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10 Weekender Bags for Your Next Family Escape

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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 for women and moms. 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!).

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1. Travel Bags Lightweight Duffel 

Travel Bags Lightweight Duffel in Pink

We like the diversity of the Travel Bags Lightweight Duffel, 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 folded inner pocket, plus there’s an outer pocket so you can slide it over the handle of your rolling luggage. It’s large enough to fit everything you need for a weekend away.

2. 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 has some structure, making it easy to neatly pack clothing. There are a large variety of colors and patterns from which to choose, as with most bags by Vera Bradley. This weekender bag is approved as carry-on luggage for most flights (and fits under the seat, too) and features a trolley sleeve that fits over luggage. 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.

3. Leather Travel Duffle Bag

Leather duffel bag

Traditional is what comes to mind with this genuine Leather Travel Duffle Bag. The distressed brown leather bag is an ideal bag for both women and men. It has briefcase-like handles and an adjustable shoulder strap, and the large main compartment can easily fit a few days’ worth of clothing. Inside, there’s a small zipper pocket, a phone pocket, and pen and business card-size pockets. If you’re looking for a classic weekender bag that will never go out of style, this is the winner.

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4. Pomelo Best Diaper Bag with Changing Pad

Pomelo Best Diaper Bag with Changing Pad

Traveling with kids takes a lot of planning and a lot of packing. The Pomelo Diaper bag understands that organization is key when prepping to take baby on a trip, featuring several internal and external divided compartments. The padded straps and ergonomic design will save you from back pain while carrying it to and from the car or around the airport. The removable, waterproof changing pad also makes taking care of clean up while on-the-go quick and convenient.

5. 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. It can easily be used as an everyday gym bag or as an overnight bag. It features hand straps, a detachable shoulder strap, one interior zipper pocket, two open mesh pockets, and one open elastic pocket.

6. Canvas Duffle Bag

Canvas Duffel Bag

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

7. Betsey Johnson Puffy Nylon Weekender

Betsey Johnson Puffy Nylon Weekender

Reflective of Betsey Johnson’s eye-catching signature style, this colorful bag will be turning heads wherever you travel. The spacious central compartment features two organization pockets as well as a removable zipper pouch, perfect for storing tiny toiletries or small accessories like earbuds and hand sanitizer.

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8. BAOSHA Canvas Travel Weekender

BAOSHA Canvas Travel Weekender

The Canvas Travel Weekender from BAOSHA combines the classic vibes of a faux leather travel bag with a more whimsical patterned canvas, available in stripe or a vibrant floral design. In addition to the large central compartment, the bottom of the bag unzips for extra storage, great for shoes or other items you want to keep separate. Certain colors. A small matching toiletries bag is included with some design options.

9. 26L Foldable Travel Duffel

26L Foldable Travel Duffel

The 26L Foldable Travel Duffel can easily double as a gym bag and is lightweight and easy to carry. It’s nylon material makes it waterproof and tear-resistant and—if you want to use it as a carry-on—a convenient sleeve on the back allows it to slip over the handle of your wheeled luggage. Best of all, when you’re done using it, this bag folds down to just 22cm by 25cm!

10. Everlane ReNew Transit Weekender

Everlane ReNew Transit Weekender

Always a favorite, the The ReNew Transit Weekender from Everlane is sure to become your go-to bag. Super stylish and 100-percent water resistant with inner and outer pockets, this weekender bag will be a staple for any getaway. This quality bag is also sustainably made, crafted from recycled water bottles and bluesign®-approved dyes.

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