The 9 best duffle bags for a weekend getaway

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When you’re only packing for two days and one night, your suitcase can stay at home. Here are the best duffle bags for any weekend getaway.

  • What is a duffle bag? It’s a large, cylindrical bag with a top closure, named after the town of Duffel in Belgium.
  • What should you pack for a weekend getaway? Take a change of clothes, bathroom essentials, and anything you might want for exploring on foot.
  • Where can I find cool travel accessories? We have a collection just for you.

The beauty of a weekend getaway is that it requires little planning or preparation. You don’t need to book flights a year in advance, and it’s not necessary to pack your entire wardrobe. In fact, all you really need is a lightweight bag containing a change of clothes and some overnight essentials. To help you get ready for your next weekend trip, we’ve compiled a list of the best duffle bags that money can buy.

Benny Bee Handmade Leather Duffle Bag

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Benny Bee

For the perfect mix of practicality and style, the Benny Bee leads the pack. This handmade bag has a capacity of 40 liters inside beeswaxed leather. (Price: $291.26 USD)

The Cadre Weatherproof Duffle Bag

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The Cadre

The worst possible scenario is arriving at your destination with soaked clothes. The weatherproof Cadre ensures that won’t happen. (Price: $235 USD)

YETI Panga Submersible Dry Duffel Bags

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Waterproof YETI Panga

If you’re planning to spend the weekend outdoors, this waterproof bag might be a better option. You can literally take it for a swim and your clothes will stay dry.(Price: $299.99 USD)

Korchmar Edison Leather Wheeled Duffel Bag

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Edison wheeled duffle bag

When your arms get tired, this wheeled duffle bag provides relief. Crafted from beautiful American pebbled leather, the Edison is also compact enough for air travel. (Price: $695 USD)

North St. Weekender Travel Duffle

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North St. Weekender

With 56 liters of storage, this durable duffle offers more space than most. The outer shell is waterproof, and the inner compartments help to keep your clothes organized. (Price: $329.99 USD)

RE-MFRD Recycled Canvas Backpack Duffle

Recycled RE-MFRD bag

Made from recycled vintage military canvas, the RE-MFRD duffle is both eco-friendly and very rugged. Each bag is unique, and the classic military green looks great. (Price: $425)

Matador Transit30 Packable Duffle Bag

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Matador Transit30 duffle

The Transit30 is a great bag at an affordable price. Made from waterproof siliconized Cordura ripstop material, it can be packed away for storage in the supplied pouch. (Price: $49.99 USD)

Novel Duffle Bag by Herschel Supply Co.

Herschel Novel bag

Herschel is known for making great bags, and the Novel duffle is no exception. The coated cotton-poly fabric shell comes in a huge number of colors, and there’s a separate shoe pocket inside. (Price: $84.99 USD)

Wool & Oak Duffle Backpack Sport

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Duffle Backpack SPort set

Want something a little more versatile? The Duffle Backpack Sport set includes three bags that can be zipped together in various combinations. This means you can turn the duffle into a backpack in seconds. (Price: $199 USD for Weekender set)

Best duffle bags

No matter what kind of weekend getaway you have planned, this list should have something to cover your needs.

Got something planned? Already spent a weekend away? We would love to hear your stories in the comments!

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Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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