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Duffel as a personal item

I'm looking at replacing my backpack as a personal item with something closer to a duffel bag. Any recommendations? ( It must have a trolley strap to fit over the handles of my spinner.)

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Hi Frank,
A few years ago I got a Bric’s duffle bag similar to this one while traveling in Sicily. The one I got was being discontinued so it was on sale at a great price. It has a trolley strap and it’s very sturdy. I used it as my personal bag on an easyjet flight on that trip,

Now I use it as my weekend bag which is always packed to go visit my mom 😉

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I saw the Nilight Flight but it's too big for airline size requirements.

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I just got one of these and have yet to use it, but the price is right and seems to be sturdier than most in that price range: Narwey duffle Ignore the Spirit airlines reference.

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Again, too big for most international airline personal item size limits.

Most airlines are 15.7" x 11.8" x 5.9" (the latter measurement sometimes even lower). You could round up to 16 × 12 x 6.

The Narway you reference is 18 x 14 x 8. Even the smaller version is 15.7 x 15 x 6.5.

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I use a United by Blue travel duffel (I think they have two sizes and mine is the larger one), plus I also bring a day pack.

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FWIW I'm happy with my Europa bag, holds all I need on the plane plus extra underwear in case of delay. Lots of pockets, sturdy, fits onto a roller bag handle, can be carried by hand or shoulder. I wish our host didn't put his name all over his products, but it obviously works for his business, so who am I to complain?

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The Le Sportsac bag looks promising.

Dick...I'm looking at photos of the Europa bag and I don't see his name. Where is it?

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Frank II, you might look at the Travelon Anti-Theft Metro Carryall Tote. The dimensions are 15 x 11 x 4 and comes with a detachable cross body strap. It weighs about 1.5 pounds and in my opinion, looks like a unisex bag. And, it has a trolley strap. I am returning a grey one I got on Amazon Prime day with a black one I ordered yesterday.

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Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread. I've gotten some good ideas. Keep them coming.

I doubt you are interested in a lady’s bag - but Vera Bradley has a Miller Tote. RedOxx has the PUP and the MUTT - for a unisex/masculine tote. Amazon has cheap Wandf bags.