Testing 4 Weekender Bags for Summer Getaways

There's lots of cute bags out there but there’s also a function that these bags have to meet.

Popular weekender bags perfect for your summer getaways!

Swiss Gear Getaway

he Swissgear Getaway Luggage Collection 20″ Everything Duffel Bag combines the functionality of a garment bag with the portability and simple elegance of a luxury duffel bag. This sporty and lightweight bag provides versatility with a unique style. Made for the jet-setter, the weekend getaway-er, the overnighter, the corporate takeover-er & the startup entrepreneur, this bag offers a sleeker profile with a smarter functionality and easier mobility. The main compartment unzips to reveal side sleeves for shoes, designated garment storage, and space for an entire weekend’s worth of clothing. The exterior boasts two side accessory pockets and pockets on the front and back of the duffel for last minute items.


  • Add-a-bag panel to slide duffel over luggage’s telescopic handle
  • Garment bag unzips to hang and keep clothes wrinkle-free, zips back to form deep main compartment
  • Internal accessory pocket for travel-sized essentials
  • Additional internal side pockets for shoes
  • One exterior pocket for additional storage space
  • Adjustable padded shoulder strap
  • Meets domestic & international carry-on requirement
  • Snap tab to secure garment hanger
  • Dimensions:  20″ x 11″ x 12″ / 50.8 x 27.94 x 30.48 cm
  • Weight:  1.3 kgs / 2.9 lbs.
  • Swiss Gear 10 Year Limited Warranty

Price: $89

Riley Weekender

This sporty, spacious duffle is the perfect plane carry-on or gym bag.


  • Removable, adjustable crossbody strap with padding
  • Interior zip pocket
  • Interior slip pocket
  • Back zip pocket
  • Metal purse feet
  • Top handles
  • Removable bottom shaping liner

Price: $140

City Adventurer Large Duffle Bag

This duffle is designed for work-to-workout transitions and week-to-weekend expeditions.


  • Carry it by the handles or across the body with the detachable strap
  • Travel-friendly handles
  • Easy-access, exterior pocket for your essentials
  • Exterior zippered pocket to secure your valuables
  • Exterior padded pocket fits a 16″ laptop
  • Expandable pocket for your sweaty gear
  • Trolley-compatible sleeve
  • Interior pockets hold the essentials

Price: $168

Osprey Daylite Duffel 30

Whether you’re headed for the gym, office or a weekend out of town, the Daylite Duffel 30 is the answer. This convenient and functional everyday bag can be tailored to your preference and changing needs with backpack, over-the-shoulder and grab-and-go carry options. Featuring a water bottle pocket and easily accessible zippered end and side pockets. Made from GRS-certified recycled materials and bluesign®-approved main body fabrics.


  • Everyday Use:  Like the day it was designed for, the Daylite is easy, uncomplicated and comfortable.
  • Unique Silhouettes:  The Daylite Series provides multiple silhouette options from packs, lumbar packs and slings to duffels, allowing you to find the right daily bag to fit your needs.
  • Compatibility:  The Daylite, Daylite Plus & Daylite Travel are compatible as an attachment to several Osprey travel and backpacking bags for additional storage and carry options.
  • Large U-zip front panel duffel opening
  • Small end zip pocket
  • Side horizontal zip pocket
  • Stretch mesh water bottle pocket

Price: $100