Bag stays balanced
Meet the NEW! Air Duffle, your Personal Item Carry-on
Spacious main compartment
Main compartment stores neck pillow, head phones, a change of clothes, etc.
Key tether keeps keys from getting lost
Top flap holds small easy-to-lose items
Work compartment for electronics
Deep side pockets are secured with two zippers
Large items stay in place
Holds travel documents for quick access
Full-grain leather handle wrap for a comfortable grip
Air Duffel Carry-On
Balanced pass-through slot
Convenient back slot hooks
Includes rings for attachment (Tech Pocket sold separately)
Includes removable, adjustable shoulder strap
Sturdy hardware for attaching shoulder straps
Optional: Air Caddy for seat back pocket
Air Caddy fits in seat back pocket
Optimal sized personal item
Easy-to-access Air Caddy
Black Ballistic with Black Leather
Black Ballistic with Chocolate Leather
Canvas with Chocolate Leather

Air Duffel Carry-On

A Community-Designed Project


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Working with customers who travel frequently, we set out to optimize the personal item allowed on most airlines. The result: the roomy, highly-organized Air Duffel for carrying headphones, neck pillow, water bottle, snacks, jacket, magazine, etc. A separate work compartment holds a laptop and work gear. 


 

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All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.


Material:

  • 1050 Denier black ballistic bottom panel
  • Brown #10 Cotton Duck tan Waxed Canvas with leather bottom panel
  • Naturally-tanned full-grain leather accents

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Air Duffel:
  • 16” (l) x 8.25” (w) x 10.25” (h)
    40.64 (l) x 20.95 (w) x 26.03 (h) cm
    Volume: 22 liters
  • Air Duffel Weight:
  • Black Ballistic: 2.7 lbs. / 1.22 kg.
    Waxed Canvas: 3.25 lbs. / 1.47 kg
  • Optional Air Caddy:
  • 12” (l) x 1.25” (w) x 8” (h); 5 oz.
    30.48 (l) x 3.18 (w) x 20.32 (h) cm; 142 gm

Hardware:

  • Splash-proof YKK Zippers
  • Two N35 rare earth magnets

FEATURES:

  • Stands upright under airline seat leaving some legroom.
  • Office compartment lays flat for TSA screening with: padded laptop compartment, wide foam-backed pocket for papers or tablet, open-topped pockets, pen slots, and a central area for files.
  • Main compartment for personal items opens with half-moon zipper into large chamber with: open-topped pockets, mesh zippered pockets, key fob, and gold lining that lights up interior.
  • Expandable end pockets hold travel documents, water bottles. etc. Easily accessed when under airline seat in front of you.
  • Pleated front pocket with interior pockets closes with leather flap secured by N35 rare-earth magnets. (Fits optional Air Caddy.)
  • Rear slots for quickly hooking glasses or pens.
  • Three carry options — removable strap, leather handles, suitcase-handle passthrough.
  • External D-rings for attaching accessories.

A COMMUNITY-DESIGNED PRODUCT

This product was designed with customers who gave input from idea to production. See the process here.

SHIPPING 
  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping.  Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 59 reviews
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Great quality, but really shallow pockets for little items can make this bag not practicable for ...

This bag has to be one of the finest constructed bags I have ever owned. Many little details thought out, except for all the interior little pockets are super shallow. If you are looking to anything in the pockets except a standard business pen or pencil, reconsider purchasing this bag. Items such as calculators, battery packs and even some pens and pencils stick up out of the pockets a couple inches and keep zippers from closing. I don’t get the point behind this. I’m guessing it is so a standard business size pen or pencil doesn’t sink into the pocket, but that doesn’t make sense since you could just use the pocket clip to keep the pen/pencil at the correct height. If it wasn’t for the pocket depth, I’d give this bag 5 stars in an instant.

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D.C.
David C.

I bought this to use as a personal item to go along with a carryon. It looks to be very well made and thought out. It is intended to replace another bag that has too many dividers in the main section. Unfortunately my next trip was cancelled so it may be awhile before I can try it out. I think it will work out well.

M
M.G.
Great mobile office

Fell in love with it during first train ride when it held my laptop, files, water bottles and two days worth of clothing!

G
G.M.
Big upgrade from Backpack

I travel a lot for work and have used a backpack for years. My pack was very cool looking with a ton of pockets so I was only going to switch for a significant upgrade.. To me, an upgrade wouldd combine the benefits of the back pack while also protecting file folders from being bent as well as being able to easily fit under an airplane seat. Once I saw the Air-Duffel , I knew my search was over. Other upgrades included a strap to slide on the handle of my carry-on as well as having an integrated key ring. The air duffel arrived and looked better than the pictures on the website. I ordered the black with chocolate leather. It also has plenty of space for my computer, iPad, file folders with room to spare. Lately, I have been putting my bubble jacket, hat and gloves in the main compartment for easy access. This is very handy as my jacket stays clean and is accessible. I also purchased the Tech Pocket and clip it to the D-ring. This is a great place to hold my ID badge, cables, air pods and anything that I need to access quickly. Finally, this is a great place to put my phone verse the seat pocket full of germs.

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D.T.
Replaces what I thought was the best carry-on ever.

For years I’ve used another carry-on that I thought was as perfect as it could get (with an insert for photo gear as well). I carry fewer cameras with me now, and more computer gear so when I saw the Air Duffel Carry-On, with it’s easy to access top and front flap, as well as the side pockets, I couldn’t pass it up. It is, quite simply, the best carry-on for gear centric people like myself. It’s a great bag!

SIZE GUIDE

The Air Duffel has two sections: a work compartment that includes a padded laptop pocket for storing tech gear, and a roomy main section for storing everything else. Several conveniently-placed pockets hold additional gear.

  1. The padded pocket in the Air Duffel Work Compartment: fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"
    • 16" MacBook Pro
    • 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
    • 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Air, Retina
    • iPad Pro 12.9” with Smart Keyboard Folio (1st - 3rd Gen.)
    • Google Pixel Slate
    • Surface Pro X
    • Surface Pro 7
    • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5")

  2. The Air Duffel Main Compartment fits assorted items one needs in-flight, and on an overnighter, like:
    • headphones
    • book, magazines, files
    • lunch, snacks, munchies
    • jacket, scarf, neck pillow
    • a change of clothes

  3. The Air Duffel Zippered Side Pockets are conveniently located to store small items in a hurry, to quickly access travel documents, to store multiple cell phones, or to hold a water bottle or coffee mug.

  4. The Air Duffel Front Pocket runs the length of the bag and is protected by a leather flap. It can be used to stow newspapers or the optional Air Caddy. Inside, three open-topped pockets organize more small items.

NOTE: The OPTIONAL Air Caddy is custom-fitted for the front pocket of the Air Duffel and fits devices up to 9.75" x 6.75"

  • iPad Pro 11” with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • Surface Go

FITS UNDER YOUR SEAT

Meets most airlines' personal item requirements. Multiple easy-access pockets make efficient use of space.

 

"I like the pocket arrangements. Everything flows in logical order of usage." - Community Design Member

NOT JUST FOR AIR TRAVEL

Roomy interior holds 1-2 days' of clothes. Separate compartment protects tech gear. 
 

"It just seems like a perfect companion for any sort of traveling." - Community Design Member

 

 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 59 reviews
98%
(58)
0%
(0)
2%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
C.M.
Great quality, but really shallow pockets for little items can make this bag not practicable for ...

This bag has to be one of the finest constructed bags I have ever owned. Many little details thought out, except for all the interior little pockets are super shallow. If you are looking to anything in the pockets except a standard business pen or pencil, reconsider purchasing this bag. Items such as calculators, battery packs and even some pens and pencils stick up out of the pockets a couple inches and keep zippers from closing. I don’t get the point behind this. I’m guessing it is so a standard business size pen or pencil doesn’t sink into the pocket, but that doesn’t make sense since you could just use the pocket clip to keep the pen/pencil at the correct height. If it wasn’t for the pocket depth, I’d give this bag 5 stars in an instant.

D
D.C.
David C.

I bought this to use as a personal item to go along with a carryon. It looks to be very well made and thought out. It is intended to replace another bag that has too many dividers in the main section. Unfortunately my next trip was cancelled so it may be awhile before I can try it out. I think it will work out well.

M
M.G.
Great mobile office

Fell in love with it during first train ride when it held my laptop, files, water bottles and two days worth of clothing!

G
G.M.
Big upgrade from Backpack

I travel a lot for work and have used a backpack for years. My pack was very cool looking with a ton of pockets so I was only going to switch for a significant upgrade.. To me, an upgrade wouldd combine the benefits of the back pack while also protecting file folders from being bent as well as being able to easily fit under an airplane seat. Once I saw the Air-Duffel , I knew my search was over. Other upgrades included a strap to slide on the handle of my carry-on as well as having an integrated key ring. The air duffel arrived and looked better than the pictures on the website. I ordered the black with chocolate leather. It also has plenty of space for my computer, iPad, file folders with room to spare. Lately, I have been putting my bubble jacket, hat and gloves in the main compartment for easy access. This is very handy as my jacket stays clean and is accessible. I also purchased the Tech Pocket and clip it to the D-ring. This is a great place to hold my ID badge, cables, air pods and anything that I need to access quickly. Finally, this is a great place to put my phone verse the seat pocket full of germs.

D
D.T.
Replaces what I thought was the best carry-on ever.

For years I’ve used another carry-on that I thought was as perfect as it could get (with an insert for photo gear as well). I carry fewer cameras with me now, and more computer gear so when I saw the Air Duffel Carry-On, with it’s easy to access top and front flap, as well as the side pockets, I couldn’t pass it up. It is, quite simply, the best carry-on for gear centric people like myself. It’s a great bag!