Weekend Bags For Men

Going away for a weekend or a couple of weekdays calls for a bag to suit the occasion. Styles may include duffel bags, carryalls, weekenders, backpacks and hands free versions. A bag that is too small or over sized isn’t necessary when a little planning can go a long way. Taking into consideration toiletries along with clothing and an extra pair of footwear, depending on the room you have, needs to be decided first. Having the proper size will be beneficial, when everything fits properly without having to carry anything extra along.Brown Distressed Full Grain Leather Duffel Bag

The duffel bag shown above is a brown full grain leather bag with a zipper closure and flat bottom that has four studs for stability. There are dual leather handles and a removable, adjustable strap. It’s lined inside with several pockets. The purpose for the trip, whether it’s for business or pleasure, can make the difference for choosing a style which can be dressy or casual. Below is an army green canvas duffel bag with leather straps. It is pre-washed with a large main cargo compartment and has a wide top loader. There is a vertical front pocket and inner pockets as well. It’s easy to take care of, and is machine washable. This one is more casual over dressy and is a hand held style without a detachable strap.Mens Canvas army green duffel bag with brown leather straps

Weekend bags for men compartments and pockets can be either inside or out of the bag, or having both which is convenient for separating specific items you don’t want to search for. A comb or hairbrush, medication, mobile device, snacks or anything for quick access other than having what would go into a shaving bag. A good choice would be the dark brown vintage leather bag below. It has double zipper closures, double handles and a removable strap that can be adjusted. There are several out pockets with different sizes and the same can be found inside.Dark Brown double top zipper leather duffel bag

Another style that doesn’t have a detachable hands free strap, is the full grain cowhide leather weekender carryall bag below. It’s a doctor’s bag style with a top zipper and wide mouth opening for easy access. There are two adjustable buckle closures with snaps. The double handles have a wrap with snaps keeping them together. There is a wide bottom with eight studs protecting the bag, and keeping it stable. There are pockets inside with lots of room for clothes and accessories, but there aren’t any pockets on the outside. The style and shape of this great bag makes up for the lack of outer pockets.Mens Full Grain Cowhide Leather weekender carryall bag

Using an all weather protection product like Tana All Protector or a special conditioner that is sold for footwear, is a benefit to keep your bags lasting longer. They are sold in most stores and following the directions properly is important.

Click on Women’s Purses and Handbags for information about them or to shop for gifts, to read and shop for men’s click on Men’s Bags and Accessories. The option to shop for both are to the right on my sidebar where I have several merchants listed.

Unless otherwise stated, the bags for this article I chose from various merchants for the specific style I needed to write this article.

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  1. Javier


    Hi Patsy.
    Nice Weekender Bag. That’s what I want for Xmas!!! I really need a new one.

    1. Patsy


      Hi Javier,

      I agree, the doctor style bag along with the rest are great and are only a few of many. It’s that time of year to think about Christmas, and it sounds like you know what you want! Especially seeing how you need a new one.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing, I appreciate it.

  2. Michael


    Hi Patsy,
    I really like these bags. I like all of them, although I think I would probably go for one that has the adjustable shoulder strap.
    I regularly go away for weekends with my youngest Son and a bag like this would be perfect for me as at the moment I normally end up taking a rucksack with a carrier bag for my spare footwear.
    Looking through them all again, I think I’m definitely drawn towards the Full Grain Brown Leather Duffel Bag as it has the adjustable strap and pockets inside which will come in very handy for things I take with me.
    Thanks for this great post.
    Best wishes,

    1. Patsy


      Hi Michael, you are welcome.

      They are all nice and there are so many more to choose from out there. The detachable, adjustable straps are great to have especially for leaving your hands free. Having several pockets are a great feature as well, whether they are inside or out. I’m glad you stopped by to check out my article, and hope to see you back soon!

  3. Laura


    Hey Patsy,
    These are some really great bags. My husband loves to take a leather bag as a carry on when we travel. I prefer the cowhide bag. He has a black one now that is well worn. This would be a great Christmas gift idea for him. I saw the Cowhide one on Twitter. I fell in love with it.

    1. Patsy


      Hi Laura,

      I agree with how great these bags are, and there are so many others as well. The cowhide doctor style bag is top of the line full grain leather and it’s a great size. I posted it on Twitter not long after I published the article. I left you a PM if you need more details.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing with your comment.

  4. Dan


    I really liked you review of the men bags. I am really thinking about the style with all the pockets on the outside. I love keeping things separated so I can easily find what I am looking for. Thank you for a very informative article!

    1. Patsy


      Hi Dan, you are welcome.

      I like to be as thorough as I can with helping the visitor to make a choice that is best for them. There were many other bags but each of these were different from each other, in many ways. I love lots of pockets myself, it’s more organized for quick access.

      Thanks for your comment, I appeciate it!

  5. Fred


    Hey, Patsy, I like your website these are some really nice bags but my preference with the ones here is the army canvas bag. I like the canvas material which is durable and a great look. All the bags are nice and could be used for any specific purpose if needed but mostly for weekend stays.

    1. Patsy


      Hi Fred,

      They are nice bags for sure and it wasn’t easy choosing from so many other styles. Canvas bags are always popular and being able to wash them is great. They can be used for anything and these were featured as ideas for short trips.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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