The weekender is the most recent innovation in popular bag types, stemming from its duffel predecessor. It is a modern advancement of the traditional backpack both in design and carrying capacity.
Just as the name suggests, it is a mid-sized and stylish bag that can be used either daily or for short weekend trips. The size of this bag also adds a level of versatility since they're typically larger, which means that people can use it to carry extra sets of clothing or gym gear for diverse days out and about. The design of a weekender allows it to hold just enough clothing items, incidentals, and toiletries to ensure you enjoy your day or weekend.
Though not as professional by nature, weekenders are a great way to stand out, as they're less popular than backpacks and messenger bags, yet offer more versatility in many cases.
Bag Category score (Weekenders)
Daily commutes, posting up in coffee shops, longer days with extra sets of clothes needed (like gym clothes), weekend trips, personal item to complicate luggage, solo-bag travel, and impromptu sabbaticals.
Not Great For:
Interviews, external client meetings, or literally anything to do with running.
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