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
Optimal sized personal item
OPTIONAL: Air Caddy for placing in the seat back pocket
Air Caddy (sold separately) holds in-flight essentials
Zips open 3/4 for easy access
Compact profile with self-locking zippers
Black Ballistic with Black Leather
Black Ballistic with Chocolate Leather
Canvas with Chocolate Leather

Air Duffel Carry-On

A Community-Designed Project


-78 in stock

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) inches
    Volume: 22 Liters
    40.64 (l) x 20.95 (w) x 26.03 (h) cm
    Weight: 
    Black Ballistic: 2.7 lbs.
    Waxed Canvas: 3.25 lbs.
     
  • Optional Air Caddy: 
    12 (L) x 8 (H) x 1.25 (W) inches; 5 oz.

Hardware:

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

 

FEATURES:

  • External D-rings for attaching accessories.
  • Rear slots for quickly hooking glasses or pens.
  • Stands upright under airline seat leaving some legroom.
  • Expandable end pockets hold travel documents, water bottles. etc.
  • Three carry options — removable strap, leather handles, suitcase-handle passthrough.
  • 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.
  • Pleated front pocket with interior pockets closes with leather flap secured by N35 rare-earth magnets. (Fits optional Air Caddy.)
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.

 

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 63 reviews
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G.G.
Great Carry-On

The Air Duffel Carry-On is very well designed. I like that it has a lot of pockets and sections so I can find things quickly and easily. That is especially important in the confines of an airplane. It has a section designed to accommodate a computer and other work items, a separate section for the Air Caddy that I use for my iPad and a main compartment that is large enough for all the things I am likely to carry on a plane or enough space for what I need for a one or two day trip. I chose the waxed canvas version and it is beautiful. I am looking forward to using it when we can travel again.

C
C.
Great bag

Another great Waterfield bag. Extremely happy with my purchase. Can’t wait to travel with it.

T
T.J.
Excellent quality

Air Duffel Carry-On is an excellent bag not only for air traveling. It is light and nice looking. I expect it to last years. I used to take carry on bag with wheels with me. My trip to Scotland - hopefully in September - starts with this new bag. There is nothing to claim for quality and zippers are protected so the bag do not mind getting wet (i.e Scotland).

A
A.P.
Love it

if you're Debating whether you want the bag or not just get it. it's fantastic quality an the right size.

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.

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Waterfield Air Duffel Carry-On Bag review: Just right-sized

iMore RecommendediMore - November 20, 2019

“Waterfield's Air Duffel Carry-On Bag is perfectly sized to fit under the seat on most airlines, so it can count as your personal bag rather than a carry-on. Yet, you can pack a lot into this small duffel bag, making it ideal for air travel.”


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Review: WaterField Designs’ Air Duffel

The Digital Trekker - November 10, 2019

"In conclusion, I found the bag is made very well and the design is extremely thought out. The bag did great on my trip to Ethiopia with only a few minor hic-ups. I look forward to traveling with it in the future."


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WaterField Air Duffel: Avoid the airline overhead space battle, optimize the under seat space

ZDnet - November 7, 2019

"It is clear to me that serious travelers provided valuable feedback in designing this bag and it was a sheer pleasure to use a bag with no frustrations and clear travel optimization. Air travel is rarely a stress-free activity, but having a bag like the Air Duffel sure makes things easier."


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 these devices
    • 16" MacBook Pro
    • 13" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Air
    • iPad Pro (11" & 12.9”) with Magic Keyboard
    • Google Pixel Slate
    • Surface Pro X
    • Surface Pro 7
    • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
    • and other similarly-sized laptops
       
  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 these tablets:

  • iPad Pro 11” with Magic Keyboard
  • iPad mini
  • Surface Go
  • and other similarly-sized devices

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

 

 

HOW TO FRESHEN UP YOUR CANVAS

Keep your bag looking new by applying wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although any wax is applicable, you can use Martexin Original Wax which was initially used to coat your canvas bag. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 63 reviews
98%
(62)
0%
(0)
2%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
G
G.G.
Great Carry-On

The Air Duffel Carry-On is very well designed. I like that it has a lot of pockets and sections so I can find things quickly and easily. That is especially important in the confines of an airplane. It has a section designed to accommodate a computer and other work items, a separate section for the Air Caddy that I use for my iPad and a main compartment that is large enough for all the things I am likely to carry on a plane or enough space for what I need for a one or two day trip. I chose the waxed canvas version and it is beautiful. I am looking forward to using it when we can travel again.

C
C.
Great bag

Another great Waterfield bag. Extremely happy with my purchase. Can’t wait to travel with it.

T
T.J.
Excellent quality

Air Duffel Carry-On is an excellent bag not only for air traveling. It is light and nice looking. I expect it to last years. I used to take carry on bag with wheels with me. My trip to Scotland - hopefully in September - starts with this new bag. There is nothing to claim for quality and zippers are protected so the bag do not mind getting wet (i.e Scotland).

A
A.P.
Love it

if you're Debating whether you want the bag or not just get it. it's fantastic quality an the right size.

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.