Sometimes, usually on a Tuesday afternoon, it's worth remembering that for two days a week you get to do what you want, go where you want and spend time with exactly who you want.

The trick to an amazing weekend, we reckon, is to travel light, travel fast and not to think about it too much. Go and visit an old mate, hit the beach, or maybe even bag a cheap flight somewhere really sunny.

You don't need much, just the essentials, one of which is a killer weekend bag to stow your gear in. You might be going to wedding, so you want something big enough to stow your posh shoes and a shirt in – but you certainly don't need the wheelie case this time.

Check out some choice picks below and shop all bags here.