The best weekender bags for travel, separated into 7 different categories — starting at $55

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Traveling season is almost here! With the holidays just around the corner, those who prefer traveling light usually prefer weekender bags that hold everything they need in a compact package.

Whether you're taking a quick overnight or weekend trip or just need a larger vessel for everyday use, a weekender bag is a must-have that you're sure to use often.

One of the most common misconceptions about weekender bags is that they're all expensive. This couldn't be further from the truth. As with most fashion or travel pieces, weekender bags come in a variety of materials, designs and prices. Luckily, with so many options available today, lower prices don't always mean lower quality.

To help you find the best bag for your needs, we've listed the seven best weekender options, separated into categories:

Proving that weekenders don't have to be expensive, this Amazon's Choice canvas and genuine leather weekender bag costs only $55 and is a massive favorite among shoppers.

Brands have also become more creative and innovative in their designs. Herschel's popular Novel Duffle Bag, for example, features a handy shoe storage compartment. Similarly, the best-selling Monos Metro Duffel comes with a detachable front pouch.

If you're looking for something a bit more minimal and understated, the Everlane Twill Weekender and the Dagne Dover Carryall Bag are both perfect options that strike the balance of style and function. And if full leather is more your style, the Cenzo Italian Leather weekender bag is a no-brainer — and it's sure to last you for years.

Of course, Troubadour has the luxury space on lock with its Adventure Weekender that shoppers love for its "simple yet elegant and fashionable design."

Take a look at seven of the best weekender bags you can buy online below.

1. Best Overall: Monos Metro Duffel, $225

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Monos is known for its luxurious hardshell suitcases and extremely comfortable and roomy loungewear, but the brand's sleek Metro Duffel is another pick that's worth conversation.

Available in four water-repellant nylon options and three vegan leather options, this weekender bag is the perfect multi-purpose companion for both everyday and occasional travel. Whether you're going on a weekend escape or embarking on your everyday work commute, it's big enough to hold everything you have without being bulky.

Also, giving you more bang for your buck, the Monos Metro Duffel features the brand's unique QuickSnap Modular Kit System, allowing you to easily detach or swap out the front pouch to suit your day's needs.

2. Most Affordable: S-Zone Oversized Canvas And Genuine Leather Trim Weekender Bag, $54.99

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Canvas bags are classic. They have an understated sophistication that's hard to come by and this Amazon favorite is a best seller for so many reasons.

Shoppers love this one because it's incredibly roomy and features genuine leather trim details. The S-Zone Oversized Canvas Travel Tote is the perfect pick if you're going on an overnight trip and need a bit of space to bring a few things back. Choose from nine colors and get 15% off when you apply the coupon before adding it to your cart!

3. Best For Shoe Storage: Herschel Novel Duffle Bag, $89.99

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This one's for those who prefer that their shoes never come into contact with any of their other belongings. Herschel's Novel Duffle Bag is, hands-down, its most popular bag to date and that's largely because of its handy side-access shoe compartment.

It keeps your footwear completely separate and easily accessible, making this the perfect bag for camping trips or quick airport runs.

4. Top Minimalistic Pick: Everlane The ReNew Transit Weekender, $85

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Few brands do minimalism as well as Everlane. If you're looking for something that's easy, a bit slouchy and not that attention-grabbing, the Everlane ReNew Transit Weekender is the one to buy.

It comes in three colors (warm quartz, black and warm charcoal) and features a water-resistant finish. It's also extremely lightweight and requires very little fuss. Just grab it and go.

5. Best Sustainable Option: Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Bag In Large, $200

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Dagne Dover's signature bags come in five sizes, but the large is the sweet spot for those looking for that weekender feel. Available in five colors and two seasonal hues, the Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Bag is the ultimate sustainable option as it's made with 23 recycled bottles.

Perfect for weekend getaways and traveling through TSA, this one fits up to a 16-inch laptop and has a neoprene luggage-handle sleeve for easy portability. It also features a completely recycled lining and comes with a shoe and dust bag.

6. Top Leather Pick: Cenzo Brown Italian Leather Weekender Bag, $239

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Leather lovers, look no further! This chic and stunning weekender bag is handmade in Italy with full-grain calfskin leather. It also features a durable cotton duck canvas lining and a single brass zipper.

Imported from Florence, Italy, this bag comes in a deep brown leather that only gets better as it ages. Over time, the leather will soften and develop a beautiful patina. If you're looking for a weekender bag that you'll pass down for generations, this is the one to buy.

7. Best High-End Bag: Troubadour Adventure Weekender Bag, $495

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Troubadour crafts the most beautiful and understated luxury bags that are perfect for everyday use. Its Adventure Weekender is the perfect travel bag thanks to its premium lightweight and waterproof fabric that makes it perfect for going from business to casual.

Available in five colors, this weekender bag features a zipped external pocket to keep your essentials handy, a padded pocket that fits up to a 16-inch laptop and zipped pockets for valuables. It also has super-comfy handles in Italian vegetable-tanned leather and a detachable non-slip shoulder strap for hands-free carrying.

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