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10 Weekender Bags for Your Next Family Escape

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If you buy it, you will travel! That’s what you can tell yourself as you browse through these fabulous (and efficient) weekender bags for women and moms. Plus, they can be used as gym bags, diaper bags, or even as a large purse, making them totally worth the investment.

Plan to pack these weekender bags for a getaway with the kids, your spouse or maybe even a trip for yourself (imagine that!).

1. Travel Bags Lightweight Duffel 

Travel Bags Lightweight Duffel in Pink

We like the diversity of the Travel Bags Lightweight Duffel, as it can easily transition from a gym bag to a travel bag. It’s durable, waterproof, lightweight and features shoulder and hand straps. The design features a small, front zipper pocket for a cell phone or iPad and a folded inner pocket, plus there’s an outer pocket so you can slide it over the handle of your rolling luggage. It’s large enough to fit everything you need for a weekend away.

2. Vera Bradley Weekender Framed Bag

vera bradley weekender

Vera Bradley has targeted the market on weekender bags and we understand why. The Vera Bradley Weekender Framed Bag has some structure, making it easy to neatly pack clothing. There are a large variety of colors and patterns from which to choose, as with most bags by Vera Bradley. This weekender bag is approved as carry-on luggage for most flights (and fits under the seat, too) and features a trolley sleeve that fits over luggage. There are handheld and shoulder straps as well. If you’re looking for a unique, colorful and functional weekender bag, this is the clear choice.

3. Leather Travel Duffle Bag

Leather duffel bag

Traditional is what comes to mind with this genuine Leather Travel Duffle Bag. The distressed brown leather bag is an ideal bag for both women and men. It has briefcase-like handles and an adjustable shoulder strap, and the large main compartment can easily fit a few days’ worth of clothing. Inside, there’s a small zipper pocket, a phone pocket, and pen and business card-size pockets. If you’re looking for a classic weekender bag that will never go out of style, this is the winner.

4. Large Diaper Bag, Multifunction Travel Backpack

multifunctional large travel backpack diaper bag

This multifunctional travel backpack, kids’ bag or diaper bag is ideal for every use. It comes with stroller straps so you can hang it on the stroller for a break from wearing it on your back. Inside, there are pockets and compartments. There’s also a back zipper pocket for easy access to items at the bottom of the interior, a waterproof pocket for dirty clothes and diapers, a pocket for baby bottles, a tissue pocket, a side pocket for a water bottle, and a back pocket for your cellphone or wallet. The large main compartment can fit diapers, clothes, toys and more. A waterproof changing pad is included. For a weekend away with the baby, this weekender bag is a must.

5. Sports Gym Travel Duffle

This lightweight, nylon Sports Gym Travel Duffle comes in black or pink and is cute and compact. It can easily be used as an everyday gym bag or as an overnight bag. It features hand straps, a detachable shoulder strap, one interior zipper pocket, two open mesh pockets, and one open elastic pocket.

6. Canvas Duffle Bag

Canvas Duffel Bag

So many pockets! We love all the pocket availability in this unisex canvas duffle bag with leather trim. There are two zipper compartments on each end of the bag, plus a shoe compartment on one end. There are two snap/faux buckle pockets that also zipper on the front exterior and a zipper pocket on the back exterior of the bag. There’s an interior zipper pocket as well. As long as you can remember which pocket you put things in, this is the bag for you!

7. Betsey Johnson Quilted Carry On Weekender Travel Duffle Bag

Betsey Johnson Quilted Carry-on weekender

There are a variety of designs of the Betsey Johnson Weekender Travel Duffle Bag and most of them feature a large fashionable bow on the exterior, making it an ideal weekender bag for women and moms. The interior lining isn’t forgotten either, with a pretty rose print. There are two top handles and a detachable cross body or shoulder strap. Exterior front and side zipper pockets make it convenient to stash phones, passports or iPads.

8. Arrows Tote Bag by White Elm

Arrows Tote Bag by White Elm

This cute Arrow Diaper Tote Bag by White Elm comes in a variety of colors and can easily double as a purse or diaper bag. It’s large enough to fit a few outfits, but small enough to just be filled with everyday stuff. There are two exterior, side bottle pockets and four interior pockets with no zippers. In fact, there are no zippers at all. The main closure to the top of the bag is a snap, which is convenient for easy access on the go.

9. 26L Foldable Travel Duffel

The 26L Foldable Travel Duffel can easily double as a gym bag and is lightweight and easy to carry. It’s nylon material makes it waterproof and tear-resistant and—if you want to use it as a carry-on—a convenient sleeve on the back allows it to slip over the handle of your wheeled luggage. Best of all, when you’re done using it, this bag folds down to just 22cm by 25cm!

10. Everlane ReNew Transit Weekender

Always a favorite, the The ReNew Transit Weekender from Everlane is sure to become your go-to bag. Super stylish and 100-percent water resistant with inner and outer pockets, this weekender bag will be a staple for any getaway. This quality bag is also sustainably made, crafted from recycled water bottles and bluesign®-approved dyes.



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