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