Travel Gear: Best Weekend Bags

Wanna roll up to the airport with a gorgeous weekend bag? Beat the pack with these cool carryalls.

Tegra-Lite Max  
For top-notch travel gear, you can’t go wrong with a fancy Tumi bag. The new Tegra-Lite Max collection is a gorgeous choice, made with scientific aircraft-grade aluminum that’s lightweight, impact-resistant, expandable, and even has special “double 360°” wheels.
US$862 from

This luxe bag brand pulls out all the stops
This luxe bag pulls out all the stops

Designed by homegrown Hong Kong talent Michael Young, the Airbag is a carry-on that looks pretty and also has some practical pockets to keep your gear sorted. I actually just bought the gray version  a few weeks ago and am still pretty in love with it. My only complaint would be that it is a two-wheeler, but otherwise it has pretty much everything I need and can fit a ton while still feeling light.
US$206 from

Airbag carryon
This slick bag travels light

Hartsfield’s Weekender
There’s no reason your carryall can’t be as gorgeous as your destination: the Hartsfield tote from Want Les Essentiels de la Vie takes carry-on style to another level with an ergonomic handle design and an Italian leather base, and lots of room.
US$495 from

Pretty, posh and roomy too
Pretty, posh and roomy too

Carla Bag
Hailing from Japan, Ril Creed offers quality leather products at approachable prices. Check out the Carla bag, which has a handy passport-sized front pouch and super-soft leather.
US$372 from

Class up your act with this looker
Class up your act with this looker

Rose Bag
This is a sturdy little hard-case roller for quick hops. The flowery design comes with useful compartments as well as a durable PVC coating.
US$96 from Cath Kidston,

Roll out the rose carpet

Earnshaw Backpack
Keep things casual with an Earnshaw backpack from Jack Wills: this cool cotton canvas pack has big compartments and sturdy leather handles—plus it comes in three cute prints.
$750 from Jack Wills,

Who says backpacks aren't cool?
Who says backpacks aren’t cool?

Monogrammed Duffel
Take a little taste of Hong Kong with you on your next jaunt—the cool monogrammed cotton duffels from Tang Tang Tang Tang come in sophisticated gray or cheery yellow.
US$116 from Tang Tang Tang Tang,  

Brighten up your flight with this cheerful carry-on
Brighten up your flight with this cheerful carry-on

Voyager Duffel
This pretty purple duffel is the latest design from Hong Kong favorite Mischa. The canvas bag is tough enough for a rugged adventure, and also smartly spacious with lots of separate compartments.
US$359 from

See and be not seen with some cool camo
See and be not seen with some cool camo

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Kate Springer

Freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong. Contributor at CNN, Forbes Travel Guide, BBC Travel, Fodor's Travel Guide, superfuture, Tatler, and more.

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