A weekend away isn’t complete without a handy bag to carry all of your items in. Wherever you’re going, you need a convenient and practical bag to make the trip possible. Below are nine bags that will cover all of your needs while traveling and make it easy when you need to get away last minute.
Whether you like bringing back souvenirs from vineyards or taking along your favorites, the VinGardeValise suitcase ensures a break-free and leak-free trip, even if it’s thrown down a flight of stairs! The VGV combines a sturdy design and outer burst straps with dense foam inserts, top covers and inside straps. Foam cutouts come in all sizes and is partitioned so you can use half or more of the VGV for clothes. TSA-approved locks and HomingPIN lost luggage locator are also standard.
#2 Swissgear 6572 19″ Limited Edition Carry On Hardside Spinner Luggage
Swissgear has a 19 expandable carry on luggage that is perfect for weekend travel. It is extremely lightweight (6.6 lbs.), has 360-degree spinner wheels, plus lots of pockets to tuck things away and keep them organized.
#3 Travelpro Maxlite 5 22 Expandable Carry-On Rollaboard
This is a lightweight (only 5.4 lbs.) suitcase with numerous features, including DuraGuard® coating, which resists water and stains to keep luggage looking great. It has a 52L interior volume and multiple interior and exterior pockets…plenty of space for your weekend packing needs!
#4 Fjallraven – Travel Pack
This backpack is awesome because it’s actually big enough to bring everything you need for the weekend. It has a sleeve for your documents and laptop, it has a little pocket at the top for your passport or phone. Its top front pocket opens fully from inside and out, perfect for putting toiletries to easily pull out at airport security. To me this bag was clearly designed for flying. It’s as big as a small rolling suitcase, but these days on budget flights they will always steal your bag from you before you board. When you are wearing a backpack, they almost never do, so you don’t have to worry about the anxiety of boarding and trying to plead with the airline to keep your checked luggage with you. And it’s super cute and waterproof!
#5 DELSEY Paris Helium Aero Hardside Luggage
The Delsey Aero hardside luggage with spinner wheels is fantastic as I know nothing in there will be crushed or smooshed in transit. The spinner wheels make it easy to maneuver especially on cobblestone streets and narrow passageways. It’s also easier on the back! The lock, while perfect for security, is especially helpful if you’re staying in hostels. To top it off, Delsey has an amazing warranty. The one time something did go wrong, a piece broke off the handle, I did not have to pay for the repair and it was fixed good as new.
#6 Samsonite Underseat Spinner II with USB Port
This travel bag is small enough to fit under most airline seats but big enough to contain the items you need for weekend travel and more. Multi directional spinner wheels and an ergonomically designed push button and locking handle guarantee easy mobility, and exterior pockets and a USB port lets you charge on the go.
#7 Leather Hanging Toiletry Case
The Wright Brothers® top-of-the-line personal travel kit comes with three zippered net compartments and a convenient hangar that folds out for ease of use. Large enough to fit all of your essentials.
#8 22” Waxed-Canvas Duffel
Designed with the thought of overnight travel, this waxed canvas with leather trim bag is ready for the most demanding wear and tear. Comes with leather shoulder strap and an array of open pockets on the inside that feature elastic top bands. Also has one large zippered pocket inside.
#9 Waxed-Canvas Top-Zippered Toiletry Kit
Your essential items deserve to travel in style! This smart, compact kit combines economy with our proprietary look and feel, giving it an unmistakable heads-above-the-rest appeal. Canvas with leather trim.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Martin Stein from VinGardeValise
Jaime Griffon from GriffonDorable
Nicolette Kay from Semi-Budget Travel
Caroline Conner from WineDineCaroline
Michelle Jensen from Travel HerStory
Dane Kolbaba from Denver Party Ride
Kenneth Botts from The Wright Brothers USA