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The Transport Weekender
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The Transport Weekender
The Transport Weekender
The Transport Weekender
Product Details
What goes into the weekender version of our signature carryall? Here it is by the numbers: 6 pieces of rich leather are used for the body of the bag. 18 inches: the length of the removable duffel strap, but you can also carry it by the sturdy top handles. 3 interior pockets, including one with a zipper to keep your keys and phone at the ready. 1 cool matching luggage tag along for the ride. 48 hours: how long you'll use it during a weekend away. How often you'll reach for this one? 500 gazillion times.  
  • Made of vegetable-tanned leather that burnishes with wear into a beautiful patina.
  • Please note: As it is made of a natural material, each bag varies slightly in texture and color.
  • Zip closure.
  • 1 interior zip pocket, 2 interior pockets.
  • 17 3/4" shoulder strap.
  • 4 3/4" handle drop.
  • 13 3/4"H x 18 7/8"W at bottom, 24 1/2"W at top.
  • Import.
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The Transport Weekender

The Transport Weekender is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 52.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roomy, but not overly huge Ordered this bag MONOGRAMMED on 3/2, with 3-6 day shipping (because I was so excited and knew I'd possibly have to wait an extra two weeks for personalization). YALL IT GOT HERE ON 3/10. 8 days!!!!! It is BEAUTIFUL. The straps are of a little lesser quality than I envisioned, but if I'd taken the time to zoom in on the picture and check the straps out, I would've seen exactly the bag I got. So I should've looked closer. I just sort of worry about the weight they can handle? I'll probably just use the shoulder strap anyway. Doesn't smell like leather, but it doesn't smell weird. It looks expensive af though. My only wish is that they'd come back with the darker brown version.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted! LOVE this bag! It is (almost) exactly what I wanted! Simple beautiful bag. Leather is gorgeous, length of carry handles is perfect. The hardware is quality. I love that there is the double zipper and three pockets inside (just enough, not too many). That said, I would change 3 things: (1) for the expense of the bag, it should come with a dust cover (2) The shoulder strap is a little narrow; another 1/4" would be perfect (3) I would like feet on the bottom.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Excuse for a Weekend Getaway I'd been eyeing this bag for weeks. I wasn't sure I wanted to bite the bullet and purchase it. However, I am so glad I did! I truly love this back and I am sure I will get great use out of it. I am a light packer and I know that I will use this bag for trips longer than just a weekend. This bag is large enough to carry about 4-5 summer outfits (think shorts and tees). I love the feel, look and smell of the leather. It looks incredibly stylish and sleek. It's a wonderful addition to all of my transport totes.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect size for a long weekend getaway It's a great price and quality for the perfect carry-on size. One zipper closure pocket inside, which is pretty deep, and 2 side pockets that you can slip in your phone and boarding pass or small wallet - the perfect amount of pockets. I like the texture on the leather, not too rough, still soft and smooth, but 100% leather, so the quality is there. I can fit about everything I need for a 2-4 day weekend trip and if I were to fly somewhere and I don't want to bother w check ins, this is perfect for that occasion. A very clean and simple design, yet classy and fashionable. Both English Brown and Black colors are so gorgeous and you can't go wrong with either and it's probably down side to this bag - picking a color!
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bag! This bag is just amazing - love the size, style and feel. It has one large zipper pocket and several open pockets inside for keys, sunglasses, etc. I also love the double zipper closure and sleekness of the straps. My only comment for an improvement would be a little bit of structure for the bottom/sides so it wouldn't fall over when empty. Really love this bag!
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm very happy with this purchase! I bought this bag as well as a matching knap sack for a recent weekend getaway. This bag is so functional and very chic! Many people were commenting on how nice the bag is and inquiring on where to purchase. The great thing too is that this bag fits as a carry-on bag yet it is till roomy enough for four days' worth of clothes. I love the oxblood colour and the leather itself is soft yet durable. I am so happy I bought this bag. I had been eyeing it for a while. Excellent purchase!
Date published: 2015-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Purchase I purchased two of these bags, one for myself and one for my husband, and had them monogrammed with our initials. We had been looking for a leather travel bag for some time; The Transport Weekender is the perfect unisex fit! The size is great, big enough for everything you could need on a trip, but small enough that you don't feel swamped when carrying it. The other thing we like about them, is that there is no logos or branding on the outside of the bag. They look classic and timeless, and we'll have them for many years to come. The leather quality is amazing, and inner pockets and lining are top-notch. We had to pay for a third-party shipping option to forward to Australia, so this was an added expense for us, but it still came out as being the worthwhile option.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gorgeous, versatile, slightly under-designed The bag is gorgeous, that is a given. I purchased it in black with brown trim. I also got the monogram and that does add something special. I travel a good deal for 2-3 days at a time. I like to feel put together, even if I am just in my own car. I also have limited space, so having something beautiful that I can leave out and not feel cluttered is important. For the price and the look, it is incredible. My only complaint is the thinness of the strap. When I do a weekend away, sometimes I have to drag along hardware (hair dryer, laptop, folders) along with my clothes and toiletries. I have a feeling the strap is going to make distributing the weight comfortable. The alternate hand strap is also quite small. I like the "all-American" look of Madewell so much, but sometimes I wish they would put a little more function behind their products. In all honesty, I think that makes for a more lovely design in the end and a piece that you can enjoy for many years.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from No feet? I had long admired this bag but didn't have a need for it until recently when my current, cheaply-made weekender finally bit the dust. I happily ordered this one but when it arrived, it was very obvious to me that it was missing feet to protect the bottom. I'm not sure I can justify keeping it when this seems like such a necessary component and it would look so much better had they been included.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed This is the first time I have EVER written a review for a product, but I felt so compelled that I had to write about this product. I was SO excited when I purchased this weekender. It was a great price (I got it on sale) for a seemingly great product. I have a lot of products from madewell (denim, coat, boots etc.) and I love them all and think they are all made WELL. This bag however...I was sorely disappointed... The cavity of the bag is made of a nice, strong leather. That is very attractive, simple and sleek looking. Perfect for a weekend away or a carry-on. THE STRAPS of the bag, both the shoulder and handle are SO CHEAPLY made that I fear that they are going to snap with any weight of items inside of it. The leather feels like the cheapest remnants that they could have possibly found to create this product. I would have given this one star instead of two, except for the fact that the cavity of the bag is so nice and the color is rich and beautiful. Sadly, it's going back.
Date published: 2016-01-11
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