Samsonite Wheeled Underseater Large Review

Getting the luggage into the overhead bins is a known problem while traveling in some crowded flights, these people are left with no option but to check their bags in the hold. This usually has an additional charge and can cause a lot of inconveniences to the travelers as their necessary items are kept in the hand luggage which they might need while they are still in flight. This has become a growing issue as more and more people are looking for a bag that lets them carry their world with them.

The Leading luggage brand 'Samsonite' has come up with a solution to this issue with the Samsonite Wheeled Underseater Large Bag, which is made specifically to fit under aircraft seats for travelers who wish to keep their things handy to easily access them mid-flight. Samsonite is an established and trusted brand name because of two strong selling points, which are sleek looking design and ample of packing space.

After making many successful rolling bags that are ideal for traveling like Maxlite 2 and the LIFT series, Samsonite releases yet another fantastic Wheeled Underseater Bag that is guaranteed to fit even under the seats of some smaller planes. Hence, people will not need to check their bags into the hold when the overhead bin space is full.

There are two models of this bag made by Samsonite, a smaller one for some of the tightest underseat storages and the Samsonite Wheeled Underseater Large for those people who don't like to compromise on their packing space. Samsonite has done a lot of research and has kept the customers preferences in mind while making these bags, a lot of space is provided despite it being a compact underseater bag that has been made to be used for carrying hand luggage.

Below we will discuss some of the amazing feature of this bag, that makes it stand apart from it competitors and even some of the older version bag from the same brand which is 'Samsonite'. The bag as been reviewed taking under consideration some scenarios and problems that are commonly faced by the people traveling with underseat luggage, it will also explain why this bag is a good option for does looking to buy a reliable and durable underseater luggage bag.

Features of the Samsonite Wheeled Underseater Large

The following are the features that you should know:

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This bag is specifically built to be sturdy and easy to handle, it comes with a long extendable handle made with strong and durable materials. The Handle also has a release button and can be locked at three different extended lengths, and to compliment the sturdy handle, the bag comes with smooth rolling in-line skate wheels that function very effectively even when the bag is heavily loaded. The wheels are made with Polyurethane and do not rotate at side angles because they are fixed to bag to deliver more stability compared to the 360 degrees spinner wheels.

When you have an even bigger bag with you while traveling, the Samsonite Wheeled Underseater bag can be hanged by the sleeve found at the back of the bag onto the larger wheeled bag to easily move both the bags together. This makes it perfect for people who travel with a lot of luggage, as it allows them to pull more than one bag with a single hand. Even though the two bags are likely to become heavier when stacked upon each other, the high quality wheels make it feel like no additional weight has been added when the Samsonite Wheeled Underseater Large Bag is used to carry another bag.

Built Fabric and Materials

This bag is made with a unique blend of materials to deliver superior endurance, the outer shell is made with a blend of the 900 Denier Polyester and the highest quality nylon. The combination of these heavy duty materials ensures a long life for the bag and a good pressure capacity so that the luggage stays safe inside the bag.

There are also two sturdy handles provided at the top of the bag that can Velcro together, this works as an efficient short grip handle to carry the bag where the wheels cannot be used.

Sometimes people just stuff their bags with many things ignoring the real capacity of the bag, this Underseater can easily withstand such situations because of the heavy duty materials. It may be disastrous when your bag starts opening up or even tearing at the seams because it is overstuffed, people will not need to worry about this if they use the Samsonite Wheeled Underseater Large Bag. It keep the precious luggage safe and secure even when the bag is filled beyond the maximum threshold.

External Compartments

Apart from the main chamber which also has many smaller compartments, this bag has two zippers on the sides that are run along the length of the bag and are very deep. These pockets can easily be used to store long items like umbrellas or water bottles and would still have space to spare. The front U-Shapped zipper provides some additional place that can be used to store cables or even a tablet that you need to keep handy, and also comes with a detachable tri foldable pouch that can be easily used to store the toiletries. This compartment looks small but provides a lot of space which you can access quickly.

This works well for the ladies as they can pack in all their small cosmetic products at the last minute, and also have access to them while in mid-flight. It is also popular with some kids as children are known to carry a lot of stuff with them like toys, snacks, book and lot of other random things, all such additional luggage can be kept in the External Compartments.

The interior zipper can be used to store small and valuable things in the normal zipper, the mid zipper which is transparent can hold some things that need to be found fast like medicines or some eatables.

Internal Compartments

The bag has a number of thoughtful internal compartments which have been made with the peoples need in mind, the bigger u-shaped zipper opens to the bags main chamber and has three small zippers right behind the front flap that comes down. The three zippers on the flap includes one normal compartment at the top, one transparent compartment in the middle and a mesh compartment at the bottom.

There is a second interior flap which has three zippers that are even bigger than the ones found behind the front flap, the closed compartment can to store to put smaller things while the transparent compartment is the Wetback Compartment that can be used to separate dirty or damp clothes.

The Second Interior flap has three compartments that are similar to the front flap compartments but are much bigger in size, the middle compartment is made to be waterproof and people can put in their dirty or wet clothes so they can be kept isolated from the rest to the items in the bag. Other Compartments of the inner flap can be used to put items like jeweler or small electronics that can be found easily when they are needed.

Product Dimensions

The large variant of the Samsonite Wheeled Underseater measures 16 inches by 13 inches in height 8.8 inches in width, it is design particularly for people who want to fit in a lot of luggage with a handy bag which can be placed comfortably under their seats while traveling in flights.

This compact bag allows the user to carry most of their important things in the most convenient way, the smaller items or accessories can be out into the different zipper pouches provided or even in the detachable 3-1-1 pouch which can be folded and kept in the front zipper of the bag. Also It is very easy to carry around because of its compact size, now people don't need to sacrifice packing space to have a smart looking bag that can fit under the seat.

Additional Features

The smallest underseat space available on an airlines measures 16" inches x 14" inches x 12 inches", and it fits into this space easily because it measures 16 inches by 13 inches by 8.8 inches only Another thoughtful feature is that it has two small feet at the bottom to keep the bag balanced while it is stationary, as there might be some items in the luggage that could spill over and damage the other items in the bag like drinks. water, creams and shampoos.

The side pockets are very large in size and there is ample of space left to put other things even after putting in two water bottles, this can prove to be helpful for people looking to add some last minute luggage which has been left out or is not fitting inside the main compartment. The back interior also has a few zippered pockets from some of that does important documents that need to be protected from damage due to the heavy load in the bag.


  • It is designed to be compact but provides lots of packing space.
  • Multiple compartments can be used to organize toiletries or cosmetics etc.
  • It is quite Lightweight as it only weighs 7 pounds and 11 ounces.
  • Built with durable materials to deliver superior quality and long life for the bag.


  • It may not fit under the seat sometimes if the front zipper is heavily filled.

Features at a Glance

  • 100% Poly/nylon Blend
  • Imported
  • Side waterbottle pockets
  • Internal wet pack pockets
  • Removable 3-1-1 pouch
  • Push button locking handle
  • Internal packing compartments

Product Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Weight: 7 lbs, 11 oz
  • High: 7.5"
  • Wide: 13"
  • Linear Inches: 38"
  • Size: Under Seat
  • Material: Polyester
  • ASIN: B00F9KE912
  • Item model number: 55478-1041

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the bag be easily be removed from below the seat mid-flight?

A: Yes, the bag can be removed easily from below your seat whenever you want something from it, it slides freely and will not get stuck under the seat unless it is overstuffed. People who may want to have instant access to their luggage during the flight can easily rely on this bag. The front zipper can help you keep many things handy like medicines, cables, headphones and tablets.

Q: Can this bag hold a 15 inch laptop?

A: Yes, this bag can easily hold a 15 inch laptop, but in its main compartment as it does not have a dedicated laptop compartment. There are also a few other bags made available by Samsonite that have dedicated compartments to hold the laptops safely and even has some more added room specially allotted for the laptop accessories.

Final Verdict

Samsonite has taken under consideration a lot of feedback from it customers to make this wonderful bag that is lightweight and compact, through this extensive research the company has delivered a sleek looking wheeled underseater bag.

Few of its earlier underseater bags could not fit under the seat of some smaller domestic airlines mostly in Asia and Europe as per some of the complains that were received. They tactically took care of this issue in their latest model which is the Samsonite Wheeled Underseater Large Bag by making it a size that is compatible with most airline seats.

The Samsonite Wheeled Underseater Large Bag is by far the best bag for people who like to carry a lot of things in their hand luggage while traveling in flights. It almost magical accommodates many things even though it is only sixteen inches in height.

People have tested the strength and capacity of this bag and the results have been more than satisfactory, as the shape of the bag makes it easy to compress a lot of clothes into the bag with ease.

This bag is ideal for the frequent airline travelers and even impulsive weekend planners, who are looking for smart and stylish bag that can fit in a lot of luggage while also giving multiple zipper options for all the small and miscellaneous stuff. The Main highlighted feature of this bag is that it fits under the seats of most airlines, and this underseater bag does not compromised on packing space despite its compact design. Another amazing feature of this bag is the side pockets, they are huge and can be used to put a variety of things like travel documents, slippers or flip flops, packets of eatables, liquids etc.

Jennifer Shu

I started this blog at the stage of 6 years of my motherhood. From all my experiences I want to guide you towards a better and more fashionable trend which is a baby stroller. I deliver more than baby gear guides and motivate women to enjoy her motherhood.

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