At a glance the Bento bag is lightweight, made with premium nylon and microfiber. It opens down the middle like a suitcase, fits under most standard airline seats, and has a padded laptop sleeve that fits laptops up to 15 inches. The Bento Bag comes with a trolley sleeve that slips over the handle of roller luggage, includes a stretchy water bottle loop inside, and offers easy access charging port for your devices within the bag that is 100% TSA-Approved.
the bento bag
Say hello to the ultimate personal item bag. It’s lightweight, charges your phone, slides over your carry-on roller and has easy access pockets for all your in-flight gear.
- Bento Bag
- Detachable shoulder strap
- Clear toiletry pouch
- Tech organizer
- 2 Shoe bags
The Bento Bag is 17” W x 8” D x 10” H. It is made with premium nylon and vegan leather. The Bento Bag weighs less than 2.9 lbs (1.3kgs) and has an overall bag volume of 24 L.
The Bento Bag ships within 1 to 2 business days. We offer a full refund within 30 days of receiving your order.
The Most Thoughtful
Travel Bag Ever
Packs Like a Suitcase
Breeze Through the Airport
Go from Boarding to the Boardroom
Fits Under the Seat
Details That Matter
The Bento Bag was designed for ‘bleisure’ travelers who are looking for a bag that can take them from airplane mode to work mode. The Bento Bag is lightweight, has organizational pockets, fits under a plane seat and charges your phone.
Packs like a suitcase. The Bento Bag opens down the middle, making it easy to pack. Includes nifty features like a key leash, water bottle loop, external charging port etc.
Breeze through the Airport
We designed the Nomad Lane Bento Bag to be the ideal travel companion. It's packed with features and it makes getting to your gate stress-free.
Security-Friendly Pockets. Instead of digging through your bag at security, the Bento Bag has specially designed pockets for the things you need to reach quickly. There's a built-in padded laptop pocket at the center of the bag that can quickly be reached via the top access zippers. It also has two top pockets that can hold toiletries and tech gear.
Fits under the seat. The Bento Bag was designed to fit under the seat in front of you so you have easy access to in-flight essentials when mid-air without having to get up from your seat or reaching for the overhead bin. It has dedicated pockets for all your travel essentials, so you have easy access to your toiletries, tech gadgets, passport etc.
Never Lose Power
A low battery can be extremely disrupting, especially when traveling. That’s why we built an easy access charging port for your devices within the bag.
It's Unbiased. The external port takes any standard USB charging cable so it works well with both iPhone and Android devices. The inner wire connects to any standard battery pack.
Boarding to Boardroom
The Bento Bag was created for the way you live and work. It allows you to seamlessly transition from business to leisure and everything in between.
Office Ready. Fits up to a 15" laptop, tablet, notebook, papers, snacks etc. It can also fit a pair of shoes, toiletries and an extra set of clothes for the gym.
High Quality. Made with premium materials so you can feel confident heading into that big meeting straight from the airport. The Bento Bag also features lightweight nylon and upgraded premium zippers (including YKK and Zoom).
Multiple Ways to Carry. Slides over your carry-on for long airport treks. Includes an adjustable padded shoulder strap for convenient carrying and has comfortable microfiber handles.
The Bento Bag is available in 4 colors and 2 hardware options.
How to Pack the Bento Bag
See how menswear blogger, Effortless Gent, packs his Bento Bag
I've been a road warrior, in search of the perfect "personal item" bag for more than 25 years. The Bento bag addresses all of the items on my "must have" feature list, and most of the items on my "nice to have" feature list. Most importantly, the size is compliant. Secondly the laptop sleeve is well protected with quick access (at airport security) for the laptop, as well as for 3-1-1 liquids. The third key feature is the ride-along sleeve on the back, for securing it to a roll-aboard bag. I appreciate the external USB plug, the back pocket for quickly storing pocket items at TSA security, and the key clip on the front inside pocket. It's almost as though you've allowed me to design this bag. This lightweight bag is of "above average" quality, and I feel that the materials are excellent for a bag that costs less than $200. I also have a slightly larger "personal item" bag, and a smaller "personal item" bag, but the Bento bag will probably be used 80% of the time. The only "improvements" I would make would be to offer the following optional accessories since customers needs vary widely. A slim (4 inch) toiletry (or tech) bag to fit where the shoe bags are intended to go. And 1/4 & 3/4 packing cubes for the obsessively organized folks for use in the clothing area. This was a great purchase for me. Well done!
Just got my bag a few days ago. Looking forward to using it in a couple of weeks.
I do a lot of travel and have found this bag very useful and well designed. It’s “lie flat” ability for packing is amazing, and it also allows you to access it from the top once mounted on your luggage. It seems very durable and I really like the thoughtfulness that went into the extra pockets and (extra) utility bags that they include! I think my husband wants one now that he’s seen mine!
I'd seen it on kickstarter and when they sold out, was kicking myself for months for not getting one. To say I've been looking forward to receiving for months is putting it lightly. You'd think there would be no way for this bag to live up to my (very high) hopes, but it DID. Used it this weekend and it was the perfect size (fits a ton but doesn't look ridiculous for a weekend). The toiletry bag that comes with it is smaller than the max TSA approved size but the toiletry compartment of the bag itself CAN hold a larger toiletry bag, so I don't mind.
I was skeptical about how much I could pack in this bag, but I decided to give it a chance. Organization is well thought out and excellent. I was able to travel with this bag for 3 day business trips, packing clothes for onsite client time (3 button downs, slacks) , laptop, chargers, second pair of shoes, toiletries, underwear/socks, and shirts/t-shirt. Additionally, I was traveling on regional jets and didn't have to gate check a carry-on. This bag easily fit in the overhead, and at times, fit under the seat. Definitely my go-to bag when I need to travel light for short (3-4 day) trips.
The Bento Bag is perfect! I love it for weekend trips as a standalone or as the accompanying piece with my rolling bag on a larger trip. Seriously can't rave about enough and will certainly buy as gifts for others.
I have spent countless hours, not to mention dollars, in search of the perfect travel bag to take on the airplane. Some were too soft, others too hard. Then there were the bags that were too big, or too small. Like Goldilocks, this bag was just right. In the past I have struggled finding my keys, where I put my phone, my wallet, my passport. The Bento bag is the most well thought out bag I’ve come across. I know where everything goes. I couldn’t be happier. Kudos the the inventors for nailing it.
A friend bought this bag when it was on Kickstarter. I borrowed it for an international trip and really fell in love with it. I finally got my own a few weeks ago. I think this new version is much better than the original. As promised, the zippers are better and glide with ease. I love that it comes with shoe bags, a tech cord bag and another small bag. I have been able to use it for an overnight work trip and fit all of my things (clothes, toiletries, computer) as well as a secondary bag on vacations. It looks great and it's very versatile. I highly recommend!