford, Italian leather

Customer Reviews: “What a great bag! Lots of pockets in just the right places. Fits easily under the seat in front of you. Light to carry and love the colored magnets.”

Rains Hilo Weekend Bag

Stormy weather in the forecast? All the more reason to leave. This weekend will ensure your essentials stay dry.

Size: length: 15.7 inches; width: 7.9 inches; height: 9.1 inches

Color: 5 options

Material: polyester with polyurethane coating

CUSTOMER REVIEW: “This bag is big enough to hold a weekend’s worth of casual (or for me, emergency) clothes, yet small enough to be an everyday tote. Very happy with this purchase.”

Free People MVP Luggage Bag

Doubling as a gym bag, this weekend bag is the perfect companion for your active lifestyle.

Size: length: 16 inches; width: 6 inches; height: 13 inches

Color: 5 choices

Material: polyester

CUSTOMER REVIEWS: “I will use it for everyday use, traveling and at the gym. It has a lot of room and pockets. I only wish there was one more zippered pocket inside. The bottom area can hold shoes, but as far as I’m concerned, it fits my books well. Hello new night and onward!!!”

Baggallini All Day Large Duffel Bag

This style from Baggallini features quick-access pockets, adjustable straps and scratch-resistant material for long-lasting durability and reduced stress when packing.

Size: Length: 24 inches; Width: 9 inches; Height: 16 inches

Colors: 5 options


Customer Review: “I was very happy to receive this bag. It has the perfect number of pockets and I love the design. Unfortunately, my daughter loves it too and now she has taken it back to school. Looks like I need to buy another one for myself.”

Rosie’s weekenders

The material that creates the most comfortable ballet flats now comes in the form of a spacious weekend travel bag.

Size: length: 21.5 inches; width: 8.9 inches; height: 13.8 x 21.5 x 8.9 inches

Colors: Camel and Black, Shadow Black, Sandstone

Material: Knit with a combination of marine plastic threads, Rothy’s signature threads

CUSTOMER REVIEW: “The Weekender bag looks great and is very roomy. However it is surprisingly heavy – even empty”

Michael Kors XL Weekender Studded Leather Weekender Bag

A sleek black leather bag with studded detailing is the perfect accompaniment to an everyday handbag. The best part? This one is large enough to hold all your weekend essentials!

Size: Length: 19 inches; Width: 5.5 inches; Height: 13 inches

Color: Black

Material: Leather

Kara Rimes.

When it comes to traveling, attention to detail is key and Caraa has you covered. They’ve taken into account three carrying modes, a twist-lock closure, and hidden breathing holes. The only downside? We just wish it came in more colors!

Size: length: 21 inches; width: 11 inches; height: 11.5 inches

Colors: gold, black

Material: recycled nylon

Customer Review: “I absolutely love this bag. There are so many genius little details added, like the zipper lock and the little vents. This is without a doubt the best carry-on bag.”

Zadig & Voltaire Medium Sunny Tweed Shoulder Bag

A bag that’s as chic as you are, with expandable corner panels to hold a few extra keepsakes.

Size: Length: 13.4 inches; Width: 6.7 inches; Height: 9 inches

Color: Black

Material: leather

CUSTOMER COMMENTS: “Love this bag! Perfect for my trip to Europe.”

LoveShackFancy Zoom Shelby Weekend Quilted Duffel Bag

Take your sassy aesthetic on the road.

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