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.)
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 😉
TomBihn is reissuing the Night Flight travel duffel, which now comes with a trolley strap:
It’s pretty pricey at $250, but it looks like it might meet your needs.
I saw the Nilight Flight but it's too big for airline size requirements.
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.
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.
I was hoping to point you to Eddie Bauer, because of the quality of construction BUT their smallest appears to be larger than your needs.
I've been looking at this bag for awhile and am still trying to decide between this and another bag that is more of a tote. It's a titch longer in the length but under your other measurements, and is flexible enough to be pretty squashable. I love LL Bean bags and have never had one that I did not like.
I wonder if you started looking at totes vs. duffels if you might find something closer to the correct size.
Thanks for those recommendations.
The LLBean bag doesn't have a trolley strap and the other bag is huge.
I might have to go with the RS Europa bag or this one:
The width measurement is bigger than I would like but it is the easiest to "squish" if not packed full.
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.
Take a look at the Lesportsac Deluxe Medium Weekender. At 11.5”x15.5”x7.75” the depth it’s a bit more than 6” but the lightweight nylon fabric is “squish-able” if you don’t overpack it. It has a zip open and closed trolley sleeve. I use this with my Travelpro Maxlite 21” spinner.
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?
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?
Check out the XYZ Duffel Deluxe, it's got that trolley strap mojo you're after!
I tried googling it. No luck. Do you have a link?
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.
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.