Cheap and Chic: Weekend Bags for Men

Cheap and Chic: Weekend Bags for Men

When a getaway is in order, don't just throw your clothes in any ol’ bag

August 05, 2013


Fellas, when heading out on the weekends, you more than likely have that go-to bag or backpack. And of course you haven’t thought about switching it up because, at the end of the day, it gets the job done. But there’s nothing wrong with adding a little style to your function, and it’s not hard either.

These five favorite weekender bag picks are stylish, functional and strong enough to hold up for years to come. Don’t worry: there’s something for everyone, and they’re all under $150.

For the Professional

Khaki Leather Dr. Bag ($100,

Leather is a material that never goes out of style and will stand the test of time. The rugged look just gets better over the years, and whether you’re carrying your laptop or a few changes of clothes, you’ll do it with ease.

For the Athlete

Engineer Duffel Bag ($52,

The duffel bag gets a mature upgrade thanks to the perfect accents. Thick straps make for easy carrying and the contrasting color stands out against the chambray design. This bag replaces your typical barrel-shaped duffel that can have a sloppy, unstructured look.

For the Trendy

Camouflage Canvas Tote ($128,

Since camouflage will be making a comeback this fall season, get into the trend with a two-tone bag. The black camo isn’t as flashy as the green variety, and the rugged print gives the tote a masculine feel. Carry this bag by the double handles or throw it over your shoulder and go hands-free thanks to the adjustable strap.

For the City Dweller

Herschel Supply Co. Strand Duffel Bag ($60,

There’s no high price tag attached, but this bag is the epitome of staying fly without looking like you’re trying too hard. It’s simple and clean, and the navy and red separates it from a sea of black totes. 

For the Backpacker

Canvas Duffel Backpack ($49,

For those trips when roughing it is the name of the game, an army-inspired backpack does the job. A single compartment holds everything you need for the weekend, and convenient exterior pockets keep smaller items within reach.

—Patrice J. Williams

Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and budget style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She dishes on fashionable, affordable solutions for those who want to look their best without maxing out their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for daily fashion updates.



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