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Men's weekender bag made of leather and canvas, handmade and timeless

Weekender bags for men in leather and canvas - elegant and timeless

A good men's weekender bag is like a well-tailored suit - a perfect fit, made from high-quality materials, long lasting, and classy. Travel bags and weekender bags for men are part of our brand DNA, and we are experts in this domain. We always stay true to our authentic values and committed to traditional craftsmanship.

What is a Men's Weekender Bag?

Men's Weekender bags are small and compact travel bags and are true classics of travel luggage. They are the ideal luggage piece for a weekend getaway or a city trip lasting up to 5 days. Men's Weekenders come in various sizes and colors, ranging from small to large, and from beige, green, brown to black. These bags usually have a long horizontal zipper closure. To facilitate transportation, all our bags come with a detachable shoulder strap. An alternative term for Men's Weekender is weekend travel bag or weekend bag for men. But also terms like overnighter, overnight bag, carryall or holdall are being used for such bags. Men's Weekenders are typically larger and designed with a somewhat more masculine style. They often offer more flexibility and compactness compared to suitcases. Therefore, having a Men's Weekender at home is always beneficial.


What makes a good Men's Weekender Bag?

A good Men's Weekender bag should be durable and have a timeless appearance. Ideally, it should be something that can be passed down to the next generation. Our premium Men's Weekender bags are inspired by the design of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These style eras still influence the look of most leather goods today.

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

A Men's Weekender bag should be a long-lasting and loyal travel companion, so the craftsmanship and seams are of crucial importance. Metal elements like zippers and buckles should come from reputable manufacturers. Our zippers, for instance, are sourced from YKK. But it's also the small details that matter, like the quilted bottom, laser-engraved quotes on the interior pockets, or leather carrying straps. It's an investment for life.


What features should a Men's Weekender Bag have?

Size, Dimensions, and Capacity:

Make sure that the weekender bag men provides sufficient storage space and interior pockets to keep your clothes and belongings well organized. Depending on the duration of the trip and personal needs, you can choose from different sizes. Also, pay attention to the carry-on luggage regulations of the airline, especially for air travel.

Material and Durability:

Look for high-quality materials like durable canvas or robust leather to ensure that your Weekender bag withstands the challenges of travel.

Carrying Options:

Check if the weekend bag men offers various carrying options, such as a detachable shoulder strap and carrying handles. This way, you can carry the bag comfortably according to your needs.

Organization and Compartments:

Consider if you prefer travel bags with multiple compartments and organizational features to neatly store your clothes. Weekenders with interior and exterior pockets, zippered compartments, or separate shoe compartments can help keep the contents well-organized.

Style, Color, and Design:

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


Which Men's 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's a design element. We don't want to change the world; we want to embellish it. Our focus is on authentic travel companions that could have been made in a similar form 200 years ago. Plastics, as we know them today, have only existed since the mid-19th century (1862).

We have long been looking for a good role model. Currently, there is actually no manufacturer that completely avoids plastic. Even the biggest brands in the industry still heavily use plastics or even toxic PVC. Many brands alter the surface of the leather or suggest higher material thickness through plastic coatings. And it doesn't make a difference if these manufacturers label it as "vegan leather" or "natural leather." Plastic has little to do with plants and nature; it is produced using high energy and chemicals derived from petroleum.

A good weekend bag should also convey a good and honest feeling in the 21st century 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 used is sustainably vegetable-tanned, even if not entirely without chrome.


How big should a Men's Weekender Bag be?

Depending on the intended use, a length between 50 and 60 cm is ideal. Weekenders of this size have a volume of between 40 and 60 liters. As a rule of thumb for storage space, we recommend 10 liters per day of travel. A Weekender model with 40 liters provides enough space for a short trip or city break, e.g., to Berlin, Hamburg, or London, for 3-4 days. If flexibility regarding storage space is important, we recommend our model "David." It has an expandable volume and can be extended by about 20 liters with just a few hand movements. Our collection also includes other weekend bags that can be expanded on the sides.


Is a Weekender bag men considered carry-on luggage for air travel?

Weekend bags made of leather or canvas are very suitable as carry-on luggage for air travel. However, before departure, it is advisable to check the specific regulations of the airline. A small Weekender bag up to dimensions of 55 x 35 x 25 cm and a weight of 8 kg should generally not be a problem. The specifications in our shop always correspond to the maximum size. If the bag is not filled to the limit, larger bags from our collection should also be suitable as carry-on luggage.


Can a Men's Weekender Bag be used as a sports bag?

Yes, a weekend bag made of canvas and leather is excellent for everyday use as a sports bag or gym bag. Men's Weekender bags are spacious and flexible, providing enough room 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 convenient to carry, whether over the shoulder or by hand.

Most Men's Weekender bags have multiple compartments and pockets, allowing you to keep your sports equipment and personal belongings well organized. Some models even have dedicated shoe compartments or wet pockets, which are particularly useful for storing sweaty or wet sports gear separately from the rest of your clothes.

Furthermore, Men's Weekender bags are available in various designs, so you can find a model that matches your personal style and motivates you to stay active. Whether you use it for going to the gym, yoga classes, or other sports activities, a Men's Weekender Bag as a sports bag is a stylish and practical choice. We recommend the article "Toby" as a sports bag with a convenient shoe compartment. Everything has its place. This Men's Weekender has a good compact size and a cool look, suitable even for your next weekend trip.


Can a Men's Weekender Bag be used as checked luggage for air travel?

Yes, some leather and canvas travel bag models from our collection are suitable as checked-in luggage for air travel. However, when checking in a Weekender bag, it is advisable to ensure that the bag is made of durable material and has a sturdy construction to protect your personal belongings during transport.

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