It’s sometimes hard to know what extra room you’ll need in your suitcase when you go on a trip. Are you a shopper? Will you need tons of extra space to buy a bunch of gifts (for yourself, as well)? Maybe you’re not into shopping, but you just happen to run across something you can’t resist. What if you didn’t leave extra room in your bag to carry it home?
Some folks don’t blink an eye at buying an extra suitcase in situations like these. I prefer to plan ahead and bring along a packable bag that doesn’t take up much room in my suitcase, like the Eagle Creek Packable Duffel and Eagle Creek Packable Daypack.
Not only for carrying souvenirs home, these packable bags allow you to have versatility on the road. Maybe you only need a daypack for a couple of days in town, or perhaps you’ll take a side trip where you can securely store most of your luggage and you only need a small overnight bag?
Both the duffel and the daypack pack into their own pockets, and in packed form measure 9 by 7 inches and 8 by 6 inches, respectively. Both compact sizes make them perfect to throw into your travel bag before you hit the road.
The duffel has a front pocket that includes a key fob so you can have a spot for your keys (that you won’t forget about), a lockable main compartment with a large U-shaped opening, tote handles, and a cross-body strap. It has the capacity to carry 40 liters of travel gear, souvenirs, picnic items, snorkel equipment, or for whatever purpose you need it.
The daypack also has a front pocket with key fob, a lockable main compartment, breathable mesh shoulder straps, and a side mesh water bottle pocket. It’s smaller than the duffel, so you can choose which size and type of carry system suits your travel style the most.
Both bags are made from 70D heathered nylon—durable lightweight fabric that withstands rainy days, extreme heat, and a variety of travel challenges.
The Eagle Creek Packable Duffel comes in black, tan, and blue sea colors, and lists for $36 on the Eagle Creek site. It’s also available on Amazon. The Packable Daypack comes in the same three colors and lists for $32 on the Eagle Creek site.