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Eagle Creek Luggage Gear Warrior Wheeled Duffel 32, Black, One Size
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2014
I spent the summer abroad in New Zealand and Fiji, traveling from the US with this bag. I have to say that there are a lot of things about this bag that I love and that I think some buyers should think about before buying.

The bag itself is pretty light, can be top heavy (depending on how you pack it), has durable zippers, has a low enough width that it fits under most hotel/hostel beds, its grab handles make it really easy to haul this bag, and the multiple compartments make it a versatile packing job. I will say that I dragged this bag up concrete stairs, through streets, over unpaved road, muddy farm land, and through multiple airports- the wheels do exactly as advertised and by the time I got the bag home, there was little visible wear and tear on them. The hardware is durable. The grab handles and zippers are really, really, really sturdy. The material isn't completely waterproof, but it does the job when you are running and its down pouring :) The addition of the bottle opener and the luggage attachment were really convenient, even to hold jackets or bagged shoes. I did not use the Pack-It system completely with this bag, but I didn't find that to be a problem. The color of this bag stands out on a baggage carousel and in a heap of bags being unloaded from a bus, making it really easy to spot. While the material is really light, the actual frame of the luggage is sturdy and can withstand a lot of pressure (like me sleeping on the bag, kicking it, sitting on it, etc).

A few things the could be improved or to be noted: You can absolutely overpack this bag, but you will pay for it. As a "Mary Poppins" packer, it did allow me to pack a lot in the bag (which was important to me, due to the diversity of the trip I was on), but I had to be really careful about placement and how I cushioned fragile items, as this bag does not have a lot of forgiving places to place items or material give. The material doesn't stretch and the 2 compression straps on the front only give you so much room to pack. If you think you can just get strap extensions- I wasn't able to find any that would fit the clips (in New Zealand at least). My bag was absolutely bulging, but that was more a "traveler" problem than it was a bag problem.

A little bit of an aesthetics issue, when I was rolling the bag it seemed too far away from my body when I was rolling it with the upright handle versus rolling the bag with just the grab handle on top. The lovely part about that it that just proves the bag can be used for any height of traveler, however that was something that I noticed pretty significantly. I am 5'7", so this probably would not suit anyone shorter than that, honestly.

Over all, I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone. I will say that this bag has taught me so much about limiting my packing, that I definitely would buy this bag over again. While my pack rat tendencies are strong, this bag definitely is a gear warrior. I agonized over buying this bag or another bag from a different brand- I am really happy that I went with this :)
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2014
Light weight, tough, packs great, handles great. The pants and shirts in my packing folder were wrinkle free! Totally packed, it weighed 34 pounds, which met airline weight limits. Also, I'm a 65-year-old woman, and I could easily lift it in and out of the car and baggage claim belt, also because of the handles placed everywhere. I splurged on the Eagle Creek packing system to use with this, and this is the best money I have ever spent. Since airlines now require one to place toiletries in checked baggage, I now require a bag this size to pack my toiletry case, clothes, shoes, etc. So I love that I can handle this one easily and it meets weight limits. Also notice the near square configuration of this bag. Lots of packing room.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on April 11, 2014
Perfect for my needs. Large enough for me and my two kids to take our things for one week travel, but small enough that I won't be tempted to push it to over 50 lbs. It is so light all by itself. Unlike my heavy duty Kirkland (Costco) I used for years that has recently dinged me at the airport with the expensive and unexpected 54 lb surprise......
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2014
First off, I have to say that I am a regular world traveler due to my job and I need a wheeled duffel that can get the job done and not fall apart. I do recommend this duffel by Eagle Creek. I've only used this duffel on three trips so far, but I love it despite the high cost. My first roller bag from High Sierra lasted about two years before completely ripping out the bottom so I needed a replacement immediately. I've used another wheeled duffel from Target by FUL which has been a cheap replacement that holds up, but that belongs to my wife so I needed one for me.

I picked out this roller bag from Eagle Creek because it seemed to be made from durable material and with a focus on keeping the weight down. Every pound counts and I don't want a heavy bag that takes away from the pounds I can carry when I travel. This duffel weighs in at a light 8 pounds which is great. I was happy to receive a very durable looking bag that can stand up without falling over forward whether near empty or full. The zippers are well-made, the nylon is tough, and the wheels are sturdy. The frame is light and strong and I love the sewn-in yellow handle on the front of the duffel.

Other reviews I read before purchasing this bag seemed to indicate that the straps on the front are cheap and broke early. I personally haven't had any issues with them in my first three trips, but I try to handle them gently so I don't break them. This duffel was pretty expensive, and honestly it was a lot more than I wanted to pay, but the specs and reviews sold it for me despite the cost. If this duffel was $80 to $100 cheaper, it would definitely get 5-stars from me. I haven't used the porter key bottle opener at the end of the elastic lash to attach any extra gear yet, but I thought it might come in handy when I bring my children's car seat with me to the airport so I can attach the car seat to the duffel for easy transporting. My High Sierra bag certainly didn't have a feature like that and I always wished that it did when I would carry additional gear on certain trips.

In conclusion, I love this roller bag. I think it will last more than the two years that my other bag withstood and I feel like I have an awesome roller bag when I see mine amongst all the other wheeled duffels that my coworkers use. It just looks cool, feels solid, and stands out as a high-end roller. I was a little disappointed that for a 32 inch bag it doesn't seem to hold as much as either of my previous wheeled duffels since this one tapers toward the top in a noticeable fashion. However, the different sections are great. I wish their was a little pocket at the top to hold a few items with easy access. Add that pocket, lower the price and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to all of my family and peers.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2014
Love this bag! It's a little awkward packing because it's designed so you can't pack it top heavy--it can be unstable if you do, but the tapered design actually makes you pack it bottom heavy. When you pack the bag the tapering effect makes it seem too shallow--but just keep stacking clothes, when you fold up the top flap...SURPRISE! more space than you thought. And the two additional pockets on the front that run the length of the bag give plenty of space to throw in belts, flip flops, or any assortment of materials you forgot to pack or have to pack just before you hit the door, or want to have quick access to.

Another feature I love is it has handles all over--you can grab the front gray handle to lift it into the car trunk, grab the one on the side when you're running along side the baggage claim trying to retrieve the bag--lots of thought went into the design which I really appreciate because so few companies do that these days.

And it's stable (remember no top heavy packing allowed) and tends not to wobble too much though it can at times.

And most important LOTS of space. Love it, Love it. Any luggage I buy in the future will be from Eagle Creek--they know their business.

I held off buying Eagle Creek because of the cost--don't let it dissuade you, luggage is an investment and this is worth the cost. Also, I don't see the wear and tear on it I see on most bags even with minimal travel. I expected the bag to get scuffed and marred after my first trip with it like other bags I've bought, but it so far seems really durable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2014
I bought this duffel for an 11 day trip that included stays in 7 different locations, half in the city and half in national parks. The big wheels and the balance of the load make it excellent for pulling by the handle AND it will sit upright on it's wheels even if you lash a backpack to the top. The bag holds a ton of stuff. Even when you think it is full, you can compress more into it using the compression straps. I towed this bag almost 2 miles through a hilly wet urban area in Seattle with 45 pounds of stuff and it worked perfectly. I also found the numerous handles well positioned when I need to grab the bag to put it in a vehicle. This bag is expensive but I think it is worth the money and expect that it will last forever. If I could add one thing to it, that would be a small exterior pocket big enough for a phone, keys, maps etc.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2015
Very light and a lot of room. The larger compartment enabled me to put a full size 80cm posters roll. The smaller one is easily accessible, just open the straps and you're there. The handling is very easy. It stands straight and runs smoothly on rough surfaces. Corners are protected with kind of a rubber. Very very pleased
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 9, 2015
Eagle Creek really thinks their luggage through. this is no exception. I love the balance when full, the ease of extending the handle (and the zippered compartment for it), the abundance of interior side pockets as well as exterior pockets, all the grab handles, and above all, the exterior compression straps with he wings. It is well known that our bags are easily opened with a ballpoint pen, and "healed" once the thief has removed any valuables by simply running the zipper over the opening. these wings make such efforts a lot more difficult.
I love the bag!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 13, 2015
This is a well thought out case. I like that it does not have long strap handles, which I find difficult to use. I also like the nice wraparound security straps, with the reinforced side panels. We have an REI bag that is a similar in design, and this looks as good or better. The materials and zippers are classic Eagle Creek, which have always held up well for us. And it is quite light - a design feature, which means it can carry more without exceeding the airline 50 lb weight limit.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2014
Very well designed and constructed. A bit smaller than I expected, but it's so well built that I have no fears about packing it FULL. Will be buying more Eagle Creek products in the future.
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