We’re big advocates of hard-shell luggage, but there are certain situations when a cumbersome suitcase is just too much. That’s why overnight bags are the fuss-free travel essential to buy ahead of summer: They compress to fit in the trunk on road trips, rarely get checked-in when a plane’s overhead bin is full, and aren’t a pain to bring to work or on public transport ahead of a weekend away.
If your travel bag options are limited to a suitcase and crossbody bag, we’ve found the perfect in-between purchase. These 16 overnight bags for women (or anyone, really) tick every box: They’re made from durable fabric, are lightweight, have ample pockets and compartments, and make packing a breeze. Meet your new favorite travel companion.
Our senior editor is obsessed with this Paravel weekender. It’s made from thick, ultra-durable waterproof canvas, has a handle and shoulder strap, and can be monogrammed with your initials.
Everlane’s new buzzy bag is garnering attention for good reason: The smart duffel also turns into a backpack.
This understated overnight bag is made from durable, waterproof fabric so you don’t have to stress about any spills. Two front-facing zippers make it easy to access your phone and passport, too.
Leather handles and tassels make this Eddie Marrop overnight bag a fashionable find.
Longchamp has a reputation for making excellent travel bags and this weekender is no exception. It’s made from soft yet durable leather and folds flat when not in use.
Classic and refined, this Bric’s bag is made to last.
This handy black Tumi bag has a smart front pocket to store small items like your boarding pass and headphones.
Practical items don’t have to be bland. This playful blush pink bag is perfect for a girls weekend away.
Minimalist and utilitarian, this khaki bag will stand up to the rigors of frequent travel.
A cotton-twill exterior makes this Everlane bag 100% water resistant. The contrast base has been printed 11 times for durability and protection against dirty floors, the brand says.
Clare V’s signature stripes make this khaki weekender a classic.
We first discovered this savanna-inspired bag via traveler Stacie Flinner and haven't stopped thinking about it since.
Barney’s in-house collection of travel bags is understated and well-made. This large navy option has ample space for a weekends’ worth of clothes and accessories.
This jet-black weekender is made from heavy-duty nylon and has two interior open pockets to separate your clothes and shoes.
Water-resistant, stylish, and minimalist, this Longchamp tote folds up to fit in your closet or suitcase when not in use. Genius.
This matte black bag makes for a sleek bag you can take to the office, too.