We’re all about the small style upgrades that make a big difference in your everyday outfits.
The right accessories, like a durable-yet-stylish bag, make all the difference in how you look. These are some of the best men’s bags you’ll find, and they make great gifts for any guy (especially for yourself).
You can throw on your best suit or a luxurious cashmere cardigan and slim denim… but have the impact ruined by a less-than-ideal bag (i.e. Your free company logo backpack).
Not sure where to start when it comes to upgrading your bag or gifting the perfect one? We know just the place to go.
We’ve been talking the wonders of Huckberry – the E-commerce retailer based in San Francisco (and on the World Wide Web) that stocks all manner of tough, durable, and timeless men’s bags from brands you know and love – for your holiday shopping.
And luckily for you, we’ve picked out our favorites from the site.
All the better for you to stock up in advance of winter travel. You’re going to find something to love on this list of the best men’s bags – for you or as a gift.
OK, there might not be a bag out there that fits more with what we believe in at Effortless Gent than this handsome, exceptionally well-crafted duffle bag from Buffalo Jackson. High praise, but read on: The Denver Leather Travel Duffle Bag is affordably priced for a leather weekender, made with full-grain leather and durable YKK nickel zippers – certainly one of the best men’s bags you can find right now.
That means it won’t give out on you as you lug it around on cross-country trips. It’s also what you might call a mature style upgrade – the kind of bag that’ll look as stylish with a navy blazer and tan chinos as it will with laidback blue denim, a crewneck sweater, and high-top sneakers. $400
Fjallraven has built a reputation as a brand that outdoor adventurers can trust — good news if you happen to enjoy going off-trail. And it’s good news even if you don’t. The Greenland Top is built for easy access and all-day durability, and the water-resistant heavy-duty fabric is only an added bonus (even if you only lug it around on your commute). $120
Frequently, men’s bags fall into one of two categories — super-official, clunky briefcases or business suitcases, or the aforementioned logo-heavy backpacks. The WP Standard ‘51 Gym Bag is decidedly neither, and that’s a great thing.
Speaking from personal experience with the brand’s Large Messenger Bag, WP Standard makes its gear to exacting standards. This handsome gym bag — one that you can even bring on overnight trips — should be no different. $275
If you prize mobility, versatility, and toughness, Topo Designs is the way to go. The brand’s Classic Duffel is certainly that — a classic and one of the best men’s bags to give or receive this holiday. It’s subtly stylish, well-priced, and made to transition easily from the trail into town. Think of this one as the bag you can take on quick weekend trips upstate without missing a beat. $129
So, you need a new bag for business travel. And you only want to buy one for the foreseeable future. One that stands out quietly while keeping valuables safe and sound. One that can work across the globe.
The Zero Hallburton Check Travel Case is the one to buy. An investment, to be sure, but one that pays off. $950
As far as laptop bags are concerned, gentlemen seem to only have a few options — the company laptop bag among them. The Mystery Ranch 3-Way Briefcase changes the game, imbuing the traditional briefcase with rugged style (and tough CORDURA fabric). Handy pockets for keeping documents and power cords organized add to its functionality and easily make this one of the best men’s bags around. $113
Whether you love the great outdoors or simply want a stylish bag to take with you on your next cross-country flight, Filson has you covered. The rugged outdoors brand injects each piece with its Pacific Northwest heritage – hard-wearing fabrics, tough construction, and timeless style. While not every guy is squarely in the “backpack” camp, the Ranger Backpack just might change your mind — it’s a perfectly casual weekend bag. $225