Simply put, a weekend bag is something you pack for a weekend trip. It is small enough to be brought along conveniently as carry-on luggage or can fit in the passenger seat of a car, but it is also big enough to accommodate all the essentials to last for a couple of days. This kind of bag eliminates the need to pack multiple bags, or a one huge suitcase. It has a flat bottom to stabilize its contents, and a large main compartment. There may be two handles, one on each side, and a shoulder strap s that it can be carried easily. Weekend bags vary in size and style, depending on how it will be used. Duffel bags are perfect for athletes who need to bring multiple clothes, shoes, drinking bottles, and other gear with them. Students like the versatility of backpacks as they are functional for school, but are also be stylish for day trips and sleepovers. The carry-on bag is for frequent flyers because of it easily meets the size and weight requirements of airlines, saving them from the long lines at the luggage check-in counter.
Most bags used to only be made of heavy, durable cloth like canvas, but with the growing need for form plus function, brands have come to offer bags made of leather, nylon, and jute. Weekend bags can vary in size, but are generally medium to large in size. As suggested by its name, it must be big enough to accommodate things that may be need throughout the course of a weekend, such as clothes, shoes, toiletries, and other personal items. Some weekend activities would require specific bags, but weekend bags are designed for general use.