Best Weekend Bags | Updated with Reviews | My Life in Medicine

I don’t know about you, but I always associate summer with traveling. But it can be a hassle when you need to carry a lot of bags all by yourself. As such having the perfect weekend bag can make a difference in your trip. Years ago I kept looking for the perfect one and I found the 3 best weekend bags!  In this post I will share with you these amazing weekend bag choices. Not only are the bags great, the brands have some incredible missions. If you want to learn more, keep on reading!

  1. Dagne Dover Landon Carryall

    Dagne Dover Best Weekend Bags

    From Dagne Dover Instagram

    Now you all remember one of my first ever post was comparing 2 bags for the working woman. After that post I managed to get my hands on the Classic 13″ Tote during an end of summer sale, which I absolutely adore.  Since then, they have continued expanding their inventory and they have come up with new collections that includes bags that are good for many other activities including carryalls, toiletry bags, and backpacks.

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    From Dagne Dover Instagram

    Their Landon carryall comes in 3 sizes and it is beautiful. Just like their other bags, it is an OCD friendly bag that has a lot of pockets and room for your necessities. They qualify it as an overnight bag. It even has a little air mesh bag for your keys, cards, and headphones! It also features a shoe bag and pockets big enough to fit a laptop. The material is neoprene. This means it can be hand washed, dries quickly and is moldable. This way you can fit a lot inside and store it easily. The large bag dimensions are: 16.5” L x 9” W x 11” H and it weighs 2lbs. I think this little bag is perfect for the gym, an overnight stay, or as a simple additional carry on bag.


    A few christmases ago I got 2 of these bags as gifts! If you want to know more then check out these 2 videos on my channel where I show you my Landon Carryall. In the first I will show you what I carry in the Landon I use as my workbag. This is my everyday bag that LIVES with me. The second is my FULL review of this bag. I am still a HUGE fan of this bag and I would own it in more sizes and colors. It is definitely one of my favorite products from this brand.

  2. Jemma NYC Birdie

    Birdie Best Weekend Bags

    From Jemma Girl NYC Instagram

    Jemma is another brand I talked about in that same post. They are another brand that specializes in bags for the working woman on the go. Their bags are a little more sophisticated and higher in price than Dagne Dover, but they still maintain the essential aspect of keeping everything organized. Like with Dagne Dover, they have continued to grow and add pieces to their inventory and now they feature the Birdie Gym Bag.

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    From Jemma Girl NYC Instagram

    Like the Landon, this bag is basically a keepall. It can be used for the gym, an overnight stay, or for traveling. This bag is very structured and it is made from nylon with leather details, dimensions: L 17″ x  H 11″ x D 9″. It features a lot of interior pockets for you to store everything you need, including your laptop and water bottle, and it also has a zippered compartment in the bottom to store a pair of shoes away from everything else. Like the Landon, it weighs 2 lbs and is perfect for any situation. Unlike the Landon, this one is not as easy to store and cannot be washed. I have yet to actually buy something from them. This is more because of financial reasons, rather than doubt about the products. Maybe in the near future, I will take the plunge and buy something.

  3. MAHI Leather The Galley Holdall

    Finally onto my most recent brand discovery MAHI Leather. They are a UK based company that sells made to order leather goods. Their mission from their site: to connect consumers with craftsmen, offer unmatched value, and hopefully do some good along the way. Basically they work directly with the makers of the products. This helps to avoid raising prices and helping both the consumer and the craftsman.

    In addition to this, they work directly with a charity called Frank Water Projects, which provides people in India, in need of clean water with different alternatives to filter and receive clean water.
    A portion of every sale goes directly to the charity. To this day they have helped thousands of people get clean water. I love that! I am a lover of nature and life. As such I believe that everyone deserves a chance at a HUMANE living. This includes clean water, which hundreds of thousands around the globe still do not have.  They are available either in full grain leather with cotton interior or a combination of both cotton and leather.

Galley Best Weekend Bags

From MAHI Leather Instagram

They have a large inventory of products including, holdalls, satchels and laptop/iPad cases. They offer monogramming for every piece since they are made to order.  I think that is pretty cool. These bags are different from the ones above. They do not have all the pockets and such, but they are affiliated with a very good cause. Bonus, they are unisex! That means my husband can also take advantage of them. The Galley Holdall is a similar bag to the others in size, structure, and purpose, dimensions: L50cm x H30cm x W20cm. They also have a Classic duffle which is just a normal duffle bag, a little bigger than the Galley, dimensions: L53cm x H28cm x W28cm.


This post was made in collaboration with MAHI leather in order to spread the word about their brand and products. They have kindly offered to send me 1 piece from their collection, and I chose the Galley! (Full disclosure policy HERE). I truly love this bag but I don’t use it as much anymore. It is real leather so it is heavier than the neoprene bags. Because of this it is really durable and sturdy. Size wise it is comfortable, I mean it holds a LOT. My least favorite feature is the storage pockets on the side. They are very small and don’t fit much. In addition since there is limited space, it is easy to loose or forget things. Aside from that I truly enjoy this bag and it can be useful for longer trips or if you need more items.

What is your favorite weekend/travel bag? Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below! 


Jani <3

7 comments so far.

7 responses to “Best Weekend Bags | Updated with Reviews | My Life in Medicine”

  1. Amanda Bella says:

    Oh I love that Jemma bag!! I’d never heard of the brand before. Beautiful!

  2. happyroxanne says:

    Cute post! All the bags look so cute 😉

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