We’re always on the move, and the list of essentials that we need to carry just keeps growing. So getting from A to B without a bag in 2019 is pretty much unmanageable. Like outerwear, a bag can become a distinctive part of your style so you should really give some thought to the kind of bag you’ll be carrying around. With this in mind, we’ve selected 5 essential bags for men who are always on the go.

The weekender bag

Weekender bags are travel bags that can carry exactly the right amount of stuff for a weekend getaway. While a weekender bag is not intended for daily use, this does not mean you can’t travel in style. Most weekender bags come in canvas or leather, so your material of choice is up to you.

We love the classic style of the Holkham Milled weekender, and the tan colour goes with pretty much anything. Some key features include the black cotton twill lining, the detachable strap and extra internal and external pockets for plenty of storage. We take our hats (or should that be bag?) off to the British Belt Company for this perfect combination of style, design and practicality.

The briefcase

Briefcases are more suited for the workplace and travel, rather than the more casual nature of the rucksack and messenger bag. Briefcases, especially leather ones, require at least a business casual level of formality. The Tusting Marston is a simple, classic briefcase that is ideal for those seeking a lightweight option.

The rucksack

Rucksacks are versatile and ideal for commuting and travel, especially for day trips or flights. Rucksacks are not just for students, especially if you choose the right style, cue the Langdale rucksack for men. This premium design made by The British Belt Company uses tan leather and striking navy Halley Stevenson waxed twill. You can fit a change of clothes, laptop and whatever else you’re taking along on your travels.

The satchel

The satchel serves the same role as the rucksack, though some might say the satchel can appear more sophisticated. A leather satchel is definitely office appropriate and can be used as an alternative to a briefcase. A full-grain leather satchel like the Oakhurst satchel will age well, meaning it will see you through many business meetings to come.

The hip-flask

Okay we might be cheating here as this isn’t necessarily a bag, but it can carry what some might call an essential for the right occasion. This beautifully crafted pewter hip-flask made from water repellent oiled leather is too good not to mention, plus it would make the perfect stylish accessory or gift.

A bag for every occasion

Check out our full range of men’s bags that will work for every occasion, from work commute to a weekend away, we have it all.