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Lightweight Cabin Bag – Duffel bags and Backpacks

Backpacks and duffle bags are two types of lightweight cabin bag that can be used in a large number of situations.

Holiday luggage, carry-on bag, as a gym bag and what self-respecting teenager would be seen without a backpack at school.


Backpacks are available in all colours, styles and designs nowadays. They are a great way to get organised. Prices range from under £10 to almost £400 for the Tumi Alpha Bravo


A duffel bag is the best option to consider when you are looking for a bag to just toss all your essentials into. They may not be very appealing or shiny, but they are super versatile and reliable

Ultra-lightweight 400 grams to 1000 grams


Northface Herschel Head Wenger EagleCreek Samsonite

£20 | £20-£40 | £40-£60 | £60+


Northface Eastpak Berghaus HellylHansen Kipling

£20 | £20-£40 | £40-£60 | £60+

Lightweight cabin bag benefits

If you are planning a trip by air, whether its a short city break or a business trip, travelling only with a lighweight cabin bag as hand luggage will save you both time and money. You’ll also save on unnecessary stress and worry about it possibly getting lost in transit. Lightweight cabin bags are the only way to travel if you are in a hurry and don’t want to waste precious time hanging around in queues.

Our aim is to help you find the best type of lightweight cabin bag to fit your personal needs and also one that fits your budget.

Let’s check more closely the benefits of using a high quality lightweigh cabin bag.

The most obvious benefit is that it is much faster, as you no longer need to hang around in queues waiting to check-in with your suitcases on departure, and no need to wait fearing lost baggage at the carousel when you arrive. This gives you a head start getting to the taxi rank or car hire desks, further cutting down on travel time.

You will also find that it is much safer as you will have your hand luggage with you all the time. No-one can tamper with your bag or steal anything and it certainly won’t go missing if you have your eye on it, or it is safely stowed away in the overhead locker.

Some airlines however, only allow the first 90 cabin bags (55cm x 40cm x 20cm) on board. Others only give cabin luggage space on a first–come–first–served basis. If your bag doesn’t make the cut then it will be stored in the hold free of charge but then you will still have to wait at the carousel to collect it. Hopefully your chosen lightweight cabin bag will be up to the rigours of that possibility.