Travel is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but it can sometimes be a little fussy with flights, cars, trains, boats and more involved. Enter the travel bag, allowing you to zip up and lock away your suitcase and breeze through your journey – with everything you need for the perfect trip. The best travel bags are durable as well as stylish, have various compartments and zips, and, most importantly, comply with airport regulations and sizes. From vintage-style tan backpacks to glossy weekend holdalls, here are 6 great travel bags for men to buy this season.
Nappa Dori Doctor Bag Leather
Buy now: AED1,200, nappadori.com
Indian leather master Nappa Dori is one of the leading producers of high-quality and stylish travel bags for men, with a collection of briefcases, backpacks and holdalls in versatile neutral shades. The Doctor Bag is a best-seller made with soft yet durable leather and boasting enough space for weekend essentials. The cotton twill lining protects items, and valuables can be stored in the zipper pocket with a magnetic flap. Even better, the bag is currently on sale, down from AED1,500 to AED1,200.
Bellroy Classic Weekender 45l
Australian Bellroy is a brand known for crafting high-quality, reasonably priced, premium accessories, including a range of fantastic travel bags for men. The Classic Weekender is a great all-rounder, coming in chic black and with a clean, minimalist barrel shape. Functionality is vital with Bellroy designs, and this has a quick access pocket with a key clip for boarding passes, passport and your phone, and internal slip pockets and raised mesh pockets for various valuable and travel essentials, plus there’s a detachable padded shoulder strap for extra comfort. Bellroy also offers shipping to the UAE within two business days, perfect for a last-minute pre-holiday purchase.
Nappa Dori Alps Backpack Leather
If it isn’t broken, don’t fit it, and the backpack remains the perennial favourite travel bag across the world. Coming in three shades of leather – dark brown, black and tan – the Alps Leather Backpack is ideal for travelling and also once you’ve reached your destination. There are two padded adjustable shoulder straps, fun striped cotton lining, and the worn-in design is incredibly appealing. Inside there are three zipper corporatists – two of which are easy to access for travel essentials and documents – and a main spacious apartment with a padded laptop sleeve accommodating a 15-inch screen.
Massimo Duti Leather Brown Bowling Bag
Italian premium high streetwear brand Massimo Duti often has fantastic pieces, and this travel bag for men is one of the stars of the new season’s collection. Made from bovine leather, it comes in glossy dark brown and black. It has a large main compartment for clothing and a laptop, an inner pocket with a zip for small valuables, an internal pocket with a zip for smaller items and adjustable and detachable shoulder straps, so you can carry it in your hand or sling it over your shoulder.
Gucci GG Supreme Carry On Duffle
The ultimate statement travel bag, Gucci’s GG Supreem Carry On Duffle is built to last a lifetime. A more discreet alternative to the classic Gucci print, the black design features the brand’s signature GG Supreme fabric and all-over motif detailing. There’s a spacious internal compartment with a dedicated smartphone pocket, which can be sealed with top-zip fastening. A blue and red strap and two top handles allow versatility while a logo tag detail adds to the luxury aesthetic.
Polo Ralph Lauren logo patch canval holdall
Marrying durable and timeless canvas with leather accents, this Polo Ralph Lauren holdall perfectly showcases the brand’s signature crafstmanship. The spacious holdall has a generous main compartment which can easily fit all you need for a long weekend away, and a log-debossed leather patch adds the brand’s signature flair.