I think the Carrousel will be more functional for you as a weekend bag. But, how much stuff would you carry? I have a DE Pap 30 - I carry a Sarah wallet, phone, keys, cles and I use the baby pap as a makeup bag. But I have to leave other stuff at home otherwise it gets pretty crowded (checkbook, agenda, etc). The wallet tends to sink and lay flat at the bottom of the cylinder. That said- I still think it's a cute bag but I carry it at night or shopping trips when I need a change from my Eva. But with the Carrousel your stuff might also be crowded since the bag is not so wide--you have to stack and arrange things inside. That's kind of why I stopped carrying my Alma Pm! I guess I'm no help- LOL!!