Flying easyJet or Ryanair and want a no-fail cabin bag? I found two quality options, tried and tested, for under £25

Lots of room and just the right carry-on size for Ryanair and easyJet, I use this affordable backpack every time I fly

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The Lossga travel backpack
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If, like me, you're a big fan of long weekends abroad, a cabin bag that has lots of room and is guaranteed to pass the airlines size checkers is vital. For a long time I would 'wing it', my anxiety building as I approached the gate, wondered whether my bag would squeeze in the metal frame and get a pass from airline staff. 

To take the stress out of flying with low-cost airlines (and avoid extra charges), I bought this Lossga Cabin Bag from Amazon, which has now been on a few easyJet flights with me, and I've never had any problems. Designed specifically to easyJet's cabin bag size specs, it cost just over £20 and I was immediately pleasantly surprised by the quality and design of this backpack – it also fits in a lot more than I was expecting. This bag is great for easyJet, however, it's not guaranteed when it comes to Ryanair, as its specs are slightly different. But there is a smaller option, which would work for both. 

Below are further details of the Lossga bag, plus two other options designed specifically for Ryanair and easyJet cabin bag sizes. Two of them I have hands-on experience with, the third I came across when scouring the best luggage deals, and so haven't used myself, but based on the extendable design, reviews and price, thought it was worth a mention.

Shop Ryanair & easyJet-approved cabin bags

Ryanair & easyJet free cabin bag measurements

The exact measurements for free cabin bags on each airline are:

  • EasyJet – 45 x 36 x 20cm (including any handles or wheels)
  • RyanAir – 40 x 20 x 25cm (including any handles or wheels)

If you are flying with either Ryanair or easyJet soon, it's worth visiting both airlines; websites to check the rules on cabin bags. If you want to test your bag fits without visiting the airport, there is a great easyJet free cabin bag size checker feature available on the easyJet app, where you can see whether the luggage you have is suitable. 

Lossga Travel Backpack

The Lossga travel backpack is less than £25, so I was skeptical of its quality, but it's surprisingly well made. The material is thick, strong and the stitching is high quality, making all the straps feel really sturdy. 

It has a lot of pockets, which some will love, others not so much. I found it really helpful, particularly the one at the front which made accessing and storing my passport really convenient. And this bottom pocket to keep shoes away from the main section that holds clothes was really handy. 

Lossga bag shoe compartment

The Lossga travel backpack has a handy separate compartment for shoes

(Image credit: Future)

The back of the bag has padding on the outside, making it comfortable and breathable. It also has clasps around the edge of the bag to really secure your items (and help you squeeze that little extra in but still fit in the bag checker). I also love how it comes in different colours (I have my eye very much on this green version), so you can easily identify each family members luggage. 

The bag comes in two sizes, one is suitable for both airlines, the other slightly bigger one is only suitable for easyJet, so be sure to check the size selections before you buy. 

Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie is the editor of woman&home (digital). For seven years previously she was editor of Future’s world-leading design title Creative Bloq, and has written for titles including T3, Coach and Fit&Well on a wide range of lifestyle topics.


After a decade of working in retail, Kerrie went back to education at the ripe old age of 27, graduating with a first-class honours degree in creative writing three years later. Her career in journalism began soon after, when she secured a job as a staff writer at Future Plc. In the 14 years since, she has worked her way up to editor level, gaining a wealth of digital experience along the way.

As a woman&home reader and a senior digital editor, Kerrie’s main purpose is to ensure the brand delivers high-quality, relevant content to help enrich and improve women’s lives – a responsibility she feels hugely passionate about.  

Outside of work, if she manages to find a spare minute around her three young children, geriatric dog and activity-obsessed fiance, you’ll find her either throwing a barbell about at Crossfit, with her head in a good thriller novel or building one of the latest Lego ideas sets.