10 Grown-Up Bags For The Gym, Office & Weekend Getaways

Above: 10 bags you can use at the gym, at work and for weekend getaways
Above: 10 bags you can use at the gym, at work and for weekend getaways

No man wants to be called out for carrying a man purse by his friends; however, there is the odd moment when having a handbag comes in, well, handy. We found 10 manly bags perfect to use at the gym, at work and for weekend getaways to the cottage.

A.P.C. Suede-Trimmed Backpack, $180

This stylishly understated green backpack by A.P.C. is functional and timeless. It has a top handle and adjustable straps which are lightly padded, as well as two compartments making it a fuss-free choice when you’re rushing around the big city.

Billykirk® For J.Crew Padded Briefcase, $432 USD

Pairing the colors of black and navy make for a dashing and polished combination in this Billykirk for J.Crew briefcase. Made from canvas and leather this piece is durable and spacious; it can fit a 13 inch laptop and anything else you need to carry when you’re on the go.

Danier Sandro Smooth Leather Briefcase, $299

Arrive at your next work conference looking like the boss with Danier’s Sandro Leather Briefcase in your hand. Its black leather exterior is a classic take on the traditional laptop bag and it has plenty of compartments on the inside to keep you organized.

Dsquared2 Blue Bicolor Backpack, $567 USD

If you still have a backpack in your closet from your university and college days, dump it and slide this lux Dsquared2 number onto your shoulders. Fashioned from high quality nylon and calf leather, the Blue Bicolor Backpack will instantly amp up your style quotient several notches.

ECCO KAPSEL14 Laptop Bag, $650

When you combine Scandinavian design with high quality Italian leather you get this brilliant laptop bag from ECCO’s limited edition KAPSEL14 collection. Rich brown leather gives it a slightly rustic yet vintage vibe that you’ll be using day in and day out.

Mulberry Large Clipper, $1,100 USD

British brand Mulberry has been crafting coveted designer bags since 1971 for men and women, and this Large Clipper will hold your shoes, shirts, laptop and even (if you made the attempt) the kitchen sink! Crafted from canvas and leather, this bag is an investment piece that will stand the test of time.

NB Man Miami Duffle Bag, $150

For an animal friendly alternative, Nella Bella’s NB Man line is the perfect fit for you. This Canadian company knows what men need in a weekend duffle; sturdy straps, multiple exterior pockets and a spacious interior to pack all the essentials for a trip up north.

Roots New Student Pack Prince, $238

For the third time on this list we’ve come across a backpack that is too cool for school. Roots’ New Student Pack Prince is made from premium black Italian leather making this a sleek piece to use for any occasion.

Tommy Hilfiger Canvas Duffle, $199

American label Tommy Hilfiger captures preppy east coast style with its men’s duffle bag. The canvas outer has a denim-like appearance and the leather detailing adds polish and sophistication.

Zara Canvas Weekend Bag, $95.90

Zara’s military inspired weekender, for an affordable $95.90, makes for the ideal bag for ballers on a budget. Top handles and over-the-shoulder straps allow for multiple carrying options and the dark brown polyurethane gives it structure.

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her worked has appeared on StyleList Canada, 29 Secrets and GlobalNews.ca. She is also founder of the highly successful fashion blog The Souls of My Shoes, where she provides insights and thoughts on this world with a concentration on footwear. Find her at www.thesoulsofmyshoes.com and on Twitter @kimberly_lyn.

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