It looks like I’ll be squeezing in a few more trips before my daughter is born in May, so luggage is top of mind. My Hudson Sutler Weekender always accompanies me on my journeys, whether it’s my carry-on or tossed in the back of the car for a road trip. Now that more and more airlines are trying to find new ways to nickel and dime us by charging for carry-ons, I’m starting to rue the day when I might just send my Weekender down below as checked luggage and pray it makes it out unscathed. When that situation does arise, I may consider adding the Sconset Wayfarer Duffel to my rotation to assuage any fears.
The key difference between the Wayfarer and the Weekender is the Wayfarer’s rectangular shape and reinforced bottom. That reinforced bottom should help protect against the abuses luggage handlers impose upon it. But the Wayfarer also makes an excellent carry-on with exterior pockets perfect for stowing boarding passes and passports for quick access. It’s just a touch smaller than the Weekender but still plenty large enough for an extended weekend (heck I managed to pack almost every thing I needed in my Weekender for my two-week Prague trip last summer). The Wayfarer is perfectly suited to be your companion on all future trips.