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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.
  • 4 3/4" handle drop.
  • 12 1/2" (at shortest) to 17 1/4" (at longest) crossbody drop.
  • 13 3/4"H x 18 7/8"W at bottom, 24 3/8"W at top x 8"D.
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The Transport Weekender

The Transport Weekender is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 70.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the leather duffel you are looking for Like other reviewers, I stalked this bag a long time before finally buying it (in English Saddle), and it is absolutely worth it. The design has been updated over the years: the bag has feet now, and the shoulder strap pad is very helpful. I’ve used the Transport Tote, which has the same leather and handle strap design, as my daily work bag for over a year and it has held up beautifully, so I finally took the plunge on the Weekender. I’m very pleased: I recently took it on a work trip, and it held five outfits, two pairs of shoes, pajamas, and toiletries. It fits easily in the overhead bins of planes, and it’s elegant.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorbs weekender Literally just got it in the mail! It’s perfect! I’ve already pseudo packed it and it will fit everything for my travels across the USA! (3 jeans, 7 tops, sneakers, toiletry bag, undergarments, and room for more) it’s within TSA guidelines so that’s good! Also, many have mentioned the “feet” needing to be on the bottom, mine totally comes with them! Yay! I still think the shoulder strap could be thicker. Overall it’s a must have!
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect, stylish carry-on/weekender! I purchased this last month in true black for a 4 day trip & have used it twice more since the trip. It's the perfect carry on size! The bag is as gorgeous in person as it is shown in the photo. The shoulder strap does get a little tough on the shoulders when the bag is fully packed though - but otherwise it's just what I hoped for. The zippered pocket is large & roomy - perfect for throwing a book in there to read later during your travels. It's just large enough to fit a ton of stuff, but no so large that it overwhelms my small [petite & 5'] frame. I can carry it by the handles without worrying about the bag dragging on the floor. Definitely will be my new overnight/weekender/carry-on bag!
Date published: 2018-02-26
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 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 5 out of 5 by from Completely new bag! Hey Madewell! Get rid of the old reviews from last year because since you fixed the strap issues this bag is a completely new bag and those customers would like to know. Still could use some help in the short strap array but the shoulder strap is great now. Thank You.
Date published: 2017-05-28
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
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