We start our journey back in time with a classic novel. In Chapter 4 of "Around the World in 80 Days", Phineas Fogg carried a kilim bag along with his "stout shoes". The following book excerpt is taken from the public domain:
"Yes," returned Phileas Fogg. "We are going round the world."
Passepartout opened wide his eyes, raised his eyebrows, held up his hands, and seemed about to collapse, so overcome was he with stupefied astonishment.
"Round the world!" he murmured.
"In eighty days," responded Mr. Fogg. "So we haven't a moment to lose."
"But the trunks?" gasped Passepartout, unconsciously swaying his head from right to left.
"We'll have no trunks; only a carpet–bag, with two shirts and three pairs of stockings for me, and the same for you. We'll buy our clothes on the way. Bring down my mackintosh and traveling–cloak, and some stout shoes, though we shall do little walking. Make haste!"
That is how you pack your weekender!
Mid-20th Century Inspiration: 1947 Introduces the classic 'Bogie' Bag
In the early days of air travel when classic steamer trunks became impractical, Humphrey Bogart sought a bag lightweight enough for air travel but rugged enough to stand up to the demands of an international lifestyle. Humphrey Bogart commissioned a personalized canvas and leather duffel bag in 1947 that became known as the 'Bogie' Bag. The fabric and leather combination became an enduring classic. Our kilim weekender pays homage to this bag.
What is Important to Consider in a Weekender Bag?
Style. Endurance. Functionality. Versatility. Practicality. Price.
Every weekender bag reflects the values of its traveler and will command the travel experience from start-to-finish. Therefore, each traveler should consider their expectations as well as what they value most about the travel experience before purchasing their next travel companion.
From the early stages of packing, to carrying the bag through the airport, lifting the bag into the overhead compartment, and then making your way to the final destination, have no doubts that your bag impacts your travel experience. Each traveller should consider important details of a potential luggage piece: its cost, size dimensions, finish, zipper, and strap. We also believe it is also essential to find a weekender that is verified as durable enough for carrying over years of travel and versatile enough to carry through different weather conditions.
Our Kilim Weekender Bag is the perfect airline carry-on size, with dimensions measuring 24" x 16" x 9". Each bag can tighten for lighter loads or expand for a full weekend of travels.