Every so often, we have the extremely hard task of testing out a selection of our brands’ products. It’s hard work, and we have to grit our teeth as we put the items through the trials of everyday life… Okay, it’s not that bad. In fact, when it’s something like the Bennett Winch Weekender, it’s an absolute pleasure. We used the signature men’s weekend bag for a week and thoroughly enjoyed it – here are our findings.

Bennett Winch overview

Bennett Winch was founded in 2014 and has since created some of the highest-quality leather bags for men. Timeless design meets functionality and top-quality materials to result in a collection of luxury men’s bags to take on the everyday and the exceptional. From leather men’s briefcases and leather holdall bags to premium backpacks for men and travel wash bags, this brand covers all bases with effortless elegance and classic style.  

Materials and craftsmanship

All of the label's bags are handcrafted in England using traditional methods and meticulous attention to detail. This means that each leather bag for men from Bennett Winch has the legs to go the distance, we’re talking heirloom status – just make sure that your heir appreciates it. 

As for materials, The Full Grain Leather Weekender is crafted from premium full grain leather that has been naturally vegetable tanned for a deep black hue. When it comes to trims and hardware, a 100% British cotton lining combines with YKK zips to fulfil our expectations for quality through-and-through. 

We also tested out the canvas men’s weekender bag which also passed the test with flying colours. The 24oz British-dyed and bonded waterproof cotton canvas is super-hardwearing and offers a less formal alternative to the leather men’s duffel bag.

The Bennett Winch lifetime promise

Seeing as Bennett Winch selects all of its raw materials, you’ll understand the label’s confidence in its products. So much confidence, in fact, that the brand promises to take care of any repair work that your Bennett Winch bag might need. Simply email the brand and if you’ve purchased your bag within the last 12 months, all shipping costs will be covered.

Verdict

All in all, using the Bennett Winch Weekender opened our eyes. Since testing it, we’ve taken it everywhere and we’ve realised something quite interesting. The convenience of a great men’s holdall bag means that you can do more with your day. Perhaps the thing that swings your decision to go to the gym or not is that you simply don’t have the right bag. Carrying the Bennett Winch Weekender bag meant that we ended up filling our days with activities, simply because we could. We could fit a full outfit change, washbag, towel and work equipment into the spacious men’s travel bag without ruining our look with an enormous, clumsy sack. Making the switch to Winch will pay off in more ways than just owning a gloriously elegant men’s leather weekend bag.

Shop all Bennett Winch bags.


  1. Black Leather Commuter Bag
    £950
  2. Black Leather Brief
    £1,200
  3. Brown Leather Commuter Bag
    £950
  4. Brown Full Grain Leather Weekender
    £1,250
  5. Black Leather Backpack
    £850
  6. Black Full Grain Leather Weekender
    £1,250
  7. Brown Wash Bag / Dopp Kit
    £395
  8. Black Clerkenwell Wallet
    £150

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