The long weekend is a balancing act between forethought and impulse; seclusion and accessibility; restraint and indulgence. Your luggage should reflect those dichotomies. The bag should be spacious — big enough for a change of clothes and an extra pair of shoes — but sleek; lightweight, yet durable; inconspicuous and always ready. Here are three weekenders that fit the bill.
Shot on location at Foxfire Mountain House in Mt. Tremper, NY.
Ghurka Cavalier II No. 97 Duffel
Ghurka’s Cavalier II No. 97 Duffel comes in many shades and materials, including the brand’s signature “Chestnut Leather.” But the standout of the season is a camouflage-pattern twill designed by Kathy Formby, the brand’s creative director. The bag itself measures 21 x 10 x 11 inches, and features a fold-end design that opens for easy access to one’s belongings.
Bennett Winch Weekender
The Bennett Winch Weekender is the template that all medium-sized duffels should aspire to. Handmade in England, it features 24-ounce bonded cotton canvas, full-grain leather accents, military-grade cotton webbing, brass hardware and a YKK zipper.
Want Les Essentiels Hartsfield Holdall
Canadian brand Want Les Essentials, founded in 2006 by brother Byron and Dexter Pear, makes smart accessories that straddle the divide between timeless design and forward-thinking fashion. The Hartsfield (23 x 13 x 10 inches) builds upon the classic tote with a longer profile and features Italian leather accents, a long drop shoulder strap and a detachable cross-body strap.
What to Pack
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