Summary: Designed to fit under the seat in front of you, these Amazon Basics carry-on bags are nothing if not versatile. You get wheels, a telescopic pulling handle and a big choice of colour combinations and textures (including the great looking ‘quilted’ ones). They have a single main compartment, plus some extra meshed pockets which attach to the lid. Small enough to fit even strict low-cost carry on requirements, Amazon basics luggage is sure to give many of the incumbent brands a run for their money.
If the feedback from buyers is anything to go by, these bags are creating a very positive buzz. Check out the colour / texture / size combinations and full picture gallery for yourself now on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
- Rolling luggage for savvy travelers; fits in most airline overhead compartments and under the seat in front of you
- Spacious main compartment works well for cloths and a spare pair of shoes; interior pockets for storing and organising smaller items
Detailed Review of the Amazon Basics Under Seat Carry On Luggage
There are three sizes and three designs for this hand luggage range. They are all well within the guidelines of the major airlines – under it in most cases.
Here are the choices:
- 33cm Version: 33x 33x 23cm
- 41cm Version: 33x 41x 23cm
- Under seat Version: 33x 33x 22.8cm
Within this you get a choice of ‘Soft side’ or ‘Quilted’. Both are made of hard-wearing polyester. The difference with the quilted ones is the diamond shape which is sewn into the fabric. This gives an unusual look to these cases, which somehow works!
There is a wide choice of colours in both soft and quilted cases. These are black, navy blue, grey, purple or red.
Compartments, Pockets and Storage
A big U-shaped zip will open to reveal a lot of different storage compartments. Most of the space is given over to a single compartment, which is lined in light grey nylon. This is where you will store your clothes / shoes and so on.
Just under the opening is a suspended pocket with a mesh cover and zip. Important items and documents are ideal candidates for this spot. There are then three more pockets in a row under the lid. One meshed, the others are covered. These are detachable (by Velcro).
Outside, you’ll get a pocket at the front and one on the side. For a carry-on bag under the ‘basics’ name, this is a lot of pockets.
Other features include a 3-part telescoping handle and 2 solid wheels. There are large plastic studs on the bottom, which keep the bags in a stable position when left upright.
Feedback: What Buyers Said About the Amazon Under Seat Carry On Bags?
Feedback for these is positive without being gushing, words like ‘nice little bag’, and ‘great’ are more common than the fancy praise for the big brands. It does figure, these are practical bags with some under-seat possibilities – rather than anything high-end.
Very little feedback is negative. Some people had their entire life ruined by sticky zips – and at least one other complained that the quality was not high enough. Overall, a lot of people acknowledged that this is ‘basics’ and were pleased with the sturdiness and flexibility of their bag.
Wrapping Up: Is the Amazon Basics Under Seat Carry-on Range Right for You?
You’ll have no concerns about the size of your carry on with these under seat bags. The combination of wheeled hand-luggage with a telescopic handle, and the ability to fit under the plane seats is unusual. Amazon has pulled this off well, with sturdy cases that have a lot of different pockets and compartments.
There is a choice of plain (soft side) or diamond (quilted) and several different colour and size combinations. If you are expecting a Tumi or Briggs and Riley case at this price point, then you are going to be disappointed. These cases are practical, lower cost and will look smart while getting the job done. What more could a range under ‘basics’ offer?
Check out the designs and unique profile of these under seat carry on cases for yourself now on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
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