Best Summer Weekender Bag 2014

It’s the weekend, it’s summer, and I hope you have your sights set high. As a fan of the “weekend warrior” mentality, as often as I can afford I get out of dodge on Friday night and don’t return until Sunday. Sure, it’s exhausting, but the fun, adventure, exploration and excitement make it all worth it.

But, first thing is first. You can’t go anywhere this weekend without the right weekender bag.

We all know them—and for the longest time, I had a love-hate relationship with them. They are bigger than a beach bag, larger than any daily purse, yet not big enough to use for a full week away. Yes, the weekender is specific and therefore not particularly versatile—but what it does, it does extremely well. The perfect size for two nights and two days. Here are my favorite picks so you can focus your energy on where you’re going this weekend and not how you’re going to pack all your stuff.

Find the Best Weekender Bag for You!

Bold Baja Weekender, Forever21. For only $27.80, you can tote your things in style. I love this because it doesn’t cost a plane ticket to get and it’s pretty stylin’ for summer.

Ecote Mardou Weekender, Urban Outfitters. Only $39.99, it’s hard not to obsess over UO’s sales. Like almost half off for this rad bag? Yes, please!

Taupe Chevron Weekender, Etsy. Everything these days seems to be with Chevron print (those zig-zag lines) and this bag is no exception. I kinda like it, though! Looks like you can get it monogrammed, too. Just $34.50.

Leather Weekender, H & M. Looks like this one is for your man, but heck, a faux-leather weekender for just $49.95 is absolutely worth the extra bucks.

Camo Weekender, Herschel. This bag means serious travel business. Only $29.99 at Zappos.