The 8 Best Eagle Creek Luggage Items to Buy in 2018

See our favorite picks from this iconic luggage company

In 1975, the founders behind Eagle Creek specialized exclusively in the manufacture of hiking and travel packs. Since then, they have branched out into all kinds of luggage - from smart carry-ons to budget-friendly duffels. Adventure travel remains the key inspiration behind the brand’s designs, however, which often feature handy additions geared towards hikers, snowboarders, skiers or cyclists. All Eagle Creek luggage is protected by the brand’s No Matter What lifetime warranty - an assurance of its high quality. Need some help picking out the best option for you? Keep reading, we've listed our favorites below.

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    Made from special Geo Ripstop fabric, the Eagle Creek Gear Warrior 29-Inch Luggage is designed to withstand abrasions, rips and tears. It’s also super lightweight and conveniently water-repellent. Its longevity is further ensured by strong Exo-Skeleton wrapping at the bag’s natural wear points. On the exterior of the case, you’ll find a top grab pocket, multiple lash points and a stowable Equipment Keeper for attaching your adventure gear. The anodized aluminium handle is both light and sturdy, while multiple haul handles come in useful at baggage claim.

    The interior of the bag features a secondary compartment, so that you can keep your shoes separate from your clothes or your dirty laundry separate from your clean items. Use the dual heavy-duty treaded wheels to navigate with ease over uneven terrain; and the solid plastic support bars to stand the bag upright whenever you stop for a breather. Amazon reviewers love this case for its high quality design and its roomy 16.25” x 29.25” x...MORE 12” dimensions. It is available in black, smokey blue or tan/olive.

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    Available in black, highland green or slate blue, the Eagle Creek Tarmac 26-Inch Luggage is a great option for those that prefer a more corporate style. Crafted from hardy Bi-Tech™ Armor fabric, the bag offers excellent weather and abrasion resistance. Its spacious 13.5” x 17.5” x 26” dimensions can be increased by an expansion zipper, while easy-grab compartments on the outside of the bag allow you to add extra items at the last minute. On top, you’ll also find a clever coat keeper attachment.

    All exterior compartments are protected by puncture-resistant, lockable zippers, while the reflective finger-loop zipper pulls can be operated with gloves on. Inside, the bag features zippered compartments in the lid and at the bottom of the main packing space. Use the add-a-bag strap to connect this case to your other luggage items. Other highlights include an extendable handle, two treaded wheels and reinforced skid plates for extra bump protection. 

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    With its simple, strong design, the Eagle Creek No Matter What Flatbed 28-Inch Luggage is designed to provide quality without the high price tag. It measures 15” x 28” x 10” and has a carrying capacity of 77 liters. It’s also built to last, with Bi-Tech™ Armor fabric and bartack reinforcement on all stress points. The main compartment is accessed via a U-shaped lid with lockable, self-repairing zippers and a storm flap for added weather protection.

    Inside, compression straps and two zippered lid compartments keep your packing tidy. The exterior boasts a top pocket for quick access items (such as passports and boarding passes), as well as multiple carry handles with reinforced webbing. Daisy chain straps allow you to attach gear to the outside of the bag, too. Use the sturdy extendable handle and oversized dual wheels to maneuver the case through customs. Color choices include black and cobalt. 

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    Made from black Poly Ripstop fabric with an ultra-light polycarbonate chassis, the Eagle Creek EC Adventure 4-Wheeled 28-Inch Luggage combines efficiency and durability. It’s one of only a few Eagle Creek products with four wheels instead of two - giving you 360-degree mobility while reducing strain on your arm and shoulder. The multi-directional spinner wheels are protected by sturdy housings.

    While the extendable pull handle is ideal for cross-airport transfers, padded grab handles on the top and side of the bag come into their own at baggage claim. The main compartment is protected by lockable, self-repairing zippers and is expandable by up to 15 percent. Organize your belongings using the zippered lid compartment, adjustable compression straps or easy-access front pocket. The bag measures 18” x 28” x 13” and includes an add-a-bag strap. 

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    Measuring 22” x 14” x 9”, the Eagle Creek Load Warrior 22-Inch Carry-On Luggage is the perfect size for in-flight travel. Exterior and interior compression straps help make the bag smaller still, while the inside features a zippered lid compartment for savvy organization. The bag is made from water-repellent Geo Ripstop fabric with Exo-Skeleton reinforcement on its natural wear areas. The mono-tube handle is crafted from anodized aluminium.

    Treaded wheels with protective wheel housings guarantee easy movement from one airport terminal to the next. After boarding, use the multiple haul handles to wrangle the bag into the overhead compartment. Available in black, smokey blue or tan/olive, the case also features several clever accessories - including exterior lash points, an Equipment Keeper and a bottle opener.  

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    Also made from weather-resistant Geo Ripstop material, the Eagle Creek XTA Backpack is designed with sleek no-sew overlays. It features an electronics pocket and a padded sleeve for 15” laptops, as well as an organizer section with space for pens, cards and a key fob. The backpack’s main compartment is protected from theft by two-way lockable zippers.

    You can also keep a water bottle in one of two mesh side pockets. Contoured perforated foam shoulder straps make the bag extra comfortable, while the breathable back panel wicks away moisture as you walk. The sternum strap features reflective accents and an integrated safety whistle. Best suited for day trips, this compact pack measures 11.25” x 20” x 7.75” and comes in black, smokey blue or tan/olive. 

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    The Eagle Creek Deviate Travel Pack 60 L is great for longer backpacking trips. Made of durable nylon, it features a 45L travel backpack with an attachable 15L daypack. The larger bag can be used separately as a carry-on and features panel flap access to the main compartment, as well as a traditional top opening. The pack also boasts a padded pocket for electronics, an RFID-blocking pocket to keep your credit cards and passport safe from identity theft; and reflective accents for visibility at night. A moisture-wicking padded back panel combines with the shoulder straps, hip belt and sternum trap to ensure comfort.

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    If you’re looking for an extra large, no-frills duffel, the Eagle Creek No Matter What Rolling Duffel is our top pick. Measuring 36” x 15” x 14”, its cavernous interior is protected by a durable zipper and storm flap. The Bi-Tech™ material is water- and abrasion-resistant and the seams and webbing are reinforced for additional strength. The duffel also features a handy zippered pocket on the front. It can be carried using the dual top handles or the adjustable, removable shoulder strap. It rolls up into its own stuff pouch for easy storage. Available colors include olive, red clay and cobalt.

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