14 Weekender Bags With Separate Shoe Compartments

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The quest for the perfect weekender bag is already complex enough, and then you add your shoes into the mix. Maybe you're hoping to get a run in during a weekend at the beach, or heading to a wedding and need space for both your dress shoes and a pair of flats to console your feet at brunch the next day.

That is where a separate shoe compartment comes in handy. Yes, depending on the bag design, you may be giving up some clothing real estate, but you'll make up for it by keeping the rest of your packing list separate from your less-than-pristine footwear.

There are multiple different styles of shoe compartment, some coming in the classic side pocket or tote bag base while others are essentially a sleeve inside the bag with a separate zipper opening. Consider how much space your shoes are going to take up (those espadrille wedges won't fit everywhere) and whether you'll want to be able to stash some other accessories alongside them. We took a look around for an array of weekender bags with shoe compartments, and here are some of our favorites.

Tortuga Setout Duffel

Tortuga Setout Duffel


This highly organized duffel has both a padded laptop sleeve on its side, a smaller organization pocket, and a shoe compartment.

Herschel Novel Duffel Bag

Herschel Novel Duffle Bag


Stay classic with this Herschel design with a side shoe compartment.

Price at time of publish: $90

Carhartt Legacy Classic Gear Bag Duffel

Carhartt Legacy Gear Bag


Go for something a little more rugged with the DWR-treated Carhartt Gear Bag, which includes a separate side pocket.

Price at time of publish: $55

SailorBags TriSail Duffel

SailorBags TriSail Duffel


Navigate your way into your weekend with this nautical option.

Price at time of publish: $114

Sole Society Mason Weekender



Sole Society's Mason bag puts its shoe compartment on the bottom for extra versatility in packing choices.

Price at time of publish: $60

Lo & Sons The Catalina Deluxe Weekender

Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe Tote

Lo & Sons

Available in both small and large options for whatever your packing style is, the canvas Catalina Deluxe includes a padded bottom compartment for shoe separation or just extra stashing.

Price at time of publish: $215

Olympia 20" Urban Duffel with Shoe Pocket

Olympia USA Element 20" Urban Duffel with Shoe Pocket


On a budget? Keep it simple with this standard duffel; the shoe pocket is really its only extra feature.

Price at time of publish: $70

McKlein USA Peyton Nylon Duffel Bag

McKlein PEYTON, Duffel Bag, Nylon, Black (78478)


This affordable option has both a side shoe pocket and an extra one inside.

Briggs & Riley Baseline Suiter Duffel Bag

Briggs & Riley Baseline Suiter Duffel Bag


If the weekend includes a more formal occasion, opt for a fold-up suit bag like this Briggs & Riley model, which goes from garment bag to duffel and creates a shoe pocket in the process.

Price at time of publish: $359

Hook + Albert Garment Weekend Bag

Hook + Albert Garment Weekender Bag


Find the same origami garment-to-duffel magic in this leather option.

Tumi Alpha Bravo McCoy Gym Duffle Bag

Tumi Alpha Bravo McCoy Gym Bag


Sure, it's described as a gym bag, but it's a Tumi, so it's still one of the most stylish bags on the road, even if its contents are a little sweaty.

Royce Leather Organizer Duffel w/Shoe Compartment

 Royce Leather Organizer Duffel Bag with Shoe Compartment, Black


If you prefer a leather bag, you can find a pocket sized for all of your belongings in this compartmentalized duffel, including one for your shoes.

Away The Weekender

Away The Weekender

Away's brand new duffel bag is ready to stow your post-hike boots; the separate lined compartment is easy to wipe clean once you're home.

Price at time of publish: $215

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