In-Flight Experience Packing

Travelon Revolution Underseat Carry-on Spinner Review: Yes, It Fits Under the Seat in Front of You

For basic economy flyers, frequent business travelers, or weekend vacationers who don’t want to be forced to gate-check your bag, this is the suitcase for you. With all the features you love in a typical spinner—organizational pockets, gliding wheels, retracting handles—this bag has it all, and in a compact size.

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Price and where to buy it: $142 on Amazon and Travelon’s website.

Editor’s Note: Always check with your airline’s personal item size restrictions. For reference the Travelon Revolution Underseat Carry-on Spinner is: Size: 17″ x 14.75″ x 9″.


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How the Travelon Revolution Underseat Carry-on Spinner Rates:

  • Usefulness: 9/10. It fits a surprising amount (enough for a cold-weather weekend in Chicago) and still qualifies as a personal item. There are lots of organizational pockets, a laptop sleeve, and even anti-theft features like locking zippers and an RFID-blocking liner.
  • Value: 8/10. This is on the more expensive side for an underseat bag, but really, it’s more like a typical carry-on spinner. But, if you travel frequently, anything that saves you the hassle of waiting at the baggage carousel is valuable.
  • Durability: 9/10. In testing on Delta and JetBlue flights, the carry-on bag experienced some wear and tear, although I did overpack it slightly and have to push it to fit under the seat.
  • Portability: 10/10. It’s lightweight and the wheels glide well. The bag doesn’t take up much room in the cabin or a car.
  • Cool Factor: 9/10. There’s nothing particularly outstanding style-wise about this bag, but the sleek black look is neutral enough to suit most.

Final Verdict: If you want to avoid having to gate-check your carry-on, but not sacrifice the usefulness of a spinner, this is the bag for you.

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Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at

By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

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