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

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J
J.L.
Air Duffel Carry-on

I travel a lot and my trips can be anywhere from an overnight to a couple of weeks. I really wanted one bag for an overnight journey that could take everything I need for work (laptop, ipad chargers etc.) plus a change of clothes, shaving kit etc. I took the Air Duffel on the first over night to Bangkok recently and it was exactly what I wanted.
Firstly I got everything I needed packed in the bag with no trouble and it all seemed to have a sensible easily accessible location. Another good test was airport security. I need a bag that lets me quickly remove the laptop and iPad, without disturbing the rest of my bag and that makes it easy to repack the items once through the xray, the airduffel was great for that too. I also bought the caddy to go with the bag which was really useful for cables and similar. I have the Waterfield iPad 11” horizontal sleeve as well so between this and the caddy everything was well contained and protected in the Air Duffel.
All the products to date from Waterfield have been excellent. Thank you.

G
G.H.
Very pleased customer.

A beautiful, and incredibly versatile little bag. I’m exceptionally happy with it.

J
J.C.
This bag keeps me organized

FYI. As yet I have only used the Air Duffel on road trips where it has worked quite well. There is a place for all my electronics: laptop, iPad, camera, lenses, charging cables and other accessories. And with all the compartments and pockets, I can quickly locate anything I need. I look forward to using it for its intended purpose - air travel.

C
C.L.
The Air Duffle is Gorgeous!

I just received my new canvas Air Duffle. It is really beautiful. I’ve examined every inch of it and I know it will serve me well. I haven’t had a chance to actually take it out for a spin but that will come.

S
S.P.
Excellent bag, even if it never sees the underside of an airline seat.

Yes, I know, the Air Duffel Carry-on was designed for frequent flyers. But I seldom fly and have no need for a bag that fits nicely under an airline seat. I do, however, have a critical need for a bag that is capacious yet compact, sturdy yet pliable, quick and easy to load, unload, and access on the run, balances nicely while walking, and just looks darned good no matter what it is doing or where it is doing it. If I were to change anything about the bag, it would be to put the key strap under the front flap rather than in the main compartment to make it easier to get to the keys while standing at the front entrance of my home. But that’s it. In all other aspects, this is a great bag for teachers who don’t fly but do a lot of walking between classes and need to carry a lot of stuff.

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 53 reviews
100%
(53)
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J
J.L.
Air Duffel Carry-on

I travel a lot and my trips can be anywhere from an overnight to a couple of weeks. I really wanted one bag for an overnight journey that could take everything I need for work (laptop, ipad chargers etc.) plus a change of clothes, shaving kit etc. I took the Air Duffel on the first over night to Bangkok recently and it was exactly what I wanted.
Firstly I got everything I needed packed in the bag with no trouble and it all seemed to have a sensible easily accessible location. Another good test was airport security. I need a bag that lets me quickly remove the laptop and iPad, without disturbing the rest of my bag and that makes it easy to repack the items once through the xray, the airduffel was great for that too. I also bought the caddy to go with the bag which was really useful for cables and similar. I have the Waterfield iPad 11” horizontal sleeve as well so between this and the caddy everything was well contained and protected in the Air Duffel.
All the products to date from Waterfield have been excellent. Thank you.

G
G.H.
Very pleased customer.

A beautiful, and incredibly versatile little bag. I’m exceptionally happy with it.

J
J.C.
This bag keeps me organized

FYI. As yet I have only used the Air Duffel on road trips where it has worked quite well. There is a place for all my electronics: laptop, iPad, camera, lenses, charging cables and other accessories. And with all the compartments and pockets, I can quickly locate anything I need. I look forward to using it for its intended purpose - air travel.

C
C.L.
The Air Duffle is Gorgeous!

I just received my new canvas Air Duffle. It is really beautiful. I’ve examined every inch of it and I know it will serve me well. I haven’t had a chance to actually take it out for a spin but that will come.

S
S.P.
Excellent bag, even if it never sees the underside of an airline seat.

Yes, I know, the Air Duffel Carry-on was designed for frequent flyers. But I seldom fly and have no need for a bag that fits nicely under an airline seat. I do, however, have a critical need for a bag that is capacious yet compact, sturdy yet pliable, quick and easy to load, unload, and access on the run, balances nicely while walking, and just looks darned good no matter what it is doing or where it is doing it. If I were to change anything about the bag, it would be to put the key strap under the front flap rather than in the main compartment to make it easier to get to the keys while standing at the front entrance of my home. But that’s it. In all other aspects, this is a great bag for teachers who don’t fly but do a lot of walking between classes and need to carry a lot of stuff.