Minimal Long Weekend Essentials

For light travelers who need little to have a good time

Packing light has a way of making all long weekend trips better. There’s no real need to lug around extra anything when only going away for three or four days. The following eight items represent our ideal travel essentials. There are two swimsuits—because even in the midst of seasonal change, a pool or pond can be undeniably alluring. But we also propose bags, blankets, sunglasses, …

Oliver Cabell Luxury Bags

A minimalist weekender and backpack made with great transparency (and craftsmanship)

Nowadays, the standard price tags and labeling on designer bags seem to indicate less and less about how well—or even where—it’s made. Thus, newly launched Oliver Cabell regards utmost transparency as a distinguishing factor, joining like-minded direct-to-consumer disruptors like Everlane and Proper Assembly. Oliver Cabell’s noticeably small markup is exactly 2.2 times the cost. The artisan factory, as well as the cotton mill and leather …

Eagle Creek’s Durable, Lightweight Cargo Hauler

The roomy duffle bag can be carried multiple ways and packs down into a pocket

On a recent camping trip for a desert music festival, carrying an overstuffed duffle was a regrettable choice—all weekend long. It was extremely heavy, and the only way to carry it was a rough strap that seemed to leave permanent groove in my shoulder. Eagle Creek’s Cargo Hauler Duffle promises to be flexible to your needs—not the other way around. The San Diego-based travel luggage …