We took a short trip to Florida to escape the cold winter we were having. This bag was the perfect bag to take. Like the description said it fit perfectly under the airplane seat sideways and still allowed me to have room for my feet. I used to always stuff a bag under the seat-usually a backpack and pull it out. I carried the bag every day-even with very little items inside. I can’t believe how this bag brings together hand- crafted ruggedness and elegance. I liked the hands- free cross over strap. The leather strap is amazing! This bag will last forever! Highly recommend!