My new favorite travel bag!
I just took this bag to Europe for three weeks. Three countries later, I've decided it's my new favorite travel bag! The back pack straps are comfortable and stow really easily and flat. The bag itself is light enough that I was able to fill it completely and still be way under the 50 lbs. limit that the airlines require. Enough pockets to keep me organized, but not so many that I couldn't find things. The bucket style bottom kept my gear dry. Having all of the zippers on the side of the bag that was against my back is clever, I didn't have to worry about getting ripped off while walking through the train station in Barcelona. I recommend a backpack style bag over a wheeled duffed if traveling by train or ferry - lots of stairs, not many escalators or elevators! Well done Eagle Creek. A nice complement to this bag are the packing cubes that EC makes - helps you fit more in the bag and keep you organized!