With the holidays quickly approaching, we’re about to enter the craziest time of year. Between the holiday parties, frequent visitors and weekend trips, it can be hard to keep up. Whether you’re traveling by plane or car, one thing is for sure — you need a great travel bag to organize your essentials and fit everything you need for your stay. Our Weekender has always been our quintessential travel bag with the details you’re looking for and the functionality you need. This winter, we’re expanding the Weekender into an entire collection featuring three sizes, each designed for your different types of trips. Three travel bloggers test drove our new styles and share why one Weekender isn’t enough for them!
“I love that they were created with an eye for detail — each element isn’t just cute, but also insanely functional!”
Why do you need more than one Weekender for your travels? Do you use them at the same time?
“I love both of my Weekenders since they’re so versatile — you can take both or just one. I’m heading to Memphis for the weekend to visit my best friend, so I’ll use the Iconic Weekender as my carry-on since it has plenty of room for a lot of outfits (a girl needs lots of options when she visits her bestie, you know?). Over the holidays, my husband Neal and I will be leaving for Oregon, so I’ll use my Grand Weekender. With the trolley sleeve, I can pop it over his rolling luggage! It’s so convenient and makes navigating the airport so much easier!”
What do you like most about your Weekender bags?
“I love that they were created with an eye for detail — each element isn’t just cute, but also insanely functional! From the trolley sleeve and multiple pockets to the detachable shoulder strap, these bags making traveling much easier!”
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“The Compact Weekender has great versatility from the detachable strap to the interior compartments for storing my headphones, jewelry, makeup and snacks while traveling.”
Tell us about your most recent travels with your Weekender Travel Bags.
“Over the last two months, I was in LA for a birthday celebration, NYC for Fashion Week, Chicago for a conference, Wisconsin to visit family and even had a few road trips around Texas. Next, I’m off to Nashville for Halloween and will be taking my Compact and Grand Weekenders with me. I always love having bags in different sizes because they each serve their own purpose. The smaller of the two is my personal item, and I store the larger one overhead. Packing is a breeze because I can easily separate what I need on the airplane from what I’ll need when I get there.”
What is your favorite feature of each travel bag?
“The Compact Weekender has great versatility from the detachable strap to the interior compartments for storing my headphones, jewelry, makeup and snacks while traveling. The two exterior pockets are great for things I constantly need from my bag — like my phone and boarding pass. Did I mention there’s a charger pocket too? The Grand Weekender is the perfect size for weekend or weeklong getaways since you can fit so much inside! Most importantly, this bag is so lightweight, which is a definite must for frequent travelers!”
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“I love the quality of these travel bags! I’m on the road once every two weeks since I’m a travel blogger and these bags go through a lot on planes and trains.”
Do you travel with both Weekenders at the same time?
“I recently took both my Compact and Grand Weekenders on a fall getaway to Lake Placid, New York. Since I travel with my camera gear, laptop and a ton of clothes, there’s no way I could hold all of my items in just one bag! I always carry a couple of travel bags with me in various sizes, usually checking one bag at the airport and keeping the smaller one with me as my personal item.”
What is the best part of traveling with your Weekenders?
“I love the quality of these travel bags! I’m on the road once every two weeks since I’m a travel blogger and these bags go through a lot on planes and trains. I also love all of the bright colors and prints that the Weekender bags are offered in — it makes it a lot easier to spot your bag at baggage claim when it’s in a fun pattern!”
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