Underseat luggage, which is also referred to as a personal item, must fit underneath the seat in front of you. Think of your underseat carry on as a secondary bag that you carry in addition to your primary, larger luggage. Underseat personal items are ideal for those who want to keep essentials close while flying.
Let’s clear up any confusion between what’s considered a personal item and what’s considered carry on luggage.
Although every airline has different rules about personal item sizes,the most important difference between an underseat personal item and a carry on is that personal items fit under the seat in front of you. Larger luggage that airlines only allowed to be stored in the overhead bin space are called carry ons.
With your carry on stowed in the overhead bin, your essentials aren’t easily accessible while flying. Because of that, even the lightest travelers need underseat luggage to easily grab essentials in-flight. You don’t want to have to stand up, disturb your neighbors, and sort through an overhead bin if you just want to grab your tablet or take a sip from your water bottle. Instead, you’ll reach for your personal item at your feet.
Additionally, airlines don’t charge for underseat luggage. With airlines being so stingy over just about everything, you shouldn’t pass up anything they allow free of cost.
If you’re taking a short trip, you might only need an underseat bag. You won’t need to worry about larger carry on luggage at all.
Tortuga’s underseat personal item collection is designed to give travelers the convenience and peace of mind they deserve:
Frequent travelers dislike having to pay the additional cost of a large carry on with budget airlines.
Our collection of underseat carry on luggage bags allows you to fly free of unnecessary charges for short trips while keeping everything within easy reach and safe from theft.
You’ll be able to grab your laptop, tablet, or water bottle without standing to get to an overhead bin.
Organizing your travel gear the right way can make your adventures more enjoyable by being stress-free. By having a place for everything and everything in its place, you can focus on enjoying your vacation.
Our travel bag collection has cleverly designed underseat bags to keep your items organized. If you’re an obsessive organizer, you might even consider using a packing cube to further separate your belongings.
Keep yourself stocked using our multi-functional compartments to get you through those jam-packed flights:
Front loading backpacks pack like a suitcase but carry comfortably. Luckily, Tortuga makes backpacks that work as underseat carry ons.
30L or 40L backpacks are great options for primary carry ons but are usually too big to be considered personal item that need to be small enough to slide easily under the seat in front of you. However, Tortuga’s personal item backpacks double as both a roomy travel bag for carrying your essentials and a free option to bring even on basic economy flights.
You can pack everything you need including:
When you’re boarding a flight, you often have to battle for overhead bin space. That’s bad enough. You shouldn’t also have to get up in the middle of a flight to open an overhead bin to access essentials in a primary carry on bag.
With Tortuga, your personal item bag will be right by your airplane seat. The top and side grab handles together with the comfortable shoulder straps make it easy to carry around. Breeze through security and board faster for a stress-free travel experience.
Tortuga Backpacks offers the perfect underseat luggage backpacks that are lightweight but durable and help you avoid the trouble of stuffing your bags into overhead bins when you fly.
All of our products are designed by travelers for travelers. We want bags that will last and that are designed to do their job.
At Tortuga, we offer the following benefits to make sure you have the best experience with our products.