The best thing about an out of town trip (aside from the actual trip) is planning for it. Choosing the destination, booking accommodations, and being in transit builds so much excitement for the vacation. The not so fun part is packing for it. As much as we try to pack a week in advance, a lot of us put it off till the very last minute maybe even the morning of the trip. There may not be an easy way to remedy this but having a functional and cute-looking travel bag might motivate you to start packing ahead of time. You can pick the duffle bag that best suits the destination you’re going to, a waterproof bag if you’re headed to the beach or a minimalist one for business trips. To make decision-making easier, check out our duffle bag picks and grab one before your next trip.
Herschel Novel Duffle
This ideal weekender not only has enough space for clothes and essentials but it also has a shoe compartment for that extra pair you might need. It also has a storage sleeve for small items like chargers, a waterproof zipper, and a shoulder strap, making it easier to carry. Availble at SM Aura Premier.
Stella McCartney Pink Essentials Sports Bag
If you have to squeeze some work in while you’re on vacation, this sports bag from Stella McCartney has a laptop compartment. Aside from fitting your work things, it has enough space for your other vacation needs, complete with shoulder strap and a crocodile emboss finish for that stylish touch. Available at Greenbelt 3.
Poler Classic Carry-On-Duffel
Having carry-on luggage can sometimes be a hassle but this duffel is the perfect size for overhead compartments in the airplane. For extra storage space, the duffel features two exterior pockets and one interior pockets. Available at Bratpack, Greenbelt 5.
Lipault Ines de La Fressange Duffle Bag
Business trips call for more elegant-looking baggage like this one from Lipault. It has one main compartment and one smart sleeve pocket giving you easy access to essential items like your phone, tablet, and passport. Lastly, it’s minimalist design will go with whatever outfit you throw on. Available on Zalora.
No matter how many times I repack, I just bring too many things. A great solution to this problem is an expandable duffel bag like this one from Jansport. It also has padded handles making it easier to carry even if it’s filled to the top. Available at Bratpack, Greenbelt 5.