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10 Weekender Bags for Your Next Family Escape (and Everything in Between)

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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. 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!).

Tote Crossbody Duffle Travel Bag.

Tote Crossbody Duffle Travel Bag

We like the diversity of the Tote Crossbody Duffle Travel Bag, 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 separated shoe compartment with a zipper. It’s large enough to fit everything you need for a weekend away.

Approximate Price: $38
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Tour Illustration Duffle Weekender Overnight Bag.

Tour Illustration Duffle Weekender Overnight Bag

It’s fashion over function with the Tour Illustration Duffle Weekender Overnight Bag. It is limited on pockets and compartments, with only a top zip closer and an interior zip pocket for a sleek design. There are also double carrying handles and a detachable shoulder strap option. We love the exterior travel designs of iconic tourist spots like the Eiffel Tower and the Tower Bridge and Big Ben in London.

Approximate Price: $37
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Vera Bradley Weekender Framed Bag.

Vera Bradley Weekender Framed Bag

Vera Bradley has targeted the market on weekender bags and we understand why. The Vera Bradley Weekender Framed Bag makes packing clothes inside of it easier because it gives the bag some structure. There are a large variety of colors and patterns from which to choose, as with all of Vera’s products. This weekender bag is approved as a carry-on size for planes (fits under the seat too) and features a trolley sleeve that fits over luggage, which is nice for transport. 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.

Approximate Price: $98
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Leather Travel Duffle Bag.

Leather Travel Duffle Bag

Traditional or classic is what comes to mind with this genuine Leather Travel Duffle Bag. The destressed brown leather bag is unisex and reminds us of days spent traveling by train. It has briefcase-like handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. The large main compartment can easily fit a few days’ worth of clothing, and there is a small zipper pocket inside, a phone pocket and pen and card pockets on the interior. If you’re looking for a classic weekender bag that will never go out of style, this is the winner.

Approximate Price: $150
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Large Diaper Bag, Multifunction Travel Backpack.

Large Diaper Bag, Multifunction Travel Backpack

This multifunction travel backpack, kids’ bag or diaper bag is ideal for fitting, well, everything for the kids. It can be worn as a backpack (the backpack straps can be tucked away) or carried by the hand straps. It also comes with stroller straps. Inside, there are pockets and compartments — so many pockets and compartments! There are three insulated bottle sleeves inside a front zipper pocket, which is convenient for easy access, plus two side pockets for water bottles. The large main compartment can fit diapers, clothes, toys and more, and there is also an iPad sleeve. A waterproof changing pad is included. For a weekend away with the baby, this weekender bag is a must.

Approximate Price: $38
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Sports Gym Travel Duffle.

Sports Gym Travel Duffle

This lightweight, nylon Sports Gym Travel Duffle comes in black or pink and is cute and compact with an oval shape. It can easily be used as an everyday gym bag or as an overnight bag. There are hand straps with a Velcro lock and a detachable shoulder strap. There is an exterior and an interior zipper pocket, plus a shoe compartment, which is nice for keeping stinky shoes or sweaty clothes separate from the rest of your clothes.

Approximate Price: $20
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Canvas Duffle Bag.

Canvas Duffle Bag

So many pockets! We love all the pocket availability with this retro, 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 is an interior zipper pocket as well. As long as you can remember which pocket you put things in, this is the bag for you.

Approximate Price: $55
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Betsey Johnson Quilted Heart Carry On Weekender Travel Duffle Bag.

Betsey Johnson Quilted Heart Carry On Weekender Travel Duffle Bag

There are a variety of designs from this Betsey Johnson Weekender Travel Duffle Bag and most of them feature a large fashionable bow on the exterior, which we think is a cute touch. 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 with easy access.

Approximate Price: $90
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Arrows Weekender Bag by White Elm.

Arrows Weekender Bag by White Elm

This cute Arrow Weekender 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 pairs of clothes, 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.

Approximate Price: $40
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Bolang Water Resistant Travel Duffel Tote.

Bolang Water Resistant Travel Duffel Tote

The Bolang Water Resistant Travel Duffel Tote can easily double as a gym bag and is lightweight and easy to carry with the adjustable shoulder or Velcro hand straps. There are many zippered pockets, large and small, both inside and outside the bag. The nylon fabric is water resistant too so your clothes will stay dry on a rainy travel day.

Approximate Price: $38
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