With all my travels I have been on the hunt for the best under-seat carry on bag. I have used so many different ones over the years, I feel like I am becoming an expert on which ones are good and which ones are not. I have found two carry on bags that fit perfectly under most airline seats and are also great for weekend travel in a car.
Earlier this year I purchased the Samantha Brown Wheeled Underseater. There are so many amazing things about this bag. The bag comes with two smaller bags that fit inside with lots of room left over. I use the rectangular bag for my camera and the hanging bag for my electronics. I can then put so much more inside this bag! It is a great bag if you are going on a longer trip because you can put so much in it. I can also put shoes in the side pockets (which is amazing because I wear a US womens size 10). I love that when you get to where you are going, you can put this bag on top of a table or a desk and open it right up. Then you can take things out as you need them, then put them right back. This has helped me from losing a lot of my stuff! Another think I love about this bag is that it rolls. I have used it has my main luggage on several trips and it rolls very nicely. It also sits very nicely on top of larger luggage.(picture of Samantha Brown bag)
As an early birthday present this year, my mom got me this Kate Spade weekender bag. We found it at the outlet and it was the only one left. It was another amazing deal though! I love this bag even though I have only used it a few times. It sits very well on top of larger luggage and you don’t have to fight to keep it in place. It also hangs nicely from the long shoulder strap. Since this is a weekend bag, there is not a lot of structure to it, so I would not recommend this kind of bag for a work trip or an extended trip. I can fit a lot inside of it though!
Thanks for reading! What kind of carry on do you use? Here are some other good carry ons I have found: