Rule of thumb: When it comes to packing for a weekend trip, there is no easy way to organize your clothes and your shoes in a classic weekender bag. That's why the best weekender bags with shoe compartments bring a sense of organization to your packing list — and will keep your dirty sneakers separate from the rest of your belongings.
While the classic weekender bag typically fits two to three days worth of clothing, a weekender with a shoe compartment can store nearly the same amount of clothes, all while giving you a separate space for your shoes. If you're looking for even more storage (who can choose one pair of shoes to bring with them?), look out for weekenders with even larger shoe compartments, or that reviewers say can fit additional pairs of shoes.
And, as you shop, keep an eye out for bags built with high-quality materials and a design you love. Materials like leather look great when you travel, but polyester is a safer choice if you anticipate running into any weather-related problems. And, while traditionally, most weekender bags have a shoulder strap (and a crossbody strap, as well), there are even great weekender backpacks that provide the same amount of storage, but can be easily worn on your back.