Eagle Creek eTools Organizer Pro Tames the Gadget Beast

eTools organizer pro

If you need to find a specific cord, charger, or gadget in your bag, how quickly can you do it? If you use this new eTools Organizer Pro from Eagle Creek, you might be able to answer "five seconds" because everything will be in one place.Despite all the great daypacks, messengers, and briefcases we review that have lots of gadget pockets, our expanding electronic paraphernalia often gets distributed all over in several places because there's so much of it. Items we never used to even think … [Read more...]

Eagle Creek EC Lync System Wheeled Luggage

Eagle Creek EC Lync System Wheeled Luggage Practical Travel Gear

Here’s the challenge: You’re packing only a carry-on bag. Do you bring a suitcase or a backpack? The suitcase allows you to take nearly everything you want, but it’s not as easy to bring things along on day trips. The backpack allows you to bring most of what you want and use it on day trips, but you have to always carry it on your back.Suitcases that convert to backpacks are becoming more and more available. Earlier versions weren’t always the most comfortable, but now that brands are … [Read more...]

Our Best Travel Gear Favorites This Year

Our Best Travel Gear Favorites This Year Practical Travel Gear 3

We put up a new travel gear review every weekday on this site, which means a lot of things taken on the road, tried out, and written up without any follow-up later. Some items we put aside and forget about eventually, while others we keep using over and over because we love them. These are the things that take a beating without breaking down and make our lives easier on the road.Here are individual favorites from our four regular reviewers, after each of us put more than 50 items through … [Read more...]

Eagle Creek No Matter What Flatbed Duffel 22

Eagle Creek No Matter What Flatbed Duffel 22 Practical Travel Gear

No matter how many roller boards and carry-on luggage brands I try, I keep coming back to Eagle Creek. I'm convinced no one is making higher quality luggage within Eagle Creek's reasonable price point. And if I'm ever in doubt, Eagle Creek's  No Matter What warranty is there to back them up. In our family, we use our Eagle Creek Adventure Pop-Top and 2-in-1 backpack duffels at least once per month, and they show virtually no wear.The new No Matter What Flatbed Duffel, which comes in size … [Read more...]

Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Tote and Backpack

Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Tote and Backpack  Practical Travel Gear 2

Ever have one of those times where you go somewhere with one bag and come back with two? Or you need something after arrival for carrying things to the beach or for going shopping at the local market? This handy Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Tote/Backpack stuffs down to nothing in your suitcase but will hold loads of goodies as a carry-on, shopping bag, or daypack.This first photo at the top is how the tote looks when you fully expand it to backpack form. In that state it will hold 26 liters of … [Read more...]

Eagle Creek TravelLite Towel is Easy to Pack

Eagle Creek TravelLite Towel is Easy to Pack Practical Travel Gear

It seems deceptively easy to make a travel towel. You just need something to dry you off that's lightweight, absorbent, and easy to pack down into a small space, right?As anyone who has traveled around for any length of time with one will tell you, however, few companies get it right. This TravelLite towel from Eagle Creek is a good one though and it comes with it's own mesh pouch.The reason we love the fluffy cotton towels in our home and plush hotels is because they are so absorbent … [Read more...]

Eagle Creek Adventure Pop Top Carry-On

Eagle Creek Adventure Pop Top Carry-On Practical Travel Gear

You know how everything fits into your carry-on when you depart for your destination, but when you're packing to return home, you no longer have room? Even if you're simply re-packing the very same items? Or how you go to a work conference unencumbered, and return with promotional items and sheafs of papers you never knew you needed? Or how you fold everything perfectly when packing to go somewhere awesome, but simply stuff dirty laundry back in your back every which way when it's time to head … [Read more...]

Eagle Creek Rush Hour Laptop RFID Messenger Bag

Eagle Creek Rush Hour Laptop RFID Messenger Bag Practical Travel Gear 2

The clever Eagle Creek Rush Hour laptop bag is not only spacious and stylish, but comes with the comfort of containing RFID technology that will help to block unwanted signals trying to access data on your computer or other items inside.It holds enough space for a 15" laptop, yes my laptop is that big, and keeps it contained in a padded pocket free from wear and tear of constant travel. Sleeves keep documents, iPads and other devices safely in place and organized within the bag.Lately, I … [Read more...]

Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter On Board Toiletry Kit

Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter On Board Toiletry Kit Practical Travel Gear 2

Yes, that name in the title is kind of a mouthful for something that holds your toothpaste and face lotion when you travel, but the utility of it is easy to understand. This latest Eagle Creek toiletry kit holds all you need and then some and hangs on a hook for easy access.I've been a fan of these hanging kits since I first went backpacking around the world two decades ago and then used the same one on three more trips around the globe after that. It still wasn't dead, so I used it a couple … [Read more...]

Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Backpack Duffel

Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Backpack Duffel Practical Travel Gear 1

I love packable travel backpacks. The new Eagle Creek 2-in-1 duffel may be the best I've seen to-date. It meets my non-negotiable criteria for an overnight carry-on: it's lightweight, packable (stuffs into its own pocket), and offers many of the bells and whistles of a full-scale (non-stuffable) backpack.I'm usually less of a fan of convertible bags. Maybe it's just me, but on a given trip, I either need a duffle or a backpack, but rarely both. However, with the Eagle Creek 2-in-1, you don't … [Read more...]