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 men’s backpack while the only other real contender is the men’s weekend travel 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 weekender bag. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best men’s luxury weekend bags.

Mismo M/S A-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, functional and durable designs that showcase only what is necessary. You can be sure that any bag worthy of the Mismo label has earned it through fine materials, minimal Scandinavian design and meticulous attention to detail.

The Mismo M/S A-Bag is the perfect overnight travel bag for men. Whether you’re making a trip to the gym, heading to work or getting away for a weekend, the A-Bag is large enough to house your valuables while complying to airline cabin restrictions. Vegetable-tanned, full-grain bridle leather trims feature gun-metal buckles for handle adjustment. The highlight of this minimal men’s holdall is the heavy-duty, waterproof ballistic nylon construction that promises to keep everything safe and bone dry no matter what the weather.


  1. Coal / Black M/S Utility Bag
    £408
  2. Midnight Blue / Cuoio M/S Shopper Tote
    £219
  3. Coal / Black M/S Backpack
    £408
  4. Khaki / Black M/S Aviator Duffle Bag
    £452
  5. Natural Card Wallet
    £96
  6. Navy / Dark Brown M/S Supply Bag
    £570
  7. Midnight Blue / Cuoio M/S Mega Tote Bag
    £416
  8. Army / Dark Brown M/S Endeavour
    £447
  9. Navy / Dark Brown Large M/S Pouch
    £118
  10. Black Morris Briefcase
    £701
  11. Concrete / Cuoio M/S Brief Bag
    £272
  12. Black Mini Wallet
    £83
  13. Khaki / Black M/S Prime Wash Bag
    £140
  14. Army / Dark Brown M/S Suit Carrier
    £526
  15. Navy / Dark Brown M/S Endeavour
    £447

Property Of… Karl 48h Travel Backpack

We know what you’re thinking: that’s not a men’s weekend bag. To that, we say open your mind. The Property Of… Karl 48h Travel Backpack may not take the same shape as the traditional men’s weekender bag, but at its core it fits squarely into the genre. 

This men’s weekend holdall is crafted from polyester made out of recycled PET bottles and features a whole host of functional features. A roll-top closure means that you can adjust the size of this travel backpack to suit your needs, and when the bag is on your back – held in place by padded shoulder straps – the roll-top closure is ideal for quick repacks. Off on a longer trip? Pack Karl like a suitcase by unzipping the padded back panel.


  1. Moss Grey / Brown Karl 48hr Travel Backpack
    £195
  2. Olive Brown / Dark Brown Alex 24H Backpack
    £144
  3. Stone Blue / Dark Brown Karl 48hr Backpack
    £195
  4. Stone Blue / Dark Brown Charlie 12H Backpack
    £110
  5. Midnight Black / Black Karl 48hr Backpack
    £195
  6. Moss Grey / Brown Alex 24H Backpack
    £150
  7. Midnight Black / Black Charlie 12H Backpack
    £110
  8. Olive Brown / Dark Brown Charlie 12H Backpack
    £110
  9. Midnight Black / Black Alex 24hr Backpack
    £150

Steele & Borough The Biker Weekender 

Using its founders’ years of experience in the luxury accessories industry, Steele & Borough presents an exciting development for men’s bags. Using the finest vegan leather, Steele & Borough bags offer the best in luxury design with the affordability of fast fashion. 

The Biker Weekender is a classic black weekender bag for men. This is a no-fuss, premium overnight travel bag: the large interior is supplemented with an interior zip pocket and the outside features an open side pocket. Steele & Borough is set apart by its attention to detail, and its features like the drawstring bag for towels or shoes that prove this brand’s desire to go the extra mile.


  1. The Classic Duffel
    £125
  2. The Grand Blue Little Briefcase
    £115
  3. The Valley Duffel
    £125
  4. The Classic Briefcase
    £115
  5. The Biker Briefcase
    £115
  6. The Valley Briefcase
    £115
  7. The Classic Weekender
    £135
  8. The Forrest Briefcase
    £115
  9. Valley Washbag
    £67
  10. The Biker Duffel
    £125
  11. The Valley Weekender
    £135
  12. The Grand Blue Duffel
    £125
  13. The Biker Weekender
    £135

Utility Archive Range Travel Backpack 55L 

We’ve already shown that men’s weekend bags come in all shapes and sizes, so we had to include Utility Archive’s Range Travel Backpack. Yes, the word backpack is in the name, but who says that a travel backpack for men can’t also be a weekend bag?

Utility Archive is the result of Adam Atkinson’s career designing luxury bags for some of the industry’s biggest names. Combining his know-how with a love of the outdoors has formed Utility Archive, which now offers some of the best weekender bags for men. The Range Travel Backpack is a lightweight on-board travel bag made of 100% recycled waterproof materials that can stand up to anything – we’ve tested them. 


  1. Basalt Arc 4L Utility Pack
    £65
  2. Clay Tor Flap 25L Backpack
    £160
  3. Lichen Fold Roll Large 28L Backpack
    £170
  4. Black Fell Zip 30L Basalt Backpack
    £180
  5. Fjord Range Travel 55L Backpack
    £240
  6. Fjord Arc 4L Utility Pack
    £65
  7. Ore Arc 4L Utility Pack
    £65
  8. Lichen Tor Flap 25L Backpack
    £160
  9. Lichen Cove Organiser
    £35
  10. Ore Cove Organiser
    £35
  11. Clay Range Travel 55L Backpack
    £240
  12. Ore Fell Zip 30L Basalt Backpack
    £180
  13. Fjord Fell Zip 30L Basalt Backpack
    £180
  14. Fjord Fold Roll Small 16L Backpack
    £125
  15. Fjord Cove Organiser
    £35

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.


  1. Chocolate iPhone 11 Pro Case
    £55
  2. Chocolate iPhone 11 Case
    £55
  3. Chocolate iPhone 11 Pro Max Case
    £55
  4. Chocolate Weston Passport Holder
    £95
  5. Black Palissy 25 Hour
    £445
  6. Cognac Bolton Briefcase
    £395
  7. Navy Swanfield Leather Card Wallet
    £65
  8. Black Berwick Grained Wash Bag
    £165
  9. Fango Brown C3-1 Backpack
    £295 £220
  10. Cognac / Dark Grey Carry-on Suitcase
    £295
  11. Black Walton iPad Pro 12.9 2018
    £95
  12. Chocolate Walton MacBook 12
    £95
  13. Chocolate / Orange Palissy Weekend Bag
    £495
  14. Black Walton 13" Macbook Sleeve
    £95
  15. Black Walton iPad Pro 10.5/11
    £85

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