The debate over which bag is the most useful is a ferocious one. One team says that the canvas tote bag is the only carrier they need, others champion the backpack while the only other real contender is the weekend bag. At OPUMO, we’ve weighed up the options, argued long and hard for each side, and deemed that the men’s weekend duffle bag has to be the winner. Everything that the backpack and tote bag can do, so can the trusty weekender. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best men’s luxury weekend bags.

Mismo Khaki/Black M/S Avail Weekend Bag

Who better to kick things off with than Mismo? The Copenhagen-based brand has become a leading name in the world of men’s luggage, courtesy of its straightforward and durable designs that fuse functionality and aesthetics. You can be sure that any bag worthy of the Mismo label has earned it through fine materials, minimalist Scandinavian design and meticulous attention to detail.

The Mismo M/S Avail Bag in classic khaki and black is the perfect overnight travel bag for men, large enough to securely store clothes, laptop and valuables, but compact enough to comply with airline cabin restrictions. Vegetable-tanned, full-grain bridle leather trims feature gun-metal buckles for handle adjustment. The heavy-duty, waterproof cotton and nylon canvas construction promises to keep everything safe and bone dry no matter what the weather.

Troubadour Brown Generation Weekender

Troubadour's travel bags have garnered legions of fans in the menswear world thanks to their combination of a contemporary minimalist aesthetic and sturdy construction. A Troubadour bag is built to stand the test of time — in terms of both aesthetics and durability.

The Generation Weekender is a classic weekend bag that you'll come to rely on for decades. Made from luxurious Italian vegetable-tanned leather, it epitomises Troubadour's commitment to high quality craftsmanship. There are no concerns when it comes to space: the bag features a roomy interior that's supplemented with a zipped external pocket as well as a padded laptop compartment and a zipped pocket inside for valuables. Its super sleek aesthetic makes it just as ideal for a business trip as a weekend countryside escape.

Bennett Winch Black Weekender

Handcrafted in England using traditional manufacturing methods and materials, all of Bennett Winch's products are designed to last the distance. The brand subscribes to the philosophy of 'buy well, buy once': timelessness is a core tenet of their very essence, so you can expect to have your Bennett Winch bag for many years.

Bennett Winch's signature Weekender bag, crafted using waterproof cotton canvas and full grain leather, is evidence of the brand's thoughtful approach to design. With multiple pockets, including waterproof compartments and a padded laptop sleeve, it's ideal for carrying all the essentials for a long weekend away.

Pinqpong Coated Anthracite Blok Medium Backpack

Combining clever travel systems and stylish designs with 100% certified sustainable fabrication, German bag brand Pinqponq has made a name for itself as a leader in sustainable luggage.

The label's cleverly-designed Blok bag proves that weekend bags can take many forms. The multi-functional travel bag serves as a duffle bag, backpack and messenger bag, with three openings and three carry options. The wax-coated recycled fabric is water resistant and ultra-durable, making this bag perfect for taking with you on all your adventures — from camping and hiking trips to luxurious island getaways. What's not to love?

Hardgraft Overheard Holdall Bag

From laptop cases to sneakers, Hardgraft have leather accessories covered. The label's products are produced in small batches in Italy, using only the highest quality Tuscan vegetable-tanned leathers — so you can expect premium products that will last a lifetime.

Hardgraft's Overhead Holdall bag is the ultimate carry-on companion. It's crafted from rich black leather with minimal hardware detailing, so it'll help you look the part on your travels. Beyond good looks, the holdall boasts ultimate versatility, with a spacious interior and removable shoulder strap. Fill it up with all your holiday essentials and glide effortlessly onto the plane.

Carl Friedrik Palissy Weekend Bag

Carl Friedrik was founded in 2012 when brothers Niklas and Mattis Oppermann realised the lack of well-designed, high-quality men’s leather accessories on the market. Almost a decade later and Carl Friedrik offers a comprehensive collection of leather card holder wallets, men’s leather briefcases and lightweight cabin suitcases

The Carl Friedrik Palissy Weekend Bag is an essential item. This men’s leather weekend bag is crafted from Italian Vachetta leather and features a heavy-duty Raccagni zipper that you can trust with your load. Made just outside Naples, Italy by a small team of artisans, every Carl Friedrik men’s leather bag sits at the pinnacle of artisanal design.

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