Got a short business trip coming up that’ll only keep you away from home for a night or two? Packing light and only taking what you need is a skill developed by seasoned business travelers. After all, you don’t need a carry-on suitcase for a short trip with clothing items and accessories for every eventuality! But knowing what to take and packing strategically doesn’t come easy to everyone. It does, however, start with the right overnight bag.
Check out our list of the 10 best overnight bags for business travel! They’re light. They’re stylish. They’re spacious. They’re compact. Not to mention that you can use them for personal weekend trips, too. They’re everything you need.
If you’re looking for a practical overnight bag without a hefty price tag, Herschel Supply’s duffle bags are the way to. They’re durable, reliable, and are big enough to store all your work and travel essentials. They also feature a great bottom compartment for you to organize your clothes and keep them separate for different occasions! The double top handles make it really easy to carry, or you can switch over to the strap drop and lug it over your shoulder.
For the environmentally-conscious business traveler, Dagne Dover’s Vida Tote bag is the perfect mix of sustainable and practical. Made of 100% organic cotton canvas, with no pesticides, no GMOs, and no pollutants, this carry-on bag is perfect for your basic travel needs. It has enough space to fit a 13-inch laptop, a few items of clothing, and a cosmetics bag. Its useful interior pockets, key leash, and bottle holder will help you stay organized on the go!
Made of 100% recycled polyester, Everlane’s high-quality ReTransit Weekender carryall is eco-friendly and perfectly equipped for everyday use. It features a padded laptop sleeve, two water bottle holders, and great front pockets for maximum organization and efficiency. Choose how you carry it—crossbody, shoulder, or in-hand! It’ll easily fit in any overhead compartment. It’ll be your best travel companion for years to come!
Any true business traveler knows that there’s nothing quite like a Samsonite travel bag. The Mobile Solution Classic Duffel combines minimalist elegance and flawless utility. The exterior zippered pocket is the perfect place to keep things you need to reach quickly, and you can keep all of your valuables safely secure in the interior mesh zip pockets. There’s an adjustable shoulder strap and a smart sleeve that fits over most upright luggage handles. Walk off the plane and straight to your meeting comfortably and in style!
Traveling overnight for an office party or elegant work affair? Then you need a garment bag. The Prottoni 44-inch garment bag is perfect for business trips, holding up to 3 suits and providing enough space for a toiletry bag and your tech essentials, too. It’s water-resistant, so you don’t need to worry about getting caught in the rain with it. This sturdy, reliable is a must-have for frequent business travelers with a busy events schedule!
OK, so no list of overnight bags would be complete without Louis Vuitton. For business travelers seeking something more exclusive, luxurious, and elegant, is there really another choice? The bag is light, flexible, generously sized, and made of coated canvas. It features the brand’s trademark monogram, leather handles, a removable leather nametag, and a secure inside zipped pocket. You can even personalize the bag by selecting the color of the main compartment’s interior lining and adding your initials! The natural wear and tear from all your trips will only make this beauty age more gracefully.
These large, unisex travel bags are perfect for a business trip turned weekend getaway. They have enough room to safely store everything you need for your business meeting as well as your leisurewear for after. The subtle, refined design is a trademark of the Longchamp brand. It’s the perfect choice for travelers looking for something elegant and practical that not everyone on the plane will be carrying.
More of a travel backpack person? No problem! Tumi’s Hilden Backpack is absolutely ideal for overnight travel. Its sleek design makes it perfect for any occasion, from travel comfies to more formal attire for business dinners. Don’t have time to head to the hotel before that big meeting? This backpack’s got you covered with enough space for a laptop, change of clothes, and a toiletry bag for you to freshen up. Not to mention Tumi’s incredible reputation for durability, functionality, and quality that just can’t be compared.
For the sportier business traveler, Lululemon’s Go Getter Weekender Bag is a must-have. The gym bag turned travel bag features exterior pockets for easy access to your phone, a secure document sleeve, a padded pocket to fit a 16-inch laptop, and separate compartments for your clothes. Being a sports brand, Lululemon has carefully designed this bag to be able to store sweaty sports clothes away from the clean ones you’ll be wearing to that client lunch! There’s no excuse not to keep up your workout routine on the go!
The most lightweight option on this list, the Caraa Cloud Nimbus Weekender was made to be light as air! It features 14 pockets (you read that right) and compartments so you can stay organized on your trip—and it even includes a shoe compartment! It’s encased in cloud-like, waterproof nylon and has vegan leather finishings. It’s easily foldable and you can buy it in black, camel, or pink to make this bag your own. Smart packers will see how easily it can transition from work bag to weekend bag!