One for the Night

Be it for the little weekend getaway you are sneaking off to or the overnight business trip, there’s always the question of the bag. EXEC takes a look at 10 of the best overnight bags available in the markets.

Packing for an overnight trip is never too much of a hassle. With just a few things to tick off the ‘to-pack’ list, minimalist is the order of the day. But what to pack in is the big question. Trendy, suave and sure make a style statement, these bags are convenient, comfortable and perfect for that short and sweet trip.


01.  Ally Capellino Freddie waxed-cotton bag


This British Millerain waxed cotton bag with contrasting leather trims exudes sheer style. The cotton infused with paraffin wax makes this bag water-resistant and perfect for rough use. The bag features a chunky top zip fastening, a large front pocket with buckled black bridle leather strap, detachable canvas shoulder strap and top handles and a soft black leather base. The main compartment is fully lined with a printed cotton lining and finished with a single zipped pocket and two further patch pockets. If you invest in this bag, rest assured that neither the style or the bag will fail you for years to come.


02.  Test Screen bag


This retro bag made it to the list not simply because of the way it looks. With a lifesize print of a quaint television print on one side of the bag, makes it hip and a classic head turner. Light and spacious, this bag has plenty of pockets to allow you to compartmentalize the things you put in it. Some of the compartments have been designed to house A4 size files. Complete with genuine leather outer layer for added protection, single zippered top closure, this is perfect for work and weekends.


03.  Kris Van Assche holdall


Made out of a durable cotton blend outer, this canvas bag is perfect for those who care about the quotient of style. Crafted by Belgian designer Kris Van Assche, the bag includes a large main compartment with a zipped top closure and grab handle, an adjustable webbing shoulder strap, a zipped front pocket, a key fob tab, a reinforced contrasting base and a removable laptop case and zip wallet. All in all, perfect for work and fun.


04.  APC leather and canvas bag


A perfect blend of leather and canvas, this bag is for those who like style and shy away from showing off. Constructed with a bolstering leather trim and useful concealed pockets, this highly practical piece is ideal for stowing your essentials on the move. The bag from the French brand prove that fashion can be clubbed with convenience.


05.  Burtons Stone holdall


If minimalist is your style, this is the perfect pick for you. The perfect companion the short trip over the weekend, this little beauty is perfect to grab when you need to pack in a hurry. And for anyone who tries to live anything resembling an interesting life outside of work, it’s basically your portable wardrobe.


06.  John Lewis London II


For those who run from the thought of having to carry a bag around, this is good news for you. Small enough to carry in an airplane, the wheels on this little number does the talking. So why lug your goodies around when you can stroll around with it easily?


07.  Stand Two Blue Eastpak


A bag with a 30-year warranty sounds promising, doesn’t it? This polyester bag with adjustable and removable padded shoulder straps is big enough to hold clothes and other things you will need for a day or two. Easily doubling up as a gym bag, this one can be used extensively for years to come.


08.  Samsonite Metatrack Duffle


Perfect for the couple on the go, this durable bag made of polyester has a central divider to keep his stuff away from hers. Easy to haul around, this is perfect for all the times you decide to travel on a whim. It’s even better for all those official trips where you have company.


09.  Antler Ultimate Traveller


This super lightweight travel case from Antler is designed for overnight trips. Made using a tough material for excellent durability, the case offers you 2 choices for carrying – the detachable backpack straps or the padded shoulder strap.


10.  Delsey Helium cabin trolley case


Lightweight yet strong, this is perfect for short trips that require you to change flights in succession. It has an ultralight yet robust outer shell with a scratch resistant finish. The 4 wheel system using on Delsey’s Helium cabin case is strong and incredibly quiet. On the outside, there’s an integral TSA combination lock, allowing US customs to inspect your luggage if necessary, without forcing it open.

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