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Good value in underseat bag

I have found a good underseat bag that is a bargain. It is from a hunting/fishing outdoor store: Cabela's. The bag only costs $12.99, has 6 pockets, and holds about 20 liters. Cabela's Bag. I generally prefer bags without a lot of pockets -- one big opening is great -- and I depend on packing crates to keep things separate. But if I am putting a bag under the seat, I do not want to have to pull the bag completely out or root around in it on the floor to try and find things. With 6 compartments, I can segregate different things: 1) Items I know I will use through out the whole flight (e.g., headphone cable, charger block, charging cord), 2) Items I will use once in the flight (e,g,, alcohol wipes), 3) Items I hope I do not have to get to (e.g., backup charger, backup cords, power bank), and so on.

If you prefer to have a logo with a big mouth bass on the side, Cabela's sister company sells the same bag with its logo: Bass Pro Shops Bag.

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Slightly more capacity, about the same weight, and about 1/3 the price of Rick Steves' Euro Flight Bag (which I like, but still).

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Dick, I do like the RS Euro Travel bag, but it's not the easiest thing to maneuver when you're a woman. Maybe if I were more flat-chested...

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Paul, that's a nice bag! I like the pockets and the Ghost Gray/mint colors. 😊

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I really like that!
Good colour choices too.
I wonder what it costs in Canada, I'll have to have a look.

Thanks for enabling us travel bag addicts........ ;))

Overall, that looks like a nice duffle bag. I already have a similar bag. I like the bass logo. My problem is that as a semi-short female - it’s too boxy for me to carry down long corridors. I could use it for car travel. I need something with a flatter, rectangular shape to comfortably carry over my shoulder - like a tote or weekender bag. The duffle is a really nice size for an underseat bag though.

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Thanks for the post. I love my ancient multi pocketed shoulder bag but it’s rigid and very heavy by itself. This looks great. It says it’s “easy for outdoorsmen to bring necessary gear for adventures”. (?) I’m still using it for crossword puzzle books and our iPhones on the plane. And it’s my price point too. Thanks again. .

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I went by Bass Pro today, and they had a whole bin full of these bags.
I bought a green one.
It’s smaller then my usual cabin bag, but I love all the pockets.
When I got it home I found a hidden pocket under the main flap, inside!
It was $14.99 CAN., at that price till tomorrow.
Now I just need to plan a trip….

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Hard to beat that price. Get two or three.

That design aesthetic is available from many fishing and hunting companies not usually associated with international travel. Part of the fun of powe shopping for bags is finding them in interesting places. If one also finds a good bargain, bonus.

I have no experience with the current Cabela or Bass Pro bags (the two merged a year or two ago) but I used one of these for location video equipment 20 years ago, back when I could still be bothered to go to work. Zippers and sewing did not hold up to the abuse of cables and batteries for very long. Your mileage &c. Examine the build quality and materials with a skeptic's eye. Even at less than $15 (chump change), be satisfied it will last more than one trip.

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Well, I only go somewhere once a year, if that, so I think it might last longer!

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I just received the Cabela’s bag Paul suggested. I’m not any sort of expert but it looks to be as well constructed as any other bags I’ve had in the past and I’m quite happy with it. Seems well made and sturdy but I guess time will tell. If they hadn’t invented wheeled luggage I’d still be dragging my cheapo but indestructible suitcase from Service Merchandise I bought decades ago. But then cheapo is my middle name. Safe travels and happy holidays.