We're Pretty Sure These 12 Travel Duffel Bags Will Make You Travel More

Updated 11/26/18
Stacie Flinner—Travel duffel bags

We're going to say something you probably already think about too much: You're not traveling enough. And we're not talking about quitting your job and jet-setting around the world, although it's a fun idea. We're not even considering the standard two-week vacation, although you should definitely take advantage of that. We're focusing on the easy weekend trips you could be doing every now and then, whether it's an overnight stay at a nearby hotel or a quick trip to a picturesque place up the road.

Short vacations help you de-stress, too, and they're much easier to plan than those other getaway options.

Whether you're in Los Angeles and planning to spend a weekend in Santa Barbara, you're in New York City and you want to escape to the Hudson Valley, or you're considering the endless possibilities in between, one thing you can always take with you is a sturdy duffel bag.

We picked the 12 best duffels we could find to encourage you to take a weekend away. From leather and cotton exteriors to shades of bright red and earthy green, these duffels look just as good as you do after taking off for a day or two. Since they have compartments for dirty shoes and toiletries, you can also stay organized while on the go. So go ahead and travel more—you don't even have to go far to do it.

Women's Twill Weekender Bag by Everlane in Black Travel duffel bags
Everlane Twill Weekender Bag $115

We don't blame you if you decide to leisurely stroll through the terminal carrying this Everlane bag, because if you were to run, people might miss how beautiful it is. By the way, if you decide to set it down, don't worry: The base has been made to shield against dirty floors. 

Oliver Thomas Wanderlust Weekender Duffle Travel duffel bags
Oliver Thomas Wanderlust Weekender Duffle $110

You'll have no problem keeping an eye on this pick from Oliver Thomas, which comes in a showstopping tomato red alongside other color options. It also has a "secret stash" compartment and an extra pouch, too, so you can really maximize space. 

Baosha Canvas Travel Weekender Bag Travel duffel bags
Baosha Canvas Travel Weekender Bag $33

For those who can pack minimally—and are looking for a steal—this polka-dot bag with faux-leather detail from Baosha can carry enough for an overnight trip. 

Oflamn Travel Barrel Duffle With Toiletry Bag Travel duffel bags
Oflamn Travel Barrel Duffle With Toiletry Bag $30

And speaking of budget-friendly duffels, this pick from Oflamn will help you put more cash toward souvenirs. Although this shape comes in various colors, we can't resist the sweet pink-and-gray option. 

'Mestr' Leather & Suede Duffel Bag - Brown Travel duffel bags
Vince Camuto 'Mestr' Duffel Bag $380

You'll want to show off this Vince Camuto leather and suede duffel for its style, but also for its convenience—it has a waterproof compartment for things like dirty shoes and damp swimsuits. 

Le Pliage 21-Inch Expandable Travel Bag Travel duffel bags
Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Travel Bag $260

There's a reason you can spot this popular weekender from Longchamp all over busy terminals and hotel lobbies. The 21-inch bag can expand vertically, appearing almost like an oversize tote, so that you can fit even more stuff. Plus, it's water-resistant.

The Transport Canvas Weekend Bag Travel duffel bags
Madewell The Transport Canvas Weekend Bag $150

Madewell has long been beloved for its tote bags, and this canvas weekend bag is no different—it just makes carrying things look so effortlessly cool. It comes with a leather trim and adjustable shoulder strap as well as a removable tag. 

Novel Duffel Bag Travel duffel bags
Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffel Bag $85 $60

Looking to pull a Hallie Parker from The Parent Trap and go for a bright yellow duffel? This one from Herschel will do the trick. There's an exterior shoe compartment, too, in case you want to keep them away from your clean clothes. 

Hook + Albert Twill Duffel Bag Travel duffel bags
Hook + Albert Twill Duffel Bag $400

Sure, this Hook + Albert duffel was found in the men's section, but who cares? Its water-resistant cotton exterior and two matching front pockets look so good that it doesn't matter. 

Dagne Dover 365 Large Landon Neoprene Carryall Duffel Bag Travel duffel bags
Dagne Dover 365 Landon Neoprene Duffel Bag $190

Not only does this Dagne Dover duffel come with a mesh pouch and a removable shoe bag, but it also features a 15-inch laptop sleeve. So if you're heading on a work trip, this is the perfect carry-on to take. 

Waxed Canvas Weekender Bag
Clare V. Waxed Canvas Weekender Bag $460

This Claire V. weekender showcases that classy yet playful aesthetic the brand is known for, and has enough space to make packing for a long weekend a breeze. Just try not to be able to fit everything in its 10-inch diameter. 

Zypa Faux Leather Weekend Bag -
Sole Society 'Zypa' Faux Leather Weekend Bag $90 $85

Although it might look like you'd need to be a light packer to make this Sole Society bag work, it has enough compartments and an extra-large interior to fit everything you'd need for a couple of days away. It's hard to resist its polished, structured look, too. 

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