As summer gets into full swing, there will be plenty of opportunities to make quick weekend escapes. Whether it’s to visit family, meet up with old friends or just to hit the road and explore somewhere new, you’ll need something to carry your essentials. For a weekend trip you don’t need a gigantic suitcase, just something big enough to hold a couple pairs of shorts, a few shirts, maybe a swimsuit and a dopp kit. This summer pack your essentials in the brand new collections of American-made Weekend Duffels by Hudson Sutler ($120).
The Mackinac and the Hatteras are the brand new colorways of the popular Weekend Duffel. Each duffel is made from heavy duty 18 oz. canvas, blue and white on the Mackinac, tan and navy on the Hatteras. Adorned with fashionable and functional silver nickel hardware and rust proof resin zippers, these bags are meant to be able to stand up to whatever adventures you throw their way. Couple that with convenient features like the quick grab end straps and the internal and external pockets and you have the perfect bag for that getaway to, say, Mackinac Island. At 12″ H x 12″ W x 22″ L, the bag is just the right size for two to four days away from home. If you need anymore room you’re packing too much.
My favorite feature of these bags, though, is much more about form than function. The gingham lining, cranberry red and white on the Mackinac, sky blue and white on the Hatteras, is eye-catching, unique and just plain aesthetically-pleasing. If you don’t need all the space in the Weekend Duffel and are looking more for something to take to the gym, you can pick up both the Mackinac and the Hatteras in smaller Commuter Duffel. This weekend fill up your Hudson Sutler duffel and hit the road, it’s an American summer tradition.