6 Weekender Bags That Fit Under an Airline Seat—And They're Less Than $50
While underseat storage varies by airline, you should be able fit your bag under the seat as long as its dimensions are close to 9" by 10" by 17" (if there's one specific airline you generally fly, it's a good idea to double check their carry-on guidelines before you choose a bag). You should also take into account how much you typically pack for a weekend away; if you have lots of essentials, then you'll want a bag with a compression option. To help you find the perfect weekender bag, we've rounded up six amazing options.
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Striped Canvas Travel Weekender
Nautical-inspired stripes make this weekender bag a fun option for a beach getaway. Amazon reviewers rave about how roomy it is. If you usually take a roller bag along with you, this weekender is a convenient option: it has a built-in sleeve to slip it over the handle, making navigating the airport with luggage easier. Dimensions: 8" x 12" x 16"
To Buy: $36; amazon.comSHOP THE BAOSHA STRIPED WEEKENDER
Twill Zip Tote
Travel for business and pleasure with one bag—Everlane's Twill Zip Tote. Spacious enough to fit any size Macbook, this weekender can store other work essentials like chargers and notebooks, but it's also a great size to carry a spare change of clothes and small toiletries for a short trip. The reverse denim and black leather option is sleek and neutral—ideal for a tote to bring to the office when you're not traveling. If you have your heart set on the dark green color, however, you'll have to join the waitlist. Dimensions: 3" x 13.5" x 17" (If you're looking for a spacious bag to stow in the overhead bin, check out Everlane's Twill Weekender.)
To Buy: $48; everlane.comSHOP THE EVERLANE TWILL ZIP TOTE
Aspire XLite Boarding Bag
Well-known in the world of luggage, it should come as no surprise that Samsonite created a compact weekender bag perfect for airline travel. The main compartment features a u-shaped opening for easy access, and it has enough room to hold your essentials for a two- or three-day trip (if you're a light packer). It's also a great size to use as a gym bag. Dimensions: 9" x 10" x 17"
To Buy: $41 (usually $60); bedbathbeyond.comSHOP THE SAMSONITE WEEKENDER BAG
Next Canvas Weekender Bag
The Next Weekender from Target's Universal Thread line has you covered for your upcoming getaway. Brown faux-leather details paired with your choice of beige or indigo canvas completes the stylish look. Use the detachable shoulder strap when the bag is full, or carry it as a handbag if you're traveling a little lighter. The front zipper pocket is a good place to store your phone, ID, or passport for easy access. Dimensions: 7.25" x 11.25" x 16.25"
To Buy: $40; target.comSHOP THE NEXT WEEKENDER BAG
Chasity Duffel Bag
Snag this Sole Society beauty if you want a luxe look for less. Offering form and function, the bag's interior features three compartments, allowing you to better organize your travel essentials. When you're not jet-setting, the weekender makes a stylish, everyday bag you can use year-round. Dimensions: 4.5" x 12.5" x 15"
To Buy: $48 (originally $80); solesociety.comSHOP THE SOLE SOCIETY BAG
Bonus: Bargain Designer Bag Find
The Dagne Dover Carryall Duffel Bag may not be under $50, but considering designer weekenders can run upwards of $1,000 (looking at you, Louis Vuitton), this sub-$160 find is definitely worth the splurge. It features an expandable design for easy organization, a padded laptop sleeve, stretch key leash (so you won't have to dig for those elusive car keys), and a removable tech pouch. The removable laundry bag is great for storing running shoes, too, just in case you want to show off this stunner at the gym after you return from vacation. Available in four colors, but we're currently crushing on the vibrant poppy. Dimensions: 7.5" x 9" x 14.5"
To Buy: $155; nordstrom.comSHOP THE DAGNE DOVER WEEKENDER