6 Weekender Bags to Make Adventure Easier

6 Weekender Bags that Make Adventure Easier  |  The Fresh Exchange

On the tails of yesterday’s post about our Wild Weekend down to New Orleans, I thought I would share some ideas on how to pack for your own adventure. I am all about the minimal packing and I trying all the time to get better at it. This means choosing the right luggage  that captures who I am and what I love as well as functions as a great bag to bring along on my trips. After all the traveling around the world, with only a carry-on, I have found out a few things.

- I believe in the 4 wheel roller carry-on
- You can live on 5 days worth of clothes
- Always choose to pack multi-functional pieces
- When traveling close to home a weekender will always do.

Since most of our weekend adventures are weekend adventures we should be using a weekender, right? It only makes sense. So I gathered up 6 of my favorites to get you inspired to pack one up and head out on your own weekend adventure.

1. The Everlane Reversible Denim Weekender: Mike, just gave me this one for Christmas and it has my heart. It is even nicer/better than I expected. Great quality, simple design, and fits so much stuff! It may be more than a weekend but hey I am not complaining.

2. Design Your own Weekender from Kate Spade Saturdays: I am such a minimalist so this “design your own thing” just leaves me choosing all black, but for those of you who love to make a real statement this is a great bag that comes designed to your specifications and in 2 sizes.

3. Filson’s Large Duffle: Is there any more tried and true name in travel than Filson? I don’t think so. You know this is a bag that will hold up for years to come and to many great adventures. You probably will even be able to hand this down to your grandkids along with some great stories.

4. Cuyana’s Weekend bag: Every product that Cuyana creates has a beautiful story behind it. If you are someone who wants your bag to have a deeper meaning than just the average weekender I highly suggest supporting Cuyana in their vision.

5. Will Leather’s Oaxacan Duffle: Will Leather never creates a bad product, which means this amazing bag made of vintage kilims is going to be just as amazing as you might think it is. Each bag is slightly different so it feels even more handmade than their bags already are.

6. The Baggu Weekender Bag: Baggu creates great products that are simple, to the point, and well made. My ipad sleeve still looks great after tons of washes. So if you are someone who likes to keep it simple and traditional the stripe bag should do beautifully!

How do you pack when you travel? Are there any tricks you have learned while traveling near and far?

Happy Tuesday my friends!

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  1. Stéphanie

    Love these weekenders, especially the first! So simple & practical. I’ve also been trying to pack minimally with remixable clothing, but honestly the part that gets me is packing the ‘extras’! A book, my Nintendo 3DS, my sketchbook, laptop, travel-sized watercolour palette, pencil case, camera, journal… It always seems like the moment I don’t have X while on the road is the time I want it most. It’s silly, eh? :P Guess I just need to travel without the “bulk” and make do with what I have. :)

  2. Emily

    Love this round-up! I got the same Everlane Weekender for Christmas too! I always make it a challenge/game to see how minimally I can pack. When I go away for the weekend or the week, I almost always dress in layers, so I mix/match my cardigans + blouses, and pack about half of what I would if I packed an outfit per day. Then I just add fun accessories like scarfs or jewelry, which don’t take up too much space. It’s taking me some time, but I think I’ve finally mastered the art of packing light!

  3. Quyen

    I love everything from Cuyana because the story behind the locations and products are beautiful.

  4. Jessica

    These weekenders are so beautiful and I have an Everlane one that fit everything for a 1 month trip to Southeast Asia. I unfortunately don’t use weekenders much anymore due to the poor ergonomics, but they are nice to look at!

  5. jensen

    That Will Leather bag is so dreamy!

    I have a filson bag that I’ve used on all of my travels lately, it’s wonderful. My biggest thing was getting over over-packing. It’s funny because at home I wear the same few things every single day, but for some reason traveling makes me feel like I need to take my whole closet with me. Once I got over that nonsense, packing got a whole lot easier.

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  7. nasara

    I turn 27 in march and feel like this is the year to just get healthy and go for it thanks for the info and good lick on your adventures

  8. Melinda DiOrio

    These bags are so great! I think my favorite is the Will Leather’s Oaxacan Duffle. Just my style. ;)

  9. Rachel

    Love all of these weekenders! Feeling inspires to take a trip. I have a bag similar to your adventurer bag but it is Pendleton. Really great styles showcased in this post.