The Best Underseat Carry Ons

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!

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Thanks for reading! What kind of carry on do you use? Here are some other good carry ons I have found:

Travelon Underseater Carry-On Bag- Breezing Through  Sole Society 'Cassidy' Duffel Bag- Breezing Through kate spade saturday The Weekender Bag in Stripe - Breezing Through  FLIGHT 001 'Avionette' Carry-On Tote- Breezing Through





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  1. paulinasmiles16
    August 21, 2014 / 10:36 am

    Love Kate Spade’s totes. Almost bought one this weekend but didn’t have any styles at the outlet I was in love with.

    • August 21, 2014 / 11:56 am

      Oh that’s too bad! We got this one only because someone returned it to the store!

  2. August 21, 2014 / 11:55 am

    I love your tips on which bag is best to bring on airplanes! I always have trouble deciding what to pack everything in.

    • August 21, 2014 / 11:58 am

      Thanks! I am glad you found it helpful!

  3. zoediazmcleese
    August 21, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    I usually just use my backpack, and it fits under the seat pretty well. But I really want to invest in an actual bag, and I would love a Kate Spade!

    Zoe | La Vie en Zoe

    • August 21, 2014 / 12:19 pm

      The Kate Spade bag is amazing! I used to just take a little duffle bag or a backpack but I decided I wanted to have more flexibility with it!

  4. August 21, 2014 / 1:02 pm

    I love that Kate Spade bag. I am more of a backpack girl when I fly- I feel less bulky, but these bags are adorable and perfect too!

    • August 21, 2014 / 2:10 pm

      Thanks! I do love that my Samantha Brown bag has wheels though!

  5. thedahliascene
    August 21, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    I absolutely love the Kate Spade bag! Of course I think she loves EVERYTHING I do.

  6. August 21, 2014 / 10:41 pm

    These are fabbbbb! I’m gravitating more towards the Kate Spade, but love love love! I’m going on a cruise in Jan and I may need to use this list as a reference to purchase my travel bag!

    • August 22, 2014 / 7:34 am

      Thanks Ellie! I love the Kate Spade too! Glad I could help!

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