In my recent trips I’ve noticed that the planes are completely full and anyone with boarding group after 3 starts struggling for space for their roller boards. Everyone has those large carry on roller board suitcases now and that means a fight for luggage space in the luggage bins. I don’t fly enough to have status, nor do I yet have credit cards that give me boarding group 1 status. I also usually use a backpack, and end up having to check my roller board unless I miraculously have something better than boarding group 3. While I don’t struggle with the weight of the backpack, sometimes I bring back more than I left with and the weight can be annoying. I have started to search for a bag that fits under most airplane seats. This table is a quick compilation of some of the more popular ones or ones that I thought had decent reviews.
One of my primary considerations is the potential “flimsiness” of the bag, tearing, breaking etc. and thus the bag’s warranty. Of the bags in this table, most have limited warranties which warrant the bag from manufacturing defects, but not “wear and tear” from actual use. It would seem to me that you would end up with a fight/argument on your hands. So a 5 year limited warranty is the same as the 10 year limited warranty is the same as nothing if you actually use the bag. The only bags with unconditional warranties were the LL Bean, the Briggs and Riley, and the eBags. Of the three, the eBags is the least expensive. I haven’t yet decided. Anyone have opinions?
|Brand||Height||Width||Depth||Weight||Material||Warranty||Approximate Price (as of 6/21/2016)|
|LLBean Carryall Rolling Underseat Bag||16||14.3||8.75||5 lbs 10 oz||420 Denier Nylon||Satisfaction Guaranteed||$129.00|
|Travelon Wheeled Underseat 15 Inch||15||14.0||8.5||5 lbs 6 oz||1680 D. Ballistic Polyester||5 Year Limited||$94.99|
|Travelon Quilted Wheeled Underseat Carry-On with Backup Bag||14||13.5||8.5||7 lbs||Quilted Microfiber||5 Year Limited||$94.99|
|Travelon Quilted Patent PVC Wheeled Underseat Carry-On||14||13.5||8.5||7 lbs||Quilted Patent PVC||5 Year Limited||$99.99|
|Kenneth Cole Reaction Wheeled Underseater Carry-On||14||13.5||8||6 lbs 3 oz||600 D. Polyester||10 Year Limited||$75.99|
|Delsey Quilted Rolling Underseat Tote||14.5||14.0||9||5 lbs 9 oz||1800 D. Polyester||5 Year Limited||$69.99|
|Ciao Rolling Carry On||15.1||14.3||8.9||5 lbs 3 oz||Nylon||5 Year Limited||$79.99|
|Samsonite Wheeled Underseater - Small||13||13.0||9||6 lbs 9 oz||100% Poly/Nylon Blend||10 Year Limited||$59.49|
|Samsonite DK3 Underseater||16||15.0||8||9 lbs 13 oz||85% Poly/15% Nylon Blend||10 Year Limited||$91.37|
|Briggs and Riley Transcend Rolling Cabin Bag||15.5||13.5||9.5||8 lbs 10 oz||100% Nylon||Unconditional Lifetime||$299.00|
|eBags Kalya Rolling Tote Rolling Tote||14||14.0||9||4 lbs 8 oz||Soft-hand Nylon||Unconditional Lifetime||$119.00|
|Atlantic Unite 2 Rolling Tote||16||13.0||8||5 lbs 9 oz||Polyester||10 Year Limited||$89.99|