5 best weekend bags for women | The Sun UK

PLANNING a weekend away? You'll want a bag that's fit for the job—and it just so happens we've rounded up the very best weekend bags right here.

With staycations now allowed in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland, and international travel back on the cards, many of us are taking some well-earned rest and dipping our toes into the life of mini-breaks once again.

Whether you're travelling abroad or staying somewhere closer to home with friends or family, the perfect weekend bag should make packing a doddle and getting from A to B a total breeze, with easy-access pockets for the things you need to hand.

First, you'll need to decide what type of bag you need: if you want to be hands-free, choose a backpack or if you're carrying heavier items, an easy-wheeling small suitcase might suit you better.

If you're flying and want to take your bag on-board with you, make sure you're aware of your airline's size restrictions as this can determine the bag you can buy. For something more multi-purpose, a tote or holdall with a shoulder strap can also double up in the daytime for city exploring or beach strolls.

From totes and smart holdalls to roomy backpacks and suitcases, we've picked out the best weekend bags here to get your trip off to a stylish start.

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1. Best patterned weekend bag: BAOSHA's Canvas Weekender Holdall with Shoe Compartment

  • (AD) BAOSHA's Canvas Weekender Holdall with Shoe Compartment, £34.99 from Amazon – buy here

There's something so chic and elegant about a holdall: especially when it's as striking as this version by BAOSHA.

Emblazoned in a retro-style paisley print, this soft canvas style grab bag has a removable and adjustable shoulder strap. There's also a separate compartment for shoes or laundry and a handy back trolley sleeve design which allows you to slide it over the handle of a wheelie suitcase for total convenience.

The soft canvas design also means it's easy to pack down and store when it's not in use. What more could you want?

2. Best backpack weekend bag: AMBOR's Travel Laptop Backpack with USB Charging Port and Lock

  • AMBOR Travel Laptop Backpack with USB Charging Port and Lock, £23.99 from Amazon – buy here

Gone are the days of phones dying mid-journey: USB charging bags have been a game-changer for a while now, and they're finally available in prettier designs than your standard utility style.

This floral rucksack features a password lock and double metal zippers for added security, with a built-in USB charger on the exterior and built-in charging cable inside. Just connect your own power bank and you're good to go.

Meanwhile, it fits in easily under aeroplane seats, plus there's plenty of compartments inside to organise your belongings.

3. Best space-saving weekend bag: Longchamp's Le Pliage XL Travel Bag

  • Longchamp Le Pliage XL travel bag, £115 from John Lewis – buy here

Longchamp's Le Pliage has long been a cult bag, drawing inspiration from origami to create its signature, lightweight foldable design.

The brand releases an array of shapes, sizes and colours each season: we're loving the powdery blue hue (dubbed 'Norway') of this latest XL iteration, which also comes in large or small to suit your needs.

4. Best two-in-one holdall: Ted Baker's Albany 2-Wheel Holdall

  • Ted Baker Albany 2-Wheel 56cm Holdall in Navy, £152 from John Lewis – buy here

Hubba hubba: this is some seriously luxe-looking luggage and we need it right now.

Ted Baker has created our travel bag of dreams here, designing the most chic and sophisticated of holdalls with gold-toned hardware and the option to wheel it along as a suitcase.

At £152, it's an amazing price for such an expensive-looking bag. Snap it up or regret it.

5. Best small suitcase: Joules' Botanical Bee 4-Wheel Cabin Case

  • Joules Botanical Bee 53.5cm 4-Wheel Cabin Case, £159 from John Lewis – buy here

If you're packing heavier items, nothing beats a small suitcase to make sure your weekend away doesn't start—or end—with a sore back.

This cutie by Joules has four wheels which makes rolling it completely smooth, while the bee motif and yellow design is ultra-striking.

Inside there's two zippered compartments, a selection of pockets and a compression strap to keep your packing organised and efficient.

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