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Postby iab » October 27th, 2017, 7:20 am


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I'm in need of a weekend bag and I thought I would ask for recommendations from people who have some taste.

Must be carryon size, 22x16x9. I lean more to duffel than messenger (I already have a Chrome bag). I'd like it to be under $200, but can be persuaded. No logos. No nylon. Must be different from other people's bags.

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Postby yo » October 27th, 2017, 9:02 am

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I got a Herchel duffle 5 years ago that I’ve been happy with. They don’t make the exact model anymore. Mine has a couple of nice external pockets I like. Build quality has been solid.

https://herschel.com/shop/mens/duffles

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About a year ago I committed to the Octovo Weekender. I really liked it and have been using it as carry-on luggage.
I snagged it half off in which case it would make it into your budget.
Especially digging the grey leather that has been aging beautifully and the titanium hardware.
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0870/ ... 1434479550

A quick search however yielded no result and I am actually not sure Octovo is still in business :/

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Postby iab » November 2nd, 2017, 7:47 am


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Since starting this thread, I now get a banner ad on this site from J.W. Hulme Co.

Lovely bags. But a canvas weekender for $1K is a bit too spendy. Although everyone knows we get into ID for the big bucks. I guess I'm cheap.

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Postby iab » November 2nd, 2017, 7:53 am


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yo wrote:I got a Herchel duffle 5 years ago that I’ve been happy with. They don’t make the exact model anymore. Mine has a couple of nice external pockets I like. Build quality has been solid.

https://herschel.com/shop/mens/duffles


At $120, not a bad choice. Although mixing shoes with my clothes never bothered me.

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Postby iab » November 2nd, 2017, 7:54 am


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Before reading the copy, I thought the compartment was for bunnies. :oops:

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Postby iab » November 2nd, 2017, 8:12 am


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I'm surprised @NURB hasn't posted. From the great state of Minehsotah, Frost River

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Postby NURB » November 2nd, 2017, 10:09 am

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You've got to give me some time!

There's always the classic Duluth Pack:
https://www.duluthpack.com/business/por ... ry-on.html

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Otherwise - There are deals to be had at Filson Outlet stores, too.
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Postby Sain » November 2nd, 2017, 6:15 pm

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Everlane weekender:
https://www.everlane.com/products/mens- ... packs-bags

Northface Base Camp (the backpack straps are nice)
https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/base- ... edium-cww2

Polar Duffles are nice (you can strap a skateboard to them with the understraps)
https://www.polerstuff.com/collections/ ... dry-duffle
https://www.polerstuff.com/collections/ ... fel-spring

And the money is no option choice
https://killspencer.com/collections/wee ... 2913128398
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Postby bepster » November 3rd, 2017, 2:10 am

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Sain wrote:Northface Base Camp (the backpack straps are nice)
https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/base- ... edium-cww2


I actually got two of these as well in different sizes. So does almost everyone I know.
When it comes to functionality/comfort/value, the Northface Duffel is hard to beat and I find myself picking that one instead quite often over the fancier option posted above.
But it's a pretty sporty look so it can feel a bit out of place if your style is generally a bit more business.

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Postby iab » November 3rd, 2017, 7:32 am


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Thanks!

Nice choices. For those expensive ones like KillSpencer and J.W. Hulme, I guess there is a market for "men's" weekend bags like "women's" purses.

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Postby iab » November 6th, 2017, 2:21 pm


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Went with a company called Fagou. They planted a tree with my purchase, so I got that going for me.

French company and I am not certain because I have seen a couple of translations, it is either wool or a cotton to appear like wool. Really doesn't matter though.

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Postby yo » November 8th, 2017, 10:45 am

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That bag looks nice Ian, let us know what the build quality is like when you get it. I’m not usually a huge fan of crowdfunding projects, but my friend worked on this duffel: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pakt ... t-design#/

Re: Weekend bag recommendations

Postby cfjackson » November 9th, 2017, 12:29 pm


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Hi,

Just finished up a project very similar to this. Designing a minimal weekender bag for discerning travelers. Military inspired with modern lifestyle features. We are working on a small limited production run that will be available in the next few months. More details on the site.

http://www.fraserkit.com
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