Weekender Bag/ Duffle

Looking for some recommendations around quality, leather weekender duffel bags. I travel a lot and am looking for something that is functional but looks good as well. I was going to go with a LV bag, but am having a hard time justifying 1900 to myself.

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May 23, 2018 - 11:11pm

I would say go for it. Just doing a quick search for anything decent (leather wise) yield little results that I would say functional and looks good. Prada also has one for men, but around the same price.

Good luck on your search!

No pain no game.

 
May 28, 2018 - 2:25pm

For the prices he's quoting, it would be cheaper to do that too!

 
Dec 31, 2020 - 8:25pm

I second the Allen Edmonds bag. I bought one about 5 years ago and I love it. However, it should be clear that they don't actually make it. I can't remember who white labels it for them - its a smaller leather works shop - but they are still a very, very high quality bag. I have one of the black pebble grain leather models and its always been a great travel companion for me. 

 
May 28, 2018 - 5:49pm

North Face Base Camp duffel bag. Have one in each size (S, M, L, XL).

Have taken them all over the world, from top of Jeeps through Bolivian salt flats to the back of mules on Everest Base Camp trek, to the backs of Tanzanian porters up Kilimanjaro.

I never wash mine. The mud/dirt is a badge of honor, brings memories of good times.

They last a lifetime.


For what it's worth, all of the suggestions are for pansies. Coach bags, seriously?
Leave that for the girlfriend/wives.

 
May 28, 2018 - 10:29pm

MonacoMonkey:

North Face Base Camp duffel bag. Have one in each size (S, M, L, XL).

Have taken them all over the world, from top of Jeeps through Bolivian salt flats to the back of mules on Everest Base Camp trek, to the backs of Tanzanian porters up Kilimanjaro.

I never wash mine. The mud/dirt is a badge of honor, brings memories of good times.

They last a lifetime.


For what it's worth, all of the suggestions are for pansies. Coach bags, seriously?
Leave that for the girlfriend/wives.

I am leaning toward agreeing with this. I like nice luggage and travel bags, but a $1,900 LV? I guess if it makes you happy then go for it.

Or you can spend $500 max and invest the rest.

 
May 29, 2018 - 1:35pm

I have a black hole duffel - love that thing. might get a bigger one (I have 60L) for longer term travel.

Personally, that has displaced my canvas/leather bag that I used to use (a Ralph Lauren that I loved). As far as leather bags, Filson and Gurka have some great quality stuff - I'd recommend searching around to get something that is super high quality, well made and somewhat distinctive.

 
May 28, 2018 - 9:49pm

Despite the common distaste to its name... Douche Bags has some really nice bags and the pricing is great. Though you may find it cheap..

“Bestow pardon for many things; seek pardon for none.”
 
Nov 29, 2020 - 1:43am

I know the LV is excessive but that black damier print duffel is so beautiful. That being said I got a Ted Baker one which was ~400 and looks spectacular 

 
Dec 31, 2020 - 8:52am

Ted Baker Waine is a good purchase. It really comes down to how long do you plan on keeping this bag, and what is the intended purpose. Spending $500 on a weekender/duffle for short getaways made plenty of sense to me, and since I take care of my things, I know this bag will last 8-10 years. 

 
Jan 3, 2021 - 11:20pm

Exactly. The longevity is super important and doesn't hurt when it's a sick looking piece of luggage.

 
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Dec 31, 2020 - 5:16pm

I really liked the Carhartt Legacy gear bag I got a couple years ago, 23" I think. Took it to Japan and Hong Kong with me and it was perfect if you pack fairly light. Very affordable and durable, think I got it for around $50. The only thing that really sucks is no outside pockets, but I think the largest size might have them. More importantly, the 23" still counts as a carryon.

https://www.carhartt.com/products/carhartt-men-accessories/Legacy-23-Ge…

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