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Since I featured the Dagne Dover Landon Carryall on Instagram and my most recent travel post, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the bag. How much can it REALLY hold? Can it fit under an airplane seat? How big is it compared to a human body?
This is the Landon Carryall in size Large in the color Quartz. I am 5’3” and a size 14/XL. Per the Dagne Dover website, the Large Landon Carryall is 11” tall, 16.5” long, and 9” wide. The two handles fit over my arm (I am wearing this Gap sweatshirt for reference). There is a little strap with snap to connect the two handles.
The longer strap is adjustable and removable, I find it more comfortable for being a shoulder strap. It also can make it a crossbody, but I don’t feel it’s comfortable as a crossbody when this full.
Inside the bag there is a laptop sleeve; this doesn’t have to be just used for a laptop. I used it to store my underpinnings on a trip, it’s also good to hold things like books and magazines. It comes with what they call a shoe bag… I used it for dirty laundry on my trip and it could work like a packing cube to separate, organize, and compress items. The side pockets are mesh with a Velcro tab to keep it from bowing open. I used them to hold shoes but they’re also great for holding tall bottles of beauty products or to corral socks and such. There’s another zipper interior pocket like most bags have, and on the outside is a small pocket that is surprisingly deep that’s good for your phone or keys. Finally, there’s a bungee cord with a mesh zipper pouch that’s great to hold small items that could get lost, or things you may need to access quickly.
To make more room in the bag, you can unsnap the zipper. Unsnapping the zipper also widens the opening to make it easier to pack and access. The bag can squish down easily; if not filled to the rim I think it could smush under a plane seat. The zipper has two pulls and is pretty heavy-duty.
In the bag for these photos is:
- Pair of sneakers
- Leggings and workout top
- One pair of socks, one bra, two pairs of underwear
- Heavyweight long-sleeved tunic tee
- Cotton cable-knit crewneck sweater
- Lightweight merino tunic-length cardigan
- Traditional heavyweight denim jeans
- Cotton long-sleeve boxer pajamas
- Ponte knit shift dress with bracelet sleeves
I figured this was a good gauge of items one would take for a weekend in the fall or winter. When I traveled I kept both sneakers on one side of the bag, but it made the bag uneven in shape; I decided to put one on each side for these photos.
If you have any other questions about the Landon Carryall, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments. While I did receive this bag free from Dagne Dover, I wasn’t asked to write this post and will be completely honest with my feedback and answers.