Looking for rolling tote bags for women on the go? If you feel that manoeuvering a larger wheeled upright bag prevents you from moving fast, or you just don’t need a lot of things with you on the flight, you may find that rolling carry on tote bags fit the bill. Plus, if you’re going to take a check in bag anyway, you may as well take a carry on tote bag that is not too big.
While you can carry a shoulder tote without wheels, you may want to get a tote bag on wheels. I’m not talking about the casual totes that you take to the supermarket or use for carrying your craft or sewing supplies, but smart and functional totes that are perfect for a laptop as well as a few clothes and essentials. They’re easy to find in various styles and they’re versatile enough for you to use even when you’re not travelling.
Many of these are really light, with a telescopic handle that can retreat into the bag so you can carry the bag in your hand or on your shoulder if you need to. The best designs make it TSA-friendly when it comes time for your laptop to be screened.
If you can fit it underneath the airline seat in front of you, your things will be more easily accessible. In addition, you won’t have to struggle to lift it into an overhead bin if needed. The options that I’ve covered here are not necessarily sized specifically as underseat luggage, but there are a few candidates that are guaranteed to under any seat in even the smallest commercial planes.
Here are the best wheeled tote bags for women.
Bags under $100
Travelpro Maxlite 2 Rolling Tote
Travelpro luggage Maxlite 2 is the newer version of the very popular original Maxlight. Available in black and royal blue, the look is stylish. It measures 13.5″ x 16″ x 9″ and weighs just 6 lbs – great for travel on airlines with very strict baggage restrictions.
Even with the light weight, this polyester bag is rugged because of its honeycomb frame and EVA foam construction, and is water repellent and provides great resistance to stains, abrasions and tears. As with most Travelpro rolling luggage, the bag features corner guards, skid guards and crash guards for the wheels.
The wheels are long lasting inline skate type made of polyurethane. When the upright handle is fully extended, it reaches 39”, but can be adjusted to 4 other lower heights, allowing anyone to comfortable roll it along. There is also a pair of comfort-grip neoprene handles on top for carrying and one handle on the bottom, making it easier to lift into an overhead bin.
The bag features a main zippered compartment, a laptop compartment that will fit a 17” laptop, inner organizational pockets, and a large zippered front pocket for small easy-to-access things.
Pros: For the size, this bag is very spacious and can hold a larger laptop and or even a complete set of packing cubes.
It fits under any aircraft seat.
Cons: There is no outer pocket for small items or a water bottle, only a larger zippered pocket.
Travelon Wheeled Underseat Carry-On with Back-Up Bag
This Travelon carry on is actually two in one and is the newest version of a popular older model, which is still available on Amazon. The main bag is larger and serves as your rolling carry on, while another shoulder tote can be used as your one personal item and can be slung over the telescopic handle of the Travelon underseat bag with an included strap for easy rolling.
This attractive carry-on is made of quilted microfiber and comes in 6 different colors.
It weighs 6 lbs and measures 16.8 x 15.4 x 9 inches. While this size is good for most spaces under the aircraft seat, it won’t fit under the aisle seat in smaller planes. The older model is slightly smaller and measures 12 x 8.5 x 14 inches, so if you think you’d rather sacrifice a bit of packing space to be certain of fitting the bag under the seat, then get the smaller size.
The main compartment has a mesh zippered pocket, while the front has a zippered pocket for a tablet with a smaller drop in pocket attached. A side open pocket will hold a water bottle.
Pros: It will fit under most larger plane seats, making it easy to access your things anytime.
The new model has stronger hardware.
Cons: This new model is larger than the old one, so it won’t fit under aisle seats in small aircraft. The older one is smaller and can.
Bags under $150
Baggallini Rolling Tote Bag
It’s easy to see why this durable Baggallini Rolling Tote nylon bag is so popular. Designed for ease of use and great functionality, it is also really stylish and is available in 13 different colors and designs!
Store your laptop, toiletries, cosmetics and clothes in any of the three main compartments. It also has a zippered back pocket. It is lightweight, weighing only 5.5 lbs. Its measurements are 14.5″ high by 17″ wide and easily fits under your seat or in the overhead bin of smaller planes.
The telescopic handle extends 4 times and is easy to handle. It has its own zippered pocket to retreat into when not in use. The short leather handles allow you to tote it by hand if you don’t want to roll it, and it comes with a sleeve to let you hang it over the handle of a rolling suitcase. The fabric is water resistant and can be hand washed, while the interior is completely lined in nylon.
This bag seems to have all the features needed for a business trip or vacation!
Pros: There’s a style for every taste!
It has lots of compartments for organization.
Cons: Won’t fit under an aircraft seat if fully packed.
If you want a rolling briefcase that is better designed for carrying a laptop and taking on business trips, check out the new Baggallini Skyline Rolling Briefcase.
Samsonite Luggage Silhouette 12 Ss Rolling Tote
At 15″ by 14″ by 8.5″, this Samsonite Silhouette 12 rolling tote will NOT fit under the seat of small commuter planes, only larger ones, but it does make a good option to stow in any overhead bin or to just use as an overnight bag for non-air travel. It weighs 6.5 lbs.
The design is clever with an internal divider that allows you to access things easily if you open it in the upright position. There are internal pockets for travel accessories and a zippered laptop compartment.
The exterior features a zippered front compartment for your cards, phone, stationary and keys, and there’s a zippered side pocket to hold snacks or a water bottle.
This soft-sided tote is made from 100% nylon that is protected by the patented Samguard, making it resistant to dirt, oil and water.
The upright telescopic handle locks into place to facilitate rolling the bag on the two smooth moving rear wheels. There is also a pair of carry handles for added convenience.
Colors available are black, blue and champagne.
Pros: Easy to pack and organize.
Cons: Won’t fit under the seat in smaller aircraft.
Delsey Luggage Helium Superlite Lightweight 2 Wheel Rolling Tote
Although this Delsey rolling tote is a little larger than the other rolling tote bags for women, measuring 15 x 17 x 8 inches, it only weighs 7.1 pounds and can still fit under most plane seats if it is not overstuffed.
It is made of durable nylon with technology to back up its long lasting use claims. A lightweight memory frame keeps it in shape even through lots of rough handling. The wheels are recessed and smooth rolling to minimize damage. Even the recessed extendable handle is extra durable and the self-repairing zipper is weather-proof.
Many reviews mention that this carry on tote with wheels works great as an overnight bag with no need for any other bag. The separate pocket in front works well for a tablet, while the main body features three compartments – one for a laptop, one for clothes, and a third for everything else.
It is available in black and mocha.
Pros: Plenty of compartments for organization.
Cons: While it will fit into overhead bins, it won’t fit under the seats of small commuter planes.
Not satisfied with this selection of rolling tote bags for women? Browse through Amazon’s large selection of carry on luggage tote bags on wheels.
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