If you ever wanted to bring the smallest carry-on you can imagine while still having enough space in it to pack your most important items, I have some great news for you.
Lucas Luggage has created not one, but two great options exactly for this purpose:
Both of these bags were designed to fit under the seat in front of you when on an aircraft and bring all kinds of quality-of-life improvements to your travel.
If you’re in a hurry and just want to know the most important features of the Lucas underseat cabin bags, check them out below:
9.8 x 15.7 x 15.7 inches
In this review, we’re going to look at two Lucas underseat cabin bags. The two bags have a few key differences but also many similarities, so let’s go through both of them at the same time.
Both underseat cabin bags have been designed along similar lines.
Both the 16 inch and the expandable 15-inch bag comes with roller (rollaboard) wheels and two legs to stand firm when placed on the ground.
The 16-inch underseat cabin bag is made of polyester, while the 15-inch bag is made of nylon both on the outside and on the inside.
Both bags come with sturdy aluminum handles, a highlight according to users.
Both bags are available in the same three colors: black, red, and blue. Admittedly neither bag will win any awards for their design, but they are perfectly suited for professional trips and neutral setups.
Size and Weight
Both the 15-inch underseat cabin bag and the 16-inch expandable bag are roughly the same weight at 6 pounds, which is rather heavy for bags of this size, though it does provide for a sturdier product.
The 15-inch bag is 9.8 x 15.7 x 15.7 inches, while the 16-inch bag is 15 x 13.5 x 8 inches. The key difference, of course, is that the 15-inch bag is expandable up to 22 x 15 x 8 inches, almost doubling its capacity.
Here is where we encounter the biggest differences between these bags.
The 16-inch underseat cabin bag comes with extra slippers for security checks, a toiletry bag, and a passport neck bag.
The 15-inch underseat cabin bag, on the other hand, has an expandable compartment for extra storage.
Both bags have a large, spacious main compartment for your shoes, clothes, and other items. They both have two zippered front pockets on the outside for your documents or anything you need quick access to, and two more additional pockets on the side.
Finally, the 15-inch bag includes an additional padded tablet compartment and a USB port on the side.
While the 15-inch bag is made of nylon and the 16-inch bag is polyester, both seem to be quite durable based on user reviews.
While no product can avoid a few complaints about zipper breaking or tears in the material, the majority of users are satisfied with the quality and sturdiness of both bags.
Even the accessories that come with the 16-inch bag got some love from users, praising the slippers, the toiletry bag, and the passport holder.
Strangely the 16-inch Lucas underseat cabin bag only comes with a 2-year warranty while the 15-inch expandable bag has the usual 5-year warranty.
Both warranties are the standard limited manufacturer warranty and a trusted companion promise, “which covers the cost of repair for damage for any manufacturer defect or replace the defective baggage carry on.”
Both the LUCAS Wheeled Underseat Cabin Bag, 16 Inch and the LUCAS Expandable Under Seat Carry on Luggage, 15 Inch are ideal choices if you want the smallest possible carry-on without sacrificing quality or storage capacity.
If you want to buy a bag that brings several quality-of-life improvements to your travel experience, the 16-inch Underseat bag is a great option with the included slippers, toiletry bag, and passport bag.
However, if you wish to come prepared for everything, the 15-inch expandable underseat bag is good alternative thanks to the option to almost double its storage capacity.