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Elegant Weekender Bags - Timeless Classics for Eternity

Weekender bags are more than just travel bags. They are timeless classics, always modern and the ultimate icons of good taste. This flexible piece of luggage is a true It-piece and belongs in every wardrobe. Discover our wide selection of original designs.

What is a Weekender Bag?

Weekender bags are small and compact travel bags and are part of the classic luggage for travel. They are the ideal piece of luggage for a weekend trip or a short vacation of up to 5 days. Weekender bags are available in different sizes, from small to large. The bags are typically closed with a long horizontal zipper. To facilitate the transport of the weekender bag, all our bags come with a removable shoulder strap. An alternative term for weekender bags is weekend travel bag or weekend bag. Weekender bags are usually unisex and can be worn by both women and men. Weekender bags are often more flexible and lighter than suitcases.


What Makes a Good Weekender Bag?

A good weekender bag should be durable and have a timeless design. Ideally, you should be able to pass it on to the next generation. Our premium weekender bags are inspired by the design of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which still influences the look of most leather goods today.

The material of the weekender bag should be durable and preferably made of natural materials, such as canvas and full-grain leather. The lining for the main compartment and interior pockets should also be made of cotton. We use durable cotton twill for this purpose.

A weekender bag should be a durable and loyal travel companion, so the craftsmanship and seams are of crucial importance. Metal elements like zippers and buckles should come from a reputable manufacturer. Our zippers are from YKK. But it's also the small details, like the quilted bottom, the laser-engraved quotes on the interior pockets, or the leather-trimmed carrying straps.

Quality comes at a price. Good materials and good workmanship cost money. Although our prices are not the lowest, they are made possible by cutting out the middleman.


What Features Should a Weekender Bag Have?

Sizes, Dimensions, and Capacity:

Make sure that the weekender bag provides sufficient storage space and interior pockets to organize your clothes and belongings effectively. Depending on the duration of the trip and personal needs, you can choose from different sizes. For air travel, also pay attention to the hand luggage regulations of the airline.

Material and Durability:

Look for high-quality materials such as durable canvas or robust leather to ensure that your weekender bag can withstand the strains of travel.

Carrying Options:

Check if the weekender bag offers various carrying options, such as a detachable shoulder strap and carrying handles. This way, you can comfortably carry the bag as needed.

Organization and Compartments:

Consider whether you prefer weekender bags with different compartments and organizational features to neatly store your clothes. Weekender bags with interior and exterior pockets, zipper compartments, or separate shoe compartments can help keep your belongings organized.

Style, Color, and Design:

Choose a weekender bag that matches your personal style and preferences. We offer a wide selection of products, materials, and colors to meet your individual taste.


Which Weekender Bag is the Best?

The products of the brand DRAKENSBERG are anything but ordinary. Sustainability is not just a marketing element for us; it is a design element. We focus on authentic travel companions that could have been made in a similar form 200 years ago. Because plastic has only been around since the mid-19th century (1862).

Currently, there is no manufacturer of weekenders that we consider as a role model. Even the biggest brands in the industry still rely solely on traditional chrome tanning. Many manufacturers alter the leather's surfaces or suggest higher material thickness through plastic coatings.

A good weekender in the 21st century should also convey a good and honest feeling and should not make empty promises. Our leather or canvas is not coated with plastic. Our outer fabrics do not contain plastic fibers. Even for the lining, we do not use nylon or polyester. The leather we use is sustainably vegetable-tanned, although not entirely without chrome.


How Big Should a Weekender Bag Be?

Depending on the intended use, a length between 50 and 60 cm is ideal. Weekender bags of this size have a volume between 40 and 60 liters. As a rule of thumb, we recommend 10 liters per day of travel for storage space. A weekender bag with a capacity of 40 liters is sufficient for a short trip or city break of 3-4 days. If flexibility in terms of storage space is essential, we recommend our weekender bag "David". This model has an expansion feature and can be extended by about 20 liters with just a few hand movements. Our range also includes other models that can be expanded on the sides.


Is a Weekender Bag Suitable as Carry-On Luggage for Air Travel?

Yes, a weekender bag is very suitable as carry-on luggage for air travel. However, you should check the specific regulations of the airline before departure. A small travel bag up to a size of 55 x 35 x 25 cm and a weight of 8 kg should generally not be a problem. The information in our shop always corresponds to the maximum size. If a weekender bag is not fully packed, a large part of our range should also be suitable as carry-on luggage.


Which Weekender Bag for 1 Week?

For a short trip of up to one week, a weekender bag with a volume of 60 liters is a good choice. You will find a wide selection of articles in our online shop.


Can Weekender Bags Be Used as Sports Bags?

Yes, weekender bags are excellent for everyday use as sports bags. Weekender bags are spacious and flexible, offering enough space for your sports outfit, sports shoes, and other accessories. Their various carrying options, such as the detachable shoulder strap and carrying handles, make them comfortable and practical to carry, whether over the shoulder or in hand.

Most weekender bags have multiple compartments and pockets, allowing you to neatly store your sports equipment and personal items. Some models even have dedicated shoe compartments or wet compartments, which are particularly useful for keeping your sweaty or wet sports gear separated from the rest of your clothes.

Additionally, weekender bags are available in various designs, materials, and colors, so you can find a model that matches your personal style and motivates you to stay active. We recommend our weekender bag "Toby" as a sports bag with a practical shoe compartment. Everything has its place, and the weekender has a compact format.


Can Weekender Bags Be Used as Checked-In Luggage for Air Travel?

Yes, weekender bags can be used as checked-in luggage for air travel. When checking in a travel bag, it is advisable to pay attention to durable materials and a robust construction to ensure the protection of your personal belongings during transportation.

Always make sure that the weight of your travel bag complies with the airline's regulations for checked-in luggage to avoid additional fees. Then you can fly on vacation with peace of mind.