This Stylish Weekender Bag is Perfect for Your Next Getaway

Dagne Dover's Landon Carryall
Dagne Dover's Landon Carryall is the ideal weekend bag. Dagne Dover

It was months since I'd last seen my friend, and the first thing she said when I walked into her home was, "I love your bag."

I wasn't surprised at her reaction to Dagne Dover's Landon Carryall. My medium-size bag is in Dune color, which exudes the look of brushed leather in a soft taupe hue, and with the color-plated zinc-alloy hardware, gives the Landon a casually elegant look. What isn't obvious is that its premium neoprene exterior is water-resistant and hand washable. That comes in handy especially during plane travel, when the bag is squished under a seat or jammed into an overhead compartment.

One concern I've always had with handsome weekenders is that their exteriors seem too delicate to protect my breakables from the heavy-duty stress the bag endures during bus, plane, train or car travel. The exterior of the Landon Carryall is shock-absorbent, so I didn't worry that my fragile items, including my beloved laptop computer, will be damaged when it is jostled on the trip.

In fact, my full-size laptop had extra protection because it was safely encased in the bag's built-in 17 inch by 10 inch laptop sleeve. Even so, this 20.5 inch by 10 inch by 10.5-inch bag, which weighs just 3.3 pounds, was plenty roomy. I slipped my shirts, pants, undergarments, swimsuit, and other clothes and toiletries through the bag's 24-inch opening. They all fit neatly into the carryall's main compartment.

Dagne Dune's Landon Carryall
The wide opening of the Landon Carryall makes it easy to pack. Dagne Dover

That left me with plenty of room for makeup, jewelry and even a hairdryer in the interior mesh pockets, which each measure 8.5 inches by 8 inches. There's even a shoe bag that came in handy for my slightly damp flip-flops.

The 10-inch drop handle allowed me to carry the bag on my arm, leaving my hand free to hold my car keys. The bag also has an adjustable crossbody strap that extends from 15 inches to 27 inches. Better still, the bag has a protective trolley sleeve that allows you to slip it over the handle of a rolling suitcase. The medium size has one exterior pocket that is perfect for ID.

Buy it at Verishop, from $155.

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