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Taking a quickie summer trip doesn't have to be complicated — all you need to do is find a cute AirBnB, recruit a couple of friends to join your weekend getaway, and pack a bag that'll hold everything you need for the trip. There's no need to lug around a massive suitcase when you can fit your essentials into one of the best weekender and overnight bags for 2023.
We did the research for you on the optimal travel accessories so that you can maximize your time planning your *actual* trip (whether that’s a Labor Day weekend road trip, a summer beach hang with the girlies, or a visit to a quaint town just a train ride away). The bags below have various features to make packing and traveling easier, from hidden shoe storage to padded shoulder straps and inside laptop compartments. Some even come with matching cosmetics bags and shoe covers, in case you want to stock up on a full travel set. But best of all, each bag is highly-rated and just the right size for you to easily pack a few days' worth of clothing and toiletries.
Keep scrolling to check out some of the best weekender and overnight bags for women in 2023, from affordable Amazon picks that’ll arrive in mere days to trending picks from brands like Calpak, Beis, Away, and more.
Sports Travel Duffel Bag with USB Charging Port
Ever needed to juice up your phone and realized that your charger cord is buried at the bottom of your bag? This duffle has a charging port built into the side to help you avoid just that.
A customer writes, "I’m not even joking, this bag is great. It has so many pockets and the ones on the outside are big enough for my hydro flask. There’s a wet compartment too that has special material to make it waterproof."
Large Overnight Weekender Bag
We're all about those retro vibes. You'll feel like you're boarding the Hogwarts Express with your vintage luggage, even if you're just climbing in the back of your mom's car.
A satisfied shopper notes, "I love the canvas material and it is SO spacious (both the bag and the small travel one that comes with it). The (faux) leather feels nice, not cheap. One of the inside pockets is lined with a waterproof material, and the clasp for the crossbody is very nice as well."
Gym and Travel Duffle Bag
Multi-use bags keep the world spinning 'round. This one can double as a gym back *and* a travel bag, so it won't get dusty in your closet between trips.
A happy customer writes, "The bag held a lot more than I thought it would, and it went back and forth with me with no disarray in my belongings. I'd put this bag up against any of my more expensive bags, and it would probably win. No regrets whatsoever."
Travel Duffle Bag with 3 Packing Cubes and Laundry Bag
If you haven't tried packing cubes yet, you're missing out on some major organizing fun. The cubes that come with this duffle will help you fit *even more* into your already-stuffed bag.
One reviewer comments, "I was a little hesitant purchasing a tote bag on Amazon but I am truly impressed by the quality of the bag and how spacious the inside of the bag is. It does not have a funny smell to it and there are no stitching problems. It comes with a long strap so you can carry it on your shoulders which I love."
Weekender in Berry
If it's good enough for Ariana Madix, it's good enough for us. The iconic Beis bags come with a bottom compartment that unzips to reveal extra space for storing everything from toiletries to shoes.
A reviewer writes, "Spacious, great pockets inside and a creative design overall - this bag is worth every cent. Highly recommend!!".
The zippers on this clever tote unzip all the way down, so you can easily see the contents of your bag without taking everything out. This bag also comes in larger sizes, and you can even buy luggage to match.
A shopper writes, "Just took it for its first flight. All good! Fits perfect as a personal item, that’s what I wanted it for. I like the fact that it opens all the way, easy to get to things, I especially love the little area to tuck my passport/ ID in without having to open the bag or fuss with things in my hand when trying to board."
Orange you glad you stopped to check out the Stevyn Duffle? Reviewers point out how the bag is the "perfect size," and we agree — with some savvy outfit planning, you might be able to replace your carry-on with this bag.
A satisfied customer notes, "This is a really good bag. At first I thought it would be to small for my clothes, but after first putting my footwear on the seperate bottom half of the bag, there was plenty of space for my clothes for a 3 day weekend."
Novel Duffel Bag
The classic Herschel straps give this duffle an undeniably retro look. The bag comes in every style from camo to faux leather to monochrome.
A loyal user writes, "I use this as my “overnight” bag for work. I carry it almost every day. It’s made very well like everything else from Herschel. This bag gets tossed in and out of the trunk of my car on a near daily basis and it doesn’t have one blemish or tear in it."
Landon Carryall Bag
The large Landon bag is perfect for overnight, but we'd recommend the XL size for a a slightly longer trip where you'll want multiple changes of clothing.
A fan writes, "I adore all products from Dagne Dover, but this one takes the cake. So much room, great organization pockets and perfect for TSA. It fits in the overhead bins within each airplane I've been on so far. Highly, highly recommend this bag for anyone traveling on a plane, train, or automobile. ;-)".
Go Getter Bag 2.0 25L
Fact: You can never go wrong with a Lululemon bag. Their Go Getter bag boasts an interior padded pocket, an exterior water bottle pocket, and quick access phone pocket.
A raving shopper writes, "Run. Don’t walk. To get this bag. I have expensive bags, I have cheap bags, this bag blows all of the others away with how functional and sleek it looks. I LOVE the laptop compartment and the luggage buckle for your suitcase. This bag holds ALL of the things but doesn’t look like you’re carrying a utility bag."
It doesn't get much more lightweight than this fold-up bag that you can keep zipped up in a little square until it's needed. Consider us obsessed.
One shopper writes, "I LOVE this bag! My mother-in-law gave me one several years ago - since then I have gotten such good use out of it that now I've given one to my mom, dad, and sister! Can't imagine traveling without it. Saved me from paying several hundred dollars in an airport when a checked bag was overweight. Highly recommmend!".
Everyday Duffle Bag
The Victoria's Secret PINK duffle bag is a total staple that's been around for years. It's super light, and works for everything from hitting the gym to easily fitting in the overhead bins on an airplane.
A shopper writes, "MY MARY POPPINS BAG!!!! Goodness!!! There is not enough good things I can say about this bag. It fits literally so much stuff its crazy -- I had three outfits, tennis shoes, my chargers, and make up ... AND still had room! Super cute, durable, and flexible for travel."
Deluxe Large Weekender
If you want to invest in a high-quality bag in a ~fun color~ that you'll use over and over again, LeSportSac is the site to hit up. Their weekenders are durable, washable, and made to last.
One reviewer writes, "I've had it for almost a month now, and I love my weekender so much! It's so useful for those quick weekend getaways. The bag is definitely big enough to squish a lot of things that are enough for 2-5 days. I love the luggage zipper feature. And it doesn't get too dirty quickly. This bag will stay with me for awhile."
Lo & Sons is an AAPI family-owned brand, and their bestselling Catalina bag can be rolled up or folded up for easy storage.
A reviewer writes, "I love this bag. I got the midsize weekender and would buy another in a different size dependent on the trip I’m taking. I love the shoe section on bottom. Heavy duty zippers and straps don’t make me worry this bag will break."
All-Day Neoprene Duffle Bag
This bag has a soft and stretchy feel, and you'd never realize that the lining and material is actually made from 31 recycled plastic bottles.
A happy shopper raves, "The word that comes to mind for this bag is COMFORTABLE. For work, everything comfortably fits -- from my big lunch to the stowaway toiletries to the hidden just-in-case snacks. There are many pockets, which is always a plus to me. The zipper can be buttoned down on the sides, which I thought was a thoughtful feature."
The ReNew Transit Weekender
Made from 36.6 renewed plastic bottles, this Everlane weekender comes in a range of neutral colors that'll make your minimalist heart sing.
A satisfied shopper writes, "I am in love with this bag. It fits all I need for a weekend getaway. I was able to squeeze in a small blanket in it on top of everything else! Great quality and shape. Well made. It's a bag I had dreamed of for years."
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