AERONAUT 30 Review

Spatial Stats

30L - 1.3kg - 51 x 33 x 21

Airline Compatibility

✈️ 98% (195/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 98% of airlines.

Our Thoughts

The Aeronaut 30, or A30, is an excellent bag for shorter trips or super minimalist travel. With only 30L the bag has a limited capacity for gear but makes up for that with its small size.

Most carry-on only bags come in at 40L or 45L which can be too much for shorter trips. In my experience, if you have capacity in your luggage, you will fill it with something.

The typical scenario that happens to me is I have a four day trip for work. I break out my 40L bag and pack half of it with four nights worth of clothes. Then I end up filling the rest with of the carry-on with things like exercise gear, redundant technology like a backup charger, and extra shirts and clothes that I won't wear.

With a 30L carry-on, you avoid all that overpacking, and you'll only carry and travel with what you need. 45L is a lot of weight to support while standing in a security line.

The A30, like every bag, is made with ballistic fiber. Using the term "ballistic" fiber for a carry-on is pretty weird. I don't want my bag to survive a gunshot, I want the bag to survive being scraped against a concrete sidewalk while I wait for a taxi.

I realize ballistic fiber is probably a marketing term more than anything else. I guess surviving gunshots makes the exterior tough.


Laptop Sleeve No
Compartments 0
Passport N
Water Bottle N
Organizer Y
Organizer Y
Sternum Strap N
Hip Belt N
Water Resistance Y
Compression N
Molle N
Lash Points N
Backpack Y
Shoulder Strap Optional
Hydration N
Passthrough N

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Compatible Airlines

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, Air Asia, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Air Berlin (Closed), Air Canada, Air Caraibes, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air Koryo, Air Macau, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air Nostrum, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, Air Wisconsin, AirAsiaX, Aircalin, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, All Nipon Airways, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, ANA, Asiana Airlines, ATA Airlines, Atlas Global, Austrian, Avianca , Azerbaijan Airlines, Azul Airlines, Azul Linhas, Bahamasair, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, Biman Bangladesh, Blue Air, Boliviana de Aviacion, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cape Air, Caribbean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cayman Airways, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CommutAir, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Croatia Air, Cubana de Aviacion, Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, Dragonair, easyJet, EL AL, Emirates Airlines, Enter Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Flair Air, flybe, Frontier Airlines, Gol Linhas Aereas, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Indigo, InselAir, Interjet, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Air, Island Air, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet2, jetBlue Airways, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Juneyao Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kulula, Kuwait Air, LATAM , LC PerΓΊ, Liat Airlines, Linea Aerea Amaszonas, Lion Air Group, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Luxair, Mahan Air, Malaysia Airlines, Mango, Meridiana Fly, Mesa Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Norwegian, Oman Air, Onur Air, Pakistan International, Peach, Pegasus Airlines, PenAir, Philippine Airlines, Porter Airlines, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Regional Express, Republic Airways, Royal Air Morocco, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Ryanair, S7, SAS Scandinavian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Scoot, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, SilkAir, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, Sky Airlines, Skywest, Inc., South African Airways, Southwest Airlines, SpiceJet, Spirit Airlines, Spring Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Sun Country, Sun Express, Swiss Int'l Air Lines, TAAG Angola, TAM Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, TAROM, Thai Airways, Thomson Airways, Tianjin Airlines (A320 & E190), Tianjin Airlines (E145), Tiger Airways, Trans States, Travel Service Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ukraine International, United Airlines, Ural Airlines, uTair Airlines, Uzbekistan Air, Vietnam Airlines, VIM Airlines (Closed), Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Vivaaerobus, VivaColombia, Volaris, Volotea, WestJet, Wizz Air, WOW Airlines, Xiamen

AERONAUT 30 Packing Lists

17 Days in Southeast Asia with a Lifelong Friend
πŸ“† 17 days
🌎 South Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia
🌑️ -2 to 9 °C (28.4 to 48.2 °F)
πŸ“œ 49 items
Carry On:
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