Autumn is the perfect time of year for a quick weekend getaway. Autumn in the city can be summed up as cold, slippery and unpredictable while a quick train ride to the countryside can change that to cold, slippery, unpredictable and beautiful. Living in a concrete jungle, we can’t make the most of the season’s famous colour palette or the satisfying crunch of dry leaves underfoot so it’s high time for an autumn getaway. It’s important to start with the right weekend bag in order to do the weekend away properly.

Too small or too large a bag can set you off on the wrong foot: awkwardly trying to squeeze oversized luggage through thronging crowds on your escape of the city is not the start to a relaxing weekend away, nor is having to sacrifice your favourite jumper in order to save space in your single tote bag. The best men’s weekend bags comfortably carry a spare outfit and the essentials: chargers, washbag and a great book. With the help of Mismo, Carl Friedrik, Bennett Winch and Steele & Borough, you can rest assured that your autumn getaway will go as smoothly as a glass of red by a crackling fireplace.

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Coal / Black M/S Avail Weekender
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Navy / Dark Brown M/S Aviator Duffle Bag

Mismo M/S Navy / Dark Brown M/S Aviator

If it was fit for military use, it’s certainly fit for a weekend away. Mismo’s Aviator bag is inspired by the kit bags used by American pilots during World War II and has been updated to fit modern style as well as given a hard-woven waterproof nylon shell. A large slide-down compartment to the front will fit a laptop while the open compartment at the back features a hidden zip pocket for valuables. The compartmentalised interior is perfect for organising folded clothing or important, classified documents…

Mismo Coal / Black M/S Avail Weekender

Mismo’s Avail Weekender merges style and function seamlessly – an aspect that Mismo has become known for. This high-quality leather weekender bag boasts a bordered top zip as well as leather strips following the handles to wrap around the body of the bag – it’s built to last. Within the bag you’ll find three large slide-down pockets and a zipped pocket protected by a leather border. Organisational problems are a thing of the past.

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Chocolate Hanbury Weekend Bag
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Black / Grey Lining Palissy Weekend Bag

Carl Friedrik Chocolate Hanbury Weekend Bag

Crafted from supple full-grain leather, Carl Friedrik’s Hanbury Weekend Bag is a refined weekend holdall. With a main compartment large enough to fit several outfits and a pair of shoes, it’s the ideal companion for a short trip. Carry by your side using the handles or if you’re bearing a heavier load opt for the 40mm cotton shoulder strap.

Carl Friedrik Black / Grey Lining Palissy Weekend Bag

While the interior of the Palissy Weekend Bag is almost indistinguishable from that of the Hanbury Weekend Bag, the exterior takes a more sophisticated style. The immaculately smooth premium leather construction is complemented by silver-tone hardware for a refined take on the designer weekender bag.

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Olive Weekender Bag
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Black Weekender Bag

Bennett Winch Weekender Bag

Suitable for any environment, the Bennett Winch Weekender Bag feels sophisticated thanks to the exacting attention to detail displayed through premium details like luxurious leather trims, handles and base. That said, the waterproof cotton canvas outer layer and multiple waterproof interior compartments show that this accessory is built for more than its appearance.

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The Classic Duffel
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Khaki / Black MS Shopper

Steele & Borough The Classic Duffel

This Steele & Borough weekend duffle bag presents an option for those seeking an affordable weekender bag thanks to a nylon and vegan leather construction. This accessory succeeds in finding the golden mean between style, function and price. Ready for the gym, a weekend away or work, it comes with a matching drawstring bag to hold wet towels.

Mismo Skagerrak / Black M/S Shopper Tote

Based on the shape of a simple tote bag, Mismo’s Shopper features vegetable-tanned, full-grain bridle leather details which ensure premium quality and durability. Combining these details with the heavy-duty waterproof nylon construction results in a great-looking and practical weekend travel bag.

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Black Leather Weekender Bag

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Still undecided on the location of your weekend away? Our new partnership with Design Hotels will lend a helping hand: here are the best European autumn breaks.