The Range: 10 Simple Weekenders for Traveling Light

Spontaneous getaways never looked better

By Michael Nolledo

 
The Range: 10 Simple Weekenders for Traveling Light
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15 November 2017

Because every man loves options, and some of us need those options laid out in front of us with a variety of styles and price points, we give you The Range: a meditation on one garment every man should own, served up 10 ways.


Smaller than your typical do-it-all long-haul bags, the subset of duffel bags known as the weekender is our favorite luggage category. Sure, the hard-shell roller has its benefits, but there’s something about throwing some clothes in a weekender — hastily, perhaps even spontaneously — that just feels right on a shorter trip.

Packing a weekender is an exercise in restraint. And whether you elect for simple leather or the retro round-barrel style, the bags below offer just enough room for all your essentials without weighing you down. They’ll also look great slung over your shoulder, ensuring you look good for take-off and landing.

$75 | Rains Weekend Bag
A minimalist travel bag made featuring one large compartment and a matte, water-resistant polyurethane exterior from a Dutch label that knows a thing or two about staying dry. 

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$98 | Everlane Weekender
From the master of basics, a classy bag with a cotton twill exterior, leather detailing and a contrast base for extra protection.

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$129 | Topo Designs Mountain Duffel
For color maximalists, a hardwearing number from the outdoor enthusiasts at Topo Designs. Multiple internal and external pockets ensure you'll stay organized to boot. 

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$160 | State Bags Franklin Bag
Overpackers beware. The Franklin bag is on the smaller side. But if you play your cards right, there's enough room for an extended stay. The zippered pocket for shoes is an added bonus. 

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$235 | Mission Workshop The Cadre
A modern take on the classic barrel-round duffel bag that works in tandem with Mission Workshop's Arkiv modular travel system. 

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$245 | Joshu + Vela Duffle
Made from durable 18-oz. cotton, this simple bag from Joshu + Vela also features vegetable-tanned leather straps and solid copper rivets. 

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$365 | Paravel Week(Ender) Tote
A bag built for jet-setters. An easy tote-sized travel bag crafted in Italy from durable canvas and slick leather details. 

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$395 | Filson Rugged Twill Duffle
You just can't go wrong with Filson's twill bag. The Seattle-based brand's medium duffel is the perfect size for a quick overnight trip, whether it's to the mountains or the city.

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$389 | Winter Session Weekender
Constructed from heavyweight waxed canvas with a generous carrying capacity, the Weekender from Colorado's Winter Session will only get better with age. G'ahead and make it your go-to. 

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$698 | Best Made 3 Day Duffle
Leather-clad and as handsome as all get out, Best Made's simple leather number comes reinforced with solid brass hardware and a water-resistant lining. 

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