How To Pack A Weekender Like A Pro: Packing Tips & Tricks

How To Pack A Weekender Like A Pro: Packing Tips & Tricks

Whether you plan your packing to a tee, or you’re more of a “it’ll happen the night before” person, we’ve got a few tips and tricks up our sleeves. We’re breaking down how to select a Weekender style, our favorite packing hacks, and the best ways to keep your bag organized (we like to think we’re pros at this by now). Plus, we’ll provide our packing list so you always have something to reference when you’re panicking you’ve forgotten something the night before your trip. Yep, we’ve got you. 


Weekenders, like weekend plans, come in all shapes and sizes! Get to know which is perfect for your packing personality. 


A Weekender Bag is perfect for people who like to pack a lot, but don’t want to look like they’ve packed a lot. It slides right into the overhead compartment, but it acts like a Mary Poppins bag — there’s room for everything! 


A Mini Weekender Bag is really a traveler’s best friend when it comes to personal items. Yep, it’s got all the functions of our standard Weekender, but sized down to fit under the seat in front of you. If you pack light, give this bag a try for your next trip.


Whether you go mini or standard size, the Convertible Weekender is great to pack when you want a true 2-in-1 bag. Zip off the bottom completely and use it as a packing cube, plus take the top half with you wherever you’re going as an on-the-go-ready tote. Opt for a Black Weekender Bag, or spice up your color selection with tones like our rich navy, dreamy Atlas Pink, or classic Grey. 

Man walking with a Grey weekender bag


For a short trip with a mid-size bag, small adjustments make a big difference. Our Weekenders come with organizational slip pockets, a removable shoulder strap, and other handy features to make filling and carrying your bag a breeze. Here are a few more tips to make your packing routine a breeze. 


If you’ve got a Weekender bag, you’re already one step ahead of the game. Take the built-in organization to the next level by personalizing your pack. If you’re going to be swapping things between your Weekender and a day bag all trip long, the Mesh Pocket Trio makes moving your must-haves easy and effective. 


It’s hard to pick one best thing about our Weekender, but the bottom zipper compartment is certainly special. Pro tip: it’s great for storing your shoes separate from your clothes, but it also perfectly fits a hairdryer if that’s more your thing. BTW — we’ve even been known to use our Weekender for dinner parties… yep, life hack: you can throw all your containers and utensils in the top and store your wine or Onda of choice in the zipper bottom ;) 


  1. Clothes: When in doubt, go for layers. The more the merrier, right? You can always throw in some packing cubes if you need to keep things compact. Plus, don’t forget socks and underwear (we like to bring enough pairs to be prepared for if we somehow go through three in a day every day of the trip… just in case). 

  2. Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, retainer (if you’re good about this, we’re in awe of you), skin care routine, the list goes on. When the bottles start piling up, throw them all in one of our toiletries bags like a Dopp Kit or Cosmetic Case.  

  3. Electronics and chargers: Especially the chargers, don’t forget the chargers! 

  4. ID/Passport: Worried about losing your important documents? Try an ID crossbody for easy access, or use a Passport & Luggage Tag Set to keep everything handy.

For more travel organization tips, check out our article on packing jewelry like a pro here.

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